Saturday, August 4, 2018

Boxcar Children-Surprise Island-US/CAN


The Boxcar Children are back with another exciting adventure. This is a beautiful film with a deep connection to a simpler life and a hunger for learning.

The Alden children have a home with their grandfather now but their adventures are just beginning! This dvd follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island. Does their new friend have a secret? A kind stranger who lives there is always happy to help the children out.


Recommended for ages 3-13.
Special Features:
~Interviews with cast and crew
~Intervew with the Composer
~Behind the scenes interview with the Sound Editing and Mixing Team

Stars Golden Globe®-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden, Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) as the mysterious Joe, Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence) as Jesse Alden, Carter Sand (Frozen) as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham (Twilight) as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Capt. Daniel and Talitha Bateman (Love, Simon) as Violet.
Includes exclusive bookmark.

“The Boxcar Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner is one of the best-selling children’s book series of all time. Having just marked its 75th anniversary, over 70 million books have sold world-wide. There are 150 books in the series, and over 1 million kids read the books in schools across North America every year.

Los Angeles, CA – Small island. Big adventure! The beloved Boxcar Children are headed to Blu-ray and DVD on August 7th with the release of the new animated feature film THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND, courtesy Legacy Classics and Shout Kids. Fans can now pre-order their copies on Amazon.com or shoutfactory.com.

Here is a little clip of the film for you to enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE0C_gRqBWs&feature=youtu.be


Approximate running time-82 minutes.


Two lucky winners are going to win their own copy of this DVD. Get your entries in today and good luck everyone.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

100% Handmade Crochet Accessories


A few weeks ago I received some very lovely crocheted earrings and a very pretty headband.
They come from https://www.SplendidWorksOfArt.com There are so many lovely products here and the sponsor has graciously offered 2 winners, their choice of 1 pair of earrings or 1 headband. So take a look at the pretty crocheted items on the site.

The earrings I chose were these,
and I chose this headband
See how nicely the earrings fit? I really like them. Take a look at the other earrings there are https://www.splendidworksofart.com/earrings here is a peek at the accessories https://www.splendidworksofart.com/accessories

The sponsor is offering two winners their choice of either a pair of earrings or a headband. So get your entries in today and good luck to everyone.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dream Big: Engineering Our World-Set of 2 DVDs



Los Angeles, CA – Get ready to explore our world when the critically acclaimed film Dream Big: Engineering Our World (narrated by Jeff Bridges)is released in a 2-DVD set by Shout! Factory on July 24, 2018. Originally filmed for and seen in IMAX® and Giant Screen theaters, this stunning film will now be available in living rooms across the country.

The education-focused 2-DVD edition of Dream Big: Engineering Our World will offer the complete movie along with a 150-page educator’s guide (12 lesson plans, including handouts), 10 educational shorts, 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes and 8 more short “Fun Fact” videos. This set brings the wonder of engineering to life for students everywhere.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner* Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a spectacular look at man-made marvels that will forever transform the way you think about engineering. It celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. It is more than a movie — it’s part of a movement aimed at bringing engineering into the forefront of our culture. Dream Big is the first giant-screen film to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet as we head into the twenty-first century and beyond. That’s why the film will be accompanied by ongoing educational, museum and community efforts to expose young people from all backgrounds to what engineering is … and what it can conjure in the world.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World joins Shout! Factory’s exciting catalog of 4K and IMAX films that includes the incredible critically acclaimed and award-winning odysseys Journey to Space , Flight of the Butterflies, Rocky Mountain Express, Humpback Whales, Wonders Of The Arctic , The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea, and Mysteries of China.

Here are some fun games for the summer ranging from K to Grade 8 levels. First Build a Better Bubble Blower. Grades K-2, 3-5 takes 20 to 60 minutes. Design, build and test a bubble blower.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/17zgki489n752wj/AACNYf26c7h2_PtLfN4_H6yPa?dl=0&preview=Build+a+Better+Bubble+Blower_083116.pdf

Then we have Build a Pinball Game for grades 6-8 Build a pinball game with a launcher and interesting obstacles. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/17zgki489n752wj/AACNYf26c7h2_PtLfN4_H6yPa?dl=0&preview=Build+a+Pinball+Game_121216.pdf takes 60 minutes.

Last we have Foil Boats a Design challenge, grades 3-5, 20 minutes. How many pennies can you design an aluminum foil boat to hold before it sinks or capsizes? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/17zgki489n752wj/AACNYf26c7h2_PtLfN4_H6yPa?dl=0&preview=Foil+Boats_082616.pdf


Two lucky winners are going to win these DVD's. There are two of them in the package. Get your entries in today and you might be the lucky winner.
Open to US and Canada ending July 26/18

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Naipo Cooling Cooler Car Seat Cushion-Review

Look at this one from Naipo. Naipo Cooling Cooler Car Seat Cushion Cool Cover Pad Protector Heating Warmer Electric with Breathable 3D Ventilated Holes Pain Relieve Relaxation for Car, Chair, Home, or Office.


2 Levels Air Cooling in Summer】The cushion cools you through airflow, which rapidly disperses excessive heat and moisture from the back and hips, making them free from sweat and providing a optimum comfort driving situation.
Adjustable Heating & Cooling in Double-Zone】Heating and cooling functions, both with 2 levels, are equipped for your specific need. It's size and elasticated strap make it fits for 12V Car and also for 24V Truck, Boat, Bus. Car and Home adapter are included.
Fast Heating Cushion in Winter】Equipped with heating pads in the back and hip area, warming your full body up within 2~3 minutes quickly in the cold day. Equipped with overheat protection, 30 minutes timing and two levels (Heating levelⅠ:122℉; Heating level Ⅱ: 113℉).
User Friendly Design】: Anti-slip waterproof silicon backing and elasticated belt make it easy to fix to your chair and car; intelligent control panel is easy to use; multipurpose pocket to store little doodads.
3D Mesh Fabric & Soft PU Leather】Ventilation of the mesh fabric makes air flow easier and heat transfer more effective. Easy to clean and suitable for all seasons. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee and a 24-month warranty for quality-related issues.




Check out all the other benefits this offers here https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06ZXYPR49

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This item: Naipo Cooling Cooler Car Seat Cushion Cool Cover Pad Protector Heating Warmer Electric with… CDN$ 59.99 I say this is an awesome deal so go there and order yours today.

The official web site for Naipo is https://www.naipocare.com/ and scroll down.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ripley's Childrens' Books



Today I have a great giveaway for you all. Two books from Ripley's that your children will really enjoy.
The first one is
Bremner and the Party


Brand new picture books from Ripley’s feature fun and engaging stories around two favorite Ripley’s Aquarium mascots-Sharkee the sand tiger shark and Bremner the pufferfish. Filled with expressive illustrations, silly situations, and lovable characters, kids and parents alike will be enchanted by each of these charming “tails”!
Bremner the pufferfish is going to a party. Tonight. Gulp! And he’s nervous. And he knows what happens when he gets nervous. He puffs up. And he definitely doesn’t want to puff up. Children and parents alike will laugh their way through Bremner’s nervous dialogue as he goes off the deep end before joining the party. Will Bremner puff up and ruin the celebration? There’s only one way to find out!

The second book is
Sharkee and the Teddy Bear


Brand new picture books from Ripley’s feature fun and engaging stories around two favorite Ripley’s Aquarium mascots-Sharkee the sand tiger shark and Bremner the pufferfish. Filled with expressive illustrations, silly situations, and lovable characters, kids and parents alike will be enchanted by each of these charming “tails”!
A teddy bear has fallen into the ocean, but there were witnesses. And they want the teddy bear. Join Sharkee and his sassy sidekick as they search for the bear, stopping to ask all sorts of marine animals along the way with varying degrees of silliness. Told from Sharkee’s point of view, this bubbly tail will have young readers giggling at Sharkee’s hilarious encounters and parents entertained by the adorable ending. Will Sharkee ever find the teddy bear? There’s only one way to find out!

One lucky person is going to receive a very nice package direct from Ripley's. These books are a nice size, 8.2 x 11.3 inches, hard covered 40 page books and are for in the category age 3 and up.

They have a fun and unexpected story line that will delight children and adults alike. They have colorful and highly engaging illustrations by Ripley's cartoonist. Written at an age-appropriate level and the character is named after Ripley's aquarium mascot.

This is open to both US and Canada so get your entries in today. I know you will love them both and so will your children.
Good luck everyone!