Disney’s Jake & the Never Land Shapes and Patterns Giveaway


  I think Penelope and Jake need to be friends!  Jake and the Never Land Shapes and Patterns is a new app by Disney Publishing and invites all pirate-loving kids on a fun and educational adventure.  They will learn about shapes and pattern identification and have fun while learning these important skills.  There are three leveled curriculum activities that help keep them engaged while they learn about matching shapes, complete patterns and even trace their way to treasure with Lighty.  Argh!  Treasure!  They have to be quick as Captain Hook is on their trail so they are encouraged to complete the tasks quickly.     We enjoyed each of the interactive activities.  Jake and the Never Land Pirates is a cute crew and will keep your kids entertained while they read a new pirate story featuring their favorite pirates!  Designed for kids ages 4 and up, Jake's Never … [Read more...]

The American Presidents: New Disney App and Series Review & Giveaway


The award-winning educational DVD series The American President from Disney Educational Productions is a great show that teaches children about American History. There are four volumes in this series to date.  Volume 1: Revolution and the New Nation & Expansion and Reform features interesting short-form biographies of the first 11 U.S. Presidents starting with George Washington to James Polk.  Volume 2 is about the Civil War and Reconstruction & Development of the Industrial U.S.  Volume 3 is about the world at war where we see the emergence of modern America and The Great Depression.  And in the last series, Volumen 4 it focuses on Moving Forward: Postwar U.S., and Contemporary U.S. I know some of us had grandparents who lived during the Great Depression and it was something that stayed with them their entire lives.  Part of the education process is learning about our … [Read more...]

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph and Hero’s Duty Code Winners


  Congratulations to all those who won a promo code to either Disney's new Wreck-It Ralph or Hero's Duty Comic Book app.  We absolutely loved the movie Wreck-It Ralph and my six year old dragged me to see it twice last week!  I didn't mind as it is really well-made and fun for the parents to go down memory lane to see many of the video games (Pac Man anyone?) we played as kids in the movie. These new apps by Disney are great and I am sure you will have loads of fun.  Thanks for participating all! The winners for the Wreck-It Ralph Deluxe Storybook App are: Niamh Ni Mhochoir Veronika Walshe Ontonitte Threatt Tiffany Ann Kelli Hunnicott Morton And the winners for Hero's Duty Comic Book App are: Jennifer Hammond Hayes Dina Maria Kyle Christy Dwyer Mandy Nite Lisa Wicks Congrats again and thank you Disney for sharing with Penelope's mates (I hear … [Read more...]