Wednesday, January 7, 2015

6 Things My Daughters Learned While Playing With Shopkins #Shopkins #spkfan

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Shopkins is the new craze among children! I can attest to that because my 2 daughters, who are 3 and 6, SPECIALLY my younger one, LOVES Shopkins! Whenever we go to Target or Walmart, we would stop by the "Shopkins" aisle and see if they have the Shopkins Baskets and the 5 and 12-packs available so they can complete their Shopkins collection.

If you're not familiar with Shopkins, ask almost any kid and they'll tell you about it! LOL. Shopkins are these little figures which are really cute! Each Shopkins figure has a name and is classified into different categories like Fruits and Veggies, Bakery, etc. What my daughters really, really love (aside from they love everything Shopkins) is opening the blind bags because inside them are "surprise" Shopkins which range from the common ones to the Limited Edition ones. My daughters haven't gotten any Limited Edition Shopkins yet but they're still hoping!

Before, we only look for the Season 1 Shopkins (and boy, were they hard to find back then!), but now that the SHOPKINS SEASON 2 is already out in the market, my daughters can't contain their excitement about the newest Shopkins. I've found a Season 2 12-pack and some Baskets a few weeks before Christmas (and bought a few for them) BUT after that, they weren't available anymore. Amazon sells them for a much, much higher (DOUBLE?!) the price so I do not dare purchase Shopkins on Amazon.

Since my daughters LOVE Shopkins, I've decided to write a blog post on the 6 Things My Daughters Learned While Playing Shopkins.
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1. SHOPKINS HELP IMPROVE MY DAUGHTERS' MEMORY

You might say WHAT?! But here's my explanation. I honestly don't know most of the Shopkins' names BUT my 3 year old daughter does! I am surprised that she knows almost all of the Shopkins' names. Each type of the Shopkins figure have 2 colors available and she knows almost every Shopkins in Season 1! I think this is amazing because she memorized their names in such a short period of time so for me, it helped improve her memory because she was able to memorize their names.
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2. SHOPKINS IS GREAT FOR PRETEND AND CREATIVE PLAY

My daughters love giving life to their Shopkins. They would spend about an hour each day doing these silly voices for each Shopkins and doing pretend scenarios. I love watching them do these different tiny little voices and bobbing their Shopkins up and down like they were really talking. I love how they play pretend with the Shopkins because I believe pretend and creative play is healthy for a growing child. Pretend play for me, helps widen their imaginations.
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3. SHOPKINS TAUGHT MY DAUGHTERS HOW TO BE ORGANIZED

Sooo, throughout the day, the toybox would become empty and most of my daughters' toys lie scattered on the floor after they play and clean-up time is the most hated part (for them) after playing. They would reason out that they're hungry, or they're tired or whatever reason they can give me when I say "CLEAN UP TIME". The word seems to create an automatic reaction from them to protest and complain (honestly, deep inside I think it's funny and cute, but I always show them a serious face and would firmly tell them to clean up). With the Shopkins, my daughters have a separate small plastic drawer for their Shopkins. I am super happy and proud that every time they've finished playing with their Shopkins, they would neatly arrange them again in their drawer. These are small figures so I am surprised that they still have all the Shopkins I bought for them. I don't need to tell them to clean up their Shopkins. They just do it willingly and on their own..
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4. THEY LEARN HOW TO SHARE AND TAKE TURNS

My daughters have some favorite Shopkins and a few of those are both their favorites. I told them they can only keep 1 of each type of Shopkins so the doubles are kept somewhere else because it would make their drawer REALLY FULL. They sometimes almost always have a problem with sharing, specially my younger one. With the Shopkins, they learned how to share their favorites and to take turns playing with them.
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5. SHOPKINS TAUGHT MY DAUGHTERS HOW TO BE ACCOUNTABLE (A BIT)

They may not know the word accountable yet but I noticed how they keep tabs on their Shopkins collection. My 3 year old daughter, who is the more Shopkins fanatic, knows EACH Shopkins she has. I would give her the "checklist flyer" (that's what she calls them) and she would check off every Shopkins she has. She knows when a Shopkins is missing and wouldn't stop until she finds it.
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6. SHOPKINS ENCOURAGE GROUP PLAY AND FRIENDLINESS

Once we're at Starbucks and my daughters brought some of their Shopkins there. A little girl approached them and said "Ooohh. Are those Shopkins?". Then, they were playing like the 3 of them were good old friends. My 6 year old daughter is the friendly type while my 3 year old daughter is the shy type. In this situation, she immediately played with a new friend (which she doesn't do!) so for me, this promotes group play and friendliness.

I'm not a big fan of small toys because my daughters just tend to lose them but, Shopkins have impressed me a lot. My daughters would often lose interest in their toys a few days after they play with it but the Shopkins held (and is still holding) their interest, specially my 3 year old. For my 3 year old daughter who has a short attention span, these cute little Shopkins are still her favorite toy. :)

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT SHOPKINS? WHO IS YOUR OR YOUR CHILD'S FAVORITE SHOPKINS? 

Disclaimer: I didn't receive anything by posting this. All opinions are honest and expressed in my own opinion.

48 comments:

  1. My niece would love these! I love how it's helping teach your girls organization!

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    1. I'm betting she will Angela! :) Thanks! :)

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  2. (6 Things My Daughters Learned While Playing With Shopkins #Shopkins #spkfan) Learning to share and taking turns is a good thing for all children to know now days-

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    1. It is! I remember when my sister and I were younger, we would share our toys and things with each other. I'm glad my daughters, specially my 3 year old daughter, are slowly learning that they need to share. :)

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  3. My friend's daughter would benefit from this educational aid. Very creative way to teach kids.

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  4. I'm not familiar with these, but they seem to be a big hit with your daughters and have taught them things.

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    1. They are a big hit! They usually bring one or two Shopkins when we go out and every time, other kids would come up to them and ask them about their Shopkins. :)

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  5. My granddaughter would love these Great review They look like they had so much fun with them

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    1. Yes they do love Shopkins! They love opening the blind bags too. :)

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  6. My daughters love them! And I must admit they are adorable! I never thought about how they are learning from them, but I what you wrote made perfect sense to me! I'm glad there are other Moms out there that are having this experience too!

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    1. Thanks Lissa! :) Yes they are adorable and my daughters never grow tired of playing with their Shopkins and then fixing them after. I first thought that they would just lose these Shopkins because they were so small but I was surprised and amazed that they still have every piece we bought. :)

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  7. SHOPKINS look like a blast to play with and I am all for playing and learning at the same time. Not only are they cute as can be but they are educational and help improve memory. What more can you ask for?

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    1. They always have a blast playing with Shopkins. I couldn't memorize all the names of these cute little toys but my 3 year old does! :) She would come up to me and say "This is *insert name of Shopkins*".

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  8. This is the greatest game to teach kids organization etc.

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    1. They're actually little toys but they like organizing them properly. :)

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    1. I'm sure she will Deborah! Little girls know these very well and it's always out of stock here at our local Target and Walmart. :)

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  10. Nice games like to have it for my grandchild

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  11. Your girls are so cute. Mine are grown (18 and 16) but I remember when they would play and share with toys like this. I've seen SHopkins and they are adorable, my kids would've loved them.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! Oh, I wish my daughters would always share. These are one of the few toys that they're willing to share with one another. Maybe because they need to play pretend and give voices to each Shopkins they're playing with.

      They are really adorable and the little bags and baskets are super cute too.

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  12. I have never heard of these before, they would make a great gift for a lil girl, thanks for the review.

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    1. The first time I heard these from my 3 year old daughter, I was like.. "What?!" And she would say "Shapkens" before. LOL. :) Now, she can say the word properly and I'm hooked with these cute little figures too. You're very welcome! :)

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  13. My granddaughters would go bonkers over these, and to tell you the truth I'd be right along with them playing. hehehehe

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    1. I bet they will Marie! Oh I have fun playing with my daughters too. :)

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  14. I have never heard of shopkins but they look awesome!!! I am prego not so no young child yet :)

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    1. I would've never learned about this if not for my daughters. :) At Target, this is the part of the shelf where it's always out of stock. :)

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  15. If you're not familiar with Shopkins, ask almost any kid and they'll tell you ... stoysrus.blogspot.com

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    1. I super agree Jurgen! LOL. :) That's why almost every kid would come up to my daughters and check their Shopkins out when we're out. :)

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  16. This looks like it would keep the kids buy for hours playing with all these toys looks so cute too.

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  17. It is so nice to see toys like this. The potential to expand knowledge is such an important part of a toy. No wonder these are doing so well in the market place.

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  18. Cute kids. So many small things stired so well.

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  19. These sound like a great way to get to play well together.

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  20. This is a great article! We sell Shopkins at the toy store I work at - Learning Express of Countryside, IL - and we have lots of little "Shopkins Experts" buying them. One mom I waited on agrees with you - they are great for making up stories and imaginative play.

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  21. As a former kid I who loved to organize things would have loved that.

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  22. Your girls are adorable and I can not wait to see more Shopkins videos from them.

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  23. Such a good article!

    If you didn't know, Limited Editions are only in 12 packs! Theres more info on this at http://www.shopkinsland.com

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  24. My little boy (4, almost 5) loves shopkin so and it annoys me how much they and the clothes etc. are marketed for girls! He did get into them through his older sister but he really loves all little collectable things and Shopkins really hold his attention/imagination.

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  25. My girls love coming up with little stories based on the characters. Our favorite are the sweets. At our oldest's birthday party we did a shopkins suncatcher craft, and they loved it! We found it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/291342421/party-pack-shopkins-birthday-craft-kit

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  26. My girls love coming up with little stories based on the characters. Our favorite are the sweets. At our oldest's birthday party we did a shopkins suncatcher craft, and they loved it! We found it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/291342421/party-pack-shopkins-birthday-craft-kit

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  28. We will definitely have to take some organization tips from you! My girls are loving the new Season 6 Chef Club Shopkins, they have found some rare and ultra-rare! They are super cute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb5q2vvEzLo

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  30. Great to know about these things that your daughter learned from shopkins. My niece also loves to play with her mom. She asked to have shopkins toys as her birthday gift and they are arranging a great party at venue New York so gifted her best ones.

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