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...]

PBS Kids Launches Super Vision That Makes The Most of Screen Time

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    PBS KIDS launched a new revolutionary app designed specifically for parents that will give them the “super power” to engage with their kids in the digital medium as never before: PBS KIDS Super Vision.  Some of the PBS Kids shows we have enjoyed over the year include Sesame Street, Word Girl and Dinosaur Train to name just a few.  We do love Wild Kratts and it is fun for me as I usually am learning right along with my daughter about sea and animal life.  Lately, my daughter has been requesting the iPad before bedtime as opposed to watching a show for a few minutes to wind down before bed.  I have a problem with this because we tend to let her play on it longer than I would like and would prefer more educational programming than Minecraft games which is what she is obsessed with at the moment.    But now, with the release of PBS Kids Super Vision, I am able to put … [Read more...]

Book of the Week :: The Chicken Problem

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This past May I had a chance to attend the PBS annual meeting in Miami, Florida and meet with some of the amazing creative crew who are helping to bring such quality TV programming to our kids.  My daughter grew up watching Sesame Street, Wonder Pets!, and many other educational programs.   I was so excited to meet Jennifer Oxley, the creator of Wonder Pets! and Billy Aronson who created the soon-to-be released PBS Kids PEG+CAT television series.  Through engaging stories and physical comedy, PEG + CAT inspires preschool children to see math as exciting, accessible, and fun. The show teaches measurement, shapes and patterns, and a wide range of fundamental pre-math skills, as established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. (Source: PBSKids.com).     The Chicken Problem is a … [Read more...]