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Drawing Easy with 3M Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface

 

The Dry Ease Surface in a box - Credit 3M

The Dry Ease Surface in a box – Credit 3M

 

Something interesting was delivered to us a few months ago by 3M. The Dry Erase Surface which was recently launched was something that really caught my eye.

The benefits of the product were that it was :

  • Easy to install and requires no tools – just unroll, peel and stick
  • Stain-proof material erases cleanly every time
  • Smooth surface is easy to write on

I handed the box over to Tiger girl and told her to read the instructions before installing it by herself.

She was extremely delighted to have a new “toy” and diligently read the instructions before deciding on where to place the product.

From horizontal applications on desks or tables to vertical applications on surfaces where traditional whiteboards cannot be installed, such as windows, the Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface can be cut-to-fit and provides endless possibilities for dry erase solutions in new places.

It was really interesting to see where she decided to place the item in the end.

You can see in the picture below where the board ended up- on the wall next to her bed.

Tiger girl drawing on her newly mounted whiteboard

Tiger girl drawing on her newly mounted whiteboard

 

My little girl has always love drawing. When she returns home from school she would busy herself doodling on drawing boards or pads. She loves creating stories based on the characters  from the videos that she watch.

Her current favourite series is Ladybug and Cat Noir  which she watches via Youtube.  She creates her own alternative endings and episodes to the show by drawing out the character and various scenes which she has seen.

 

Tiger girl with another drawing of hers

Tiger girl with another drawing of hers

 

She loves making up stories based on the shows she saw.

One of the stories which she made up

One of the stories which she made up

The dry erase cloth that came with the board made removing the drawings or mistakes that she made a breeze.

The only qualms that I had was if she drew too closely to the edge of the board the wall became slightly stained and I had to use cloth and soap to remove the stain from the wall.

The  Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface retails at $55.95 from the 3M Store , Popular or selected self-fix outlets.

Disclaimer: We received a copy of the 3M  Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.

Jumpy Plus Smart Watch – An Option for keeping in touch

 

 

Tiger girl and me with our smart watches

Tiger girl and me with our smart watches

 

Tiger girl has been thinking of getting herself a  watch since I got mine in March this year. She has seen that it was possible to do much more then just read the time from a smart watch and she was intrigued by it’s functions.

I had initially wanted to get her a smart phone like her brothers so that I am able to contact her as she had been requesting for one since last year. I had my reservations on how practical if would be and if she too would face the possibility of being addicted to the smart phone with its countless apps that could be downloaded.

It was really cool when she was offered a Jumpy Plus  Smart Watch to test out.  Now I’m able to contact her and she can contact me when necessary and I can track where she is via my phone.

Tiger girl posing with her new Jumpy Plus Watch

Tiger girl posing with her new Jumpy Plus Watch

My Initial Observation ( Upon Unboxing  It)

The Jumpy Plus watch looks a bit big for her hand and Tiger girl had some difficulty putting it on by herself . The watch has a strap similar to the Apple watch so one had to push the metal buckle through the appropriate slot to secure me.  I wonder over time if the rubber will harden or  the slot widen as through frequent use  making it less then secure and easy to slip off the wrist.  I personally prefer the traditional watch buckle that secures the watch in place however this option is not available with this smartwatch.

The Jumpy Plus Specs

The Jumpy Plus Specs

Designed for kids age 4-12 year olds this funky looking smart watch has some very cool functions and allows for kids to customize it based on their preferences.

Some of the functions of the Jumpy Plus watch

Some of the functions of the Jumpy Plus watch

The first thing that Tiger girl did when she got the watch was to customised the watch face. As she is still not very apt in reading time she opted for a digital clock interface. I also set a personal alarm for her to remind her that bedtime is at 9.30pm.

The Jumpy Pet

The Jumpy Pet

 

Seeing the pet dog within the Jumpy Watch reminded me of the Tamagochi which I use to have as a teenager. This one however was different as you can decide on the different type of food to feed the puppy – Canned dog food, a bowl of doggy snacks or a bone.  You can also supposedly change the hat, clothes and eye wear for the dog . However Tiger girl and I have yet to figure  out how to do that. We have held on and drag the clothing item, double tapped on it etc but there has been no reaction. We do not see clothes being “moved” and placed on the dog like when it was being fed. ( I think only the programmer would be able explain how to cloth the dog properly)

The phone /message function on the Jumpy Plus Watch

The phone /message function on the Jumpy Plus Watch

This is the key feature of the Jumpy Plus watch being able to connect with others via the use of the watch . One has to insert a nano sim card with data plan into the watch  and sync it up with a phone before this function is activated.

Through the use of the Jumpy Plus App which is available for both Iphone and Android one can preset up to 5 numbers which the child can contact and receive calls from.

One of the contacts preset on Tiger girl's watch

One of the contacts preset on Tiger girl’s watch

If Tiger girl chooses she can call me or her brothers . If it is not convenient to talk she can also send short text messages to us instead.

To prevent Tiger girl from playing with the phone in school I can set it to School Mode when she is in school. When the watch is set in this mode she can only tell time and make emergency calls.  It prevent her from being distracted and allows her to focus on her lessons.

The pedometer on the watch

The pedometer on the watch

This is one of the cutest Pedometer interface that I have seen.  Tiger girl loves this function and it does encourage her to be more active and walk around more.

The games within the watch

The games within the watch

Storybooks and songs on the watch

Storybooks and songs on the watch

This function comes in handy to distract /occupy Tiger girl when we are out waiting for meals. There are some pre-set games within it, online stories/ songs within the watch to capture their attention temporarily.

Available in Red, Blue, Yellow or Green the JUMPY Plus retails exclusive  at their website for  S$278   .

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For more information about the Jumpy Plus Smart watch do visit their website or Facebook Page.

Disclaimer: We received a copy of the Jumpy watch for review purposes. All opinions are 100%  mine.