PBS Kids Stop & Go Potty with Daniel Tiger

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This month PBS KIDS launched Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty, an app that encourages kids to practice positive bathroom routines at the potty and at the sink. Inspired by potty-related stories from the series and the effective related musical strategies featured in DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, such as the “Stop & Go Potty” song, the new app helps kids practice stopping their play when Daniel Tiger and his friend have to go to the potty.  I sure wish we had this when my daughter was learning how to how to be potty trained.  I hadn't realized how stressful it can be on both the parent and child!  Luckily, she never used her Elmo potty we got her and learned on the "big person toilet."  I say thankfully because I could never figure out how best to clean that little one out correctly.  It seemed like a no win situation because any way you looked at it, it was going to be a yucky … [Read more...]

Talk Like a Pirate Day Giveaway!

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  It is one of our favorite times of the year - yes, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is this Saturday the 19th and we are hoisting a pirate booty giveaway!  We appreciate all of you and the support you have shown over the years!  We couldn't have done it without you!   Hope your weekend is filled with pirate talk with ye mate's!     This pirate treasure includes for one lucky mate: Penelope the Purple Pirate signed copy PBS Kids Pirates Ahoy! DVD Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate Music DVD's (2) and music videos disc Penelope Poster Pirate Treasure from Disneyland Disney Parks Authentic Pirate Pin $25 Disney Gift Card Code for The Day I Became a Pirate       Code for Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Treasure Island           Yo ho yo ho it's a … [Read more...]

Adventure Time :: Season 5 Now on DVD

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Adventure Time: The Complete Fifth Season is now available on Blu-ray and DVD and we we have some bonus clips that take a nostalgic look at the early stages from this beloved franchise. My daughter absolutely loves Adventure Time and has spent many a day coloring in the different characters and even made a short comic book featuring the main characters that she carried around with her to our local comic books shop. I was surprised that this show crosses all age boundaries as she had several college students mention to her that they liked her pictures of "Adventure Time."   To celebrate Adventure Time: The Complete Fifth Season out on Blu-ray and DVD this past week (7/14) we have these flopping amazing coloring sheets featuring your favorite characters from the show!  Who is your child's favorite character?  My daughter love Finn best!     Here's a short … [Read more...]

App of the Week :: Achoo Gaboo

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      Achoo Gaboo is a wonderful interactive children's story that was "crafted by a small team of dreamers at Pixure Book Publishing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania," says their intro on the Grown Ups section.  I love seeing authors and developers put their heart and soul into a children's storybook app!  And in Achoo Gaboo storybook app geared towards children 2-5 years of age, the star of this sweet tale is a blue elephant named Gaboo who will engage and entertain your kids! Created by Josie Cellone, illustrated by Timothy Banks (Wilkinson Studios) and built in Unity, Achoo Gaboo features an original soundtrack and humorous sound effects to entertain and engage early readers who are learning word association. Every time Gaboo achoos, kids can pop the rainbow bubbles that trumpet from his trunk and tickle his monkey friends who giggle "bless you." Readers … [Read more...]

Movie Review :: Disney’s Teen Beach Movie 2 is loads of fun!

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The waves have finally settled in and Teen Beach 2 is riding its way onto DVD! Ready, Daddy-O? Cowabunga! It’s time to go back to the beach! Combine Grease, the Beach Boys, and Disney magic and you have Teen Beach Movie 2. This movie takes place 3 months after Mack (Maia Mitchell) and Brady (Ross Lynch), first meet.  It’s the end of Summer and time for school to start. While Brady is a laid back surfer, Mack is really into school.  How will heading back to school affect their friendship?   The original Teen Beach Movie found them travelling back in time into the set of Brady’s favorite movie – “Wet Side Story” which was set in 1962. It was there they met Lela (Grace Phipps), Tanner (Garrett Clayton) and the rest of the gang in a surfers meets bikers adventure on the beach. In this sequel, Lela and Tanner find their way into our world where Mack and Brady live. … [Read more...]

THE KRATT BROTHERS ARE ON THE MOVE IN NEW WILD KRATTS DVD “SUPER SPRINTERS”

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  THE KRATT BROTHERS ARE ON THE MOVE IN NEW WILD KRATTS DVD “SUPER SPRINTERS”   “WILD KRATTS: SUPER SPRINTERS” Available from PBS Distribution June 23   PBS KIDS Series WILD KRATTS Helps Kids Learn Science  by Exploring Animals and Their “Creature Powers”    In "Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters", the Kratt brothers are on the move as they learn about two of the fastest creatures in the world: the cheetah and the Peregrine falcon. In each episode, Chris and Martin Kratt take kids and their families on extraordinary animal-themed adventures!  The Kratt Brothers are always on the move, and in this DVD, that is never truer! In “Cheetah Racer,” Chris and Martin think that cheetahs can travel faster than any other creature or vehicle over the rough African savannah, but Aviva and archenemy Zach Varmitech challenge this and compete to build a ground racer that can travel … [Read more...]

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

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  EVERYONE’S FAVORITE CURIOUS MONKEY IS BACK  EXPLORING SPACE AND THE JUNGLES OF AFRICA! CURIOUS GEORGE 3:  BACK TO THE JUNGLE THE ALL-NEW FULL LENGTH MOVIE DEBUTS ON DVD AND DIGITAL HD FROM UNIVERSAL 1440 ENTERTAINMENT ON JUNE 23, 2015 SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVORITE SONGS FROM THE FILM WITH THE  EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES AVAILABLE ON THE DVD There is something so timeless about Curious George.  He was my husband's favorite as a child and I love that we enjoy him with our daughter as well! So if you are Curious George fans like we are - you are going to love his new movie featuring Angela Bassett and John Goodman (two of my favorite actors!). Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around … [Read more...]

Anytime is a great time to explore the outdoors!

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  This spring, PBS Kids kicks-off its annual Explore the Outdoors initiative, which encourages families to shake off the winter chill, go outside and discover nature.  The fun began last week, April 6th with brand new themed on-air programming and online and mobile content.  In addition, PBS stations across the country will be hosting local community educational activities to extend the exploration beyond the screen. PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors will include new episodes from science and nature-based WILD KRATTS and DINOSAUR TRAIN.  Outdoor-themed episodes from a variety of PBS KIDS programs will also air throughout April (be sure to check your local listings). As part of the PBS KIDS VIP program, we were sent a Explore the Outdoors package (we have one for a giveaway!) that we used the other to do our own adventuring around the neighborhood.  Here are some ideas to get … [Read more...]

Max Traxx Tracer Racer Giveaway!

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Our pals over at Skullduggery recently released an innovative product that will set any racing car fan's heart-a-flutter as the tracks and the cars glow.  The Tracer Racers utilize Light Trail Technology as they blaze streaks of light on Skullduggery's patented Glow-in-the-Dark track.  Each Tracer Racer beams down purple light rays from its undercarriage onto track specifically engineered to emit glow remnants long after the racer has passed.  Your drag racing truck set or car set, and a dimly lit room, is all that is needed to set the darkness ablaze!   Available at Toys-R-Us Available at your local Toys-R-Us and online.   You can read more about this family-run toy company in this interview.  I love that the toys are USA made and that the father started the company and his two sons came to work with him.  They are an award-winning toy company and have created … [Read more...]

Get READY TO BOOGIE with “PEG ROCKS” Giveaway

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Get READY TO BOOGIE with “PEG ROCKS,” a New MUSICAL PEG + CAT DVD    Available March 3, the New DVD Features 23 Catchy Tunes, Including “I Do What I Can” and “We’re The Pentagirls!”   Emmy Award-Winning PBS KIDS Series PEG + CAT Helps Kids Build Math and Problem-Solving Skills   PBS Distribution announced that it is releasing seven stories from PBS KIDS’ popular PEG + CAT series on the new DVD “PEG + CAT: PEG ROCKS,” available starting March 3. Solving problems is even more AWESOME when music is involved! This new toe-tapping DVD features fun-filled musical escapades, including “The Girl Group Problem,” in which Peg’s girl group, the Pentagirls, has its biggest show ever, and “The Mega Mall Problem,” which features Peg and Cat searching the mall for the teens, so they can all enter the Zebra Guy dance contest! Each PEG + CAT adventure features a story in which Peg and Cat … [Read more...]