Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kid's Academy $100 Amazon Sweepstakes

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I don't know about your kids, but the Booper loves playing Apps on my phone or tablet. We've downloaded several fun Apps and a couple learning Apps too. Now I'm excited to introduce you to the Kid's Academy App! Kid's Academy is an educational App helping children learn verbal, writing and math skills in an easy and fun manner. Apps such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC have been top-50 educational apps in the App Store, and Kid’s Academy has also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life through interactive apps. The simple interfaces of the apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, but the sing-a-longs and other activities are perfect for parent or teacher engagement as well. Research has shown that singing along with nursery rhymes has cognitive and physical benefits for children. Not only are children learning new words and the context in which to use them, but they're also strengthening tongue and mouth muscles at an early age which will help with pronunciation skills. 

Sound fun? Take a moment to download the FREE App, then write a review during the month of August 2014 and be entered for the $100 Amazon sweepstakes! Learn more below. 

Paige's Book Shelf: Steve Lebel's The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty

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The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty By: Steve LeBel

The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty is a YA fantasy that takes the reader down a path of good vs. evil and self discovery. Steve LeBel knows how to write a whimsical, fantasy, centered around a time and place never known to mankind.

In this book you will meet Bernie, a god fresh out of god school. He graduates from the building program as planned, and falls into his dream job…

Or so he thought!

He just might have some very larges shoes to fill.

Along the way you will also meet, Suzie (the girlfriend), Lenny (the best friend), Billy (the enemy), Alcindor (the intelligent), Sissy (the fur ball), the lookies (the discrete), and many, many more. 

Read on to learn what I think of this out of this world fantasy and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of The Universe Builders for your own bookshelf!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Discover Hidden Gems When You Visit Missouri

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Families from the Mid-West. Are you looking for a fun place to travel that's close to home? Have you ever thought of visiting Missouri? Discover the hidden gems right in your backyard when you travel to the beautiful state of Missouri. Everyone should go up in the Arch at least once in their life! It's a thrill I'll never forget- the slow climb to the top then peeking out the windows down on the wonders of St. Louis. Delight your family this Summer with a trip that won't break the bank. Take a look at all the heart-racing fun waiting for you and your family in MO- Enjoy the show! 
Also check out my favorite place to go- Silver Dollar City theme park! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dress For School Success With

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This being the Booper's first year to go to school I feel like a newbie mom! The Booper will be attending a private school where they offer a half day K-4 program. There are several reasons we chose to send him to the school he'll be attending, but the fact that they require uniforms didn't influence our decision. I know some people take a strong stand on uniforms versus no uniforms at school, but I've never really thought it made much difference. Being that I come from a homeschool family, I guess I never considered uniforms to matter much in the learning process. What I do believe is this, you can dress for success. I know when I feel I look my best my confidence is higher and it's no different for kids. Having new clothes for school makes the Booper excited to get started.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Who Is Peter Quill? Guardians of the Galaxy

Featurette: Peter Quill
"Guardians of the Galaxy"
Actor Chris Pratt
Peter Quill is an interstellar adventurer who was abducted from Earth at a young age. After recovering an ancient artifact, Quill must rally an unlikely team of cosmic misfits to prevent a powerful villain from destroying the galaxy.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

First Things First Family: Moonpie Prize Pack Giveaway

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Summer is a fabulous time for families to reconnect and often a great time for bonding over fun experiences. Summer can also be a time when families notice problems within their home. From the smallest issue to outright disfunction every family has times when they might be searching for answers to bring the happy back to their home. After almost ten years of marriage I can say my husband and I still have completely different ways we communicate. The First Things First video I chose to share below features a couple having a conversation only with fun subtitles. Wouldn't it be nice to always read the thoughts behind what your partner was saying? Our family shapes the way we see the rest of the world, and I know I want it to be a positive outlook for the Booper. Read more about First Things First and enter for a Family Moonpie prize pack! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Birds Are Back! Rio 2 Blu-Ray Giveaway

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They're back! More film fun from our feathered friends. Did your children dance with delight to watch Rio? Then they're in luck because Rio2 is flying to Blu-ray and DVD! This latest adventure features all the faces you remember plus more new friends to love. Read more about how this tale continues and enter for your chance to win a copy for your family! 

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