Tuesday, July 28, 2015

10 Activities For Your End of Summer Bucket List

A lot of us might be thinking about back to school, and if you are homeschooling you may already be starting those lesson plans too. Actually there are still a few weeks of summer break left! Instead of getting caught up in the preparations for the new school year, this time around I want to focus on taking advantage of every moment we have left of summer by making memories! I have compiled a list of 10 activities for our End of Summer Bucket List. Hope that you can use one or more of these fun ideas with your kids too, and send summer break out with a bang! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mia and Me- Friends to the Rescue DVD ~ Review

Finding animated shows that my tween will enjoy without believing they are "too kiddie", in her words, has become a challenge. She is at that in between stage kids go through, and I am so happy we recently found a show that she can enjoy viewing that keeps the issues simple and age appropriate- Mia and Me- Friends to the Rescue DVD.

Mia and Me is a unique program that includes both live action and animation. The main character Mia is a 12 year old girl. She is attending boarding school in Florence, Italy. Mia is trying to fit in with her classmates, but has a secret life one where she is able to transport through a high tech portal to animated land of Centopia. She used to read about this place in an ancient book of myths, and finds herself in an exciting land of elves, unicorns, dragons and more. As she is bouncing back and forth from her boarding school life and secret elf life, Mia discovers she is the key to saving Centopia from the evil Queen Panthea.

Monday, July 20, 2015

#Halofromthestart Giveaway on Facebook ~ Ends July 26, 2015

 Safe Sleep From The Start- That's a simple and very important mission, and it is one HALO takes seriously. We used HALO SleepSacks with our little guy from day one at home, and now that he has grown into the little mover stage, we use their Halo SleepSack Early Walker at bedtime. I am so excited to share with all of you the #Halofromthestart Facebook giveaway with a chance for you to win a wonderful prize pack including the innovative HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper and an adorable HALO SleepSack Swaddle from HALO!! 
*I will receive product in exchange for sharing this fun giveaway from HALO. See disclosure.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Caillou Helps Out DVD Giveaway ~ 5 Winners


*I received the product below in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. see disclosure. 
Preschool children love watching shows that they can relate too, and Caillou is an adorable little preschooler learning what's expected of him just like they are. I know both of my older kids enjoyed Caillou as preschoolers, and his adorable way of learning through make believe and real life activities with his friends and family captivates young children. Now is your chance to enter for a chance to WIN Caillou Helps Out DVD, a New release from PBS KIDS

Make Your Bed With A Zip! ~ Zipit Bedding Review

I don't know about you, but getting my kids to make their beds is an ongoing struggle around our home especially with my seven year old son. Well, at least it was, until I discovered an all in one bedding set that allows you to make your bed with a quick zip. This has been perfect for speeding up that dreaded morning chore for our son.
*I received this product for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. see disclosure.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Release Caillou Helps Out DVD ~ PBS KIDS

I received this product below for reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. see disclosure. 

When our oldest was little, I was always looking for shows that I could trust would be age appropriate and entertaining. When my daughter was about 3 she fell in love the show Caillou on PBS KIDS. We watched as Caillou experienced all sorts of everyday things, and she was captivated. PBS KIDS has recently released (June 16, 2015) a new DVD featuring 7 stories with that lovable little four year old boy that our daughter enjoyed discovering with so much when she was young, Caillou Helps Out ARV$12.99. Approximate Run Time 60 mins and rated TV-Y
Here is a little about each episode featured in this delightful Caillou Helps Out DVD from PBS KIDS. 

Wild Kratts Super Sprinters ~ PBS KIDS Review

*I received the product below for reviewing purposes, but was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and content are my own. see disclosure.

Since both of my older two kids were little they have been fascinated with all things animals. We read books, watch movies and documentaries too. One of the shows my son loves to watch when he can is Wild Kratts on PBS KIDS

Wild Kratts is a cartoon, with real life segments at the beginning and end, that teaches about animals in a fun way. Chris and Martin Kratt team up with a few friends to study animals of all kinds in their habitat, and find out all about their unique features to see what makes them awesome. They use fun gadgets and travel around the globe on their adventures to learn more. Together with their team the Kratts take what they have learned and create their Creature Power Suits which allow the Kratts to, in a way, become that specific creature, and experience what it's like to be them which sometimes can be quite silly. 

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