Archives for April 13, 2017

Yowie Celebrates Earth Day Early with Easter Egg Hunts Across U.S. Free Yowie Chocolate Will Be Handed Out To Spread Awareness About Saving The Natural World


Yowie Group LTD announced today that they will be traveling across the U.S. this April to celebrate Earth Day with Easter egg hunts for children. The popular chocolate brand from Australia will be participating in Easter egg hunts in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Providence, and Denver markets. Yowie aims to “save the natural world” by making animal and environmental education both fun and tasty, creating the perfect link between Easter chocolate celebrations on Sunday April 16th and Earth Day on Saturday April 22nd.


These events allow Yowie to further its mission of educating children and adults about ecology and the environment through fun animal replicas hidden inside each chocolate, many of which are endangered species. The brand recently partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is based at the Bronx Zoo and works to conserve more than two million square miles of wild places around the world.


Yowie will be handing out free candy to attendees at each of the following Easter events:


Friday, April 14 – Easter Hoppening – Malibu, CA

Saturday April 15 – Think and Fun’s Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Fun – New York, NY

Saturday April 15 – Bunny Rock 5K and Egg Hunt – Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 15 – Egg Scramble – Sunny Isles, FL

Saturday, April 15 – Egg Bowl – Pasadena, CA

Sunday, April 16 – World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt – Copper Mountain, CO


“Yowie has grown rapidly in the US, and we are excited to hit the road this April to bring our chocolate to kids across the country,” said Bert Alfonso, CEO of Yowie Group. “It made sense for us to combine our Easter and Earth Day plans, as we look to harness the fun animal collectables inside every Yowie to help spread our message of animal and environmental conservation.”

Yowie is a brand that appeals to all ages with a core brand message of ‘”saving the natural world.” Yowie is not just another toy or collectible, it is a brand built around an extensive collection of limited-edition replicas of wild animals – many under the real threat of extinction – with the purpose of educating children and adults about ecology and the environment. They have been designed to foster a sense of wonder in the diversity and beauty of our natural world and to encourage learning through play.

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– Each character comes with a leaflet of facts about that animal.
– YOWIE can be enjoyed digitally on YOWIE WORLD, the app that lets children create an avatar and experience theYOWIE environment first-hand.
– With information from the leaflets, children can unlock animals in YOWIE WORLD to play and interact with.
– At its height in Australia, the candy was flying off the shelves at a rate of 1-million units per week.
– Learn more about YOWIE HERE
I received a couple to sample and these really are quite unique! I think that children of all ages will love the app! The chocolate is quite yummy too!
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photos were provided.

Books of the Week!

Ripley Publishing Introduces Two New Board Books
Wonder what in the world you just met, as you turn the pages of
Wacky 1-2-3 and ODDphabet!
Ripley Publishing is expanding its line of popular children’s books with the launch of the company’s first board books, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ODDphabet and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Wacky 1-2-3, suitable for ages 3 and up.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ODDphabet and Wacky 1-2-3 make learning letters and numbers tons of fun! From a painting elephant to singing mice, and everything in between, each quirky character is based on a true Ripley’s-verified story.
From A to Z and 1 through 12, rhymes and colorful illustrations engage young readers to learn the basics while promoting inclusivity and individuality.
Both books feature highly engaging illustrations by Ripley cartoonist John Graziano, who also illustrates the daily
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon.
ODDphabet and Wacky 1-2-3 go are available through all major booksellers.
 I highly recommend both of these books for young children because they really make learning fun! They will make children laugh but they are also learning and nothing is better than that! 


Do you have a child who loves Lego and Batman? Then this next one is a must-buy!

I love the illustrations in this book from DK. It has the characters and even all the vehicles! Older kids will love the inside story of how the LEGO group and Warmer Bros. brought Batman’s brick world to life.

Look for it at bookstores this Spring!

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to feature. 

5 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids

There’s no comparing playing outdoors. The vastness of space can really give a great workout even to the most hyperactive child. With no shortage of space, exploration can be enhanced, and this can lead to more learning opportunities for children. Besides, getting warm sunshine and fresh air should break the monotony of having to sit in front of the computer or TV screen for extended hours at a time. If you want to get your child off that couch, here are 5 fun outdoor activities for kids you may want to try.

  1. Play ball games.

Take out your basketball hoops and play one on one with your kid. Or create a two-man team for a 2 on 2 game. Bring out the soccer ball or even the football or tennis ball and racquet. Whatever kind of ball you have, this is one game that is best enjoyed outdoors; unless of course your home interior is the size of the Madison Square Garden. But why ball games? These are excellent for helping kids develop their throwing, dribbling, kicking, and ball handling skills. These are also essential in developing agility and flexibility as well as boosting one’s reflexes. 

  1. Play with ride-on toys. 

When we talk of outdoor activities for kids, driving one of those kiddie ride-on toys is almost always on top of the list. In fact, many kids today go to school or to the park riding in any one of these modes of kiddie transportation. Kids love gliding on their skateboards, inline skates, or even roller skates. Some prefer going around the neighborhood on their bicycles, trikes, and even big wheels. Still, younger kids prefer to travel in style in their wagons and electric cars. For the more adventurous ones, a go kart or a motorized mini kart is an absolute must. If you don’t think of this as a great outdoor activity, just ask yourself how you felt the first time your dad gave you the keys to your own car. You can view a great range of Go Karts at My Kid Needs That.

  1. Engage in a game of shooting or target practice. 

If you have Nerf blasters, now is the perfect time to go out and play a game of target practice or even some simulated shooting games. We know some of you may be raising their eyebrows because it would seem we are espousing violence. Shooting games are excellent when it comes to teaching kids concentration or focus. They are also taught to become very observant of their environment as enemies can really just be lurking behind a bush or some other structure. If you think this is violent, then perhaps engaging in some target practice would be a lot less violent. Just place several strips of paper on a pole and try to hit as close to the bull’s eye as possible. 

  1. Go swimming or even fishing. 

There are a lot of things that can be done at the beach or even in the swimming pool. Splashing around or even lounging on their own pool inflatables can provide tremendous fun and enjoyment for kids. Getting them water themed play tables can also add to the fun. If not, why not encourage your child to go out fishing. It teaches them patience and perseverance as well as concentration on the minute changes that occur on the line. Best of all, they get to be acquainted with the different fish species in your area. 

  1. Fly a kite or a drone. 

Flying can provide thrills you’ve never known. Whether it is a simple kite or even a remote controlled drone or helicopter, this will simply improve kids’ spatial awareness and fine motor skills.

These are just 5 fun outdoor activities for kids. We can guarantee you, there are literally hundreds more.