April 14, 2015

Giveaway: Smekday Book Series & $25 Visa Gift Card #Smekday #Home


Last month, I interviewed the cast of HOME and learned so much the film. Did you know that HOME was inspired by Adam Rex's book “The True Meaning of Smekday”?

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Photo Credit: DreamWorks Home (c) 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

Note: I received product sample for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

I think it's fun to go back and read the book a movie is based. You can compare what parts were changed and which parts they kept the same. So I wanted to share this giveaway for not only the orginal book “The True Meaning of Smekday”? but also the much anticipated sequel Smek for President!

And yes there's a $25 Visa gift card also included so you can see HOME movie in theaters! It's such a wonderful movie.


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ABOUT TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY

The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture!

It all starts with a school essay.

When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.

Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex.


ABOUT SMEK FOR PRESIDENT

In this sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.

After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious—but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens’ new home on one of Saturn’s moons.

But their welcome isn’t quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he’ll stand a chance in the Boovs’ first-ever presidential election.

With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight—and return home in once piece.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich. His other books include Pssst!, Moonday, The True Meaning of Smekday, Fat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Visit him at www.adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex


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ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) True Meaning of Smekday Book
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April 13, 2015

Dolby Vision Technology in VIZIO Smart TV Series #DolbyVision #tech


Earlier this year, Warner Bros. announced several 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision titles including Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie, with more upcoming titles like Man of Steel, Sherlock Holmes, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Dolby Vision Technology in VIZIO LED Smart TV Series

Note: I'm part of Dolby influencer program and will share information and news about their products. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Now Dolby Laboratories has announced a partnership with VIZIO to bring Dolby Vision to the consumer home entertainment through the VIZIO Reference Series 65” and 120” Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TVs.

Dolby Vision breathes life into images by providing viewers with peak brightness, local contrast, and a full range of colors that more closely mimic what the human eye can see. The technology combines a wider color gamut and high dynamic range, to revolutionize the viewing experience both in cinema and on TV.

With an initial slate of Warner Bros. 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision titles confirmed for distribution via VUDU, Walmart’s video on demand service, combined with play back capabilities on the VIZIO Reference Series, consumers will now be able to experience the power of Dolby Vision in the comfort of their home.

As the first-ever High Dynamic Range-enabled Ultra HD TV, the VIZIO Reference Series was built pixel-by-pixel, pushing the boundaries of brightness, color and contrast with Dolby Vision.

To learn more, visit Dolby's Dolby Vision page.

For more information on VIZIO Reference TV series, visit www.VIZIO.com

Learn more about VUDU, visit - www.WatchVUDU.com





Snack Time with Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt #chobanikids


Earlier this year, I attended an event at the Chobani Design Lab to learn about new flavors and products being added to the Chobani brands including Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt.

Snack Time with Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received product samples. However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Snack Time with Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt

Since my son enjoys yogurt, I use it as a healthy snack option. After the event I introduced my son to some of the new Chobani Kids and Chobani Tots Greek Yogurt Pouches. Since the pouches features the Marvel character Spider-Man on packaging, he was excited to try it. After sampling, he said he liked it and it was approved to be added to his school snack box.

Snack Time with Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt

While my son was wooed by the packaging, I liked that Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt offers 8g of protein and 25% less sugar than the leading kids' yogurt. They also come in a variety of packages to suit the needs of families with yogurt loving kids.

Snack Time with Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt
Snack Time with Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt

Chobani Tots Greek Yogurt Pouches, the only refrigerated Greek Yogurt product especially for tots, have creamy and gentle whole milk Greek Yogurt blended with real fruits and vegetables, 12mg of Omega-3 DHA, and live and active cultures, giving a nutritious and delicious Greek Yogurt option for babies and toddlers.

Additional characters including Doc McStuffins will launch in summer 2015.

Snack Time with Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt

Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt Tubes are a nutritious and delicious snack made with only natural ingredients blended with low-fat, creamy yogurt in fun flavors kids love. A good source of protein with 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ tubes, Chobani Kids Tubes are perfect for the lunch box or to grab on the go.

About Chobani

Chobani produces high-quality authentic strained Greek Yogurt products made with only natural ingredients from its New Berlin, N.Y., and Twin Falls, Idaho plants.

Chobani is committed to using milk from regional farms and strengthening its surrounding local economies. Chobani gives 10 percent of its annual profits to charities worldwide through the company's charitable foundation.

All Chobani products — including Chobani Greek Yogurt, Chobani Flip and Chobani Simply 100 — are kosher certified, contain five live and active cultures.Chobani products are available nationwide in the U.S. and Australia, and in countries in Asia and Latin America.

For more information, please visit www.chobani.com

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Giveaway: The Dog Who Saved Summer DVD / On Demand #TheDogWhoSavedSummer


A paws-itively delightful treat for the whole family, The Dog Who Saved Summer arrives on DVD and On Demand June 2, 2015 and is available in Digital HD May 22 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The Dog Who Saved Summer DVD

The sixth installment of the popular heartwarming franchise stars Dean Cain, Gary Valentine, Elisa Donovan and Patrick Muldoon with Mario Lopez returning as "Zeus".

Synopsis:

When former police K-9 Zeus (voiced by Lopez) accidentally destroys an important party, the Bannister family decides it’s time to send him to obedience school. Classes start off on the wrong paw when the no-nonsense instructor Vernon (Kove) and his Marine K-9 assistant Apollo (voiced by Zabka) fail Zeus on every lesson.

Fearing the pound may be his next stop, Zeus and the Bannister children (Capaldi and Jensen) enlist help from a janitor who teaches them his unique training methods that could help Zeus win “Top Dog” at the school’s showcase.

Meanwhile, a familiar trio of bumbling burglars (Cain, Muldoon and Diaz) is planning a daring diamond heist. Zeus must outsmart the thieves, as well as his hard-nosed instructor, in order to win the big tournament and foil the jewelry robbery before it’s too late.

The Dog Who Saved Summer Trailer


Including a hilarious blooper reel the whole family can enjoy, The Dog Who Saved Summer DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

To learn more about the film, visit - www.facebook.com/thedogwhosaved


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April 6, 2015

YMCA Splash Week 2015 Offers Free Swim Safety Classes #YMCASplashWeek


This week starts Splash Week, when New York City’s YMCA opens its pools to help NYC children and their families get ready for summer swim season and learn the basics of water fun and safety.

YMCA Splash Week 2015 Offers Free Swim Safety Classes

Note: I was invited as media to this event. However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

To learn more about YMCA Splash Week activities, I attended a media event at the McBurney YMCA and spoke with YMCA’s VP of Healthy Lifestyles and the YMCA’s Aquatics Specialist and as well as previewed a class in session.

I also took a photo with the YMCA logo but that was just a media perk!

YMCA Splash Week 2015 Offers Free Swim Safety Classes
YMCA Splash Week 2015 Offers Free Swim Safety Classes

“With hundreds of pools and 14 miles of beaches, NYC is a fabulous place to discover the joy of swimming,” said Lori Rose Benson, Vice President of Healthy Lifestyles. “Through Splash Week, we invite families to celebrate our love of the water and share in our long tradition of helping young people learn basic swim skills and water safety practices in a safe and affirming environment.”

This year the YMCA Splash Week happens during Spring Break, when parents, guardians and children can attend FREE Splash Week classes throughout the week of April 6-10 at 19 Y branches located throughout the five boroughs – including two new facilities in Coney Island and the Rockaways which boast two of the City’s largest aquatics centers. The classes cover various age groups and swimming abilities.

YMCA Splash Week 2015 Offers Free Swim Safety Classes
YMCA Splash Week 2015 Offers Free Swim Safety Classes

The NYC YMCA also shared these 7 helpful tips to keep children and teens safe and injury-free in the water this summer:

  • Grow Guppies into Sharks: Starting early can help teach even the youngest children to be comfortable – and safe – in and around the water. Exposing children to the water at an early age can also help educate parents about safe swim practices.
  • Set the Right Ground Rules: Teach children to never run, push or jump on others in and around the pool, and to always swim within designated areas that are within sight of guardians and certified lifeguards.
  • Use the Buddy System: One of the first swim safety rules to teach children is to never swim alone. Always designate swimming buddies and, for young children or those still learning to swim, ensure they are within arm’s reach of an adult while in the water.
  • Set the Pace: Time flies when you’re having fun in the water, and an important lesson is learning to avoid losing steam mid-swim. Make sure children take rests, stay hydrated and fuel up with healthy, light snacks when swimming.
  • Never Leave a Child Unattended Near the Water: Always actively supervise children when they’re in and around the water; ensure that pools are secured with appropriate barriers; and require young children to be within arm’s reach of a guardian.
  • Use Life Vests and Flotation Devices the Right Way: Make sure children always wear life jackets during all boating activities and use proper water safety and coastguard approved flotation devices. Keep emergency flotation devices separate from water toys and never remove one without a replacement.
  • Get Certified: If you have or care for small children, it’s a good idea to become certified in infant and child First Aid and CPR.

To learn more about the YMCA Splash Week, visit www.ymcanyc.org/SplashWeek





The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water Blu-ray 3D / DVD #SpongeBobMovie


If you read my interview with Paul Tibbitt Director for The Spongebob Out Of Water movie, then you know the movie offers families lots to enjoy.

The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out Of Water Blu-ray 3D DVD Release

So I wanted to share the info that THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, DVD and VOD June 2, 2015 and two weeks early on Digital HD May 19 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.


THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

On a mission to save his world, SpongeBob SquarePants is headed to ours. When pirate Burger Beard (Antonio Banderas) steals the secret recipe for the beloved Krabby Patties, SpongeBob and friends come ashore to bring back the missing formula. To succeed, they must team up with former rival, Plankton, but soon realize that to defeat a super-villain, they must unleash their inner superheroes.

Street Date:
June 2, 2015 (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD)
May 19, 2015 (Digital)

SRP:
$52.99 U.S. (Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack)
$39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray Combo Pack)
$29.99 U.S. (DVD)

U.S. Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor

Purchase via iTunes: http://j.mp/GetSpongeOutOfWater

Purchase via Amazon: http://j.mp/BuySpongeOutOfWater


THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD boast over an hour of super-powered extras highlighted by three exclusive and delightfully fun sing-along music videos: “Thank Gosh It’s Monday,” “Teamwork” and “Theme Song/Rap Battle.”

The Combo Packs also include eight exciting featurettes that take you from Bikini Bottom to the surface, deleted scenes and more.


THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Blu-ray Combo Pack

Blu-ray

Feature film in high definition
On the Surface
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Out of His World
  • When I Grow Up, I Want to Make Funny Sounds
  • Becoming Burger Beard
  • Making the Burger Mobile Chase Sequence
  • It’s Hip to Be SquarePants
  • A Day in the Life of a Sponge
Underwater Awesomeness
  • Plankton Rules the World!
  • Bikini Bottom Confidential: Rock Stars of the Sea
  • International Sponge of Mystery:§ Meet Bubbles, § The Speech
Bikini Bottom Boogie
  • Thank Gosh It’s Monday
  • SpongeBob Sing-Alongs:§ Thank Gosh It’s Monday,§ Teamwork,§ Theme Song/Rap Battle
  • “Squeeze Me” Music Video by N.E.R.D.
Deleted/Extended/Alternate/Test Scenes


DVD
  • Feature film in standard definition

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D presented in 1080p high definition. The Blu-ray 3D disc includes the following:

Blu-ray 3D
  • Feature film in high definition and 3D
  • Thank Gosh It’s Monday deleted scene in 3D

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

To learn more about The Spongebob Movie, visit - www.spongebobmovie.com

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April 4, 2015

Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection #ClarksStories


For Fall 2015, the Clarks Kids collection was designed for kids who enjoy life on the go.

Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection

Note: I was invited as media to this event. However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection

Clarks Kids Fall 2015 featured color combinations with premium leathers, fabrics and finishes.

Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection
Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection

For Boys, neon accents are highlighted on laces, color sections and details.

Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection
Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection

For Girls, metallic are still a strong fashion trend in both shoes and sneaker styles.

Clarks Shoes Kids Fall 2015 Collection

Clarks Kids shoes are available in a wide variety of width fittings, whole and half sizes, and styles in select Clarks stores across the United States.

To find a store near you, visit www.clarksusa.com





April 3, 2015

Giveaway: Jamba Juice Ready-to-Drink Cold Pressed Juices & Gift Card #JambaJuice


Now that the weather is getting warmer, I'm enjoying more activities outside. But while on the go I sometimes need a healthy energy boost. Now that Jamba Juice has launched their new ready-to-drink Cold Pressed Juices in the NYC locations, I can stop in the store and grab a bottle to GO!

Jamba Juice Ready-to-Drink Cold Pressed Juices

Note: I received a gift card to sample for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

During my latest Jamba Juice visit, I enjoyed a bottle of Citrus Kick. It was SO yummy. I enjoy citrus drinks in general but that dash of ginger took this drink up a notch. I really felt energized to continue my day.

Jamba Juice Ready-to-Drink Cold Pressed Juices
Jamba Juice Ready-to-Drink Cold Pressed Juices

Jamba Cold Pressed Juice is available in 4 flavors and each 12 oz. bottle contains 3 servings of wholesome fruits and vegetables. These are a perfect beverage to kick off your healthy New Year goals. The juices are made from 100% juice and nothing else. They contain no preservatives, and are never heated.

  • Orange Reviver - made with orange, apple, beet and banana
  • Tropical Greens – made with apple, pineapple, super greens and lemon
  • Citrus Kick – made with orange, pineapple, apple and ginger
  • Veggie Harvest – made with apple, carrot, ginger and super greens


Jamba Juice Ready-to-Drink Cold Pressed Juices

Jamba uses high pressure processing (HPP) for the new cold-pressed juices to protect their nutrients and flavor. HPP preserves more of the micro-nutrients that occur naturally in fruit and vegetables and which tend to be damaged by heat processes used to manufacture traditional bottled juices.

The New York City area is one of the first markets to have Jamba Juice’s ready-to-drink cold pressed juices and the company will continue to roll out these products nationwide throughout 2015.

To find Jamba Juice's locations, contact Jamba's Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848) or visit www.JambaJuice.com


Jamba Juice Gift Card

For those seeking to enjoy Jamba Juice while on the go, you'll love the new Cold-Pressed Juices. Enter this giveaway to a Jamba Juice gift card so you can get some!


ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) Jamba Juice Gift Card ($18 value)
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Power Rangers Dino Charge Spring Action Figures & Products #PowerRangers #DinoCharge


Can you believe this weekend is the Power Rangers Dino Charge! final new episode (airs Saturday, April 4, at 12 p.m. EST) on Nickelodeon before the mid-season hiatus?! Where has the time gone?!

Power Rangers Dino Charge Spring Action Figures and Products

Note: I'm part of Saban’s Power Rangers Parents program and will share monthly information and news about their products. Product samples provided for review purposes. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

To get ready for this weekend, we CHARGED UP with our March Power Rangers Dino Charge goodies! My son was excited to once again received Dino Charge figures and clothing.

Power Rangers Dino Charge Spring Action Figures and Products

The Dino Charge Boys T-Shirt (SRP: $12.99)

Made with 100% cotton these tees are comfortable and breathable, and will please any young Power Rangers fan! Get this and other Power Rangers Dino Charge styles available on Amazon.


Dino Zord with Charger (SRP: $16.99)

Each Zord comes equipped with 1 Dino Charger that can be inserted into the Zord to activate special features! Collect and combine with any of the other Zord Builder items to create unique and powerful Megazord combinations. Available at Kmart, Target, Toys “R” Us and Walmart


Deluxe Megazord (SRP: $34.99)

The Dino Charge Megazord can morph between 3 Dino Zords to form the massive Megazord to bring the ultimate strength to the battle. Insert the included Dino Charger to activate even more morphing features! Collect and combine with any of the other Zord Builder items to create unique and powerful Megazord combinations. Available at Kmart, Target, Toys “R” Us and Walmart


Power Rangers Dino Charge Spring Action Figures and Products

While my son was busy getting dressed up, I checked out the other items in our package. I can't tell you how excited I was to see underwear, tooth brushes along with an activity coloring book. As a parent I had to make a point to my son that Power Ranger listen to their mothers and wear clean underwear and keep their teeth cleaning with regular brushing.

I'm not sure if it was my "talk" or the fact that the toothbrush lights up that encouraged my son while brushing his teeth in the morning. Either way I'm happy!

Power Rangers Dino Charge


We'll follow up brushing with the emPOWER activity sheets created in celebration of Children’s Dental Health month!


Power Rangers Dino Charge Spring Action Figures and Products

Dino Charge Packaged Underwear for Boys (SRP: $9.99)

These underwear 3 and 5 packs featuring cool, brightly colored graphics from the popular Dino Charge season and assorted patterns, which give kids a different look for multiple days. The brief style is classic and supportive. An elastic waistband provides stretch for an easy fit. Made with 100 percent combed cotton fabric, this boys' brief set is breathable and soft. Available at Kohl’s, Target and Walmart


GUM Power Rangers Timer Light Toothbrush - (SRP: $2.80 at mass retailers; $3.40 at food and drug)

Has LED lights that activate when the button at the bottom of the toothbrush is pressed. The lights illuminate the entire brush and flash for 60 seconds indicating the minimum time to be spent on each row of teeth. The suction cup base holds the toothbrush upright, when not in use, which helps keep bristles clean and reduces clutter. Available at Ahold, HEB, Kohl’s, Meijers, Wakefern and Winco


Dino Charge Activity Books (SRP:$4.99)

80 shaped coloring and activity pages with crayons. Bring the Power Rangers Dino Charge to life with this fun and interactive activity book! Available at Rite Aid


Power Rangers Dino Charge on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

Since its premiere, Power Rangers Dino Charge has delivered more dino-fueled action and adventure than ever before, with an out-of-this-world story line and an epic new team of Rangers.

Following the episode on Saturday, April 4, fans can catch repeat episodes from this larger-than-life season every Saturday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. on Nickelodeon in the U.S., and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. on Nicktoons until the season returns with all-new Power Rangers Dino Charge episodes this Fall.


To learn more about the Power Rangers, visit - www.powerrangers.com

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April 2, 2015

Power Rangers in The Rockettes' New York Spring Spectacular #PowerRangers


Rangers get ready to see the Red and Pink Rangers from Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Charge guest starring in The Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular!

Red and Pink Power Rangers in The Rockettes' New York Spring Spectacular

Note: I'm part of Saban’s Power Rangers Parents program and will share monthly information and news about their products. Product samples provided for review purposes. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

The stunning musical event will take place at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall and runs from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

For the first time ever, the Red and Pink Power Rangers will make an EPIC appearance during this all-new show, created by an Oscar and Tony Award-winning team and featuring the Rockettes, Tony-nominee Laura Benanti, and Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars. The show is a whirlwind adventure set across the city that tells an inspiring and hopeful story about three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways.

The two Rangers are sure to bring dino-charged action to the sensational show which includes invigorating new Rockettes dance numbers, incredible 3D special effects, sophisticated large-scale puppetry and an exciting soundtrack of original songs, classics and pop hits. The New York Spring Spectacular is as rejuvenating, energetic and uplifting as spring itself - and a reminder that while things may change, nothing can take away the timeless magic and romance of the one and only New York City!

To get tickets, visit - www.newyorkspringspectacular.com

To learn more about the Power Rangers, visit - www.powerrangers.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/powerrangers
Twitter: www.twitter.com/powerrangers
Instagram: www.instagram.com/powerrangerspics
YouTube: www.youtube.com/sabanspowerrangers






April 1, 2015

NanoDays 2015 at Sony Wonder Technology Lab #tech


Last year we visited the Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) to see Nano, a traveling mini-exhibit that introduces visitors to the miniscule world of nanoscale science, technology and engineering.

NanoDays 2015 at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab
NanoDays 2015 at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab

My son learned about small, smaller and nano while playing with magnets. At this station we (mainly him) explored how materials behaves differently at different sizes.

NanoDays 2015 at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab

We also learned how nanotechnology affects different areas of our lives including the products we use and how we live. We both loved the exhibit and can't wait to check out NanoDays 2015!

NanoDays 2015 at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab

This year Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) is once again inviting families to learn about nanotechnology during this year event NanoDays™ 2015, a free, fun and educational program that offers new and unique ways to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces through hands-on activities.

“We are thrilled to host NanoDays for the seventh consecutive year at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab,” said Corrine Doron, Senior Manager of Programs at SWTL. “This event, along with our permanent nanotechnology exhibits, offers families a unique opportunity to learn all about how this nanoscale science could change the future in a big way!”

The event, which is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering, will take place on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SWTL, located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York City.

  • Visitors can experience “nano in nature” by exploring botanical specimens with leaves that are naturally water repellant—a quality that scientists are trying to mimic through specialized nano materials.
  • Additional hands-on activities invite visitors to explore polarized light, investigate how scientists use special tools to study tiny things, and imagine how nanotechnology could change the way we eat!
  • Other activities include experimenting with unique nanomaterials and completing an electrical circuit using the world’s thinnest material.

NanoDays is being offered in collaboration with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, a non-profit organization that helps facilitate informal learning programs about nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

For more information about the NISE Network, visit -  www.nisenet.org/nanodays

Throughout the year, the Sony Wonder Technology Lab also hosts free Hands-on Nano Demos, where children age six and up can explore just how small the world of nanotechnology is through fun activities. All activities require general admission to the Lab, which is free. Events, like NanoDays, are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information on planning your visit, go to www.sonywondertechlab.com





Giveaway: VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends for Easter #TFNY #TFNY15


For 2015 VTech is expanding its Baby, Infant and Preschool lines with engaging learning products along with new introductions that include the Kidizoom® Action Cam, Flipsies, and Go! Go! Smart Friends.


Kidizoom® Action Cam

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

The multi-function Kidizoom Action Cam allows kids to play and capture their adventures with videos and photos on-the-go. The Kidizoom Action Cam features a robust, durable design and comes complete with mounts for attaching to a bike, skateboard or scooter, plus a waterproof case, all at an affordable price, making it an exceptional alternative to an expensive adult action camera.

Go! Go! Smart Family

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

Go! Go! Smart Friends combines the traditional role-play and modern technology with unique characters packed with personality. The collection features special MagicPoint™ technology that brings the characters and playsets to life with lights, sounds, music and motion, while delivering manipulative play features and charming details.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

In addition, the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home™ includes VTech’s innovative MagicChat™ feature which allows two figures to chat and sing songs together (additional figure sold separately). Go! Go! Smart Friends features a line-up of 16 playsets and characters, now available in wide distribution.

 VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

For the first time, the growing collection of Go! Go! Smart Wheels includes remote control vehicles and advanced mechanical play. The Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway™ comes with an RC SmartPoint® Racer and a chunky remote with simple buttons, made just for little hands. The speedway joins the existing Go! Go! Smart Wheels collection, giving kids more than 35 playsets and vehicles to connect and expand the world.


VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

The expanded Go! Go! Smart Animals line includes new playsets such as the Grow & Learn Farm, featuring SmartPoint® locations that work with every SmartPoint animal and vehicle. As an animal or vehicle is rolled over the playset’s various SmartPoints, it will flash and play phrases, fun sounds, short tunes or sing-along songs. New additions to the Go! Go! Smart Animals collection brings the total number of playsets and animals to more than 20.


Flipsies

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

Combining technology and innovation, Flipsies dolls and playsets offer an interactive experience beyond traditional role play. Eight introductory themes encourage girls to dream to dream to be anything including a doctor, marine biologist, teacher or even a princess.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

Every Flipsies doll and playset offers interactive technology with unique phrases from the Flipsies dolls to stimulate fun, imaginative role play. Each Flipsies doll includes two outfits and two wigs, plus other accessories.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

Anchored by Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser, a beautiful 2-in-1 interactive house that magically transforms into a luxury ocean cruiser, the introductory product line features 18 offerings.


Baby, Infant and Preschool

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

The expanded Baby line features the Lil' Critters Soothing Starlight Hippo™, an adorable musical hippo that projects a vibrant starry night sky onto the ceiling, as well as the Lil' Critters Roll & Discover Ball™, Lil' Critters Spin & Discover Ferris Wheel™ and Lil' Critters Moosical Beads™.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

New infant products include the Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet Train™, an engrossing grow-with-me toy packed with features that promote language development, build fine motor skills and support role-play fun, and the adorable Spin & Learn Ball Tower™, that will keep little hands busy as they drop balls into the tower, turn the knob and press buttons for learning fun.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

Little preschool learners will be entertained and inspired as they build their vocabulary, learn about counting and explore their creativity with the Write & Learn Creative Center™, Count & Learn Alphabet Bus™ and Spinning Lights Learning Hippo

VTech Toys Easter Sale

Right now you can hop on over to savings with the VTech Easter Sale! It's the perfect time to fill those Easter baskets with new Go! Go! Smart Animals, the Kidizoom SmartWatch, a new InnoTab tablet or some fun InnoTab cartridge games!

For more information about VTech’s new products, please visit www.vtechkids.com


VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Flipsies and Go! Go! Smart Friends

Impressed with VTech 2015 products? Then enter this giveaway for a Go! Go! Smart Friends figure. They're perfect to add to a child's Easter basket!

Introducing Maddie and Dylan currently available at Toys"R"Us (exclusive until the nationwide launch in the fall). Both Maddie and and Dylan are from the VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends crew. Press their light-up button and they'll will come to life by introducing her/himself, sharing the things they like to do and sing 2 sing-along songs.


ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) VTech  Go! Go! Smart Friends Figure
WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. April 9, 2015.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Winner will be selected by random.org. Giveaway entry must be completed before extra entries will count. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. with a valid street address.





 
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