@TeddyOutReady: 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Learn Hi-Tech Skills With Coding & Robotics at Hatch Canada Summer Camps

Teddy Hatch Canada

Summer is the best time to learn some new skills or enhance existing ones without any pressure. The variety of summer camps in Toronto and surrounding areas is enormous. Sometimes it is difficult to choose what your child would love to do during hot summer days. Since starting playing Minecraft Teddy asked to send him to coding camp to learn commands and other things. At the age of 7 he perhaps does not understand completely the concept of the game but what he know for sure - it is not just a game, it is the way to learn, create and solve.

We all know that the future of our world is digital. Decades ago programming belonged the narrow niche of engineers and was not very wide-spread. These days digital world appears in our everyday life almost everywhere, that's why it is important to provide a child with a rich foundation in critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be so valuable for success in his or her future world. Children are growing up in a very different world than their parents. Digital devices, computers, Youtube, Netflix, various apps and Facebook are now embedded in their daily lives.

Hatch Camp

Hatch offers weekly classes at Hatch Learning Centers in Toronto, Oakville and Richmond Hill along with camps and events where students of all ages can learn computer languages, how to code and how to design. Students learn how to be more comfortable with computers and most of all, how to build and create amazing things that change the way the world works using Python, JavaScript, typing, the fundamentals of computer science and more. Teddy joined Coding Camp in Richmond Hill and liked it a lot. From first day he started working on the projects from Hatch library which has a huge selection. At his age his knowledge of coding and programming is quite chaotic and mixed. He learned it from various sources but in Hatch camp he was able to put everything in order and see from "inside" how it works. How pieces of code become visual representation and how objects on the screen move and most important how to interact with other devices. He knows that there are so many things to learn and Teddy is not overwhelmed, he is eager to find out how it works.

Every project he finishes, Hatch library has over 600+ projects pieces and growing up, makes him proud and Teddy wants to move forward. From rotating objects to writing codes, Teddy had great experience at Hatch summer camp. He wants to continue building more items using various programming languages, he now has an idea of variables, arrays and loops after attending just one week of coding camp. His projects were in Java Script and was a combination from various games like Minecraft, Star Wars and Pokémon. Hatch’s educational platform is designed around the principles of self-paced and mastery-based learning to encourage children to challenge themselves. And I agree with that, Teddy learned everything what he really liked and based on his level, gradually moving on. One thing is to know how to play games, use technologies and digital devices. And absolutely another is to understand the logic behind them. When learning programming, children understand how the digital world works. Coding shows them the magic of technology so they can truly understand the logic and science that controls this technology and how they can control it too.

Hatch Canada

In order to obtain as much hands-on coaching as possible, Hatch Canada provides one instructor for each 6 students. Their programs are HST-exempt due to a positive ruling from the Ontario government, which believes in Hatch’s educational value. Novice or advanced student, Hatch designed programs for every level so kids gets projects according to his or her level with constant growth under dedicated coach's guidance. For example, Teddy was new to coding and he learned everything according to his level. He also met other campers who are older and more knowledgeable about programming and they gladly shared their experiences and offered some tips.

Every Friday students have a field trip to companies like Facebook, Google and others to see in real life how all the tech magic is created and get hands-on experience from tech professionals. Kids must be able to not only passively consume technology, but also to understand and control it, becoming an active part of this huge digital world and Hatch Canada is here to help. Hatch's fun and interactive program combines learning experience and creativity challenges.

Hatch Camp Toronto

This summer Hatch Canada offers full day and half day camps in Coding, Alpha and Space/robotics at 3 locations: Toronto, Richmond Hill and Oakville. We are excited to partner with Hatch Canada and offer a discount code teddyoutready ($50 off) to our followers so they they can join one of Hatch's summer camps for their kids and help them learn great skills. The code is valid until: 2017-08-27 for registration.  

We are happy to giveaway a free half-day camp one week camp (value $430), thanks to Hatch Canada, at one of three locations, winner's choice.

For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway is open to Canadian readers who can attend Hatch Canada camps. Ends August 5,2017!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

You are Invited to Join World-Class Performances, Interactive Family Activities, Amazing Food & Chef Demos at #BollywoodMonster Festival

Canada's largest South Asian festival #BollywoodMonster Mashup is bringing spectacular days of monstrous fun for the seventh year in a row. This weekend join world-class performances, interactive family activities, amazing food, and dynamic dancers.

2017 BMM Monster Food Fest

We already wrote about talented Bollywood performers vising us and activities to enjoy during festival days. In today's post we would love to share some ideas about unique food to try and chefs who will be in attendance.

The festival has added an exciting component to the larger-than-life programming. The all-new Monster FoodFest runs July 21-22 and brings a frenzy of food vendors and sizzling free chef demos to Mississauga Celebration Square. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, visit #BollywoodMonster Mashup to try delicious international and Canadian flavours. Monster FoodFest will thrill your senses with an explosion of flavour offering specialty kebabs, dosas, samosas, ice cream, corn on the cob, pizza, and more.

Comedian Ali Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, is bringing his side-splitting jokes to the festival as he emcees during the free chef demos. The stand-up comic, actor, and chef has performed all over Canada including the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, in the U.S. and twice in the Middle East at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival. He has also been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Breakout Artist, and was awarded Comedian of The Year by Anokhi Media in 2015.

Award-winning TV host, Dilshad Burman, is bringing her bright personality to the festival with a free chef demo inspired by popular Facebook LIVE series, “EAT SOMETHING! With Dee.” Mississauga’s own, Dialo Kinghorn, the Executive Chef at popular Port 229 Artisan Bistro in Port Credit is set to share his expertise and bring mouthwatering recipes to Monster FoodFest. Come eat, laugh, and be merry at Monster FoodFest this summer!


You won’t want to miss out on any of the action, so head to BollywoodMonsterMashup.com for more information on the seventh edition of the largest South Asian Festival in Canada! For the opportunity to meet our Bollywood stars and get free stuff from our Goodie Package, enter coupon code #BollywoodMonster.

#BollywoodMonster Mashup Calendar: 

#BollywoodMonster Concert + Monster FoodFest
Mississauga Celebration Square
Friday, July 21st at 4PM

#BollywoodMonster Family Day & Finale + Monster FoodFest
Mississauga Celebration Square
Saturday, July 22nd at 2PM

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FREE Kids Concerts at 2017 #Toronto Summer Music Festival

Performer

Toronto Summer Music Festival brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of concerts, guest lectures and Masterclasses. This year the festival will feature an array of renowned Canadian and international artists in more than 60 public events at venues Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory and Walter Hall at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Heliconian Hall, and more.


Toronto Summer Music Festival 2017

For young music fans, the Toronto Summer Music Festival prepared three fun and engaging one-hour concerts designed to introduce children, ages 5-12, to classical music. The free concerts are held on Wednesday mornings during the Festival – July 19, 26 and August 2 - at 10 a.m. in Walter Hall at the University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park, next to Museum Subway Station.

We invite children of all ages to experience music making at a world-class level,” says Jonathan Crow, artistic director of Toronto Summer Music. “The Kids Concerts are an opportunity for children to come and learn what inspired us to become professional musicians, and share the love of music that we feel every time we take the stage.”

The FREE Kids Concerts series includes the following:

The Violin
The Violin Concert
Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Walter Hall

Three superstar Canadian violinists James Ehnes, Jonathan Crow and Andrew Wan team up to present an entertaining introduction to the music of the violin. Click here for more information and to reserve tickets.


Schoolyard Carmen

Schoolyard Carmen
Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Walter Hall

Set to Bizet’s infectious music, Shoestring Opera presents an inspiring story of independence. In this age-appropriate adaptation of the famous opera, Carmen is a feisty newcomer. When the “coolest kid in school” tries to bully her, she stands up to him. Carmen’s story takes a look at the immigrant in Canadian society, the child who is different, schoolyard bullying, personal independence and the saving properties of art.  Click here for more information and to reserve tickets.

Celebrating Canada

Celebrating Canada 
Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Walter Hall

Toronto’s own TSO Chamber Soloists present highlights from Yellowknife composer and singer-songwriter Carmen Braden’s newly commissioned work, to be performed for the very first time! Other highlights include works by Brahms, Debussy and Mozart, all hosted by Joanna Kellam. Click here for more information and to reserve tickets.

Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to introduce children to the world of classical music!


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Advance Screening Passes Giveaway (CAN)

Kids love watching movies and this summer is filled with amazing releases to entertain children. One of the upcoming movies is hilarious animated feature The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. It follows adventures of famous group of wacky animals in Oakton. But this time the story even more breathtaking! What would you choose: a nature park or an amusement park ?

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Surly Squirrel and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

Ready to join the gang and protect the park? Next month The Nut Job 2 is going to hit the big screen in Canada. It features all-stars voice talents including Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Jackie Chan, Peter Stormare  Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, and Maya Rudolph.

The official release date is Friday, August 11, and we are happy to partner with eOneFilms Entertainment and give our readers the opportunity to see the movie before the release date.


We are excited to giveaway advance screening passes to The Nut Job 2 in 3D in the following Canadian cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Halifax. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and state your city. All screenings will be in 3D and take place on Saturday August 5

There are five family passes per city to give away, each pass admit four. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only & ends July 31, 2017.

Here is some details about the screenings:

Toronto
Yorkdale
10:00 AM

Vancouver
International Village
10:30 AM

Winnipeg
St. Vital
10: 00 AM

Edmonton
North Edmonton
10:00 AM

Calgary
Westhills
10:00 AM

Ottawa
South Keys
10:00 AM

Halifax
 Dartmouth
10:00 AM

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only & ends July 31, 2017.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Brica Are We There Yet Travel Tray with Snack Catcher Cup #MomSquad

Are We There Yet Travel Tray

It is very difficult to keep kids entertained in a car during long road trips. They cannot sit quietly for a second unless have something interesting to do. You can find online various tips and advice how to keep kids busy during those long trips especially during summer time. The weather is warmer, kids out of school and vacation time for families finally gets its turn as parks, pools and outdoor activities are summer favorites.

Are We There Yet

While there are lots of suggestions how to entertain kids in a car, Munchkin came with great idea to support all those activities introducing special Brica Are We There Yet Travel Tray with Snack Catcher Cup. It is like a mini table designed to help kids play, eat & have fun, but in a car. It can be connected to a car seat and easily removed if needed. You need to attach the straps to the car seat and it is ready to use. The Travel Tray has cushioned, ergonomic design to help kids feel comfortable in a car during long trips. It also has reversible top like a mini tray cover which is easy to clean, just wipe it and put it back. The Tray has raised walls to make sure snack, food, games, cards, crayons and other items do not fall on the car floor. Teddy likes the tray because he uses it to play with his school cards, eat snacks and play with his tablet. We had five-hour trip to Montreal and our kiddo was happy to have the tray so he does not need to hold his toy on his laps, he plays with them on tray like it was a mini table.

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Best thing, the tray comes with Munchkin's best-selling Snack Catcher®. Teddy loves this catcher because he fills it himself in advance. It is like a game when we ask "What Teddy is going to eat during his next trip to ..., what he wants to fill his snack catcher with?" A child can take the snack dispenser with him when trip is over and use it as a regular snack container.

Brica Are We There Yet Travel

From short grocery runs to long road trips, the Are We There Yet™ travel tray is prefect car ride companion for kids. Enjoy your time together as a family and travel better together with Munchkin!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Advance Screening Passes Giveaway (CAN)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book Valérian and Laureline series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories.

Valerian

Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.


We are looking forward to the movie ready to hit the big screen in Canada this month thanks to eOne Films Entertainment. And invite our Canadian readers enter our giveaway for a chance to win advance screening passes to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, or Halifax on Wednesday, July 19. All screenings are in 3D.

Here are some details:

Toronto
Cineplex Yonge & Dundas
7:00 PM

Vancouver
Scotiabank Vancouver
7:00 PM

Winnipeg
Scotiabank Winnipeg
7:00 PM

Edmonton
Scotiabank Edmonton
7:00 PM

Calgary
Chinook
7:00 PM

Ottawa
Scotiabank Ottawa
7:00 PM

Halifax
Scotiabank Halifax
7:00 PM

Victoria
Silvercity Victoria
7:00 PM

The movie officially opens in theatres on Friday, July 21. For your chance simply fill the form below indicating your city and Good Luck! The giveaway ends July 17, 2017.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Find Comfort and Feel Confident in Svelte Built-in Shapewear

Svelte Shapewear

I have never been skinny lady even though I wear small size. And at my age I know I am not going to be skinnier, in opposite, every extra piece of pie or candy result into extra body pounds. There are some days and possibly months when you are busy with some other stuff and do not pay attention to your weight as your head is filled up with something else like working on new projects or meeting a deadline. Or during holidays you indulge yourself with some holiday treats you can only have once a year. Since woman's body constantly changes, having babies, hormonal changes, stress and other factors, clothes should also change and give us a confidence.

Svelte Shapewear Travelling

Svelte Built-in Shapewear offers solution to those tummy and thigh problems. You look great, feel comfortable and focus on other important tasks other than bumps and how to fit into those fancy jeans. I think Svelte has a great combination of fabric quality, style and knowing women's body the best . Their products help hide what is necessary and show the best you have. For example, my Tight Ankle Slit Leggings slim legs, flat tummy with special design and make a bum firmer. All that achieved with special denim-like fabric (Twill, Cotton Spandex) and unique design.

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The Leggings I got are very comfortable. I put them on and forget about my worries focusing on other tasks. There are two colors available for this style so I've chosen black one, because I can wear it with almost anything and anywhere. Tight Ankle Slit Leggings has a built-in waist panel to make your tummy look smooth and feel comfortable. The fabric is very light what is perfect for summer hot season. I also like the trimming, really nice.

I attended a couple events wearing Tight Ankle Slit Leggings. I liked how comfortable they were. Now I'd like to get more tops for my wardrobe. Svelte carries a nice selection of skirts, tank tops, shorts and leggings of course.

Wearing Svelte Event
Me & Eric McCormack from Will & Grace at Corus Upfront Event
If you are looking for some shape wear for summer or fall than check Svelte's selection of products. My love goes to leggings collection but there are other amazing items to choose from. Feeling comfortable has never been so easy with Svelte built-in shapewear!
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Join Bollywood Talents Aakanksha Sharma, Jonita Gandhi & Kamal Khan in #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2017

Afsana Dance

Festive season is on the way, Toronto and the GTA prepared for summer activities like never before. The number of festivals, both indoor and outdoor grows every year to fit our vibrant and diverse city. Canada’s largest South Asian festival, #BollywoodMonster Mashup is pleased to bring the Canadian debut of Bollywood sensation Aakanksha Sharma, the stunning voice of Sunny Leone in "Main Adhoora," to the main stage at Mississauga Celebration Square July 22 as part of the festival’s free programming.

Nominated twice at the 2017 Mirchi Music Awards for Upcoming Female Vocalist of the Year for her songs "Tu Alvida" from the film Traffic and "Dhal Jaun Main" from the film Rustom, Aakanksha Sharma is bringing her international star power to Canada for the first time in an exclusive #BollywoodMonster debut. As a seasoned performer, the young singer is set to deliver an unforgettable show to a crowd of thousands at this year’s #BollywoodMonster Mashup after winning Chhote Ustaad - Do Deshon Ki Ek Awaaz and appearing as a finalist on Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar on Star Plus, one of India’s most popular television channels.  

Bollywood Monster Singers

Aakanksha Sharma shares the Mississauga Celebration Square stage with Jonita Gandhi. Jonita is the first of three surprise Bollywood stars the festival will be revealing. The award-winning singer of "The Breakup Song" has worked with the likes of A.R. Rahman of Slumdog Millionaire fame and recently won the 2017 Mirchi Music Award Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Gilehriyaan" from the film Dangal.

The final Bollywood star to visit us during Monster Mashup is a Zee Cine award-winning singer, Bollywood star Kamal Khan. With over 8 million views on YouTube, his hit song "Ishq Sufiyana" from the film The Dirty Picture has stood the test of time and continues to be a fan favourite. Kamal Khan’s hypnotic vocals paired with the song’s bright melody makes it the perfect single to enjoy the summer air and earned the singer a Zee Cine Award for Fresh New Singing Talent, in addition to Male Vocalist of the Year at the Mirchi Music Awards and Best Music Debut at the Global Indian Music Awards.

Following his award-winning singles, the Punjabi singer continues to release hit after hit. His latest songs, "Barsatan" and "Sach" have over 1 million views on the artist’s YouTube channel. Kamal Khan is bringing his irresistible hits to #BollywoodMonster Mashup as the festival’s Friday night closer in a can’t-miss performance!

Get the opportunity to meet Aakanksha Sharma at our exclusive, behind-the-scenes #BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception! Taking place July 20 6pm at C Banquets in Mississauga, the #BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception is an annual party with #BollywoodMonster Mashup's Bollywood celebrities gracing the guest list. VIP tickets are available to the public (free drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment included) and can be purchased on the festival's website here.


Want your chance to get more free stuff? #BollywoodMonster Mashup is giving away free Goodie Packages for all to join the fun! Sign up to get a special offer for a meet and greet with Aakanksha Sharma and the rest of this year’s Bollywood stars. Other perks include a complimentary yoga class from Yogavision, free coffee with pastry purchase from Studio.89, an awesome deal on Novotel Hotel, and MUCH more! To get the goodie package, go to BollywoodMonsterMashup.com and enter coupon code #BollywoodMonster.

#BollywoodMonster Mashup Calendar:
#BollywoodMonster Teaser Party
Revival Nightclub, Toronto
Saturday July 1st at 10:30PM

#BollywoodMonster Does Brampton
Rose Theatre, Brampton
Saturday, July 15th at 4:30PM

#BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception
C Banquets, Mississauga
Thursday, July 20th at 6PM
 
#BollywoodMonster Concert + Monster FoodFest
Mississauga Celebration Square
Friday, July 21st at 4PM
 
#BollywoodMonster Family Day & Finale + Monster FoodFest
Mississauga Celebration Square
Saturday, July 22nd at 2PM

Bollywood Monster Mashup is wonderful festival for all music fans when you can meet talented performers on one stage performing their best hits. Do not miss this unique opportunity to see beautiful Aakanksha Sharma,  Jonita Gandhi, Kamal Khan and enjoy their best songs!
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory DVD Giveaway (US)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with free copies of the DVD I am giving away in this giveaway post. 
TJ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The world-famous chocolatier, Willy Wonka, meets the rambunctious cat and mouse duo, Tom and Jerry, in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the brand-new animated family film available on DVD July 11, 2017. Based on the beloved children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, and the iconic musical family film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, this fun, new adaptation adds Tom and Jerry’s entertaining antics to the classic story of young Charlie Bucket’s unforgettable visit to Willy Wonka’s marvelous chocolate factory. Viewers will enjoy many familiar beloved songs, in this heartwarming and hilarious new film.

In this entertaining new film, Tom and Jerry meet Charlie Bucket, a young boy who finds one of five golden tickets, hidden inside the wrappers of Wonka chocolate bars. The lucky few who find a golden ticket are invited to visit Willy Wonka’s world famous chocolate factory and win a lifetime supply of chocolate.

Tom and Jerry Willy Wonka

As Charlie sets out to meet Willy Wonka, Tom and Jerry secretly accompany him. Along the way, they help him steer clear of the evil Arthur Slugworth, who tries to talk Charlie into bringing him Willy Wonka’s latest creation, the Everlasting Gobstopper. They also meet Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teevee, the four other kids who also find golden tickets and are invited to tour the chocolate factory with Charlie.

Favorite Tom and Jerry cartoon characters, including Tuffy, Spike and Droopy also join in the fun. A fresh take on the classic story, Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is an action-packed family film filled with laugh-out-loud moments and fur-flying exploits that only our favorite cat and mouse duo can deliver! It’s the perfect movie to share with the entire family

Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry, however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.

Tom and Jerry Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is available to own on Digital HD June 27, 2017 via purchase from digital retailers and on DVD July 11, 2017. 

We are excited to giveaway three DVD copies of Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to our lucky US readers (no P.O boxes please) thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The giveaway ends July 15, 2017. For your chance please fill the Rafflecoper form below & Good Luck!!!


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Get Outdoors, Jump & Celebrate Summer With Springfree Trampolines #SpringfreeYYZ

Captain America

I think every child loves jumping on trampoline. It is such a fun activity to enjoy and kids do not need to have special skills for that. Even little babies love jumping on trampoline. Though there is a huge selection of trampolines on the market, finding a reliable one is the big deal. Unless you want to record next American Funniest Video on trampoline, the safety is the first priority for this favorite children outdoor activity.

Springfree Office

I heard so many positive feedback on Springfree Trampolines, especially how safe they are and recently we had a chance to try a whole bunch of them at Springfree Headquarters in Markham thanks to Karen from Mommy Connections West Toronto. They were invented by father and engineer who was concerned about safety and decided to design a trampoline that reliable and safe for his kids. The latest line of Springfree Trampolines comes in different shapes and sizes with purpose to bring fun play and be safe. Trampoline is amazing play outdoor equipment for kids as it does not take much space in comparison to the size of the gym. You can install it in the backyard and keep kids busy for hours. It is perfect physical activity. Teddy was happy and tired after one hour of jump.

 Trampoline

For the safety Springfree Trampolines do not have strings, they designed with flexible composite rods instead and lie beneath the jumping surface. The metal frame is located beneath the jumping surface so kids cannot land on it. Flexinet provides flexible safety enclosure and made from durable but soft materials to prevent falls to the ground and keep jumpers safe. And the best thing - you can jump all year round, Springfree Trampolines easily survive winter and provide fun activities to kids when snow and colder weather hit the streets. We never tried but really want to do it one day.

Spider Man Springfree Trampoline

During the event we definitely had lots of fun. Wonder Woman and Spider Man were in attendance. Spider Man showed us really great jumps to prove he is the real one. Another feature Teddy liked a lot in trampolines is Smart Play experience. Four sensors on the trampoline mat connect wirelessly to a tablet. Using the body as the controller, the sensors track movement creating interactive experience. It is called tgoma and it provides a set of activities from math and language to trivia and other things which can be downloaded and tracked via sensors. Plus the games have different levels of difficulty so kids can learn & jump at the same time. There is also basketball hoop to combine your jump activities with the game.

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I want to add that Springfree Trampolines are not only for kids, adults can use them and have fun with kids as well. For more information about Springfree Trampolines please check here and follow on Facebook or Instagram for latest updates. They offer a wide selection of trampolines for every family and every backyard.

Happy Jumping!

springfree ball

Photos Credit: Claudia Agudelo Photography
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bunnicula Comes To Life in Brand-New Animated Series Bunnicula: Season 1 Part 1 #DVD Giveaway (US)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with free copies of the DVD I am giving away in this giveaway post. 

Meet the world’s most adorable vampire, Bunnicula. The vampire rabbit from the best-selling children’s book series comes to life in Bunnicula, a brand-new animated comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation currently airing on Cartoon Network. And this June Bunnicula: Season 1 Part 1 will be available on DVD and Digital HD!

The series follows the paranormal comedy adventures of Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit. Bunnicula has an insatiable appetite for fresh vegetable juice, which boosts his paranormal powers. Upon moving to the mysterious Orlock Apartment building in New Orleans, 13-year-old Mina discovers Bunnicula locked away in a chamber way down in the basement. Mina falls instantly in love with Bunnicula, and adopts him as a pet, not knowing he has supernatural abilities.

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The mischievous rabbit is met with open arms by Mina’s lovable, laid-back dog, Harold, and abject fear by Mina’s paranoid cat, Chester. However, Bunnicula loves Mina and will do anything to protect her from all the crazy supernatural animals and monsters he attracts, including ghostly alligators who squeeze through the pipes of their apartment building and sinister spider-lambs released from Bunnicula’s book of supernatural bedtime stories. Hide your produce as no carrot is safe around this supernatural bunny, whose delightful escapades with Mina, Harold and Chester will take viewers on a set of entertaining, supernatural adventures.

The Bunnicula book series is very popular among fans. Animated stories with characters having supernatural abilities catch everyone's attention. Bunnicula blends mystery, comedy, the paranormal and cutting edge animation. It’s a fresh, original new series audience will love for sure. The brand-new animated series is available on DVD and Digital HD June 27, 2017.


We are excited to giveaway three DVD copies of Bunnicula: Season 1 Part 1 to our lucky US readers (no P.O boxes please) thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The giveaway ends July 5, 2017. For your chance please fill the Rafflecoper form below & Good Luck!!!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lightning, Storm, Cruz & Racing Dreams in Disney Pixar Cars 3 #Team95

Cars3 Mater

Lightning McQueen is back on the big screen in Cars 3 and we are very excited to see him again. Though the story is about racing cars, tracks and training, we all like characters more than speed and their rank. In new movie it becomes obvious that Lightning McQueen days as a top racer come to the end as new generation of cars show up with high-tech enhanced speed, better sensors and computerized control. But the famous McQueen is not the one who easily to give up. After failing the next race, he sees that all the cars he raced almost a decade with are retired or intend to do so. As a result

McQueen decided to start training using the same program new high tech cars trained. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, who has her unique training style and a special plan to win. It was kind of experience but it did not bring much results to McQueen, his speed did not go up much. So Lightning McQueen decides to try another approach to training. With his new coach Cruz Ramirez, they head to the beach to make their tires dirty and then to my favorite part of the movie - the Thunder Hollow Speedway. There they experience Monster Jam along with Dirty Devil style racing, though it is crazy one but fun for sure. McQueen realizes that the life is not only fancy tracks and shiny trophies. During that journey Cruz Ramirez and Lightning McQueen learn a lot about each other. The racers struggles are often hidden inside and they tend to suffer alone. Cruz Ramirez, who all her life was inspired by Lightning McQueen success, never had a chance to become a racer though she wanted to. She encountered so many obstacles on her way, but her love for racing almost makes a good racer.       

Cars 3

Lightning McQueen visits his old teachers to see how they are doing after racing career is over. Everything is not that as bad as expected, lots of things to do and most important there are always cars who follow you, love you and inspired by you.

It is interesting that almost all McQueen's competitors are sure that he fails but still continue to check what he is doing. He has to be the winner, thinker, supporter and racing fanatic to make the decision he makes during Piston Cup Racing. Identifying racing talent and leading it to the victory belongs to #95 and who knew that this is going to happen.

We loved watching the movie; great animation, fancy racing cars and spectacular competitions. Though the movie has something for kids and something for grown-ups to think about, and it is about racing cars. Teddy likes Tow Mater & Miss Fritter. They make the story very funny and add some crazy nightmare-like features especially Miss Fritter’s school bus stop sign.

Cars 3 is a great movie for the whole family, now playing in theatres across the globe.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Show Loved Ones You Care with Fundles Special Packages #WelcomeHome

Fundles

Fundles is a care package company which sends fun sets for various occasions. Meticulously chosen items for packages are sending the right messages and bring lots of fun. Simply put, Fundles is the perfect way to express that you care about someone. It can be a co-worker in the office, business partners you are building relationships with, children at the camps, teachers at school or when your loved ones are sick and you want to cheer up and encourage them. Check Fundles packages and choose the best fit for the person or occasion.

Kikkerland Nightlight

I love the idea that you do not need to spend time thinking what to buy for people you care, if they are going to like it or not, browsing through the items trying to match one piece to another. The best way to give it to the professionals at Fundles who do their research and send the best care package you can find. You need to choose a theme, not a bunch single items and I am sure people who receive your gifts will appreciate your care about them.

Stash Jars Fred And Friends Stash Jars

I had an option to choose which package to receive and I really liked "Welcome Home" one. It has eight items in it: Kikkerland Lights, Kikkerland Dryer Balls, Kikkerland Nightlight, Kikkerland Log Pillow, Fred And Friends Stash Jars, Gamma Go Soap, Fred And Friends Pot Pinchers and V&A Foods Olive Oil. These items send a message of love and coziness that will remind recipient about your feelings toward him or her. When you open the package and start using the items, you will notice that each of them designed to represent a room in your home. For example, Fred And Friends Stash Jars, you use in your home office, Gamma Go Soap in a bathroom, Fred And Friends Pot Pinchers & V&A Foods Olive Oil in the kitchen, Kikkerland Lights and Log Pillow in a bedroom and Kikkerland Dryer Balls in the laundry room. You always see the items given to you in the house and they remind you that you are welcome home, you belong  here. Isn't that amazing!

Fred And Friends Pot Pinchers

Teddy loves all the items and found the place in house for each of them. Everyone from young cousins to grandparents like Kikkerland Log Pillow. It expresses positive vibes and reminds us about camping, fishing, BBQing and how great to be together as a family. Fred And Friends Pot Pinchers are Teddy's favorite, now he wants to hold everything hot with them and travel to PEI again. Kikkerland Lights and Kikkerland Nightlight are wonderful lighting solution for cozy home and relaxed atmosphere. V&A Foods Olive Oil is perfect for cooking and one of the essential items in our kitchen.

Gamma Go Soap

I find Fundles packages are very affordable, from $35 to $150 for Ultimate Bundle you can get great quality care package. Buying items separately would be more expensive than getting one designed package. As summer is almost here, Just for Fun & Lil Camper packages are the ones Teddy wants to get next.

Kikkerland Log Pillow

Fundles packages are perfect for schools, camps, corporate gifts, welcome packages, parties or just a token of appreciation to show that you care. For more information, please visit Fundles website and check them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kinzd Stylish Accessories for Everyday Use #FathersDay

Kinzd Wallets

The quantity and variety of cards we have these days is simply overwhelming. From endless number of credit cards, memberships, library and various loyalty programs, sometimes it is impossible to keep them organized. My biggest challenge is to separate the cards for immediate use in case you need them for a short period of time like for a day in an amusement park. I think Kinzd did a great job designing minimalist wallets exactly for the situations when you need to keep some cards, tickets, passes and cash handy without pulling massive wallet with all the items you need to survive on Earth.

Kinzd Minimalist Wallet front

I had a chance to try three Kinzd products, I definitely like the quality and soft leather material they made of. They are quite durable and do not have any "warehouse" smell. The first slim wallet comes in a variety of colors and I got nice sky blue one. It has six card slots, one ID window and one money or receipt pocket. The slim wallet also has RFID Blocking to keep cards safe and secure. The size is quite small and I like how easy it can fit front or back pocket. You can easily pull it out and find the items you need. Less worries and more confidence with this slim wallet. I found it very helpful when our family need to show passes or tickets in the park or attraction, we do not need to search for everything in our wallets, we just put what we need in one place and keep it handy. That way we spend less time digging our items and do not make ourselves and other people wait.

Kinzd Minimalist Wallet Blue

Second item we received is Money clip wallet that is similar slim wallet but it has pretty strong magnetic money clip to hold some cash. It is black and I find it very stylish. Money clip wallet is made of quality soft embossed full-grain leather and comes in a nice gift box. It has three card slots, one ID display window and one change pocket. It is also RFID Blocking Wallet. We found that magnetic money clip is quite helpful to keep some essential notes and even travel guides handy besides cash.

Kinzd Wallet Cash Holder

The last minimalist wallet we tried is key chain one. It is quite small and made of elastic material. It has two card slots, one money compartment and a coin slot. I think it is pretty small to hold cards unless you just need them immediately, but as a key chain with pockets we find it great for travelling and keeping necessary small items in one spot like hotel keys and travel cards.

Kinzd wallet

Kinzd.com has a wide selection of accessories for everyday use and special occasion. With upcoming Father's Day they have great gifts for dads, grandfathers, uncles and everyone who love quality products. We also find their minimalist items are perfect for travellers. They save time and keep you organized.
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