Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Join the Fun - Sesame Street Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores! Is Available on DVD | #ShoutFactory

Elmo's World

One of interesting educational releases for kids this month is about our favorite furry red monster. In  new DVD Sesame Street – Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores! from Shout! Kids and Sesame Workshop, Elmo and his friends invite children to explore the everyday world together.

Elmo Explores! is a two-hour collection of Elmo’s World episodes, appearing for the first time on DVD. Using the power of his imagination, Sesame Street’s little red monster explores kid-friendly topics such as painting, cooking, and habitats from a child’s point of view. Joined by the hilarious Mr. Noodle, Smartie the Smartphone, and his pet goldfish Dorothy, Elmo asks questions that lead to fun discoveries. An age-appropriate launch pad for imagination and learning, Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores! indulges children’s natural sense of curiosity about the world around them.

Each engaging installment of this newly-reimagined Sesame Street segment presents young viewers with lessons to help them grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Bonus features include two episodes of the uproariously silly Sesame Street spin-off The Furchester Hotel and three classic segments of the original Elmo’s World.
Elmos World DVD

Teddy liked this DVD release a lot, he said he learned so much during watching these stories with Elmo. He also liked the classic segments and wish they were longer to enjoy watching.

Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores! is perfectly suited for curious preschoolers and for the generations of fans who continue to enjoy classic Sesame Street segments that were a vital part of their own childhoods.

Besides engaging content on everyday topics, the series also teach children good manners, respect and good behavior. And most of all the episodes are really funny and speak in “kids” language so that even little ones can understand what is going on.

Currently in its 48th season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television and has received more Emmy Awards than any other show in television history.

Sesame Street – Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores! is available on DVD now from Shout! Factory and Sesame Workshop & you can get it on-line on Amazon and at Shout! Factory Kids store.
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Help Justin Help Kids - Fall Festival with All the Frills To Support Seriously-Ill Kids | #NoFrills

Justine No Frills

Justin Lesnick, owner of mega store Justin’s No Frills in Vaughan, is on a mission to help seriously-ill GTA kids and their families, and is turning to the community for support. In fact, he’s so passionate about this cause that he’s prepared to give away thousands of dollars in gift cards and slash prices on selected products to rally GTA residents behind him.

  • WHAT: Justin’s Fall Festival in support of Chai Lifeline Canada 
  •  WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  •  WHERE: Justin’s No Frills
     1054 Centre Street, Vaughan

FEATURES: Carnival games, fall crafts, music by popular Toronto entertainers Sunshine and Broccoli, kids workouts with Justin (as he trains for a marathon in support of sick kids), refreshments and much more.

Admission is free as are many of the activities. Carnival games and refreshments are being offered at minimal cost, such as $1 per game – with valuable prizes – $2 for a hot dog and $1 for a drink. Every dollar collected will go to Chai Lifeline Canada.

Justin Fall Fest No Frills

Asking the public to “Help Justin Help Kids,” Justin will give away 200 $10 No Frills gift cards –one card to the first 100 families to come through the festival doors, as well as one to the first 50 attendees entering the festival on the hour at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. He will also give away thousands in free prizes for kids and complimentary food samples for the whole family. One-day major, brand name in-store sales include $1.99 for a 1.89-litre bottle of grape juice and $1.47 for a 24-pack of spring water.

No Frills Vaughan

Chai Lifeline Canada is a charity that helps support the families of children who suffer from life-threatening or lifelong illnesses. With 535 volunteers helping 400 children and 2,000 family members, it provides dozens of free initiatives to help give children stability and their families a sense of normalcy. Initiatives include counselling, tutoring for children missing extended periods of school, family retreats, sibling programs similar to that of “Big Brother, Big Sister” and summer camps for kids.

The organization also holds three marathon events, called Team Lifeline, annually in New York (November 4), Las Vegas (November 11) and Miami (January 27) in support of seriously-ill kids. Justin will be participating in the Las Vegas event next month and looks forward to training with festival visitors.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Comfortable and Soft Kids Headphones by CozyPhones | #PawPatrol

Teddy Cozy Phones

This month we found that headphones can bring much comfort and convenience. Kids watch movies, play games, and do homework using various digital devices. Having quality headphones is very important. Most headphones designed for kids are big, often fell off and break easily, so children need something better, more comfortable, durable and easy to use.

Teddy had pretty good headphones with volume control, but they broke up because made of plastic and our little one took them everywhere with him. Regular headphones do not fit his ears.

CozyPhones come as a headband with headphones set inside the band. The headphones have flat shape, so to set them you just need to move them to kid’s ears inside a headband and the device is ready to use. CozyPhones headphones and a cord have very good quality: durable 36 inch braided cord and sturdy 3.5 mm stereo plug. So it is not easy for kids to break them up: .

CozyPhones headband is made of soft fleece material to be gentle on child’s head and the best thing you can choose the character for headband. You can take a look at CozyPhones wide selection cute characters like panda, frog, unicorn and many others. Recently the company launched limited edition headbands, inspired by Nickelodeon Paw Patrol series. Teddy is a huge fan of Paw Patrol series, so he was excited to get Chase headband. There are also Marshall and Skye character headbands available.

Teddy thinks it is very soft and convenient headband, he says he does not need to adjust it, hold when going from one room to another, from living room coach to his room. He says he even forgot he has something on his head; the headband is so soft and fits his head perfectly. I also like that it has volume control, so kids gentle hearing will not be hurt due to high volume. CozyPhones combine three features: headphones, headband and sleep mask. With upcoming cold weather having cozy headband would be very useful, it will not be probably a major head wear, but in case of moving from one place to another or sudden gusty wind the headband can do a good job protecting kids’ ears and head.

Teddy Cozy Phones

If you travel a lot with kids, then CozyPhones is perfect accessory, useful in a car, bus or a plane. As a sleep mask CozyPhones is very convenient to use, no need to take headphones and a sleep mask separately, CozyPhones combine the quality of both.

Paw Patrol CozyPhones

For example, Teddy after watching videos in his Chase CozyPhone headband in a car, he just pulled it over his eyes and fell asleep. In case kids get messy and CozyPhones headband gets dirty, you can easily wash it - just remove speakers.

Overall, CozyPhones is cute product for kids, comfortable, lightweight and good for children’s health. And they are affordable too, around $29 CAD on CozyPhones website or on Amazon.ca you can get cute quality headphones for kids and adults. With available characters, these headbands are a huge hit.

Cozy Phones

For our readers we have a special coupon code to use to get 10% off the purchase in the selection of CozyPhones: TEDDY10.

And that's not all, we are excited to partner with CozyPhones and give a chance to our US and Canadian readers win one of CozyPhones for themselves. Please fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends October 30, 2018.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The Originals : The Fifth and Final Season Is Now Available on DVD | Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The Originals DVD

I would never have thought that being close to the family gives so many issues and force everyone struggle to the level when family members cannot start their own family. This happens at The Originals: The Complete Fifth Season. The final season of The Originals takes place seven years after the members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol – each absorb a quarter of the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans. They wanted to keep their city and young Hope safe. Hayley and Freya sent Hope to the Salvatore School so that Caroline can keep an eye on her.But Hope is so desperate to see her dad, so she takes some actions she definitely regrets later.

Hayley wants to settle everything related to Hope problems, start new life with new boyfriend and live peacefully. But it was just a beginning. Hayley was kidnapped, and Hope is in danger. Klaus returns to save Hope and Hayley. He was suffering so much when he was far from his daughter. Klaus finds that the dark magic is affecting Hope and can lead to killing her. To help her he decides to transfer Hope’s dark magic inside him and then kill himself.

Hope does not want her dad to die, she blames herself in Hayley’s death and does not want to lose her second parent. But during this journey to solving centuries long drama, when there are lots of sacrifices have been made, no way to stop to save own family.
The Originals Hope
When the moment to say farewell came for Klaus, Elijah said that he does not want to leave his brother and they go to another world together, so their bodies turned into ashes and Hope had to accept that. Two brothers, together and forever.

While it seems The Originals have lots of drama and suffering, not everything as gloomy as it looks like. The series are also filled with love, connections and future expectations. Rebekah, delicate and smart, is going to marry Marcel finally, after she rejected his proposal due to family matters. Keelin and Freya want to build a family too and want to have a child together. So, life goes on and while The Originals series came to the end, new chapter for the Mikaelson family opens this season in Legacies. And I have a feeling that Mikaelson siblings can rise from the ash or come from another dimension.

Now The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season is available on DVD. The final piece of The French Quarter home stories includes 13 one-hour episodes, and the 2017 Comic-Con panel, exclusive to DVD never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a hilarious gag reel.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

TreehouseTV's favorite Ranger now has own toy line at ToysRUs | #RangerRob

One of the most popular preschoolers shows on Treehouse is Ranger Rob. Adventures of Rob and his friends Stomper, Chipper, Dakota and Sam became children's favorite. Ranger Rob Show is all about nature, adventures, exploration and discovery in Big Sky Park, the coolest natural park ever. The park is one-of-a-kind destination with multiple climates and terrains. Each region of the park has unique natural wonders and animals to discover. Full of energy, Rob zip-lines, swings and even snowboards his way around the park, from Forest Region to Frosty Fields and from Jungle to Desert. Each episode of the show presents the wonder of the outdoor and teaches kids about plants, trees, animals, how to respect nature and protect our green planet. On Earth Day we shared some easy but essential tips from Ranger Rob and hope kids use them in everyday life.

To celebrate the power of nature, Ranger Rob and his friends are excited to join little ones on their adventures indoor and outdoor with new toys, books, DVDs and activity kits. These products are now available on shelves of ToysRUs Canada and Amazon.ca.

We had a chance to play with some of toys and our little one really liked them. Ranger Rob and Friends is a set of toys that include small figurines of Rob, Stomper, Chipper, Dakota and Sam. The series encourages kids to spend more time outside, explore the nature. Now children can take their favorite characters and play outdoor with Ranger Rob and friends. Adventurous Ranger Rob, friendly yeti Stomper, swinging sidekick Dakota and youngster Sam will be happy to join children's journey. Since these are posable figurines, kids can play pretend games and have fun together with new friends.

Ranger Rob: My Essential Ranger Guide: A Carry Along Book is a nice book to teach kids to become a ranger with Ranger Rob. Each page presents essential tips and stories to help little ones to explore the nature and protect the environment, help the ones in need at Big Sky Park. The book is sturdy and have a special cute handle so that kids can take it anywhere outside and consult when needed. At the end of the book, a little one gets special Ranger's Badge.

Besides books and toys, young children can also enjoy a set of DVDs available on Amazon.ca. One of them Teddy watched is Ranger Rob: Monkey Business. It includes six adventurous episodes of Ranger Rob and his best friends. Monkeys keep them busy from the beginning to the end of the stories. Rob and his team do not only play but always ready to rescue and be helpful. When baby monkeys get in trouble in the Jungle, the team comes fast to help. Ranger Rob and his friends are also visit animal sanctuary and build a fort in Big Sky Park thanks to Rob parents who are both park rangers too.

Ranger Rob is fun show to watch for children. I found it can show and explain many nature wonders and facts I had hard time to explain, for example why plants grow that way or why animals eat only that type of food. So now kids can take Ranger Rob show toys and play as if they joined adventures in Big Sky Park.

Plus more vehicle toys coming soon to the shelves of ToysRUs for kids to play. Ranger Rob episodes airs Weekday mornings at 5:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m., weeknights at 6:10 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., and Weekends at 5:10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. on Treehouse. It is also available on the Treehouse Go app!

For more information about Ranger Rob, please visit https://www.rangerrobtv.com/
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Sunday, September 30, 2018

This Thanksgiving Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet to Give Away 200 Free Turkeys Along With Treasure Hunt Prizes & Crafts for Kids

Bobbys Outlet Thanksgiving

This time of the year when we are excited to celebrate the harvest and be thankful for what the year brought us, and Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet is expressing gratitude to its customers this Thanksgiving by giving away 200 free turkeys – 100 on both October 4 and 5 – to those who enter the Markham mega store on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open both days at 10 a.m.

Other freebies being offered to shoppers include hundreds of men’s ties and disposable cameras to capture Thanksgiving memories.

With colder weather on the way, customers will also enjoy steeply slashed prices on winter wear, including $5 for scarves (regularly $20), $5 for leggings, $15 for Jack & Jones men’s jackets, $28.88 for men’s and women’s brand name wool coats, 40 percent off thermal long underwear tops and bottoms, socks and underwear. Truckloads of Target USA inventory will also be sold for up to 70 percent off.

Free Turkey

Located at 2900 Steeles Avenue East in The Shops on Steeles and 404 (Steeles Avenue at Highway 404), Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet rose from the ashes of a former 150,000 square-foot, two-storey Sears store last fall. It features merchandise in every category that Sears once sold, including brand name clothing, accessories, leather goods, jewelry, toys, bath, bedding, appliances, furniture, kitchenware and home decor items – all sold by former Sears suppliers and other leading manufacturers and importers directly to the public at deeply discounted prices.

“A one-year anniversary is the perfect time to show our appreciation to our customers for their support, and we look forward to sharing the joy of the season with the community,” said Ari Starr, President of Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet. “Ed Mirvish had a wonderful idea with his highly-anticipated annual Christmas turkey giveaway in downtown Toronto, and now that Honest Ed’s has closed its doors, we at Bobby’s want to help fill that gap – this time for Thanksgiving – and extend the tradition to benefit residents north of Toronto as well.”

Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet’s Thanksgiving event will run from October 4 through to Thanksgiving Day, October 8. Freebies will be distributed to shoppers while supplies last.

Activities for kids will take place from Saturday, October 6 through to Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 8, including a free Turkey Treasure Hunt, where participating children of all ages will receive free prizes – from baseball caps, t-shirts and slipper socks, to luggage tags, charms and stickers. A craft area filled with free activities will also be offered all day-long.

For more information, visit Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet.
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Monday, September 10, 2018

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season on Blu-ray | Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory has always been full of interesting twists. I think we watched all the seasons and still cannot wait for the next season to start. While characters grew professionally and personally, they still remain those science geeks we loved in the first season. Leonard and Sheldon are great physicists but when it comes to social life they face lots of challenges and not everything follows the rules of science.

I thought Sheldon would be mom's son forever, remember how he likes "Little Kitty" song when Penny was singing it to him. But so many things changed. One day Sheldon eventually proposed and decided to tie knots with Amy. Having a family is a science itself and finally, all friends finally get that. I think “The Bow Tie Asymmetry” opens doors to new opportunities as science gurus grow monstrously to serve science side by side, together.

Howard and Bernadette find that they are going to have another child and their life as parents absorbs them entirely. Having a family requires everyday learning, many small and big victories, continuous research and eventually lots of practice. The characters definitely learn a lot about relationship, family and social life.

Big Bang Theory

I like Penny's participation, how she organizes Sheldon's party and tries to consolidate all parties in the wedding story. When families come together there must be someone to introduce, communicate properly and involve in the whole process. The final ceremony was with some surprises and the series overall get a sweet Star Wars touch for happy life and marriage.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season ins coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD September 11, 2018. It is full of fancy jokes, you should check them out. They are mostly a combination of science, relationship goals and family advices.

The 2-disc Blu-Ray/DVD includes 24 half-hour episodes and offers subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The release also has great bonus features, Gag Reel and 2017 Conic-Con Panel.
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