.@TeddyOutReady: January 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Fuller House The Complete Third Season Available on DVD & Digital | 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.

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Adventures never end in The Tanner’s Family. There is always something to anticipate, celebrate, fix or deal with. The third season of family comedy Fuller House released on DVD this winter to give fans an opportunity to enjoy the series.

Lots of important events take place on the third season of Fuller House. It starts with the end of school year, summer vacation and family dream time together. Max and other kids are expected it to be. Jackson starts summer school to his total disappointment due to his poor grades in history. Steve and C.J. make plans to get married in Japan and the gang heads overseas for the big wedding. Kimmy tries to earn her place as a wedding planner in Steve’s wedding showing all her creativity with a support from her daughter Ramona. Stephanie makes plans to get in-vitro fertilization and D.J. tries to get Tommy into a prestigious preschool. Mostly it looks like regular house events, with only difference; there are three families in one house. They never lock the doors because it does not make sense, someone always needs to come in or go out. Even Fernando who decided to buy the old Gibbler house to impress Kimmy continues to come back to Fuller House every day. Fernando renovates Kimmy’s childhood home and restores it to its former glory, it was not just regular house, it has own funny and scary spots, not saying that a ghost lives there too. Nevertheless, adults had a fun party there one day to feed their nostalgia while Uncle Jesse almost ruined Fuller house while babysitting.

In fall, Jackson and Ramona start high school where Ramona tries out for her school’s dance team while Jackson becomes a joke at his school after slipping on a piece of bologna during lunch. Joey, Jesse and Danny come home to celebrate 30 years since they initially moved in together to raise the Tanner girls. It’s great third season filled with laughter and love for the Tanners and their friends. There are lots of funny jokes and moments, we enjoyed them to the fullest. Even Teddy said that it is better to watch Fuller House episode instead of his superheroes series because they are so funny and act like real family. While Max and Fernando overplay sometimes to my opinion, Fuller House is lovely family comedy.

One of television’s most beloved families entertain viewers with 18 hilarious new episodes in season three, featuring guest appearances by original Full House cast including John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin. The series, which has earned a 2018 Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for “Outstanding Children’s Program,” has already been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.

The third season of Fuller House is now available to own on DVD and Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game | #Disconnect2Connect

Teddy Monster Crunch

Canadian winter can be endless. If it is not cold outside, then probably sloppy and muddy. It makes us often stay indoors. While it sounds sad there are lots of opportunities to play at home and one of our favorites is board games.

Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game stars the classic Monster Cereal Characters from General Mills. It is not easy for us to feed Teddy in the morning, but when it comes to the game he is always ready to play. Monster Crunch! invites players to pick their favorite Monster Cereal character from Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Fruit Brute, Fruity Yummy Mummy, and Franken Berry. From two to five players can participate in the game. Each player gets own Cereal Bowl Card, 36 Cereal Cards and two Monster Power Cards. The game is played through three hands, what means each player gets 12 Cereal Cards per hand.

Monster Crunch Set Up

The main purpose of the game is to collect as many Cereal Cards as possible in the Bowl and the player with the most cards wins. What a cereal without milk? In this game there are special Milk Tokens which are used to combine numbers of Cereal Cards. Since Cereal Cards are numbers from 1 to 12, to get bigger numbers players can use Milk Tokens. For example, use 5 and 10 to submit 15.

Monster Crunch game

The person who last eat cereal ( real one ) starts the game, and place Cereal Card on his Bowl. Next player must place his Cereal Card of the same or greater number of previous player. I think the most fun begins when we start combining numbers and try to match and beat the opponent with bigger number using milk tokens. If there is no number to match, the player misses the round and takes one milk token to use for the next round.

Monster Crunch

There are two Monster Power Cards per each player to advance in the game. Teddy was so reluctant to use them and always wants to save them for the future, just in case. Players can use these cards only once in the game and they are very helpful.

We do not follow any special strategies, often break the rules, laugh and have fun. This game reminds me old family card games, but for Teddy is totally new game to play. Designed for ages 9+, Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game is fun game during cold days and windy weekends.

You can find Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game on Amazon, Walmart, Mastermind in Canada and other major toy retailers across North America.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sonshine and Broccoli New Album To Spread Kindness & Love | It’s Cool To Be Kind


Sonshine and Broccoli is a famous Canadian band performing since 2004. Their catchy pop-rock songs and interactive shows became favorites of many families and kids not only in the GTA. Lisa Sonshine and Brock "Broccoli" Burford create music and entertain kids for many years. We often meet the band in our community. When there is a new library grand opening, festival or a charity event we are always happy to see Sonshine and Broccoli performing.

This year the band released their new album called It’s Cool To Be Kind. And we had a chance to listen their new creation. The release is filled with amazing tunes, a perfect mix of different styles pop, rock and disco. You can dance, play and sing with Sonshine and Broccoli.

Besides having catchy tunes, the release sends positive messages of kindness and happiness what we all need these days. Children learn how to be thankful, enjoy being with a family and have fun together! And they also learn to clean up toys and be nice to everyone.

The new album does not follow one style, it is a combination of lively songs, fast tempo and calming music tunes. The lyrics are also great, easy to remember and sing for little ones. We hope the audience will also enjoy Toronto song from the It’s Cool To Be Kind album, it is about the major city attractions and places to visit! Teddy’s favorite songs from the album are Broccoli Jam, Disco Ninja and Toronto song.


On the positive note Sonshine and Broccoli’s “Cool To Be Kind” album is submitted for Best Children’s Album and we can’t wait to see it will win at the Juno Awards this March!

Visit sonshineandbroccoli.com for more information about new album, upcoming shows and live performances.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Make Your Special Moments Unforgettable With Canvas | #CanvasArt

These days most of the images we have are in digital format. It is convenient, easy to make and share. But we all still enjoy the magic of the beautiful pictures on the wall. There are so many precious moments in our life to put on canvas. From baby birth, travel adventures, family gatherings to competitions, awards and life milestones or celebration of special occasions.

Although we travel a lot we did not print any pictures at all, until the moment when Teddy’s school teacher gave him an assignment to bring a printed photo about his life. I think only that time we started seriously treat our photos as treasures and made a print of our family shot near the Pisa Tower.

Later we wanted to make more prints and this time on canvas, so we can put them on the walls to enjoy and remember our adventures. That was quite expensive treat and Canvas Company knew that. That’s why they come to help with easy to use and affordable printing solutions.

Our next project with Canvas Company became a photo from our European trip. Frankfurt Christmas Market was festive and colorful and the best fit to be on the wall. Placing an order on Canvas Company web site was fast and easy. I like how organized and simple online ordering is. I also like that the site has an editor, so I could resize the photo. I wanted to see us in the middle of the print and include all the famous attractions too. The site also offers great wraparound feature. You can choose the wrapped sides on the canvas; they can be just one solid color or like a continuation of the picture when the sides are mirrored.

Besides single canvas prints, you can also order canvas collages, split images and wall displays. Canvas Company also works with acrylic and metal prints. If you are not info printing your own photos then the site has millions of images to choose from organized by theme, for example - Landscape, Contemporary or Abstract.

We are very happy with the quality of the print when our canvas arrives. It is neatly framed and the back has a metal hanger to put the print on the wall. The colors are bright and the whole picture looks amazing.

If you want to have some quality prints then try to check Canvas Company.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Home Entertainment Movie Combo + Swag Giveaway CAN | #TheGrinch

The Grinch movie

Based on Dr. Seuss’ famous story, Universal Pictures present beloved holiday classic The Grinch. It is the tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships.

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of irritation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.

If you missed the movie on the big screen then you can still enjoy it to the fullest because Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is coming out on Digital January 22, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 5, 2019. Such a treat for New Year! The release contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions.

Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family! Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as the infamous Grinch. The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury.

The Grinch

We are happy to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch release and give away two copies of the movie along with swag items. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends January 25, 2019! Winners will get a movie copy in best available formats!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Canada Books for Young Explorers | #MomsMeet

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National Geographic Weird But True

National Geographic is the leader in educating the public about the world. Their educational resources are authentic, real and engaging. They inspire and teach young audience to learn more, explore, travel around and try new things. National Geographic for kids offers various educational materials in form of books, magazines, on-line content, videos, apps, radio broadcasting and many publications.

We had a chance to check Weird But True! series from National Geographic Kids. It is intended for young audience eager to learn astonishing facts about our world. Teddy is not a bookworm but surprisingly he finished reading books in just few days.

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Weird But True! Books have great design and colorful illustrations. Weird But True! Series includes volumes of interesting content and special releases like Weird But True! Christmas with 300 festive facts and Weird But True! Canada with 300 outrageous facts about The True North. The facts are printed in different fonts and with corresponding pictures making the books interesting to read for kids. The way information is presented make children curious and can you imagine how many “WOW”s we heard when Teddy read this or that fact. Teddy also likes the size of the books, they are not thick and big for little ones to read by themselves. You can take one anywhere you go when travelling, visiting a doctor or even waiting in line-ups.

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It was fun to read weird facts about Canada, some of them were really eye-opening, we did not even know about and a few are happened just around the corner. For example, “Sushi Pizza is a popular dish in Toronto” or “A Canadian Candy Company was the first to put chocolates in a heart-shaped box”. There are also some facts which can be perceived as a challenge, for example, “Some towns use BEET Juice to melt ice on wintry road”. Teddy wants to try this on his own, I think now is the perfect time of the year to do it.

From our experience Weird But True! Books are not the ones you read and forget on a book shelf. These materials kids continue to check and read over and over again, they make them think and amaze how this is even possible? Teddy remembers many facts. He shares some of them with peers and adult to impress. Some facts are so weird like “Some ants carry umbrellas made of leafs” or “Two artists in London built a maze of 250,000 books” that our little one wants to visit those interesting places and see everything for real experience!

 Weird But True Canada

Weird But True! Series is celebrating 10th anniversary of the original series and presenting 10 volumes of updated content available to purchase online on National Geographic KidsAmazon, BookOutlet.ca, Indigo.ca and in book stores.

Weird But True! Canada Contest

There are lots of interesting facts still available to learn about. National Geographic wants to know about them by encouraging young explorers, kids ages 6-14 to enter Weird But True! Canada contest to submit their own weird facts about their hometown, province or country through March 31, 2019! Your submission can be featured on the National Geographic Kids website next May!
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