Our Play Date at the Sago Sago Design Studio!

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One week ago I introduced my son to an app called Sago Mini Space Explorer, and I have have not stopped hearing about it since!

The App was created by a company called Sago Sago, and last week were were invited for a play date at their downtown studio in Toronto.

Sago Play Date’s are hosted right in the heart of the Sago Sago offices. I was surprised to find out that Sago Sago was located in Toronto.

 

 

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The studio is bright, inviting, and the perfect spot for a play date! There was a table with crayons, colouring pages, and a craft to make your own mask. In the same room there were lots of children’s books, and a television. A separate room had toys, more books, and a chalk board. We settled right in and met some of the Sago Sago staff. Everyone seemed very friendly, and genuinely happy to meet us and talk about their products.

 

 

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My son sat with some of the staff, and played with apps that we had not only downloaded, but all of the Sago Mini apps that have been launched, including one not yet released and under development.

 

 

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The iPad was able to capture his choices while he was playing with the apps, and Sago Sago can then understand his pattern of play.

 

 

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While there he had the opportunity to play with toys, colour, make a craft, or generally just run around, but we couldn’t get him away from the Sago Mini apps! Actually, there was one thing we did to draw him away from the iPad – they even hosted a snack time for him during the play date as well. They offered crackers, apple slices, Goldfish, apple sauce, and juice. He was pretty excited about the snacks!

 

 

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While there we also had the opportunity to have a sneak peek at the new Sago Mini Plush Toys. They represent the characters found in the Sago Mini apps, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to need to get a hold of Harvey the Dog considering how popular he is at my house! They are launching soon, but you can pre-order them now here.

 

 
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We had a great time at our Sago Play Date! If you are also interested attending, you need to become a Sago Mini subscriber. Sago Mini subscribers receive advance sneak-peeks and behind the scenes info, exclusive promotions and giveaways, and invitations to special events such as Sago Play Date’s.

Sign up here at http://www.sagosago.com/join/

 

 

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There are 11 Sago Mini apps available on the iTunes Store now, and as a parent I would recommend them all. My son easily went from trying one app to the next, switching between characters, and moving from one activity to the next. Sago Mini apps do not contain in-app purchases or third-party advertising which is a relief! For more information check out www.sagosago.com

 

 

 

 

The First Ever Union Station Holiday Market Starts December 1st!

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Holiday pop-up shops are my favourite! I get sick of heading to the same old places to do my Christmas shopping, and when I have shoppers-block (it’s like writers-block, but worse) the best thing for me is curated pop-up market with unique gifts!

The Toronto Market Co. is launching it’s first ever Union Station Holiday Market this year, and it runs from December 1st – 7th in The Great Hall at Union Station.

 

 

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There will be over 25 different artisans, designers, and gourmet food vendors. Some of my favourites on the list include NADÈGE Patisserie (their macarons are to die for!), and BRIKA whom I have blogged about in the past.

 

 
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Be sure to check out this market while it lasts!

Here are the details:

DECEMBER 1 – 7, 2014

Dec 1: 7am – 7:30pm (opening day)

Dec 2 – 5: 10am – 7:30pm

Dec 6: 10am – 6pm

Dec 7: 10am – 5pm (final day)

The Great Hall is located on the ground floor level of Union Station. It is accessible from Front Street (main doors into the station) as well as the lower levels of the station where the platforms for TTC / Subway, Go Transit and Via Rail are located.
 

 

 

1st photo courtesy of http://www.foxyoriginals.com
 

Joey’s Big B-Day Bash + New Birthday Theming Launch

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On Monday night our family was lucky enough to be invited to Joey’s Big B-Day Bash at Joey’s World in Bowmanville.

The event was lots of fun with everything decorated for a birthday party, face painting courtesy of Natasha’s Fab Art, and pizza and cake for everyone. There were even cute swag bags for the kids!

 

 

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I have blogged about Joey’s World in the past as I am a big fan of the facility, and I had my son’s second birthday there.

Joey’s Big B-day Bash was to launch their new theming options for parties.

You can now add a theming option to any Joey’s World Party Package, and the themes start at just $7!

 

 

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Some of the theming options include:

•Angry Birds
•Avengers
•Barbie
•Cinderella
•Despicable Me
•Frozen
•Happy Birthday
•Minnie Mouse
•Monster High
•Planes
•Princess Sophia
•Spiderman
•Thomas

 

 

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They also have some great banner options where a special message for your child can be personalized and hung on the wall.

 

 

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Our family always has a great time at Joey’s World, and they do an excellent job hosting birthdays parties. Their new theming options cover pretty much everything kids love from Thomas to Frozen. Check out all of the details on their website here!

Joey’s World is located at 380 Lake Road in Bowmanville. www.joeysplayground.com