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Why Do Kids Love Cocomelon So Much?

Why Do Kids Love Cocomelon So Much?

If you are a parent then Cocomelon toys are something that you have no doubt been looking into! This is arguably the biggest thing going in terms of entertainment for little kids these days and no matter if they are watching it on YouTube or on Netflix, kids cannot get enough of Cocomelon.


As a parent myself, I have spent more than my fair share of time watching Cocomelon (9/10 the same episodes over and over again) and being shown the latest Cocomelon toy unboxing on YouTube as well. Today we are looking at the phenomenon that is Cocomelon along with some of the fun products you can get for your kids.


What Is Cocomelon?


Before we get to the awesome Cocomelon toy/toys Australia has to offer, let's look at what this show is. Cocomelon is a show about people, animals, and just everyday life, things that kids can relate to.


It is the biggest thing going in kids’ entertainment right now and the amount of Cocomelon toys for babies that are on the market now is just staggering. Think of it as a musical show with bright colours and you are on the right track!


Why Do Kids Love It So Much?

Siblings Toys Play Together

Whoever came up with the formula for Cocomelon really did strike gold and have probably made a gazillion dollars from all the Cocomelon toys that have been sold. There have been studies done to try and get to the bottom of why Cocomelon is so popular, but as a parent myself, I have my own theories for why this show is so popular.


To start with, I do not think the show could be any brighter, also the characters and animals all have big expressive eyes and faces which help capture a child’s attention. Oh, and then we have the music…. Boy, do we have the music!!! It is catchy, repetitive and the kids will drive you nuts wanting to hear the same songs over and over again.


Fun Cocomelon Gift Ideas

Gift Children

There is no shortage of great Cocomelon toy and gift ideas out there, but here are a handful that my kids have enjoyed so I can personally recommend them.


Cocomelon Starter Puzzles:

First up we have one of the Cocomelon toy/toys Australia has to offer that you cannot go wrong with. These are basic jigsaw puzzles where preschools can put the large Cocomelon characters into their rightful place on the board. They are bright and colourful like the show and kids will get a kick out of the recognisable characters from the show.


What makes this one of the more fun Cocomelon toys out there is that it helps with their problem solving skills and fine motor skills too. There are three versions available there is Cocomelon Starter Puzzles: Friends which features the kids at the playpark. Cocomelon Starter Puzzles: Beach which has the kids having a fun day at the beach.


Last, but by no means least we have Cocomelon Starter Puzzles: Bedtime which has the kids in their PJs counting sheep and getting ready for bed, this one here is my son's favourite of the set. The large pieces make this one of the best Cocomelon toys for babies too!


Cocomelon Five Senses:

This Cocomelon Five Senses set is one of the best Cocomelon toys for kids as it helps them engage and learn about the five main senses. There is fun and bright dough that smells amazing and is great for getting their hands and mind active.


Fun squish balls that they can play with, a magnifying glass so they can explore the world around them, and more. This is a great gift idea as it gives them many fun experiments and adventure ideas that you and your child can partake in together. A set like this is going to help a child become more interested in the world around them.


Cocomelon Lace Art:

For children that have a creative side this Cocomelon Lace Art is the perfect Cocomelon toy for them. This is designed with smaller hands in mind so while this is a proper art project, younger children (it is suitable for kids as young as three) are going to be able to get to grips with this nice and easy. The idea is that they use the bright and colourful laces to make awesome Cocomelon art.


The art cards feature Baby JJ and the rest of the Cocomelon gang. While they will have some awesome Cocomelon pieces of art to put in their room… or the rest of the house if you are lucky! This set also helps engage their fine motor skills and helps give their creativity a push in the right direction too.


Cocomelon Paint Your Own Coin Bank:

Do Cocomelon toys get any cooler than this? What I think makes this Cocomelon Paint Your Own Coin Bank one of the most awesome Cocomelon toy/toys Australia has to offer is that  it is not only fun, but it has far more going on than you would at first think.


They get to bring to life the classic Cocomelon logo which they will get a real kick out of. It comes with a set of special pens for colouring it all in. They can either use the guide and follow the instructions to make it look like the real logo.


Or they can let their creativity fly and come up with their own new design! Plus, this is a money box and kids are never too young to learn the value of a dollar, also you can use this as a way to help teach them about counting too.

Let your children to embrace their creative side!

Let your children to embrace their creative side!

Today we are talking about creative kids and creative kits for kids to help them embrace or even awaken their creative side.


The creativity of a child truly is an amazing thing. Heck, it is one of the reasons that creative kids’ kits are so popular as kids love to create. Anyway, being creative is more than just kids having fun.


Embracing their creative side can have many different benefits for a child’s development. That is what we are looking at today as well as a few resign rings kits and other creative kids that children can use to help their creative side really flourish.


The Benefits Of A Child Embracing Their Creative Side

Kids Discovery

Before you throw your child, a resin ring mold kit and let them show off their creative talents, let us take a look at why a child embracing their creativity is such a good thing. These are just a few of the reasons why helping a child embrace their creative side.


The Wonders Of Their Imagination:

Watching a child play really is a magical thing. Watching creative kids play with their Marvel or Star Wars toys and come up with all kinds of imaginative scenarios or making their own Frozen III with their Frozen dolls is always a fun thing to watch.


A child that has the opportunities to be more creative is going to have a more active imagination.


Helping Confidence:

If a child has spent time with something like a resign ring mold or one of the many other creative kids’ kits that are on the market.


They are going to have more confidence when it comes to taking part in things like art class, technology class, and anything that requires them to be more “hands on” and practical while they are at school.


Sharing And Caring:

Ok, so this one might sound a bit weird, but hear me out. Being creative and making things such as cool resin rings or something else that comes in one of the many creative kits for kids is fun.


However, while they will no doubt want to make things for themselves to wear and have on display. Kits like this can also go a long way to help children learn about sharing and making other people happy.


As a parent or someone who is in the life of a child, there is nothing more special than a nice big hug and a special gift that they have made themselves.


Older Kids Can Be Creative Too:

When people think about kids being creative, it is usually younger kids. However, creative kids can be older too! It is very important to try and not let that creative spark die out in a child.


Help them keep that creative spark lit and it can help them have a more positive outlook on life and help them as they get ready to enter the real world.



Great Creative Kits And Sets For Kids

Girl Creative Painting

Without sounding like a cheesy sales pitch, I wanted to share with you a few fun creative kid’s kits that are going to be something they can have a great time with. However, these kits are also the kind of thing that can help them when it comes to showing off and embracing their creative side.


Resin Ring Kit:

It is sets like this Resin Ring Kit that show why people are searching high and low for the best resin rings Australia has to offer. With this set, children can have a ton of fun by using the special resin ring mold set to come up with all kinds of cool and awesome looking resin ring designs.


This set is very easy for a child to get to grips with and it is 100 percent child safe. It is the kind of thing that is a ton of fun for you guys to do together! They can wear these themselves, display them in their room and of course, they can give them to friends and family.


Resin Bracelets Kit:

If you know a child that loves to look stylish and also make things then this Resin Bracelets Kit is perfect for them. They are going to love having a series of bracelets hanging on their wrists. This is very similar to the resin rings set, but only this time they will be making bracelets.


Each step of the process is explained in a clear and precise manner and while you will be there helping them, they can take the lead on this and really let their creative side fly.


Resin Necklaces Kit:

Creative kits for kids do not get much cooler than this amazing Resin Necklaces Kit.  They can make a whole bunch of necklaces with this set so no matter what their outfit for the day is, they will have the perfect necklace to go with it.


Creative kids are going to have an absolute field day with this as they come up with cool and funky designs! All of their friends and family members will love rocking a necklace that they have made.


Why is Sensory Play good for your child?

Why is Sensory Play good for your child?

Sensory toys for kids were not even a thing I was aware of before I became a parent!

When I found out about the company Sense & Grow and their selection of sensory toys for kids such as their pop tubes I became fascinated about sensory toys, how they worked, why they worked, and their benefits.

There are many great toys that will stimulate your kid's senses on the site, but today we are showcasing a few of them, but before that, let’s take a little look at why these are so good for children.


The Benefits Of Sensory Play

Boy Sensory Toy Tubes

Before we start talking about sensory toys, let’s look at what sensory play is.

Sensory play is when one (or more than one) of a child’s senses are engaged while they are playing. Like swinging a pop tube around and “hearing” the sound or if the pop tube is textured, feeling the different textures.

While their senses are engaged as they are playing, children will also be working on many key skills.

Their problem solving skills can get a good workout, they can learn about sharing and playing with others, they can learn to be more independent and play on their own.

These are just a few examples of the benefits that can come from sensory play.


Sense & Grow Sensory Toys Collection

Sensory Toys Sense & Grow

When it comes to sensory toys for kids, Sense & Grow are one of the best around.

I have played with (well my daughter and my nephew) all of these and I wanted to share my thoughts on each one so you can see which one (or perhaps more?) of these Sense & Grow toys is right for your child.


Sensory Stretch Pop Tubes:

These Sensory Stretch Pop Tubes are one of the best sensory toys around.

This set comes with six stretch pop tubes that are all different bright colours which stimulates their sight and can spark their imagination too.

These can be stretched and they have a nice textured feel to them too. Best of all, kids are going to have a lot of fun swinging these around and making fun music and sounds with them.

These are suitable for children aged 18 months and up.


Textured Dough Rollers:

I can tell you firsthand that all kids will love this Textured Dough Rollers set! This is suitable for children ages 18 months and up, but even my son who is 6 had fun playing with these with his sister.

Anyway, this is a great example of why sensory toys for kids are so great. This set comes with three pots of child safe dough that they can shape and make all kinds of things with.

The feel of the dough and the different scents are going to really stimulate them! It also comes with three different balls and each ball has a different texture to it and they can use these to roll the dough and make different patterns. They are going to have a lot of fun with this!


Dual Liquid Timer:

The Dual Liquid Timer is one of the more interesting sensory toys. While it may lack the kind of “manic” and wild play that you can get with pop tubes, this is still a very hands-on example of great sensory toys.

This has a set of hearts that are filled with bright blue and pink liquid. Children are going to be able to flip this over and over again and watch the liquid ooze and fill up the other side.

It is pretty interesting to watch a child be mesmerised by something like this.

Sense & Grow have been very clever here as it may look like they are just flipping it up and down, but they are working on their fine motor skills and their other senses like sight and touch are getting stimulated as well.

This is suitable for ages 3 and up.


Sand Dig Ups:

For slightly older children (ages 6 and up) we have this fantastic Sand Dig Up set.

What we have here is one of the more fun sensory toys for kids. This comes with three different shaped sandpits and three different colours of sand as well. That right there is giving them some fantastic visual stimulation.

However, children also have to use the included little digger to scoop out the sand and find the special hidden treat in each sandpit.

Each of these hidden surprises is another fun sensory toy for them to play with. This is the kind of gift that is really cool as children are getting some great benefits from it, but they feel like they are just playing!


Fidget Suitcase:

The Sense & Grow Fidget Suitcase is a fantastic set that is jam packed with sensory toys for children to have fun with.

This is aimed at children ages 6 and up and it is very impressive what Sense & grows has managed to put in here.

Apart from taste, all of the senses are getting a good workout here. We have 3 pop tubes that are included, water beads that come with a stress ball, a squishy toy, squishy poms, and more.

It can all be stored handily in the “suitcase” and it is a lot of fun to watch your child take this Fidget Suitcase and just start pulling different things out, playing with them, and really examining what each thing is and what it can do.

This is suitable for children ages 6 and up.


As you can see, there is a great range of sensory toys from the good folks at Sense & Grow, and as a parent myself, I can honestly tell you that children will have hours of fun with any of these sets.

From playing with a noisy pop tube and making crazy sounds to playing with some textured and scented dough and realising that different things have a different feel to them. It is very cool to see a child start to engage with their senses to experience the world around them.


4 Benefits Of Colouring For Kids

4 Benefits Of Colouring For Kids

Today we are looking at this super colouring range of art and colouring books. As a kid, I would spend hours with my colouring books, heck, even as an adult I enjoy colouring in.

My kids love to colour too and that is what drew me to this series of colouring books. If some of you guys are saying to the screen “kids still like colouring books?”

I also want to tell you a few of the benefits that come from giving a child a colouring book, some pens or crayons, and letting them get to it.


The Benefits Of Colouring For Kids

Children Colouring

Here are just a few of the colouring benefits for kids that come from them spending some quality time with these Super Colouring (or any colouring book really) books.


Handling The Pencil: One of the most important skills a child needs to learn is how to hold and handle a pencil properly.

Colouring books serve as a fun way for a child to spend some real quality time with a pen or pencil. If they already are familiar with the right way to hold a pen or pencil before they start school, they have a good head start.


A Creative Boost: Colouring in is a great deal of fun and chances are if they are colouring in a picture of Spider-Man or Belle, they will want them to look the same way that they do on TV and that is great.

However, with a colouring book like Super Colouring Fun: Awesome Dinosaurs, children can get really creative and have fun coming up with their own version of what colours they think they should be.

Colouring books really do serve as an early way for a child to showcase their creative side.


A Physical And Cognitive Workout: Developing solid hand-eye coordination from a young age is a great thing for a child to do. Colouring is actually a good way for a child to be able to do that.

Also, holding a pencil for a while can be pretty tiring for a child, especially if they have not really done it much before they go to school. By colouring, they are going to get much more used to holding a pencil and develop their hand so it does not get as tired quite so easily.

Although I am pretty sure their hand will get tired and sore from doing math much quicker than if they were colouring a picture of Chase and Rubble from Paw Patrol!


Following The Rules: Ok, so following the rules does not exactly sound exciting, but there are rules with a colouring book.

Sure, at first, they will probably be out of the lines and all over the place. However, you can teach a child to try and stay in the lines the best they can and that kind of “lesson” can then be applied to other things in life too.


The Super Colouring Fun Collection

Kids Colouring Paint

So far there are four awesome books in the Super Colouring Fun collection and we are going to look at them all here. I can tell you firsthand that my kids had a fantastic time with all four of these books.

Today we are looking at this super colouring range of art and colouring books.

As a kid, I would spend hours with my colouring books, heck, even as an adult I enjoy colouring in. My kids love to colour too and that is what drew me to this series of colouring books.

If some of you guys are saying to the screen “kids still like colouring books?” I also want to tell you a few of the benefits that come from giving a child a colouring book, some pens or crayons, and letting them get to it.


Super Colouring Fun: Rainbow Unicorns:

What kid doesn’t love unicorns? The Super Colouring Fun: Rainbow Unicorns is something kids are going to have a great time with.

The book is packed with page after page of cute, fun, and sassy looking unicorns that children are going to have a whole lot of fun colouring.

What makes the Super Colouring Fun series so great is that each page also has writing for children to read as well.

In the case of this book, each page has a bit of narration telling kids what is going in in the image. As well as colouring in, they are also getting a bit of reading practice here too.


Super Colouring Fun: Awesome Dinosaurs:

Awesome dinosaurs, more like “ROARsome” Dinosaurs… am I right?

Dinosaurs are something that will never go out of style no matter if they are still into Barny or if they have graduated to Jurassic Park, kids love dinosaurs. This book is packed with all kinds of dinosaurs from a ferocious t-rex to a more laid back stegosaurus.

The Super Colouring Fun: Awesome Dinosaurs book does not just have lots of epic dinosaur scenes for children to colour. It also has some interesting dinosaur facts on each page as well.


Super Colouring Fun: Pesky Pirates:

Ahoy mateys, ye be on the right track if ye young uns want some pirate booty to colour in! I am fully aware of how cringy that was, my eldest “lovingly” likes to inform me of my cringe factor on a daily basis.

The Super Colouring Fun: Pesky Pirates is a very fun colouring book in the Super Colouring Fun range. Each page is filled with pirate fun! Children will get to colour the sails of an epic pirate ship that is roaming the high seas!

They can even colour the water so it makes a big splash when one of the pirates has to walk the plank for being a real peg legged scaly wag!


Super Colouring Fun: Sparkly Fairies:

Last, but by no means least we have this “magical” Super Colouring Fun: Sparkly Fairies book.

From fairy wings, magic wands, spells, and magical unicorns, this colouring book has all the things that kids love about the world of fairies, pixies, and more.

Each page is filled with a fun fantasy scene that features fairies having fun in the woods, playing, flying, performing spells, and just living their best fairy lives.

Like the rest of the books in the Super Colouring Fun range, this one also features a bit of text on each page. Sometimes, it tells children what is happening in the scene and others it gives children an idea or two of how to colour the image.


Not only do all four of the books that currently make up the Super Colouring Fun series offer page after page of colouring fun. These are also nice and cheap too so they make for a great, but low-cost gift for a child too!