Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kids Academy Apps

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My girls are always asking me to download them new games on their iPad so I'm always looking for new ones to download. I like apps that are not only fun but also educational. These three apps are exactly that. If you have a toddler, preschooler, or a kindergartener, you should definitely check them out.

Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games free for toddlerBy Kids Academy Co apps: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games, Educational Books, Free Songs

Give your preschoolers a chance to learn basic alphabet, writing and mathematics the fun way! This app immerses your child with wonderful graphics and sound, all while improving hand eye coordination necessary for you toddler's development.

This app is created to make fun more educational! The app goes beyond simply great graphics and beautiful music by engaging children to learn preschool basics through intriguing game play. Toddlers will start with easy tracing by collecting fireflies in a jar and will move gradually to tracing requiring more developed fine-motor skills. The basic skills in this app are foundations for reading, writing and arithmetic operations. Appropriate hints are provided to support your children as they practice and build their skills.

ABCs alphabet phonics & Montessori learn to read app for toddlerBy Kids Academy Co apps: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games, Educational Books, Free Songs

This builds on the previous app by introducing your preschooler to writing both uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. The app takes tracing to eventually writing alphabetical characters.  It also teaches your young one the sound of each characters as they are applied in words and rate's them accordingly. This app is a wonderful way of introducing children to the basics of writing and reading.  

Learning to write has never been more fun! With Montessori Worksheets for Kids Free your kids will not only learn to write letters, but will also develop good handwriting skills! The app turns the learning process into what kids love the most - a game! ---

Bingo ABCs alphabet phonics song with farm animals cards for toddler freeBy Kids Academy Co apps: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games, Educational Books, Free Songs

This app takes the "Bingo" song that us older folks have come to know and love and reintroduces them to the new generation! This interactive, sing along music book will keep your kids preoccupied for hours with mini games and a recording, karaoke function, all while learning different farm animals.

Cute interactions, a catchy tune, and simple lyrics of this sing along music book will entertain you and your kids. With a single app you can sing and record your singing in a Karaoke session, play mini games with farm animals cards, make up and record your own stories!

Wordless Wednesday: New Pet

My girls have a new pet....Meet Juliet

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY Bath Crayons

I'm always looking for crafts and activities that my kids and I can do. It has to be easy enough for them to do on their own or with very little help.

When I saw this DIY soap crayons on Pinterest I know my kids would be very excited to do them. They are fun and easy to make. I had everything I needed except for the white soap so I went to the dollar store and bought one.

You will need:

White bar soap - We used two Ivory Soap
Food Coloring

1. Grate your soap.

 2. Add a table spoon of water to one cup of grated soap. Then add your food coloring. The darker you want your crayons the more food coloring you add. Then mix it all up. It should have a dough consistency.

 3.  You can use cookie cutter, play dough cutter to form any shape you want. Let it dry and wait until it gets hard.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks on Blu-ray & DVD Today

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We saw the movie My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks about a month ago and my girls really loved the movie. They were so excited when they saw we have the Blu-ray & DVD copy. They love everything and anything with Little Pony. They all have different favorite characters and pretend to be one. Olivia is Pinkie Pie, Emma is Rainbow Dash, and Sophia is Flutter Shy. I love watching them singing and dancing along with the music. They've watched it so many times that they've already memorized all the songs. I admit I like their songs too. I find myself singing a long with my girls! 

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, released in fall 2013, Twilight Sparkle’s crown was stolen from the Crystal Empire, and she pursued the thief, Sunset Shimmer, into an alternate world where she finds herself turned into…a teenage girl! To regain her crown and return to Equestria, Twilight had to learn how to fit into this strange, new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to become crowned Princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. 

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Canterlot High (CHS) is hosting a musical showcase, and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. But when The Dazzlings, a new girl group, arrive at CHS and convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands, tensions mount between the competing musical acts. A now-reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that The Dazzlings may not be ordinary girls and are after something far more sinister than just being named Best Band at Canterlot High. The Rainbooms call on Princess Twilight to restore harmony to their world to help them perform a musical counter-spell so that they can win a battle that now determines the fate of the entire school.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks is now available for pre-order at Amazon.comShoutFactory.comTarget.comand, and will be in stores everywhere October 28.

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Link Your Giveaways!

Time to link your giveaways so others can enter!

Ultrasport Travel and Sports Towel From Shandali Review

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Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel is multi-purpose towel that allows you to use the same great towel in multiple places. They are ultra-absorbent and quick drying. It is made of microfiber, feels really soft and extremely lightweight material.

I got this towel for my husband. He trains BJJ and after training he takes a shower in his gym. He loves this towel because although this towel is 24 inches by 48 inches, it is very light and can be folded really small. This towel doesn't add any bulk or weight which is great because his gym bag is already heavy due to his Gis, rash guards and other things he needs in order to train.

The Shandali UltraSport Travel Towels are not only good for people who work out or go to gym. I think these are great for any mom on the go. You can take this with you in your diaper bag to clean up spills or use it as a changing mat. You won't even notice it's there. This probably folds smaller than a receiving blanket but a lot more absorbent!

This towel is also good for travels, camping, beach, pool or anywhere you need to take a towel with you.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekly Wishes

Happy Monday! Welcome to weekly wishes. Once again I'm linking up with Melyssa from The Nectar Collective.

This weekend  our family went to Demarest Farm. We love going to this place for apple picking and pumpkin picking. They have the best apple cider donut!

Last week's wishes....

Run 10 miles or 3 times - I only ran once. I did 3 miles.

Make a meal plan this week - I did this. I like doing this because we save a lot of money by planning our meals. I get to use what we have on hand instead of buying new ingredients.

Try reading The Maze Runner again - I think I'm giving up on this book. It's not for me. I read another book instead.

Make a blog calendar - I downloaded a planner app on my iPad. I think this is what I'm going to use for now until I buy a new planner.

This Week's Wishes......

Make homemade christmas presents. - I'm planning to let my kids make some crafts to give to their grandparents and teachers.

Run 10 miles - I've been neglecting running for two weeks now. 

Make a Meal Plan

What's your goal or wishes this week??