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Welcome to Wishenpoof

Welcome to Wishenpoof

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post via KidzVuz. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Wishenpoof, the newest Amazon Original Kids Series, will be available for Amazon Prime members beginning on August 14th,  One of the perks of being a blogger is the chance to preview new TV shows, and my boys (ages 4 and 7) binge-watched the entire 13 episode run of Wishenproof during a recent vacation. Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Educational, entertainment, Featured, Free, Free Trial, Kindergartners, News, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Television, Toddlers, Video

The Talk Visits the Big Apple

The Talk Visits the Big Apple

Typically filmed in LA, the hosts of The Talk made a special trip this last week to film a couple shows in NYC and grace the city streets with their larger-than-life totally fun personalities. I was invited to go Tuesday for the filming of the Friday show but was sad to miss what I hear was such a fun event for area bloggers and the audience. I won’t spoil it but you must tune in Friday … Read entire article »

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The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD

Are your kids as crazy as mine about Chuck the Truck? Well the newest DVD, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild is out and available now!   The unbelievably fun adventures of Chuck, the little dump truck with big dreams, and his friends—Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip — continue on January 21, 2014 with the release of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids. Featuring 10 more … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, entertainment, Kindergartners, Movies, Pre-schoolers, Television, Toddlers

Disney Launches New Mickey Video App & Website to Watch New “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts

Disney Launches New Mickey Video App & Website to Watch New “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts

Do you and your kids love the “old school” classic Mickey Mouse cartoons (remember “Steamboat Willie,” the very first Mickey cartoon in 1928 that shot the mouse we all know and love to fame?)? Well you’re in luck because the original Mickey is starring in an all new short-form series of 19 comedy cartoons, titled “Mickey Mouse” which are now live on both Disney.com’s new Mickey & Friends website and Disney’s new Mickey Video app, available … Read entire article »

Filed under: Disney, entertainment, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Television, Toddlers

An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (The Movie)

An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (The Movie)

We reviewed the Saige American Girl of the Year doll when she first came out and my daughter brings Saige on trips and to special days at school. Now, American Girl has a new feature-length movie coming from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Will you see the movie with your kids? “An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky. The movie, releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 2 and airing Saturday, July 13, at 8/7C on NBC, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolls, Featured, Movies, School Aged Children, Television

Diving Into Disney’s New Octonauts for PreSchoolers

Diving Into Disney’s New Octonauts for PreSchoolers

Octonauts, an animated TV series by Disney, is adorably perfect for my boys, who will turn two and five this April. My oldest loves swimming and visiting the beach, so he is very interested in the ocean and life under the sea. He enjoys the CGI animation that gives a vivid, “pop-up book” look as characters dive in and around the ocean flora and fauna. Adventure shows are always a draw for my active boys, but we especially … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, entertainment, Pre-schoolers, Television, Toddlers

Disney’s Frankenweenie: Kids Movie Review

Disney’s Frankenweenie: Kids Movie Review

  I recently had the opportunity to snuggle up with my 4 year old and check out Tim Burton’s newest movie creation: Frankenweenie. Tim Burton is well known for being wildly creative and a little offbeat. From Edward Scissorhands to Alice in Wonderland, Burton does a great job of drawing you into a story, resounding with characters and entertaining all of your senses.  Frankenweenie does exactly that! I love that Frankenweenie is a play on the classic monster movies I watched growing … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, entertainment, Movies, School Aged Children, Television

Oink If You Love Peppa Pig

Oink If You Love Peppa Pig

I wrote before about how much my boys love Peppa Pig on NIck Jr.  Peppa Pig is a lovable, cheeky little pig from the UK, and the charming cartoon follows her family life and daily activities. Peppa arrived in the US last year, quickly becoming a hit with US audiences. And now her toys have arrived at Toys R Us! If you’re not familiar with Peppa, I encourage you to watch an episode of her show.The … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Books, DVD, Featured, Gift Ideas, Play, Pre-schoolers, Television, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Almost Naked Animals Volume I DVD Review

Almost Naked Animals Volume I DVD Review

I had never heard about Cartoon Network’s quirky, animated series, Almost Naked Animals, until I received an inquiry asking if I’d like to review the first season, which will be available on DVD starting September 25, 2012. Almost Naked Animals features an ensemble cast of underwear-clad animals, based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones. The pack is led by Howie, the good-spirited but hospitality-challenged doggy manager of Banana Cabana, a beach-front hotel. Since I’m a fan of many … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Featured, Kindergartners, School Aged Children, Television, Uncategorized

Project Runway S10, E4: On the Move, In the Groove

Project Runway S10, E4: On the Move, In the Groove

  Our designers gather at the Michael Kors store and learn they are designing for the jetsetting, modern woman who needs to get off a plane, take a meeting, and hit a cocktail party. Or, as my mom likes to say to my kids as they head out to school, lessons, play dates, or activities, “On the move, in the groove!” Hey, sounds like BlogHer! Most days I work in my PJ’s but one weekend a year, … Read entire article »

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