@TeddyOutReady: May 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Journey Continues in Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

I used to read and re-read Lewis Carroll’s stories during my school years. When six years ago Disney’s Alice in Wonderland was released we did not have a chance to see it, because Teddy was a little baby. Last week we had an opportunity to watch the sequel Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland called Alice Through the Looking Glass. While it is the continuation of Disney Alice story, for Teddy it was the first movie in the series we truly enjoyed watching. It is the same as in Lewis Carroll’s story where first is last and the last becomes first. I like that the move came out in 3D, it has so many great scenes to watch, so colorful and bright that on a big screen they looked impressive.

Alice Through The Looking Glass movie

Alice Through the Looking Glass starts with the moment when Alice Kingsleigh ( Mia Wasikowska) returns back home to London from China after spending three years exploring high seas. She is the captain of her father’s trading ship and on the way home the ship is attacked by sea pirates. Alice has to use her creativity and courage to fight the pirates and safely bring her team home. Upon her return to London, Alice finds lots of changes prepared for her at home as her mother wants her to settle and have a family and her employer to stop trading. All brilliant ideas and business proposals Alice has for trading with China are not needed any more.

At the same time Alice returns to the fantastical realm of Underland thanks to Absolem via special mirror. There Alice finds that Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp ) has lost his Muchness and rapidly aging because he thinks his family which was killed many years ago is still alive. The only way to find out what is going on and what happened to the Hatter’s family is to meet Time himself (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) and use the Chronosphere to go back in time and may be change it.

Mad Hatter and Alice

Travelling across the Oceans of Time, Alice tries to save her friend Hatter. While she is not able to change past, Alice learns a lot about her friends and enemies. That travel almost costs her the total disappearance of the Underland.

The Alice Through the Looking Glass story presents two worlds, real and whimsical, where Alice learns from both. I had a feeling that the real one was more for adults with all the problems related to money and payments, where no one understands what you want and why. Alice’s creativity and imagination is considered as mental illness and only people who love her find the courage to believe what Alice stands for. There were some very strong and serious moments in the movie only may be some grown-ups can understand but for our boy everything was really amazing. Teddy liked Time Himself so much and his outfit. It was nice to see the characters in their childhood and who they grown up into.

Alice Through the Looking Glass brings spectacular presentation of conceptions not easy to perceive especially for younger kids but in the movie they have shape and voice. I also like how the relationships between generations are precious and important like between Alice and her mother, Mad Hatter and his father, two sisters Mirana and the Red Queen.

The movie now playing in theaters across Canada!

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Car Seat Protector by DRIVE™Auto Products #driveandwin

Car Seat Protection

We have Britax car seat, it is pretty heavy, about 30 lb. Before we tried to install it in our car, we searched for something to protect our new car from scratches and indentations. Few years ago I did not find anything affordable so we just put a folded sheet which looked very ugly.

I am glad we found Car Seat Protector by DRIVE™Auto Products, another great product from the company. This car seat protector is easy to install, it has adjustable attachment strap on top and thick padding for the seat for best protection even for very heavy car seats. I like this protector made from quality materials including Padded Oxford 600D Fabric and does not smell cheap like rubber and plastic. The protector also has non-slip backing to keep a car seat in place.

Car Seat Protector back

There are also pouches at the bottom of the protector which we found very useful, not only for keeping used tissues or other small stuff. Our boy like to stump his feet on a car seat while riding, often wearing outdoor shoes so this bottom part brings extra protection not only from car seat scratches but also from dirt.

DRIVE Auto Products Car Seat Protector

The colors of Car Seat Protector are blue and grey, perfectly fit our grey car and match our car seat colors. I like that this protector is not very wide and has the right size to cover only one seat.

adjustable attachment strap

Available via Amazon.ca for $19.97, Car Seat Protector by DRIVE™Auto Products is a wonderful stylish car accessory to protect seats against scratches, notches and dirt.
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

More Adventures of Teen Titans Go!: Eat. Dance. Punch! in Season 3 Part 1 DVD Giveaway (US)

Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy are back for the latest installment in the Teen Titans Go! Series with another season of crime fighting and gut-busting adventures. Hilarity ensues as everyone’s favorite heroes must band together to fight crime and deal with everyday adolescent issues. Whether their capes are on or off, the gang is always up to something!
Teen Titans Go
After three successful seasons, the popularity of Teen Titans Go! is undeniable and has lead Cartoon Network to aptly brand the network’s Thursday cartoon block as “New Titans Thursday.” On May 31, 2016, everyone will enjoy 26 all-new adventures with DC Comics’ Teen Titans as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment release Teen Titans Go!: Eat. Dance. Punch! Season 3 Part 1 on a 2-disc DVD collection.

See the Gang is back for more crime fighting adventures in four hours release and hope you will love it.

Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment we are excited to give away one copy of Teen Titans Go! !: Eat. Dance. Punch! Season 3 Part 1 DVD to enjoy episodes and favorite characters. The giveaway is open to US residents only (no P.O. Boxes, please) & ends June 10, 2016. 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Relax & Rejuvenate with Mobile Spa Therapy at #MobileSpaParty

Mobile Spa Therapy

Mobile spa parties are becoming extremely popular the last decade. In our busy world it is a wonderful opportunity to get treatments in the comfort of your home or office and have fun with friends and colleagues. Mobile Spa stations are very easy to install and they do not occupy much room. Last week I joined a group of fantastic ladies to learn more about Mobile Spa Therapy, the company which deliver an assortment of relaxing treatments in an environment of your choice. Located in Newmarket, Mobile Spa Therapy serves clients with love and care in the GTA, York Region and Southern Ontario. The idea of opening of Mobile Spa Therapy came to the owner after many years of experience, she noticed the high demand in this type of services.

Make up Station Mobile Spa Polish Mobile Spa Pedicure Station

We were offered three types of treatments including Neck (Back) Massage, Pedicure and Make up Make Over. The place was transformed into pampering paradise for us with spa treatments, massage and catering. We had a chance to communicate, get treated, ask questions about skincare products, and find treatments to fit our skin type and lifestyle. No matter if it is a group party and only for you one person pampering time, Mobile Spa Therapy is eager to bring you the best experience available. The specialists and estheticians are certified professionals and have years of experience working in spa industry and know what you need to look and feel great.

Mobile Spa sweets Pampered Mobile Spa chat

I liked Mobile Spa party for its festive atmosphere and the thought that you give yourself some me time was pretty heartwarming. We often need to forget about our worries and problems and fell into pampering oasis. Spa therapy is healing for mind and body, and if you do not have time to visit a spa then Mobile Spa Therapy is here to help. I have days when I cannot leave my home because I have seniors and a kid to take care of, so Mobile Spa Therapy is the best choice for me, plus I can invite my family members, neighbours or friends to join spa treatments and have a good time together.

Mobile Spa Master Mobile Spa Party

To me, the experience Mobile Spa Therapy is similar to a regular spa, even prices are relatively the same and pretty affordable. You can also check Mobile Spa Therapy packages perfect for Bachelorette, Girls Night Out, holiday parties, corporate event, fundraising and much more.

Hope you are ready to enjoy your time, get pampered, communicate and feel great with Mobile Spa Therapy services.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

EGF Serum-Epidermal Growth Factor Serum Regulating Cell Growth #egffacialserum


Epidermal Growth Factors Serum

The selection of facial serums grows up every year. To make sure my beauty does not fade I tried different types of serums for the past few years. Some of them were really good, some just kept my skin toned and cared, but overall they changed the way I treat my skin and now I know that I need to use facial serum every day. I often check if there anything new on the market and recently I tried EGF-Epidermal Growth Factors Serum for Promoting Skin Cell Renewal Rate.

EGF Epidermal Growth Factors

At first I was very skeptical about the results this serum promises, thinking what else the beauty industry prepared for my aging skin. After two weeks I noticed a younger looking skin and reduced pores size. Epidermal Grow Factors used in this serum promotes the new cells growth - that’s why my skin looks younger and brighter. To fight fine lines and wrinkles EGF-Epidermal Growth Factors Serum has Adenosine as strong anti-aging component for smooth and rejuvenated skin. I also like how my skin became hydrated and shiny; now it looks like blossom with youth and energy. EGF-Epidermal Growth Factors Serum is so good in reducing wrinkles and aging spots. I even massage these areas a little bit more for better results. I also noticed that serum tightens my skin on cheeks and make them look smooth and radiant. Another thing I’d love to mention, the results last much longer than I expected and do not disappear with your next face cleanse.

 photo Epidermal Growth Factors Serum for Promoting Skin Cell Renewal Rate

I found EGF-Epidermal Growth Factors Serum is the perfect addition to my daily beauty routine, it comes in a liquid form almost like water and does not have any smell. My only concern is the drop dispenser, I expected it to be more convenient to use for this quality product. Available via Amazon.com and on-line, this ultra-fine serum for beautiful skin serum is just on time for summer treatment after spending long days outside.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Tea Party with Mad Hatter at #AliceOnQueen Pop Up Exhibit in Toronto

Alice On Queen Pop up

If you like Lewis Carroll’s stories about Alice, you definitely, should visit Alice On Queen Pop Up opened today at 277 Queen Street West in Toronto. Only one week, until May 27, the exhibit will take you to the whimsical world of Underland filled with bright colors, flowers, creatures and a little madness. We had a chance to visit this pop up celebrating the upcoming release of Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass and it was really amazing experience.

Alice On Queen Toronto

Alice On Queen Pop Up is open daily from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily and features:

Alice Pop up Tea table
  • A recreation of the iconic Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Table by cake-baking sensation Yolanda Gampp of the hugely popular YouTube channel, How To Cake It, and her team. Yolanda will also be creating a very special one-of-a-kind Alice Through The Looking Glass-themed cake just for the Pop Up. 

  • Alice On Queen Kiosk Mirror Alice On Queen Kiosk Cat Alice On Queen Kiosk

  • The TRAVEL THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS EXPERIENCE - a digital kiosk and face mapping experience that allows fans to transform themselves into their favourite character from the film: Alice, Mad Hatter, Red Queen, White Queen, White Rabbit or Cheshire Cat.


  • Photo-op-worthy imagery from the film including a striking display featuring the character of Time (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) that when photographed, tagged and shared on Instagram & Twitter using the assigned hashtag automatically gives fans a chance to win Alice Through The Looking Glass swag and advance screening passes 
  • Set design sketches from the film illustrating the incredible world of Underland 

    Urban Decay

  • Urban Decay will be showcasing their limited-edition Alice Through The Looking Glass collection featuring a coveted eye shadow palette and five shades of custom lipstick. Urban Decay makeup artists will also be on-site for makeup demonstrations on Sunday, May 22. 

  • Alice Pop up

  • An exclusive Alice Through The Looking Glass mini-poster featuring art by digital painter Andy Fairhurst will be provided to all guests to the Pop Up, while supplies last 
  • On Saturday, May 21st there will be a special Meet & Greet with Yolanda Gampp from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM and the first 100 guests to the Pop Up for the Meet & Greet will be treated to a piece of cake made by Yolanda.
Alice Through the Looking Glass

Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass opens in theatres across Canada on May 27, 2016. We also giving away family passes to advance screening of the movie in Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg & Edmonton taking place on May 25 at 7 pm, please check our giveaway post until Monday for a chance to win.
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Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass Advance Screening Passes Giveaway #Ottawa #Calgary #Winnipeg #Edmonton

In Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock. Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas.

Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in theatres across Canada on May 27, 2016.

Alice ThroughTheLookingGlass kiosk

We are happy to give away one family pass (4 tickets) per city to advance screening taking place in Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg & Edmonton. This is a very short time giveaway  and open to Canadian residents who can attend the select screenings:

CALGARY
Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:00pm
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook

EDMONTON
Wednesday May 25, 2016
7:00pm
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton

OTTAWA 
Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:00pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa

WINNIPEG
Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:30pm
 SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas

The giveaway ends on Monday May 23, simply fill the form below. Happy Victoria Day and hope you enjoy fantastic long week-end!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016 Summer Theatrical Releases from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures #Canada

Save the dates as upcoming summer is going to be filled with fantastic theatrical releases you do not want to miss. Each month starting May, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada is ready to treat us with new movies. Favorite stories, characters, giants, a dragon, magic tricks, twists, old and new friends, enemies and haters - everything is for you to enjoy during the summer of 2016!

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Release Date: May 27, 2016

Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Rhys Ifans with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen
Voice Cast: Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Matt Vogel, Barbara Windsor, Paul Whitehouse
Director: James Bobin

Alice Through TheLooking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton create d on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll.  “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. Viewers are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

FINDING DORY
Release Date: June 17, 2016

Voice Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton, Hayden Rolence
Director: Andrew Stanton

Finding Dory

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his echolocation skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.


THE BFG
Release Date: July 1, 2016

Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader
Director: Steven Spielberg

The BFG

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions.

The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all. “The BFG” opens in theatres on Canada Day, July 1st, 2016. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.



PETE’S DRAGON
Release Date: August 12, 2016

Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford
Director: David Lowery

Petes Dragon

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. The film, which is directed by David Lowery, is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales...until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Math Games App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten from Kids Academy

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Kids Academy Releases #1 Math Games: Singapore Math App for Android and Updates iOS Version of Math Games App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten!

Kids Academy is a well-known mobile app developer working in the sphere of children’s early education. The team combines all the expertise, creativity and truly remarkable skills to develop a wide range of best educational games and fun worksheets for kids. The great news is that the team just released the long-awaited update #1 Math Games: Singapore Maths App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten - iOS version of the app.


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This best math app for kids in preschool and kindergarten offers a great variety of fun educational games for kids.

Children will get a fantastic chance to:
  • train their brains 
  • enhance their attention and concentration 
  • improve their cognitive skills 
  • learn to follow instructions
While playing the fun math games, little mathematicians will grasp their numbers, addition and subtraction facts in a fun and enjoyable way. Kids will trace numbers, master their geometric shapes, practice skip counting and acquire other useful skills too. The cool math games by Kids Academy are based on the famous Singapore Math method. They help children visualize math problems and solve them in a simple way. You can find a number of best educational apps for children by Kids Academy featured in the Family section of the Android store in the USA, Australia and Canada. This featuring is a reliable indicator of high quality and value of the fun educational games created by this team.

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NEWLY RELEASED

We have more terrific news from Kids Academy. Available mid-May 2016 is the long-awaited Android version of their cool #1 Math Games: Singapore Maths App.

While there are many apps developed for young children and I usually do not agree when kids spend much time with tablets and computers, I think this Math Games App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten is really good one. The main reason I found it helpful is that it teaches essential math skills kids preschool age. The colorful and engaging content makes children learn more, think and ask questions. The educational games and activities are designed for kids of specific age & level. There are pretty wide line of topics covered Numbers, Shapes, Counting, Addition, Subtractions, Sets, Geometry, Measurement and more. When learning comes in the form of a game, kids are eager to participate and have fun. Step by step you will notice that your child catches all the essential knowledge. Our boy had a difficulty to add and subtract with numbers until he learned it with the real objects like apples or toys. He can always go back and re-check what he studied already, plus not parent control is requires, kids can navigate and learn themselves.

This app has it all! It boasts hundreds of new cool math games, videos and interactive surprises. Your kid is sure to love the new innovative system of motivation and rewards, lively music, colorful graphics and amusing animation. Parents will be happy too – while kids play the new fun math games, they will not need any assistance from grown-up.

FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS


But that's not all. You can also try out the impressive collection of free printable worksheets and educational games on Kids Academy website. View a great variety of pre-school and kindergarten worksheets by topic and choose the perfect printables for your little learners. Download and print out the fun worksheets and give your kid a wonderful head start on math, writing, reading and other useful skills.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Scooby-Doo & The Gang in Their First LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood Movie

Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.

We have many Scooby-Doo games lefts after our older cousins who grew up and now Teddy is a fan of Mystery Inc.gang and gladly follows their adventures. This month Warner Bros. Home Entertainment prepared a fantastic gift for all Scooby-Doo fans as the characters come to life in LEGO form in LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood animated movie. Seeing Scooby-Doo and his friends in their first Lego film is pretty exciting as their LEGO versions are really good ones and totally fun. In this brand new animated film available May 10, 2016, viewers join Scooby and the gang they head to Hollywood to visit a legendary Brickton Studios, a historic Hollywood movie studio. While visiting the lot, the gang which is excited about their all-inclusive trip to Hollywood at first, surprised to find the once powerful film studio has fallen onto hard times. Neglected and in disrepair, Brickton, which has lost its luster, now faces threats of closure and an impending sale to greedy developers who want to tear it down. The legendary motion picture studio is also haunted by movie monsters from classic old films and it is not a joke.
Scooby Doo

Mystery Inc. gang discovers that the studio’s backlot is occupied by the ghost of Boris Karnak, a famous, old time movie actor who has been making ghostly appearances in the roles he once made famous – including the Headless Horseman, the Mummy and the Zombie. The ghostly sightings have frightened away the cast and crew of Brickton’s latest film production, which was the studio’s final effort in trying to save the company from going under. Now with production halted on the movie which was supposed to rescue Brickton from its demise, it looks as though the famous backlot is destined to fall into the hands of the developers after all. Scooby and the gang try to make the production themselves but every time is attacked by vigorous monsters. Determined to find out what is going on in the studio and help the owner, Scooby and his friends set up a trap to catch the monsters and finally find out who are the real villains in this real movie set up. It’s a “bricktacular” adventure no Scooby-Doo! fan will want to miss!

LEGO Haunted Hollywood

Teddy loved watching the movie; it is interesting and funny. The Blu-ray™ Combo comes with LEGO® Scooby-Doo Mini figure. Now Teddy plays with Scooby Lego toy and says that Scooby loves eating that’s why his tongue always on the side. While it is not Halloween time around, the movie is really amusing with scary features and Scooby-Doo as an absolute favorite in his jumps, escapes, flies and food adventures.


LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood is available on Blu-ray™ Combo, DVD & Digital HD today, May 10, 2016.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors is Now Available on DVD #TrueGift

Experience the magic and warmth of the television movie event that is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. Just in time for Mother's Day, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released amazing autobiographic film Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors on DVD for the first time this week.

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors DVD

The movie takes us to Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains at fifties where young Dolly and her family try to find support, love and hope after the tragedy, the tragedy where no one is guilty of but the life seems broken into small little pieces so difficult to put back together. Nine-year-old Dolly is not only creative, talented and hard-working; she is also the bravest and strongest when it comes to family and loved ones. If you want to know the story behind the well-known song Coat of Many Colors, the movies tells you about that. That raggedy patchwork coat which Dolly's mother made for her was like little pieces put together to make one colorful wear. Even when bullies tried to tear that coat at school and making jokes about it, Dolly is strong and unshakable insisting that the coat is beautiful and what her mom makes is perfect to wear. That school incident helps Dolly find new friends and family to re-connect with each other. Sometimes the inspiration and support come from simple actions and words. Dolly Parton, as a little girl, is such a shine and love for the family. She always has lots of questions to ask; never ashamed of being who she really is and loves her family so much. Dolly’s mother absolutely amazingly played by Jennifer Nettles is the loving, sharing and supportive. We watched the movie twice and we had a feeling that we actually transformed into Great Smoky Mountains, so vivid and real it is.

The DVD, which was out on May 3rd, has extra features along with Ms. Dolly Parton talks about the origin of her hit song “Coat of Many Colors”. Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors DVD is the true story of early age of the superstar. This year Dolly Parton is touring across North America, and we can see her performing in Canada in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. Take a look if she is having a concert in your city and you can enjoy her performance and hear her hits, there are so many of them including breathtaking I Will Always Love You which Dolly Parton wrote in 1973 ( I did not even know that ).

Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly Partons has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

You Are Invited to #letstalkRESPs Twitter Party

CST Twitter Party
Kids grow fast, just few moments and our little baby able to read and write, play piano and help grandparents. In few years, our child will graduate school and ready to pursue his dreams and join the generation of young professionals. By the year 2034, you’ll need about $87,000 for university tuition, and almost double that for room and board for a 4-year university program. It is better to think about it now and learn as much as possible about RESPs, their benefits and advantages where the time is crucial.

Parent Life Network and Canada Scholarship Trust (CST) Consultants will be hosting a Twitter Party and you’re invited! Join us for an hour of fun to get your burning RESP questions answered. We’ll be giving away $1,000 in that hour!

Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 9 p.m. EDT
Hashtag: #letstalkRESPs
Hosts: Peter Lewis, CST Vice President (and resident expert), @ParentLifeNet & @CSTConsultants
Eligibility: Canada-wide

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Don't Wait Until Things Gone - Nicholas Sparks #TheChoice is Out on Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway

Spring is in the air, even though it is perceived through occasional snowflakes. Nevertheless Nicholas Sparks’ latest romance story The Choice coming out on Blu-ray, DVD and Amazon.ca on May 3.

Hitting shelves just in time for Mother’s Day, we thought this could be a great gift for Mom to unwind after a busy day. It is a wonderful romantic story apart from superheroes, magic and easy solutions.
The Choice
Synopsis: When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend—until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life's most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks's beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Are there any regrets of actions made or, in opposite, no steps forward have been made to save your love? May be the characters of the story have so many things to say, just to let us know that it is not late to realize that there is The Choice for everyone. I am excited to share this story about love, life and choices we make.



We are happy to partner with eOne Films Entertainment and give away a copy to one our lucky Canadian reader. The giveaway ends May 15, 2016.

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