Archives for January 9, 2015

Eco-Me Natural Plant Extract Dish Soap Non-toxic, All-Natural and smells good too! A Must-Have in the Kitchen!

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Say goodbye to dirty dishes with new Eco-Me Natural Plant Extracts Dish Soap. This all-natural, earth-friendly soap features food-grade and plant-based ingredients that are tough on grease, but gentle on hands. And, it’s non-toxic, so it’s safe to use on baby and kids’ dishes too! I received a sample to try out and I love the lemony smell. But, most of all I like that it is All-Natural and suds up. It is gentle on hands but cleans really well! It is PETA and Leaping Bunny approved; no animal testing or by-products. I love the natural clean Lemon Fresh scent but it is also available in Citrus Berry, Herbal Mint and Fragrance-free.

It is available in 16 fl oz and retails for $5.99.  Available for purchase in the U.S. at www.eco-me.com and retailers nation-wide.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Eco-Me.

Little Twig Lavender Baby Wash and Calming Lavender Baby Lotion Great for Baby and children too!

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Take away the stress of bath time with new Little Twig Calming Lavender Baby Wash. The all-natural blend of soothing lavender, restorative chamomile and gentle bubbles turns tub into a sanctuary of tranquil bath time bliss. By applying this lavender body wash to your little one’s bedtime bath, you provide the aromatherapy benefits that are calming and relaxing, encouraging a better night’s sleep.

I received a sample and tried it out on my son. Yes, he is not a baby as he will quickly tell you! But, it worked great for his skin. I love that it is all natural and safe for the whole family. It is completely free of phthalates, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, nut, soy or wheat and it is pH balanced and ideal for sensitive skin.  it is also available in tangerine and unscented. It is available for purchase in the U.S. at www.littletwig.com.

Little Twig Calming Lavender Baby Lotion is also a Must-Have! I received a sample and although I do not have a baby to try this one out, I did try it on my son and I also tried it. I love how this helps with dry Winter skin. My skin really gets dry in the Winter and the same with my son. I love that this is All-Natural and made from the most effective organic and botanical ingredients. The Lavender and lemon scents are commonly used to promote calm and relaxation. It is also safe for the whole family and is pH balanced. It works great on my son;t somewhat sensitive skin. The Vitamin E, jojoba and tea tree oil really softens skin. It is also available in tangerine and unscented by the Lavender smells great!

You can purchase both items in the U.S. at www.littletwig.com and retailers nationwide.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Little Twig.

Maddi’s Fridge By Lois Brandt

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Age Range: 4-8 years

Grade Level: Kindergarten-3rd

 

Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, play in the same park, and go to the same school. But while Sofia’s fridge at home is full, Maddi’s fridge is empty – white empty – with just a small container of milk.

 

“Why doesn’t your mom go to the store?” Sofia asks.

“We don’t have enough money.”

“But what if you get hungry?”

“We have some bread,” Maddi says.

“Please don’t tell anyone.”

 

Sofia promises Maddi she won’t tell, but is determined to help her best friend. She sneaks food for Maddi in her bag and discovers that, while fish and eggs are good for kids, they aren’t very good for backpacks. Despite Sofia’s very best efforts, Maddi’s fridge is still empty.

 

Sofia promised not to tell. Now what can she do?

I received a copy of this book and love how it addresses such an important topic.  I highly recommend for children ages 4+.

You can find the book on Amazon.com.

** 10% of profits donated to help fight childhood hunger.

About the Author:

Lois Brandt is a children’s fiction writer whose new book Maddi’s Fridge, is the first picture book to address child hunger in the United States. It was inspired by Brandt’s childhood memory of opening her friend’s refrigerator and finding only condiments and a lunch milk carton her friend had saved from school for her little brother. Brandt, who holds an MFA from Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa.

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free book to facilitate this post.

Brand-New Animated Preschool Series ‘Little Charmers’ Premieres on Nickelodeon on Monday, 1/12 AT 12 P.M. (ET/PT)!

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Preschoolers will enter a whimsical world of spellbinding adventures when Little Charmers, a brand-new animated preschool series that celebrates the magic of friendship, debuts Monday, Jan. 12, at 12:00 p.m.(ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr.  A production of Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master Entertainment, the half-hour series (40 eps/80x11mins) follows best friends and Charmers-in-Training Hazel, Posie and Lavender as they attempt to solve everyday problems and in the process, find themselves in the middle of funny situations.  Together, the three Charmers learn that with a little imagination, friendship and teamwork, they can overcome just about any magical mishap they encounter.
Following its launch, Little Charmers will regularly air weekdays at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr.  The series will roll out on Nickelodeon channels internationally in spring 2015.

 

In the series premiere, “Prince Not So Charming/A Charming Outfit,” Hazel and her friends turn a frog prince into a real prince and must teach him to be charming before time runs out and he reverts back into a frog.  In the second story, Hazel discovers that the plain dress she is wearing is not so plain after all once she unlocks the magic, making it the perfect dress – just in time for school picture day!

 

Meet the Little Charmers:

  • Hazel – a big-hearted, driven and curious girl with a leap-before-you-look nature, who puts the finishing touches on all the spells
  • Posie – a sweet and quirky “Spellerina” who can come up with spells for any occasion with a song and dance in perfect tune
  • Lavender – a bright and feisty “Potionista” who knows how to get to the point, stir up potions and put together hip fashions

Kids can check out an exclusive first look of the series premiere episode on www.nickjr.com and the Nick Jr. App, plus play the Little Charmers Sticker Pictures game on the site.  Beginning Jan. 13, the full series premiere episode will be available on the site and the Nick Jr. App.

 

About Nelvana

Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana is comprised of Nelvana Studio and its distribution arm Nelvana Enterprises and owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at nelvana.com.

 

About Spin Master Ltd.

A multi-category children’s entertainment company, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy’s action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boy’s Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle, Flutterbye, Spin Master Games including 2014 Game of the Year, Boom Boom Balloon and the popular Hedbanz, Spy Gear, Tech Deck, and the 2014 Innovative Toy of the Year Zoomer. The company has also marked an entry into children’s media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties, including the hit animated preschool series, PAW Patrol. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Munich, and Milan. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).