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All Aboard! Lola’s Math Train 2 is Now Available for iOS and Android Devices Chug along with Lola Panda™ as she embarks on an all new mathematical adventure with Lola’s Math Train 2 – the sequel to the award winning Lola’s Math Train app designed to teach slightly older students their basic math skills.

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The developers who brought you Lola’s Math Train, announce the release of their newest app, Lola’s Math Train 2 now available for $2.99 on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. An adventure packed locomotive journey through addition and subtraction, Lola’s Math Train 2 now features a unique tracking system that allows parents to follow along as their child plays.

Designed for children ages 5-8, Lola’s Math Train 2 features new interactive characters, three advancing levels, and gameplay in multiple languages (Spanish, French, and German etc.), that will have players entertained and challenged at the same time. Players are invited to join in the fun by helping Lola Panda™ solve simple math problems. The more equations solved, the faster Lola Panda™ and her friends get on the train reach their final destination!

“We had lots of parents emailing us after the success of the first Lola’s Math Train app after it hit the #1 education game spot in 23 countries. They made it very clear that the app was helping their children learn math, but many expressed interest in an app that took those skills even further for a slightly older crowd. Lola’s Math Train 2 is that app,” explains Mika Heikinheimo, CEO of BeiZ.

With the new addition of the progress tracker in Lola’s Math Train 2, parents are able to view their child’s scores, length of time played, and overall improvement. Lola’s Math Train 2 provides endless entertainment, while encouraging children to learn, making it an app the whole family can get on board with!

Additional Features of Lola’s Math Train 2 include:

– 19 exciting mathematical games with Lola Panda™ including addition, subtraction, and simple puzzle solving

– Three skill levels to choose from with advancing difficulty as player’s skills improve

– Full color graphics and music

– Lola Panda™ Progress Tracker provides parental updates on a child’s abilities

Lola’s Math Train 2 is designed for children between 6-8 years old. The game starts with easier tasks of addition and number sequencing, then gets more challenging when the child’s skills improve. After finishing each set of math tasks, the player gets to choose an outfit for a fun costume party!

 

Lola’s Math Train 2 key features:

– 11 mini games in 3 difficulty levels

– Game difficulty adjusts to the child’s learning pace

– Easy level — two-digit addition and subtraction, ordering of numbers

– Medium level — odd and even numbers, number sequencing

– Hard level — more difficult subtraction, problem solving tasks and multiplication

– Progress Tracker with Lola Panda™ child lock. Reporting inside the application

 

Lola’s Math Train 2 is available for $2.99 at:

 

Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lola-pandas-math-train-2-learn/id780402272?mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beiz.lolasmath2

For younger children, please try Lola’s Math Train 1 or our other high quality children’s games! We had the chance to try this out and this is a Must-Have for younger children! My son is 10, so he’s older but he did check it out and gave it a “thumbs up” for younger children. (ages 5-8)

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Self Disclosure: I received a free iTunes code to facilitate this review/feature but any opinions expressed are my own and I only feature products that I believe would be good for our readers.

 

 

 

 

Looking for Address Labels? Shutterfly has the best variety! Giveaway Opportunity!!

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I’m always on the look out for fun Address Labels! I love Shutterfly and not sure why I haven’t checked out their address labels before but I am impressed with their wide variety! They have stylish to classy to whimsical to fun! I had the opportunity to review labels and so my son and I checked out all the different styles. I love the Woodland Welcome Address Label because it reminds me of Spring and yes, I am ready for Winter to end. My son loves music and so he quickly selected the You Rock Address Label. They both come in sets of 24 labels (See images above!) We were both very happy when we received them because  both sets are bright, colorful and cheery. The address labels are on sale right now for $6.99 in both designs! You can check them out at Shutterfly!

We have teamed up with our friends at Shutterfly for a Spring is almost here Giveaway! Can you tell I am not looking forward to the upcoming rain? One winner will win 2 sets of address labels with shipping included! Simply leave a comment below telling us why you are looking forward to Spring or why you are looking forward to the rain. Deadline to enter is February 28th, 2014 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

Self Disclosure: I received two sets of address labels to facilitate this Review/Giveaway but any opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

The Great Unbaked Delicious Raw Vegan Chocolate!

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This year I have been trying to eat healthier and I’ve been doing a pretty good job except it is tough to give up my one cup of coffee and day with creamer and chocolate! Well, I think I may have found the perfect solution for chocolate. The Great Unbaked has Raw chocolate! These Karma Katcher Chocolates are delicious! They have 11 flavors that include mouth-watering flavors such as Mochaccino and Heatwave! yes, Mochaccino is my favorite and Heatwave is just a little bit spicy hot! All their chocolates are RAW, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, refined sugar-free (diabetic friendly). Besides, all that..they are delicious! I received a few samples and loved them! You can buy their chocolates in 8 piece gift boxes and 70 piece individually wrapped boxes. The price for the 8 piece box is $15.99 and the 70 piece box (usually found in juice bars and health stores) retails for $138. Some of the other delicious flavors are: Orange Sunshine, Almond, Mint, Raspberry Rose and Goldenberry Cherry. Yum! Did you know that Raw cacao has been shown to increase alertness, energy and stamina? I did not know that before trying out these delicious chocolates! Check out their website for more information!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own.

Leather Charm Bracelet

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Super-hot this year!! These bracelets includes multiple strands adorned by silver alloy charms. Fastened together by two steel clamps, It includes a lobster claw clasp and back chain, making it fully adjustable to fit any wrist size. With lots of styles to choose from these will surely be a staple in your spring/summer wardrobe!

Materials include: Leather, alloy, wax linen cord, suede.

I received one of these bracelets and actually was surprised that I liked it! I didn’t have a choice of designs but loved the purple and white and the symbols that represent being a survivor of domestic violence! This one would be great to wear during Domestic Violence awareness month! You can find these bracelets at www.PennyAuctionsCanada.com.
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The website has penny auctions as well as new daily deal auctions where you can bid free on an ever growing list of items for less. Items can also be purchased outright through their catalogue if you don’t want to wait! Our readers can use a special promo code to save even more! Use the code Tomoson25 at the checkout and you will get 25 free bids with a 25 bid pack purchase.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

WATCH DISNEY, PIXAR, AND MARVEL MOVIES WITH DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE Free Digital Copy of Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” Available For A Limited Time Through Disney Movies Anywhere

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The Walt Disney Studios today unveiled its exclusive cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere. This all-new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Web experience enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go. iTunes is the premier digital movie provider for Disney Movies Anywhere.

 

The debut of Disney Movies Anywhere coincides with the digital release of Disney’s hit film “Frozen” and features Disney’s library of over 400 active digital titles. In addition, for a limited time, Disney Movies Anywhere users who activate and connect their Disney Movies Anywhere account to their iTunes account will receive a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s animated classic “The Incredibles.”

 

“Disney Movies Anywhere offers an exceptional consumer experience built around some of the most beloved and popular entertainment brands in the world,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “This unique technology underscores Disney’s commitment to meeting our consumers where they are with the content they want, and we’re thrilled to debut with iTunes, the #1 digital media retailer in the world.”

 

As a trusted creator of premium entertainment experiences for the whole family, Disney is committed to making it easier than ever for consumers to dive in and grow their digital movie libraries. In a seamless and family-friendly experience, Disney Movies Anywhere unlocks digital content across platforms and devices, enabling access to user-owned Disney digital content and movies in the Disney Movies Anywhere ecosystem and through iTunes.

 

With an easy-to-use interface, consumers can explore live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel; watch exclusive content and bonus features; preview upcoming offerings; and more. Users can simply connect their iTunes account to their Disney Movies Anywhere account to begin populating their Disney digital movie locker and watch movies online and on their devices. Featuring simultaneous access on multiple devices, Disney Movies Anywhere enables consumers to stream and download Disney movies on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV (through iCloud or using AirPlay). In addition, Disney Movies Anywhere functions as a streaming movie service when users log in to the website on their desktop or laptop computers (Mac or PC).

 

“Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come,” said Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios. “The beauty of this technology is that it enables us to work with iTunes and future provider partners to ensure movie lovers have streamlined access to all of their favorite Disney titles no matter which device they are on. The intuitive layout of the website and app creates an easy and enjoyable browsing environment for the whole family.”

 

Since 2008, Disney has included codes in select DVD and Blu-ray products redeemable for digital copies of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films. Users can now redeem these codes through Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital Copy titles previously redeemed in Disney Movie Rewards or via iTunes will automatically be active in both Disney Movies Anywhere and iTunes once a user logs into Disney Movies Anywhere and connects their iTunes account. Additionally, for the first time, consumers can now earn Disney Movie Rewards points for their digital purchases through Disney Movies Anywhere going forward.

 

Disney Movies Anywhere’s functionality is built upon Disney’s proprietary digital rights locker, KeyChest.

 

The Disney Movies Anywhere App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/disney. Sign up is also available through the Disney Movies Anywhere website.

About The Walt Disney Studios

For 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The WaltDisney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

 

Self Disclosure: Disney sponsored. I did not receive any products to facilitate this feature.

 

 

 

 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Helps Children Learn to ‘Stop and Go’ When They Need to Use the Potty

“When you have to go potty, STOP…and go right away. Flush, wash…and be on your way!”
On March 4, PBS KIDS will air a very special episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood called “Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes to the Potty” (check local listings). It can be challenging for small children to step away from playing and go to the bathroom when the need strikes. This episode follows Daniel and his friends as they learn how important it is to stop and go right away – and that there are bathrooms in the neighborhood they can use, too. Below are some tips inspired by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to help your little tiger take a break and go without delay!

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  • Set a “Potty Time” Schedule – Encourage your child to use the bathroom at set times during the day – like after waking up in the morning, before or after a meal or just before leaving the house or going to bed. It will help them stay on schedule, while keeping accidents to a minimum.

 

  • ·         STOP…and “GO” Right Away – Young children can get so engaged in activities and play that it’s sometimes tough for them to remember to take a bathroom break. Before you know it, an accident ensues. It helps preschoolers if you reinforce that it’s important to take a bathroom break as soon as they have to “go” – and reassure them that their toys will be there for them to play with as soon as they’ve “flushed, washed…and are on their way.”

 

  • ·         Keep them “Going” – Periodically reminding your child to use the toilet will help them get into the habit of thinking about the potty and assist in heading off accidents before it’s too late.

 

  • ·         Time to “GO” – Some families find that setting a timer is a fun way to remind them and their child that it’s time to take a break from what they’re doing and visit the potty.

 

  • ·         Accidents Happen – Occasional accidents are inevitable for preschoolers, and though they may be inconvenient, they can also be important teaching moments for your child. Try to stay calm and patient, putting the emphasis on their potty successes so far, while gently reminding your child to start a trip to the toilet a little earlier next time.

 

And don’t forget to “STOP” and “GO” tune-in to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with your preschooler, Tuesday, March 4, on PBS KIDS!

 

Walt Disney Records to Release DJ Shuffle, the First-Ever Disney Junior Compilation Album Disney Junior Invites Parents To Submit Videos of Their Child Performing Favorite Disney Junior Songs For Chance To Appear On-Air

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“DJ Shuffle,” the first-ever Disney Junior music compilation album will be released by Walt Disney Records on TUESDAY, MARCH 18. Showcasing the new Disney Junior anthem, “DJ Shuffle,” performed by meme master Parry Gripp (“Do You Like Waffles?”), the album also debuts the song “Hoppin’ Out With You,” a duet performed by Sofia and Clover from the Annie Award-winning series “Sofia the First” and other songs from favorite Disney Junior series. Featured karaoke tracks include “Blue Ribbon Bunny” from “Sofia the First,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Swashbucklin’ Version)” from “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” “Time For Your Check-Up” from “Doc McStuffins” and “DJ Shuffle.”

 

The “DJ Shuffle” album will become available for pre-order on TUESDAY, FEBURARY 25 on iTunes and Amazon. A multi-platform event celebrating the music of Disney Junior begins TUESDAY, MARCH 11 with the debut of the “DJ Shuffle” music video on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Also beginning March 11, parents/caregivers can submit videos via the Disney Junior Facebook page of their child performing popular songs from hit Disney Junior series. The videos will be highlighted across WATCH Disney Junior and DisneyJunior.com/DJShuffle, with some chosen to air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior during a special programming event in April featuring new music-filled episodes and culminating with a family night sing-along. The “DJ Shuffle” on-air programming is sponsored by BAND-AID® Brand of Johnson & Johnson and Blip Toys Disney Princess Palace Pets.

On Monday, March 24, DisneyJunior.com/DJShuffle will debut the game “DJ Jamboree” where kids can create their own unique versions of popular Disney Junior songs. The site will also feature Disney Junior lyric sheets and music-inspired crafts.

The on-air programming event debuts on Disney Channel with a new “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” airing Tuesday, April 1 (9:00 a.m. ET/PT), where the Clubhouse gang joins Minnie on the road for a pop song performance. The event also includes a new episode of “Doc McStuffins” guest-starring Broadway star Sutton Foster on Friday, April 4 (9:30 a.m. ET/PT); a musical-inspired episode of “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” premiering Tuesday, April 8 (9:30 a.m., ET/PT); and a song-filled episode of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” featuring guest stars Sharon Osbourne, Leigh-Allyn Baker and Ariel Winter, who recur as Mama Hook, the Mermaid Queen and Marina the Mermaid respectively, airing on Friday, April 11 (9:30 a.m. ET/PT). All episodes will encore on Disney Junior as part of a family night sing-along event on Friday, April 18 (5:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT).

 

In 2013, Disney Junior, the daily programming block for kids age 2-7 on Disney Channel, delivered its biggest year on record in the daypart in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5, Girls 2-5 and Women 18-49. In its first year reporting public ratings, 24-hour Disney Junior channel ranked as the #1 preschool-dedicated TV network in Total Day in Total Viewers across target Kids 2-5, Girls 2-5 and Boys 2-5 and Women 18-49, towering over Nick Jr. by double digits and Sprout by triple digits. The channel opened 2014 boasting all-time weekly highs across all target categories: Total Viewers, Kids 2-5, Girls 2-5, Boys 2-5 and Women 18-49.

 

Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel.  There are 33 Disney Junior channels in 24 languages around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tortle Products Launches in Babies R Us Nationwide

 

 

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Tortle Products, manufacturer of the innovative Tortle beanie, launches in more than 340 Babies R Us stores nationwide. The Tortle is a cotton repositioning beanie that aids in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome. The Tortle works by gently repositioning baby’s head while baby is laying on their back, sitting in a car seat, stroller, bouncer, swing or other baby gear that rests against baby’s head.

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“We are thrilled to be able to further increase awareness and prevention of Flat Head Syndrome with Tortle now being available at Babies “R” Us, one of the world’s leading dedicated juvenile products retailers,” said Dr. Jane Scott, inventor of the Tortle and a Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist. In her nearly 30 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Scott has counseled and educated hundreds of parents to help prevent as well as treat the many problems associated with Flat Head Syndrome.

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The incidence of Flat Head Syndrome has increased to epidemic proportions since the introduction of the “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1992.  More than a million babies are diagnosed with the condition each year in the U.S. alone.  The increase in diagnosis has been attributed to baby’s lack of movement and excessive amount of time infants spend on or against flat surfaces.  The American Academy of Pediatrics does recommend regular head repositioning of babies younger than six months.  This can be accomplished by newborns wearing a Tortle beanie for the first 6 months of life to support healthy development.

Babies “R” Us stores will carry the Tortle beanie in stores and online.  There will be two color options available in stores, pink and blue in addition white will be available on-line.  The Tortle beanies are available in small, medium and large sizes at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Tortle Products, manufacturer of the innovative Tortle beanie, launches in more than 340 Babies R Us stores nationwide. The Tortle is a cotton repositioning beanie that aids in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome. The Tortle works by gently repositioning baby’s head while baby is laying on their back, sitting in a car seat, stroller, bouncer, swing or other baby gear that rests against baby’s head.

“We are thrilled to be able to further increase awareness and prevention of Flat Head Syndrome with Tortle now being available at Babies “R” Us, one of the world’s leading dedicated juvenile products retailers,” said Dr. Jane Scott, inventor of the Tortle and a Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist. In her nearly 30 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Scott has counseled and educated hundreds of parents to help prevent as well as treat the many problems associated with Flat Head Syndrome.

The incidence of Flat Head Syndrome has increased to epidemic proportions since the introduction of the “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1992.  More than a million babies are diagnosed with the condition each year in the U.S. alone.  The increase in diagnosis has been attributed to baby’s lack of movement and excessive amount of time infants spend on or against flat surfaces.  The American Academy of Pediatrics does recommend regular head repositioning of babies younger than six months.  This can be accomplished by newborns wearing a Tortle beanie for the first 6 months of life to support healthy development.

Babies “R” Us stores will carry the Tortle beanie in stores and online.  There will be two color options available in stores, pink and blue in addition white will be available on-line.  The Tortle beanies are available in small, medium and large sizes at a suggested retail price of $19.99. We have reviewed this product before (as you may remember) and it really is a Must-Have for babies!!

 

Self Disclosure: I have received a free product to facilitate this feature.

 

About Tortle

Founded by Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist Dr. Jane Scott in 2012, Tortle Products, LLC manufactures Tortle, a patented FDA-cleared Class 1 medical device.  The Tortle is a cotton repositioning beanie that aids in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome, a condition most prevalent in babies 0-6 months of age.  Every baby is at risk for developing Flat Head Syndrome with one out of two babies being diagnosed with the flat head.  Tortle Products LLC is based in Denver, Colorado, and is dedicated to ending Flat Head Syndrome around the world.  For more information please visit www.tortle.com.