Life Hacks For Kid Survival – Must Have Toys For The Everyday Parent (Part 3 of 5)


Only One You by Linda Kranz makes #3 on the list. I don’t really write that much about books at Learning Express (although I really should), but this book is such  a favorite at our house, I had to give it the respect it deserves and put it on my top list of must haves. (See Part 1, Part2) Join a young fish named Adri on his adventure learn some very valuable life lessons some from his mom and dad like “Always be on the lookout for a new friend,” or “appreciate art, it’s all around you!” The fish are all uniquely painted giving the book a very colorful, vibrant look. It’s very inspiring!

Why I like it?

  • It’s super positive and very encouraging for readers.
  • Not only does it give young readers encouragement, it helps me reflect on things as well.
  • The artwork is fantastic. My daughter loves to choose her favorite ones on each page as we read.
  • It’s a great story, and it’s short enough that you don’t get tired of reading it over and over again.

Learning Express not only has Only One You, but the follow up book as well called You Be You. These two books are valuable additions to any home library. This book falls right inline with Learning Express’s mission to make the next generation better, one gift at a time. “There’s only one you in this great big world…”


Life Hacks For Kid Survival – Must Have Toys For the Everyday Parent (Part 1 of 5)

SurfWith all the toys for you to choose for your kids, there are some that are must haves, staples in every house, i.e. having them makes your life a little easier. I thought I would compile a list of my family’s TOP TOYS that we got from Learning Express.

Starting off the list is the Mini and Maxi Scooters from Kickboard USA. These scooters are top of the line quality and super durable. We suggested the maxi to some friends of ours for their 3 year old little boy. He’s 8 now and the scooter is still kicking! On top of that, he shares it with my daughter when they’re on play dates.  This scooter is WELL LOVED!

Why I like Them…

  • As stated above, they’re super durable
  • They have a unique 3 wheel technology that is safer for children than other competitors.
  • The “lean to turn” steering is easy for kids to learn, and makes it more fun, kind of like you’re “surfing the sidewalk.”
  • The color options are fantastic and don’t fade over time.
  • The maxi has an adjustable handle bar that will actually grow with the child.

As you can see, these scooters are awesome! Want more info? Check out a post I did last year on these must have toys from Learning Express! Stay tuned for more of my TOP TOY picks from Learning Express…


Robot Turtles Game

Robot Turtles Game

Introducing Robot Turtles! The New game from Think Fun that teaches kids basic coding concepts.  Robot Turtles is a such a hit, it is the most backed boardgame in Kickstarter history!

The Basics

Robot Turtles provides brain development and computer programming skills to kids as young as 4+ . Players dictate where their turtles go and tell their programmer (the adult) where to move them. The object is to move your turtle to the jewel on the gameboard. The trick? Players can’t touch their turtles, they have to visualize their path.

Why We Like It

  • Makes kids use their noggins
  • Easy to learn, and engages the entire family
  • Has many different levels of play, so the game can grow with the child
  • It has turtles….I mean that counts for something. :)

Robot Turtle 2


Kidz Bop 27



The long awaited release is here at last! Kidz Bop 27 has arrived and features some of the greatest hits of popular music sung by kids, for kids. Check out these sweet tracks!

  • Shake it Off
  • All About that Bass
  • Fancy
  • Boom Clap
  • Rude
  • Problem
  • Am I Wrong
  • Maps
  • Really Don’t Care
  • Latch
  • Break Free
  • Cool. Kids
  • Shower
  • Rather Be
  • Say Something (Live)

Learning Express will be rockin’ the Kidz Bop for sure! Hop on board with bus with all the cool kids and get your copy of Kidz Bop 27 today!

Cary, Raleigh, Durham – NC


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