Laugh and Learn with Bright Starts™

Update 9/15/2014: This sweepstakes has now ended. Thanks for your interest in this promotion. You can still read the bloggers' reviews by clicking on their links .

Hearing your baby laugh is the most amazing sound.  Discover why baby laughter is so important, your baby’s own Baby Laugh Index™, and much more at

BlogHer and Bright Starts™ asked 10 bloggers to share what kind of laugh their kids have and to try out one of these fun toys: the Jungle Fun Ball Climber™, the Hide 'n Spin Monkey™, or the 3-in-1 Step 'n Ride Lion™ . Check out their posts and learn how you could win one too!

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The Laugh and Learn Sweepstakes runs from 8/11/2014 through 9/14/2014 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!

Spinning Giggles

One of my favorite things is to see Knox & Sloane's response and interaction to a new game or toy. I honestly wish I would have captured that instant excitement and laughter a lot more than I have. I will say Christmas comes to mind as far as actually getting video of them with new toys....more

Toys that span the 3 and 1 age group

You know what I love? Toys that make both of my girls giggle and it just so happens that the toy that Bright Starts sent over for a review is one of those toys! I was so giddy when we were picked for Bright Starts toys because they all looked like something my girls would love....more

Hide 'n Spin

I can't believe Ford's first birthday has come and gone. I remember when he hit 6 months old in February thinking, wow, we are getting closer to his birthday than his actual birth-day (and call me crazy but that's when the birthday party planning only turn one once!)...more

Laughter is the Best Everything

We love to laugh around here. Big belly laughs, snickers, giggles all punctuated with the occasional snort. (What, I'm a snorter. Don't judge.) And have you ever heard that laughter is the best medicine? ...more

Monkeying Around With Bright Starts™ :: Toys for Toddlers

Toddlers are a special breed. They're bursting with energy and curiosity as they spend much of their time embracing both cognitive and imaginative play. Becoming increasingly more mobile with each passing day, they require toys and activities that engage not only their minds but also their busily moving bodies. ...more

10 Ways to Make Your Kids Laugh

One of the greatest joys of parenting is listening to our children laugh. Here are some of our tried and true methods of setting off the giggles with our children....more

What Makes Your Child Laugh

I remember, before I had kids, watching America's Funniest Home Videos with my parents in the basement of my childhood home. My favorite videos were the ones of babies belly laughing. That uncontrollable, can't catch their breath laugh that comes from their toes. It's infectious and quite possibly the cutest thing, ever. ...more

why your family should take walks & Bright Starts™

As a parent, it's fun to watch kids explore, to see the world through new eyes and learn. It's also fun to watch them try and try again at something and to be there to witness them finally succeed. My heart melts to see the face of triumph and the look for approval....more

Lions, Laughs, and Longevity (Oh My!)

Y'all know what I like? Toys that stand the test of time. I absolutely love when a toy develops with my child. It's awesome when there are toys that are targeted for several different developmental periods by having interchangeable, easy-to-customize functions....more

Laughing With The Hide 'n Spin Monkey

Right about now, Justifiable Jealousy could be Alexis' band name. She could be jealous of the new baby because of how much of my time has been diverted to all things Mila. It would make sense to be jealous that activities are geared towards things that are newborn-friendly. Alexis could even be jealous because Mila gets to wear new clothes all of the time....more