Archives for August 19, 2015

Back-to-school with WordGirl!

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Credit: PBS KIDS/Scholastic/WordGirl.

KIDOODLE.TV® INTRODUCES FAMILY MOMENTS™ New feature is latest advance by Kidoodle.TV® to offer more to consumers than traditional SVOD service

A Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”), owner of children’s over-the-top (OTT) entertainment service, Kidoodle.TV, today introduced an exceptional new feature to its service as part of its mandate to provide a broader offering to Millennial parents.

Family Moments™ allows parents to safely upload and store their family videos and home movies for seamless playback and sharing in one location within the Kidoodle.TV platform. With an easy-to-use interface and ability to label and describe uploaded content, parents can quickly upload family videos directly from their iOS devices as well as their personal computers. Once uploaded and securely stored in their Kidoodle.TV account, videos can be viewed across devices for secure, “anytime, anywhere” viewing in HD quality.

 

The added benefit of the Family Moments feature is that families can quickly divest their smartphones and tablets of large video files that fill up local storage, solving the dreaded ‘device is full, cannot take video’ problem,” says Neil Gruninger, Chief Product Officer, Kidoodle.TV. “We wanted to build a system that is easier to use than other cloud storage options and is specifically designed for video playback.  Family Moments is that system.”

 

Today’s consumer habits are changing, drifting from traditional viewing to expect instant, on demand access. At the same time, they are looking for easy-to-integrate technological solutions to help them manage and enhance their busy lives. Consumers asked, and with Family Moments, Kidoodle.TV has provided an answer.

 Parents may also share video files with family and friends using a secure, password protected link. Recipients enter an assigned password and can view the videos in full quality . . . a new and easy way to share large video files and to back up precious memories with cloud redundancy.

Our President, Michael Lowe, was relating a touching story to me about how a grandmother recorded herself reading books so that her grandchildren would know her and hear her voice after she was gone,” says Gruninger.  “The story struck a nerve and generated the idea that kids should be able to access such precious video alongside traditional content.

 

We are proud of this new feature which gives parents another reason to use Kidoodle.TV on a daily basis, providing safe viewing for their children and also secure sharing and storage for precious memories,” added APMC President and Kidoodle.TV founder, Michael Lowe. “This is just the first step in our evolution to provide more to cord-cutting Millennial parents who are incorporating useful aspects of OTT and technology into their lifestyles in an effort to simplify, manage and enhance them.”

Through the Apple App Store, parents can access this new feature to easily share meaningful recorded memories such as weddings, birthday parties, sporting events, recitals and school plays, in a secure, private setting with friends and family.

 

Inspired by the real-life needs of families, Family Moments, is an industry-disrupting tool that harnesses the remarkable power of technology to enhance consumers’ lives.

 

Family Moments will be made available to Android users in the coming weeks.

 

Kidoodle.TV is an award-winning, industry recognized, OTT streaming service dedicated to providing a wide array of quality entertainment and educational content to kids and families. Designed to safely accommodate the rapidly changing demands of today’s digitally connected families, Kidoodle.TV features robust parental controls, a brightly colored, customizable interface, and now, is the world’s first kid’s subscription-video-on-demand platform to allow consumers to share and view user generated content alongside the most popular children’s programs.

 

Credit: Kidoodle.TV

BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS from CHOOZE and Wildkin Backpacks and Nap Mats!

Summer is still here but some kids went back to school this week! My son and some of his friends have another couple of weeks or so. We are still enjoying Summer but it is time to shop for back-to-school!

Are you looking for lunch bags and backpacks? Chooze has you covered!

Check out the NEW Chooze Bags and coordinating lunch boxes!

I received a really adorable backpack to review and it is super cute! I had a good friend that started middle school this week and we gave it to her for her first day of school! My son said it is cool but it is not up his alley. He prefers camouflage and Pokemon..but I loved this design called Mood. Another really cool thing is that the padded convertible straps simply flip from side-to-side to provide a different look.

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The design is just very stylish and cool! It is also quite roomy and perfect for Tweens!

CHOOZEPACKS bring the signature CHOOZE difference you love to a new level of possibility!

Ingenious reversible design features two functional sides giving children the power to choose which print to display.

Updated! Our guest blogger (and friend) has her own comments to share! Here’s what Raya has to say:

The Chooze Backpack is a great way to show off your sense of style that is completely unique. I love to change up the style every day.The fact that you can change the backpack from front to back is genius. I love this styles this company has come up with. Boys and girls can enjoy all aspects of this line of products.

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For more information, go to: http://www.choozeshoes.com/collections/backpacks

 For those of you who have younger children the Wildkin Nap Mats may be a hit! 

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Even little ones will need school essentials, whether in pre-school or starting Kindergarten and some require Nap Mats for your child.

Wildkin Nap Mats can be used for school or home – rolls up for easy storage and travel.  A favorite with preschools, daycares, and as a starter sleeping bag for little ones.

Sail off to dream-land in style with a Nap Mat by Wildkin.

For more information on all of the Wildkin Nap Mats, go to:http://www.wildkin.com/S_NAPMATS.html

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample of the CHOOZEPACKS to facilitate this back-to-school post. No other compensation was received.

The Coaster Run at Knott’s Berry Farm Sunday, Mar 6, 2016! Register now!

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 Coaster Run
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016, 7:00 AM
Packet Pickup/Registration Time: 5:30 AM
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
5K, 10K & Kids Run
Finishers get pie, medal and event t-shirt.
The website is www.thecoasterrun.com
Twitter: @RenegadeRace
Instagram: @RenegadeRaceSeries
Hashtags:  #CoasterRun #RenegadeRace #KnottsBerryFarm #SLDCRun, Walk and Ride the Coasters for the Kids of Speech and Language Development Center. The Coaster Run offers a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and 1/2 Mile Kids Camp Snoopy Fun Run followed by a finish-line expo with a complimentary piece of Knott’s famous Boysenberry Pie.

For more information, go to:  www.thecoasterrun.com

10% off code: CITYKIDS This expires when online registration closes or the race sells out.  (VIP and Virtual Excluded).

Self Disclosure: I received free tickets to promote this event. No other compensation was received to post.

This Hot and Spicy Food Day, hot means healthy! Tandoor Chef is my favorite for the day!

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Today is Hot and Spicy Food Day! What better way to enjoy than with Tandoor Chef!

I received free coupons and selected the Kofta Curry and the Chicken Pad Thai and they are both absolutely delicious! I love the spices and these two I will definitely be buying again! They really have a great variety! You can see them all here. 

You may remember seeing this post earlier this month, but thought that I would post this helpful info from our friends at Tandoor Chef once again!

This Hot and Spicy Food Day, hot means healthy! Today, give your taste buds a kick and your body a boost! Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t skimp on the heat with Tandoor Chef:

  1. Weight Loss: Studies show that the main compound in chilies, called capsaicin, has a thermogenic effect and may cause the body to burn more calories and boost metabolism.

Heat up! Lamb Vindaloo.

 

  1. Heart Health:Studies show that cultures that eat the spiciest foods have much lower incidence of heart attack and stroke. It could be because chili peppers help to reduce the damaging effects of bad cholesterol while capsaicin helps to fight inflammation.

Heat up! Vegetable Pad Thai.

 

  1. Cancer Prevention:Some studies suggest that capsaicin has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. Another spice, turmeric, may slow the spread of cancer and growth of tumors.

Heat up! Balanced Vegetarian Palak Paneer.

 

  1. Lower Blood Pressure:Vitamins A and C strengthen the heart muscle walls, and spicy heat can increase blood flow throughout your body.

Heat up! Balanced Vegetarian Kofta Curry.

 

  1. Boost Your Mood:Spicy foods boost production of feel-good hormones, such as serotonin, easing depression and stress.

Heat up! Malai Kofta.

Check them out on Pinterest too! I already did!

Self Disclosure: I received free coupons to facilitate this post. Info other than my review, provided by Tandoor Chef.