After having three kids in 5 years my body is far from what it used to be. I was always the fit, under 110 lb girl. Not anymore. Now I have all that excess baby weight that I have been trying like crazy to lose. Diets help minimally as they help me lose weight but not the flab. Most exercise videos don’t keep my attention after a week or two, and the gym…well you try to get me there…good luck.
While I am a great believer in “unplugged play” and limited screen-time for young children, I recognize that technology and even television shows can enhance learning. One of my favorite educational television shows is WordWorld, and I recently had a chance to test their new iPad apps for kids.
When your all-time favorite childhood movies start having 25th Anniversaries, it is a little like hearing your high school prom song on the oldies station.
When I was eight, The Last Unicorn drew me into a magical world of wizards, heroes, and, of course, unicorns. I can still remember watching it during camp movie nights. I was curious to see how the movie held up over time…
If you missed Despicable Me in the theaters, it’s coming out soon on DVD. To celebrate the DVD launch, we have a Despicable Me Prize Pack to give away. The prize pack includes a Despicable Me Nintendo DS game, two Little Brown & Namco Despicable Me books, and a cute minion cap.
We are huge Little Pim fans in our house. And now, the Little Pim Panda has some new friends to help children learn new languages! My two and four year old frequently request the new Little Pim DVD, In My Home: Spanish for Preschoolers, Toddlers & Babies.
Little Pim Volume II: DVDs 4, 5 and 6 is now available in Spanish, French and Chinese! Bob the Bobcat and Lola the Elephant join Little Pim to teach children new vocabulary for “In My Home”, “Happy, Sad and Silly”, and “I can count!”…
Our recent trip to the Disney Studios in Hollywood, CA brought more fun and magic than I could cram in to one post. So, here’s part two of our exciting adventure, filled with the latest Disney Fairies have to offer!
After screening Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue the day before and flying high off the wonderful facts and tidbits the creators and animators shared with us, I (foolishly) thought “there’s no way they can top this.”
I was absolutely, totally, wrong.
Folks, we took a trip to the magical land of Pixie Hollow.
I was honored with the chance to preview Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, the third film in the Tinker Bell series set to hit stores September 21, 2010.
There we were, a group of grown women sitting in the Frank G. Wells theatre of the Disney studios in Hollywood, CA, relishing in the history of the building and imagining the Disney royalty that sat in the same room. See, this part of the studio lot is completely closed off to the public…let the magic begin!
Remember what it was like to be a kid? Not the carefree, chasing butterflies days but the no-one pays-attention-to-me-except-to-tell-me-I’m-all-wrong days? Two new DVD releases will send you right back there, complete with breathtaking views and knock-the-wind-out-of-you emotion. Neither The Fantastic Mr. Fox or Where the Wild Things Are is really a children’s film. Although both […]
Learning another language is a big brain boost–plus it is tons of fun, too.
We’ve written before about the benefits of bilingualism. Watching a language video, like the ones from Little Pim, with your older toddler, preschooler, kindergartner, or grade-school age child can help boost proficiency–especially if you discuss the video with your child. And if you are not a native speaker, DVDs and CDs in foreign languages are absolutely essential as part of your language program…
Confession: I am a total Halloweenie.
What’s not to love? Harvest time, crisp autumn air, playing dress up, and lots of treats!
Last Halloween, my daughter just started to grasp a little of the fun of dressing up, visiting our neighbors, and getting a bag full of candy. This year I’m hoping to introduce the joy of the “spookables”, as my dear friend and cartoon alter-ego Tigger calls them…and Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie has plenty of Halloween spirit…