Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review and Giveaway!! The Crawl Abouts Friendly Firefly by The Learning Journey International

Being a parent is stressful, nerve racking, intellectually and emotionally demanding, and confusing at times.  Especially when it comes to teaching your children everything they need to grow and develop into intelligent young people.  You wonder "am I doing this right?" "Is this what I'm supposed to be doing for my children?"  "Am I teaching them anything?"  "What can I do to help my children learn and develop?"  The questions are endless and for me, I'm always second guessing myself.

Thankfully, I have recently discovered an amazing company that can help parents with all of their development and learning activities.   

The Learning Journey International is an award winning company dedicated to designing and manufacturing interactive educational products for children.  The possibilities with The Learning Journey International are endless!  You can find a product for every stage of your child's development!  Their toys are fun, educational and engaging for the whole family!

The fabulous folks at The Learning Journey International were gracious enough to send us one of their wonderful products to try with my little one, Emma Bee.  

We received the 

According to The Learning Journey International's website, "Babies and toddlers will love these cuddly crawling toys. Press the bodies of the Crawl Abouts, and these cute critters and pets will scoot across the floor and play twelve different melodies.  These fun toys help development of large motor and tactile skills by encouraging little ones to crawl."

We LOVE the firefly!  It has so many elements that grab Emma Bee's attention and are teaching her to focus and use her senses.  Touch, sound, and sight, it plays 12 different melodies that keep her interested and keep her ears listening.   It is bright and colorful for visual stimulation, and the legs and wings which are constructed using different textures of fabrics engage her sense of touch.  But our favorite thing about the Crawl Abouts Friendly Firefly is the vibrations.  Simply press or squeeze his body and he begins to vibrate.  Set him on the floor and hell take off!  The purpose is to invite little ones to crawl after him.  When Emma Bee is wide awake and ready to play, the vibrations grab her attention and encourage her to get moving.

And when Emma Bee is being a little crabby or a bit fussy, the vibrations redirect her attention to the firefly and turn a not so happy day into a learning lesson.  When Emma Bee is sleepy, we've also found that the soothing vibrations and melodies help to calm her at bedtime and during car rides.

We love using the Crawl Abouts Friendly Firefly during tummy time and on the floor where she has lots of space to explore and stretch!  The Crawl Abouts Friendly Firefly is recommended for babies aged 3+ months.  Emma Bee has just now turned 3 months old and she is anxious, ready to learn and by the looks of things ready to get up and go.  During our tummy time and floor time, Emma Bee likes to lay on her tummy or on her back on the floor and watch the Crawl Abouts Friendly Firefly move across the floor.  She cant crawl yet, but boy does she want to.  Her little feet get to kicking and the smile on her face is priceless!

No matter what your child's age is or where they are in their learning and development, The Learning Journey International has a fun, interactive and educational toy to fit your family!

Visit The Learning Journey International's website for more amazing products and to view their online catalog!


The Learning Journey International
is offering one lucky 
The Bee Hive Buzz reader a

Crawl Abouts Friendly Firefly

Giveaway ends 6/24/2013.  
One winner will be randomly selected.    
Winner will have 3 days after giveaway ends to respond to claim their prize!  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly selected.

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Review Disclosure:
The Crawl Abouts Friendly Firefly was provided to me at no charge by The Learning Journey International to facilitate my review. I did not receive any compensation and the opinion expressed in this review is my true and honest opinion. 

Giveaway Disclosure: 
No compensation was exchanged between The Bee Hive Buzz and the sponsor.  The Bee Hive Buzz is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


  1. My grandson would love this!

  2. For my brand new first niece. :D

  3. I'd give it to a friend that's pregnant with a baby girl and due July 1st!

  4. Bailey Dexter facebook I would love to win this for my grandbaby!

  5. I would give the firefly to my best friend for her baby due in August! I think I'll buy one anyway for my sister's baby, I love learning toys!

    1. Jessica- The Learning Journey has a puppy, kitty, butterfly and the firefly Crawl Abouts! They are all super cute! Heres the page that has all of the Crawl Abouts and other 0-3 learning toys! They have this adorable fish boal with colored fishys to help learn colors. Weve got that on our list of things well need to get too :)

  6. It would be for my cousins new baby!

  7. This would be for my daughter.

  8. This would be for the little girl that I babysit. She hates tummy time and maybe this would make her enjoy it more.

  9. This would be for my Godchild that is due in Dec....weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..sooo excited!! ~~ Lori Jackson~~facebook

  10. I'd keep it for my son! He'd love it!

  11. It will be for our 2nd grandson who is due next week...can't wait!

  12. Would be for our soon to be foster children!

  13. I am expecting so it would be for my little one Thanks

  14. I would love to win this for my sister she is due with her first this November! :)

  15. It would be for my sweet 6 week old daughter, Clementine. :)

  16. I just got a new nephew who would adore this toy!

  17. for my grandbaby
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  18. I'd love to give this to my nephew!

  19. It would be for my son who just turned 4months old.