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r-E-mix Wednesday

Hey Hey Hey! What up family? I hope y’all are enjoying your week and walking into this HUMP day excited about the rest of it. Wednesday’s are such a good day to pause in the middle of the week to check in, reset, and refocus. So, I’ll ask but I want you to ask yourself as well…how we doing family? I hope that pause provided some clarity.

Alright let’s get into it…this week’s r-E-mix is centered around Kid’s Entertainment. I know we all are wondering what that consists of right? Right! So, this month we are exploring entertainment from games, movies, TV show to music and books. Today let’s explore games, toys, and books.

The Way Back Kids

I laughed at that title because that’s how our little people view us…kids back when the dinosaurs walked the earth. The song Forever Young by Rod Stewart popped in my head folks. Okay, but on a serious note our childhood was way different from the kiddos 2010 and on. We were outside, we played board games, pretend play was where it was at, even with TV and eventually video games…we still did all of those things. Don’t get me wrong because Sega and Nintendo was a game changer. I also had the opportunity to grow up with Nick Jr., Cartoon Network, Disney, and more. However, despite all the electronic goodness I loved playing with friends, playing outside, and creating an imaginary world. Anyone else? Here’s the gems I loved:


  • Polly Pocket

  • Tamagotchi

  • Furby

  • Cabbage Patch

  • Bratz Dolls

  • Hot Wheelz

  • Barbies


  • CandyLand

  • The Game of Life

  • Monopoly Jr.

  • Twister

  • Bop It

  • Splat

  • Pretty Pretty Princess

  • Guess Who

  • Yahtzee

  • Mouse Trap

  • Sorry

  • Hungry Hungry Hippo

  • Operation

  • Disney Trivia

  • Chutes and Ladders

  • Trouble

  • Jumanji

Then there’s video games

  • Donkey Kong

  • Sonic

  • Super Mario

  • Street Fighter

  • Zelda

  • Pokemon

  • Final Fantasy

  • Crash Bandicoot

  • Spyro the Dragon

  • Mortal Combat



  • A Light in the Attic

  • Stellaluna

  • The Rainbow Fish

  • Dr. Seus Books

  • Goosebumps

  • Bernstein Bears

  • I Spy

  • The Hungry Caterpillar

  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Where the Wild Things Are

  • The Teacher from the Black Lagoon


The kids of today will never truly understand the joy but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their own. Let’s start with the toys.

Today's Kids

Today’s Toys

I feel like the toys remained mostly the same because we still have: hot wheels, barbies, leggo’s, baby dolls, action figures, etc. Of course, there’s always the addition of the latest TV show and movie toys and action figures but for the most part the toys have remained the same.


The games have changed folks but not all. I remember playing UNO with my family once and they pull out the UNO Attack where it shoots cards at you. Now, this is just one, but walking up and down the board game isle many of them have started to incorporate some digital, technical, visual element. I get it though, move with the times and the appeal. Now, most games are still the same but it’s not the first thing kids reach for when going to the toy store or shopping at your local Target. They venture to…… the video games. Now that’s if they haven’t already downloaded it. Some of the games the kids are into now are:

  • Minecraft

  • Super Mario

  • LEGO

  • Animal Crossing

  • Marvel’s Avengers

  • Plants Vs. Zombies

If your kiddo has the Fire Tablet there’s also a ton of games for them to explore tailored to their age. My son loves Thomas the Train since he can maneuver the engines and build within the town. He also likes learning with Team Umizoomi. Lastly folks, the books since I feel like this is one area that has progressed for the better.


  • · Pete the Cat Series

  • · Buzz Boy and Fly Guy Series

  • · Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

  • · Sandra Boynton Books (Pajama Time)

  • · Doreen Cronin Books (Click, Clack, Moo)

  • · Captain Underpants

  • · The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency

  • · Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  • · Dog Man

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events

And honestly family sooooo many more!

Now folks you also know Eclectuals got you right? Under Mahogany-in-Print Shelf Life you’ll find the Little Minds section where you can explore books curated for our little people. Check out the stacks hand-picked with your little one in mind. Still wanting more? Need some direction on where to begin your reading journey with your kiddos? Book a session with under the Bibliography tab with the one and only Book Therapist! She is there to guide you and your family on your enlightenment journey. Consult the book guru today!

Well, I hope this was fun for y’all because I surely enjoyed comparing how entertainment has changed over the past few decades but also seeing the things that have remained. Let me know your thoughts family. Take a stroll down memory lane with me and share your childhood faves. Also let me know what your little/ big people are into and I’d love their input.

Recommendations are below as well as the link to Little Minds and where to book your one-on-one. I hope to see you back here tomorrow to talk fashion trends. Per usual family continue to..

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