Archives for March 3, 2016

Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-Winning”DOC MCSTUFFINS” News!

The McStuffins family experiences the joys of adoption and also now must adjust to a new baby in the house in a multi-episode story arc of Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning animated series “Doc McStuffins,” beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 4 (8:00-8:30 a.m. EST) on Disney Channel. Geared toward kids age 2-7 and their families, baby-themed episodes will continue to roll out on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney Junior on Demand throughout the spring, with storylines focusing on a variety of emotions and situations young children can encounter when a new baby arrives in the family.

Following is the full premiere schedule (all episodes will air at 8:00 a.m. EST on Disney Channel):

FRIDAY, MARCH 4
“Baby McStuffins” – Mom and Dad announce that they are adopting a baby and give Doc a new baby doll to practice her babysitting skills.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11
“Runaway Love” – Doc’s little brother Donny worries that the arrival of the new baby will take attention away from him so he hatches a plan to run away. Meanwhile, Doc is so busy helping her parents prepare for the new baby that Lambie also starts to feel left out.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
“Hooty’s Duty” – When Doc realizes that the arrival of a new baby means a new group of baby toys will also be coming home, she seeks to put one of her own toys in charge of them, and Professor Hootsburgh proudly volunteers for the job.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25
“Bringing Home Baby” – The baby’s gender will be revealed during this special 22-minute episode. Mom and Dad get the call that the new baby is on the way, so Grandma McStuffins arrives to take care of Doc and Donny. Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Dawnn Lewis (“A Different World”) guest stars in the new recurring role of Grandma McStuffins.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1
“Baby Names/Night Night, Lala” – The McStuffins family comes up with the name for the baby and baby’s new toy, Lala, has a hard time adjusting to her new environment.

Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee and directed by Emmy-winning Norton Virgien, “Doc McStuffins” is a production of Dublin, Ireland’s Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Channel. The Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center serves as its health and medical consultants, advising on basic health issues that are relevant to young kids and families. “Doc McStuffins” airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

Credit: Disney Junior.

pediped® Debuts Over 70 Fresh New Styles for Spring/Summer 2016

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Award-winning children’s footwear brand pediped® debuts its Spring/Summer 2016 collection featuring over 70 new styles across its signature footwear system. The collection is highlighted by its fashion sandals featuring Memory Foam Technology™ and its aquatic water-safe, rugged, machine-washable Adventure Line.

 

Soft pastels and bright fun colors enrich this collection with a diverse pallet. Spring style is already in full swing with 3D floral appliques blooming on the Sidra and Sabinesandals. Flower prints of pinks and blues wrap themselves around the Bree and Louisa shoes, making these the perfect accent to any casual spring dress. The popular boys’ boat shoe Norm is now available in sizes EU 24-33 (US 7.5 kids – 1 youth) allowing little tikes to big kids alike to walk through this season in style. The Forceathletic shoe, the Ultra Light Technology™ driven fan favorite, is back in three new colorways. Continuing to make life easier for grown-ups, this Spring/Summer collection by pediped® features over 60 machine-washable styles. Every style of pediped® footwear is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association, allowing children to always put their finest and healthiest foot forward.

 

Whether a child is crawling, learning to walk, or running around, pediped® has a stylish shoe that fits comfortably and ensures healthy foot development. Each of the three footwear lines featured in the pediped® footwear system is specially designed to meet the needs of a particular walking stage.

 

Originals®

  • pediped® Originals® are the first step in the pediped® footwear system. Soft-soled, and flexible, these shoes are recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists, as the design closely mimics barefoot walking, and do not force a child to change their natural stride. Each style is lined with a slip-resistant leather sole and includes pediped® patented signature hand-stitching, allowing for a breathable shoe.
  • Originals® styles retail starting at $37 and are available for children in sizes newborn to 24 months.

 

Grip ‘n’ Go™

  • Grip ‘n’ Go™ styles provide a smooth transition for a child learning to walk with a more confident stride. The second step in the pediped® footwear system, all Grip ‘n’ Go™ shoes include G2 Technology™, which contains a specialized soft rubber sole for additional cushion, rounded edges that mimic the natural shape of a foot to help with stability, a grip zone for additional traction, and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor. Varied styles come with additional features such as Memory Foam Technology™, and machine-washable capabilities.
  • Grip ‘n’ Go™ styles retail starting at $48 and are available in EU sizes 19-23, US kids 4-7.

 

Flex®

  • The third, and final, step in the pediped® footwear system is Flex®. For those who have a developed a solid, natural stride, Flex® combines high quality materials and advanced technology to create the perfect, stylish choice for all-day comfortable wear. Most styles include the Flex Fit System™, which offers a customizable fit with the use of additional insoles, extending the life of a pair of shoes up to two months. To top it off, a cushioned arch support and flexible rubber soles ensure coziness and ongoing healthy foot development.
  • Flex® styles retail starting at $39.95 and are available in EU sizes 20-38, US 5 kids-6 youth (available sizes vary between styles).

 

The pediped® Spring/Summer 2016 Collection is now available for purchase online at www.pediped.com and in select retail stores.

Credit: Pediped. No compensation was received.