Saturday, August 29, 2015

Believe Storybook



Presented by bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, theBelieve Storybook shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus. With 60 old and new testament stories from the Bible that showcase the themes, combined with captivating and dramatic illustrations by Steve Adams, children and adults alike will be inspired to become more like their savior and the person they were meant to be. 
The Believe Storybook is part of the national church-wide program led by bestselling author Randy Frazee that shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus.

The Believe Storybook is a little larger than most books with 256 pages. The book is for ages 4-8 but my 9 yr old reads it. Its full of illustrations. It takes the bible and shares it a way a child can understand in 30 chapters. There are 60 stories. THINK, ACT, BE are the main sections of the book.

Hailee loves reading this book and uses it as a bedtime book. Its a great book to read with your kids as well. It would make a great gift.


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Piglet Bo Can Do Anything!

By Geert De Kockere



Can he walk on water? Can he widen the beach? Can he pluck a star from the sky? Piglet Bo can do all of these things and more. He leaps over tall grasses, blows down a forest, and walks out onto a long pier, as far as it will take him. He looks to the deep sea, and although the pier will take him no farther, Piglet Bo will not be stopped. “I can go into the water,” he says. “If I like. If I dare.” And with a leap of faith, he jumps. 
Piglet Bo finds friends on his journey—a whale, a pigeon, a bull—and they inspire and help him when they can, but ultimately it takes courage and daring for Piglet Bo to attempt the impossible. Piglet Bo is the bravest and most determined little piglet, with a heart set on adventure. There are no limits to what he can do, and young readers will fall in love with his sweet and endearing resolve. Geert De Kockere writes Piglet Bo’s adventures in simple, playful language, filled with light humor. Tineke Van Hemeldonck’s brilliant mixed-media illustrations bring the story to life, and even the littlest readers will have fun spotting the elusive, lucky four-leaf clover hidden on each page.
Piglet Bo Can Do Anything is a great book for kids. The age range is based for ages 3-6, with the amount of words i'd say it for older kids. It has 32 pages and most have alot of words so getting a younger child to stay focused isnt very easy.


This book is great encouragement for kids to realize they can do whatever they want as long as they try. Hailee needed to read this book so needs to see that she can do anything she wants if she puts in the effort and tries it.

Each page has a hidden 4 leaf clover, Hailee has always been able to just look down and spot on in the yard since she has been little so she really likes that she can find them in this book!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Doozers DVD's Review & Giveaway



NCircle Entertainment is excited to announce their latest review and giveaway opportunity, featuring two brand new DVDs from the innovative and educational animated preschool series, Doozers. 
Created by the Jim Henson Company, Doozers focuses on a team of best friends who live in Doozer Creek, a fantastical, modern and eco-friendly community.  Dubbed the “Pod Squad,” these four pals embark on fabulous adventures that encourage preschoolers to play, design and think outside the box.  

I grew up watching the Doozers on Fraggle Rock and they were always my favorite. Seeing these little guys sure made me miss them. The Doozers are absolutely adorable and a big favorite of Braxtons. He loves watching them and loves that they wear helmets ( yes he loves helmets).


Pod Squad Boogie

Join the Pod Squad as they perform in the Starlight Concert.  Except, when they hear other Doozers singing, they decide they need to be unique and stand out from the crowd.  Using sights and sound around them, they are inspired and invent new instruments.  Enjoy these stories that focus on Art, Music, and Dance that also tie into Science!  Approximate running time of 90 minutes.


Meet The Pod Squad 

Head over to Doozer Creek and join the Pod Squad as they bounce from one kid adventure to the next.  They Design, Create, and Innovate along the way.  The Doozers are DOERS and always take action while having a fantastic time.  Join the Pod Squad on these eight STEM-based adventures, with a running time of approximately 90 minutes.


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Super WHY: Cinderella and Other Fairytale Adventures DVD

A new DVD has hit the shelves as of yesterday Super WHY: Cinderella and Other Fairytale Adventures. My little movie reviewer has never seen Super Why before so he was excited to check them out.

He watched the DVD a few time sin a row he loved it so much. He is only two but picks up things really fast so I don't mind him watching DVD's that are educational. He tries to spell along with them and says the letters as best as he can.


This DVD features 5 reading-powered adventures, including "Cinderella: The Prince's Side of the Story", "Snow White," "The Prince and the Pauper", "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", and "Cinderella." In these five episodes kids will not only learn fundamental reading skills, they will also learn other important lessons such as learning to think creatively and appreciating where they're from! 


The DVD has a run time of approximately140 minutes and an SRP of $12.99.
 
The “CINDERELLA AND OTHER FAIRYTALE ADVENTURES” DVD includes the following stories:
 
Cinderella: The Prince’s Side of the Story
Red and Little Boy Blue are playing some music together when Little Boy Blue suddenly disappears! This is just like when Cinderella left the ball without finishing her dance. To solve the mystery, Super Why and his friends soar into Cinderella’s fairytale once again, and this time they talk to the prince!
 
Snow White
The super fun Storybrook Carnival is in town, and Princess Pea is enjoying lots of yummy treats until she gets a terrible tummy ache! When Goldilocks offers her some popcorn, Princess Pea knows she should refuse, but she really wants to eat just a little. The Super Readers fly into the story of Snow White as the wicked queen tempts the fairytale princess with that infamous apple. Will the Super Readers be able to stop Snow White from taking the bait before Snow White ends up with something much worse than a stomachache?
 
The Prince and the Pauper
Whyatt thinks his house is too loud while Princess Pea believes her home is too quiet! Would the friends be better off if they switched places? To look for a solution, Super Why and his friends encounter two friends just as they are about to switch houses. A prince on the farm and a pauper in a castle soon leads to chaos and confusion! Where will everyone be the happiest?
 
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
When Baby Joy says her first words, Whyatt is the only one around who hears her. The problem is that now he can’t convince anyone that she actually talked. The Super Readers fly into the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf to help that boy convince people that his wolf tale is true. Whyatt figures out a strategy for getting his family to believe that what he said – and Baby Joy said – really happened.
 
Cinderella
Red, who’s not a princess, is worried about fitting in at Sleeping Beauty’s princess party. The Super Readers leap into the book of Cinderella to see how she handled her own princess problem. When the clock strikes twelve, Red learns that she doesn’t need the help of a fairy godmother to feel good about herself.

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DANIEL GOES TO SCHOOL DVD

It is that time of the year kids dread and parents look forward, back to school! My kids start in one week and the preschooler starts in 2 weeks.

We were sent Daniel Goes to School just in time to head back. Last year our preschooler went to school for a few short weeks 2 hrs a day. This year he will be going the whole school year and for 4 hours. He is looking forward to going but I know he will have fun & learn lots.

I love Daniel Tiger, it remind so much of watching Mr. Rogers during my childhood!



DANIEL GOES TO SCHOOL” (SRP $12.99) will be available on DVD on August 18, 2015. 
The DVD has a run time of approximately 100 minutes.

The “DANIEL GOES TO SCHOOL” DVD includes the following stories:

“A Trip to the Crayon Factory”
Daniel Tiger, Miss Elaina, and Katerina Kittycat take a fun trip to the factory to see how crayons are made but, O the Owl can’t come because he’s sick. At the factory, the kids watch the crayons being made, and Daniel looks and listens closely. Daniel has an idea to take pictures at the factory and give them to O at the end of the day, so that O can learn about crayons too!

“Be a Vegetable Taster!”
Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school’s vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables…with mixed results!

“Line Leader Daniel”
The children are getting new classroom jobs at school. Daniel really wants to be line leader! When he doesn’t get the job he wanted, Daniel is disappointed. Soon he learns that all of the jobs are necessary to keep the classroom running smoothly.

“Problem Solver Daniel”
Daniel and Miss Elaina are playing with the blocks at school but they each want to build something different. They call Teacher Harriet over to help fix the problem, but she tells them to work out a solution without her. They do, and feel proud that they can figure things out all by themselves.

“The Class Votes”
At school, Daniel and his classmates get to choose their new class pet! Teacher Harriet explains that they can either get a bunny or a turtle. The kids learn what it means to “vote” and that sometimes it doesn’t always turn out your way. Luckily, ALL of the kids find something to love about their new pet, “Snowball”!

“O Builds a Tower”
In the block corner at school, O the Owl is determined to use all of the blocks to build the tallest tower in the world. After many failed attempts, he is frustrated, but Teacher Harriet and O’s friends encourage him to try once again.

“Play Pretend”
Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. Daniel and Miss Elaina have fun pretending the box is a space ship and a jungle boat, but O the Owl just sees a big cardboard box. With a little help from his friends, O discovers how much fun it is to pretend!

“Safety Patrol”
Today at school, the children are learning about traffic signs. Prince Tuesday comes for a special visit, wearing his crossing guard uniform. He takes the class on a walk through the Neighborhood and they practice their safety rules all along the way.

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The Possible Police by Wylde Scott


The Possible Police 

by Wylde Scott

What happens when you remove all obstacles to a child s imagination? Anything is possible. Unless of course, you let The Possible Police stop you. They will do whatever it takes to stop children from believing. Wylde Scott believes that all children should live in a world of endless possibilities. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Wylde takes your child into his boundless imagination as he fights off the possible police. Join him as he inspires children to truly believe, and teaches them that no one can stop them from doing what they dream.


Hailee is my smart child but she has a side of her that she thinks she "can't" do pretty much anything. She has trouble believing she can do anything she puts her heart into. She is getting better and this book really helps.

The book teaches that just because you have not been able to do something it does not mean that it can't be done. 

Hailee's review:
The possible police thinks nothing you do is possible. Wydyle believes that anything is possible and shows the possible police that anything is possible but they never believe him. Wydyle tells the possible police all of his dreams like touching the clouds. The possible police nail his skates to the floor to try & stop him but Wydyle shows them they cant stop him. 

Its a great book to teach children that you can do anything you can put your mind to.

The pictures in the book are very nice and the book is thick.

You can purchase The Possible Police on Amazon .

 Check out wyldescott.com for more info on the book!



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Friday, July 31, 2015

Reading Rainbow: Animal Café DVD



New DVD – “Reading Rainbow: Animal Café”
The four episodes and books featured in this DVD are “Animal Cafe,” read by Martin Short, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” read by Gilda Radner, “Ludlow Laughs,” read by Phyllis Diller, and “Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message,” read by Nicholson Earl Billey. Airing on PBS from 1983-2009, and hosted by LeVar Burton (“Roots,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) for its entire 26-year run, the program garnered more than 200 awards, including 26 Emmys and a Peabody Award. To learning about comedy in one episode, to profiling people who have occupations in the evening and early morning in another, LeVar takes children on fun-filled learning adventures they won’t forget.  
The DVD run time is approximately 120 minutes and its SRP is $6.99. This DVD is available from PBS Distribution. 
Take a look its in a book a Reading Rainbow. Hailee is my book lover if you can't tell yet by reading all my book reviews. She loves anything that deals with reading. Reading Rainbow is a show I used to watch as a child and now I can share that with her and its something we can do together.


For over 30 years, this beloved children s television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted by acclaimed actor LeVar Burton, journey to exciting places and build a lasting connection with your favorite books. Episodes include: Animal Café with celebrity reader: Martin Short, The Tortoise and the Hare with celebrity reader: Gilda Radner, Ludlow Laughs: with celebrity reader Phyllis Diller and Giving Thanks: with celebrity reader: Nicholson Earl Billey.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

SKYBRARY- Read over 500 books View over 100 Videos

Hailee reads alot of books, her collection grows by the day and is outgrowing the shelves. She occasionally reads on her Kindle as well. I was asked if I would like to check out SKYBRARY, its a Reading Rainbow online service.

Hailee is in love with SKYBRARY. She can read her heart out about all the things she loves. Her favorite section is the National Geographic books, she loves learning and SKYBRARY is helping her do just that.



She is using SKYBRARY on her Kindle but it is available online as well as Android & Ipad.

SKYBRARY takes you on a hot air balloon to the sky where you can pick & choose books to load in your backpack. You can watch videos as well that teach you about animals & so much more. There are hundreds of books to read & over 100 videos to watch. Parents can visit the dashboard online and view how many books the kids have read including how long it took them to read it. Its a really neat site. You can get a 14 day free trial to check it out.

SKYBRARY is one of her favorite things she has ever reviewed.



You can purchase SKYBRARY for 6 months for $29.99, 1 year for $49.99.


Designed to entice and excite children's natural sense of curiosity about their world, SKYBRARY delivers an adventure-based unlimited book reading and video field trip experience. 
Young readers and pre-readers pilot their own personal hot air balloons among SKYBRARY'S seven unique themed islands, each featuring a wide array of quality literature and video content. These engaging worlds of animals, music, adventure, science, heroes, friends and family feature more than 500 books from esteemed authors and acclaimed publishers, made available to children as “read by myself” or “read to me,” and contain interactive elements that enhance enjoyment while preserving the reading experience. More than 150 newly produced and classic video field trips with host LeVar Burton show children they can “Go Anywhere, Be Anything” as they are taken behind the scenes to places such as the White House, the Los Angeles Ballet, the Grand Canyon and Cirque du Soleil. 
SKYBRARY is available at www.readingrainbow.com and offers a 14-day free trial with unlimited access to the complete digital library of books and videos. After the trial period ends, subscription plans are available. SKYBRARY is available from RRKidz.


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