Sunday, August 22, 2010

4 Great Nintendo DS Games for children 6 and up

My wonderful follower Ann ( liked the post I did about Style Savvy so much that she wanted to know about good ds games for 6 year olds. I have some games in mind that I hope will be helpful!

1.) Nintendogs Lab & Friends

This was one of my first ds games and I still play it occasionally! It is not too complicated, and it teaches you a little responsibility, because you have to feed, groom, and give water to dogs. You can walk your dog , enter your dog(s) (you can have up to three), into contests, and shop for supplies and toys. These are the three dogs I have on my game in the order I got them: Daisy (A yellow lab), Rachel (An orange poodle), and last but not least, Sammy (My new cute little Welsh Corgi). After you get better at being a trainer, the kennel gets more varieties of dog breeds. So it gives you things to look forward to! There are also different versions of Nintendogs, but I guess which one you choose depends on which types of dogs you like because there is also a Chihuahua and Dalmatian version. I've played this one for about 2 years, and it is very fun!

2.) Littlest Pet Shop DS Games

There is a variety of littlest pet shop ds games and they are very fun! But I will warn you that all of the games are pretty much the same, except for the pets available and a little more small differences. My cousins and I love the minigames and they always keep them laughing! It's hard to get them to put it down! You start out with 3 pets and earn money to buy more as you go. You can get toys and playsets for you and your pets to play with. I was kind of sad when I got my last pet and couldn't get anymore, but the game continues even after you get your last pet, which I love! Must-have for littlest pet shop lovers!

3.) My Baby First Steps

This is a great game that lets you watch your baby grow up! It gives you guidelines of what you are supposed to teach your daughter/son each month. It will make you laugh and it is also a good game to teach you responsibility! The only down side is that you can complete it very quickly, and I was very disappointed when I found out that after your baby grows up, you have to delete it before you can get a new one. That's why I only play it every once in a while so that my virtual baby boy, Jonathan, won't grow up too fast. But other than that it is a great game where you will feed, play with, teach, put to bed, change clothes on, and change diapers of your baby! This might require a little help from their parents, but soon your kids will probably get the hang of it! There are more "My Baby" games that I haven't played but I'm sure they're great too! This is one of the newer games in the series!

4.) Let's Draw!

Last but definitely not least, this game provides fun for kids that love to draw! It will teach you to draw a variety of animals, bugs, shapes and more with easy steps. You can color your drawings crazy colors and play with them in fun games. This game doesn't require a lot of reading, and it writes out and shows you the steps instead of only writing it out leaving you wondering what the directions mean. Your child will love it, especially if they love to draw!

I hope this review has given you all great ds game ideas! Thank you so much Ann, for being such an awesome supporter of my blog! And I also thank all of my other follows for making my blog more and more famous!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A New Blogger in Town!

I'm so exited to announce that one of my friends has entered the bloging world at
Bite Size Reviews. She doesn't want you to read long reviews all day and not find what you are looking for, so her top priority is to give you short and sweet reviews that are "Bite Size" and sure to make you satisfied! I highly recommed her blog!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

5 Great Books For Elementary Aged Students

Hello book lovers! My friend and follower Ann, from, asked me to suggest books for her elementary aged daughter. So I agreed! All of the books listed here are books I read and enjoyed when I was younger. I hope you enjoy these too!

1. "Family Stories You Can Relate to, A Reading Rainbow Readers book", by Marc Brown, Arnold Lobel, Cynthia Rylant, and many more wonderful children's books authors:

This book includes many entertaining stories for the whole family! There are other books in the Reading Rainbow Readers series also, but I chose this book because I love books that will get the whole family laughing! The Reading Rainbow Books are kind of old, so they might be hard to find in stores. If you can't find it in stores, you can buy it at amazon with the link right here!

2. The Junie B. Jones Series, by Barbara Park and Janet Brunkus:

This book is very funny! You will follow Junie B. through Kindergarten and 1st grade in this great book! The only down side to it is that sometimes Junie acts mischievous, and I'd hate for your child to pick up bad behavioral habits because of this book, so if your child picks up habits from books and movies, I'd say no to this book. Personally, I didn't pick up any habits when I read the books, but it all depends on the child. You can read the books in any order you like.

3. The Magic Tree House Series, by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca:

These are good books that tell about times in history, so it is learning, with a splash of fun fiction! Jack and Annie are smart children that love to go on fun adventures in their Magic Tree House. You can read these books out of order at the start, but it is better to read them in order later on in the series. This is a book that is good for classes to read together because of the educational value.

4.The Puppy Place Series, by Ellen Miles:

These books are great for children who love animals. It is about a brother and sister who keep dogs as foster pets and try to find them homes. It is a very detailed book that your child will love. I did get emotional when I read the first book, but I still liked the series a lot, and I always looked forward to buying the next book at the school book fair.

5.The Janette Oke's Animal Friends Series:

Last but definitely not least, these books teach lessons and provide entertainment for animal loving kids! It talks about a variety of animals, most of them living in the forest. Janette Oke also writes adult books.

I hope this answers your question, Ann. I also hope it provide information for anyone needing new reading matterial for their little ones! All of these books would be good for both boys and girls. Remember, whenever you need movie, book, cd, or game suggestions, just comment on my blog and I will try my best to answer your request!
*If you would like to buy these books on Amazon, follow the blue underscored links for each suggestion.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Style Savvy for the Nintendo DS

Style Savvy is a wonderful game for girls age nine and up, and it is even good for mothers who want practice styling clothes for their daughters! The concept is that you start as an amateur employee and you work your way up in the fashion world. It has fashion shows where you can compete for not only exclusive clothes for your wardrobe and store, but also a higher status in the fashion world. It contains a lot of reading, but the reading is not too advanced. Almost the only thing that gets me to put it down is when the battery gets low! It is my favorite DS game so far! I highly recommend it!

*Disclosure:  This review is my opinion of a game that I own.  I was not compensated for this review.