Summer TV Round-up & GIVEAWAY from Shout! Kids

Summer TV Round-up featuring My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers

SummerDVD RoundUp We have been watching this set of DVDs for about 2 weeks now and my 3 1/2 year old loves them. He knows how to put them in the computer and get the shows he wants on the screen. I would have to say that so far the favourite is Littlest Pet Shop: Making Friends. He has watched at least part of it each day. When he is playing lego, or another toy, he usually has a show running. This summer TV round up is perfect for 3-9 or even older! The recurring theme in this set of DVDs is the importance of Friendship. Who doesn't want their kids to know how important friends are? Check out the details below, and ENTER TO WIN your own Summer TV Round-Up Set!   EquestriaDVD LittlestPetshopDVD PoniesDVD RescueDVD

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DVDs from Shout! Kids and Hasbro Studios

Four DVDs from the My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop and Transformers Rescue Bots lines are being released this summer as the perfect way for kids to unwind with characters from their favorite shows after days of fun in the sun. Ponies

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Friends and Famil

You don’t necessarily have to be related to be family! That’s one of the lessons in My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Friends And Family, coming to DVD on June 7, 2016 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Twilight Sparkle returns with Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Spike to celebrate the magic of friendship and family! Come watch as Apple Bloom, Maud Pie, Big Mac and others demonstrate that best friends can certainly be family. And family can certainly be best friends! Episodes Include:
  • One Bad Apple
  • Maud Pie
  • Brotherhooves Social
  • Hearthbreakers
  • The Gift of the Maud Pie
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Littlest Pet Shop: Making Friends

Celebrate friendship with your best pet pals!  On June 14, 2016, buddy up with Blythe and her pet pals with Littlest Pet Shop: Making Friends on DVD from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. If there’s anything Blythe has learned while working at the pet shop, it’s how to make friends. And now, she and her very best friends — Zoe the spaniel, Vinnie the gecko, Sunil the mongoose, Pepper the skunk, Russell the hedgehog, Minka the monkey and Penny the panda — are going to teach you all there is to know about making new friends! It might even mean learning a few brand-new lessons themselves! Episodes Include:
  • Sleeper Room Enough Why Can’t We Be Friends? It’s The Pet Fest! Part 1 (Featuring Heidi Klum)
  • It’s The Pet Fest! Part 2 (Featuring Heidi Klum)
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Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes of Tech

The Rescue Bots are ready for tech-filled adventures! Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes of Tech will be released on DVD on June 21, 2016 from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Featuring five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy. Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder return for five brand-new adventures with their Griffin Rock friends, the Burns family! This time, they learn the valuable lesson that new technology can definitely be awesome. But it can also be… dangerous! Episodes Include:
  • One For The Ages
  • Space Bots
  • The Island Of Misfit Tech
  • Too Many Kades Of Justice
  • I Have Heard The Robots Singing
  Equestria

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Soarin’ Over Equestria

What could be more fun than Soarin’ Over Equestria? Rainbow Dash would say nothing! Now she and her fans are in luck because My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic:  Soarin’ Over Equestria is coming to DVD on August 2 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. The sky’s the limit with these five high-flying adventures, featuring all of your favorite winged Ponies! Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, the Wonderbolts and, of course, Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and Spike, as they show you Equestria the way it was meant to be seen… from above! Episodes Include:
  • Griffon The Brush-Off
  • Hurricane Fluttershy
  • Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
  • On Your Marks
  • Newbie Dash
  *We received a complimentary copy of this DVD set for the purposes of review.

Transformers: Rescue Bots Adventures in Time and Space

Having 2 boys in my home, one a tween, soon to be teen, and a preschooler, it is hard to find things they both enjoy to do. One thing my oldest will do with his little brother is sit to watch a show with him. When we received the Transformers: Rescue Bots - Adventures in Times and Space, they sat down to watch together. While Lorne is older than the typical audience for this series, he certainly enjoys it as a show to watch with his little brother. autobots If you are looking for a cute series for the younger kids, but will also hold the attention of older children, who likely know and love the Transformers franchise, then Transformers: Rescue Bots is sure to please both ages.
Transformers: Rescue Bots – Adventures in Time and Space Griffin Rock’s Autobot first responders — Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder — are back for five more action-packed adventures! Only this time, they’re proving that they’ll stop at nothing to protect their Earth friends, even if it means traveling through all of time and space! Executive produced by Jeff Kline (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS features the vocal talents of LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lacey Chabert (Party of Five), Steve Blum (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), Maurice LaMarche (Emmy® Award winner for Futurama) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes cameo appearances in the series. Episodes Include:
  • It’s A Bot Time
  • Unfinished Business
  • Switcheroo
  • Time After Time
  • The Last Of Morocco
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My Dad is a Pretzel – Book Review

image1 "My Dad is a Pretzel" by Baron Baptiste. It's a great book to read and learn simple and safe yoga positions and techniques to do together with your children. I love this book. When we were children we learned so much from books, and these days it's so easy to learn from YouTube that sometimes we don't share the way we learned with our children. I love having these books at home because they are fun to read and just encourage the joys of learning and reading together. ~ Reviewed by Natalie ~~~~~~~~ Yoga for Parents and Kids Limber up with this unique, child-friendly yoga book! Created for parents and children to share together, but also suitable for adults and older children to use alone, My Daddy is a Pretzel not only introduces a range of postures, it also connects the practices to everyday life, showing how families can integrate their yoga with their activities in the world. A light-hearted look at yoga, yet one with a lasting message, My Daddy is a Pretzel is a wonderful introduction to yoga for readers of all shapes and sizes. NAPRA Nautilus Award Finalist For all ages Written By: Baron Baptiste Illustrated By: Sophie Fatus ~~~~~~~~~ You can check out all the titles on Julie's website HERE Follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/juliesbarefootbooks ☆We received a free copy of this book to facilitate a review.

Review: Scentsy Fragrance Bars

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Tracy Waterlot
Indep Scentsy Consultant
I had the pleasure to review 3 scents from Scentsy this week. I love Scentsy for their fragrances, and the fact the the burners are flameless! Having children and pets, a flameless burner is perfect. I have 2 large burners, one in my kitchen and one in my bedroom.  As well as a night light burner in my bathroom. Scents provided: wpid-20151220_142252.jpg Juniper Berry - When I first took a whiff of this one, I really did not like it. BUT I decided to use it in my bathroom burner and I ended up loving it once it melted. It is not as strong as I thought it would be at first smell. Nice fresh nature scent. wpid-20151220_142338.jpg Rosewood & Freesia - This has a nice floral scent, not too overpowering. I am not usually a fan of florals, but I rather like this one. I think it may be one I use to combine with another scent in the future. Personal preference for berries and fresh scents sways me away from florals at times. I will definitely update on combinations I try.   wpid-20151220_142325.jpg Honey Pear Cider - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this in my kitchen. I am a big fan of fruity and spice scents. This was definitely a fav for my kitchen burner. Tracey has taught me (by following her posts on her facebook page), that if you happen across a scent you are not too fond of, have fun experimenting with mixing scents. There are lots of suggestions available online for this, but you could try combining two scents and see what happens. You might just be pleasantly surprised. If you book or attend a party, you get to smell all the scents available and see just how pretty the warmers are in person. My experience with Scentsy vs. Store bought scents is that they last WAY longer and the scent does not dissipate. Get in touch with Tracy to find out what scents you will like best, they have so many in various fragrance categories. She will help you find the right scent or sent combination to suit your senses! ☆We received a free products to facilitate a review.

Shopping With Dad- Book Review

ShoppingWithDad_HC_W_3 Shopping with Dad I really enjoyed reading the book with my son (who is three).  The pictures are great, with a lot of details.  The story is funny and silly, which easily keeps the attention of a three year old.  The poetic nature makes it easy for parents to read, over and over. The story of how accidents can happen sometimes, is a relatable adventure for both parents and children, and is told in an entertaining and lively way. When asked what he liked about the story, our little guy says he liked the pictures and the part of the story where the little girl has a big “Ah-ah-choooooo”. This book will be a favorite for years to come. ~ Layla ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shopping with Dad
Venture to the grocery store with this father-daughter duo on a very lively shopping trip. As their cart swings down the aisles, the pair create minor calamity left and right. The rhyming, bouncy text teaches an important lesson about accidents and responsibility, all with a healthy dose of humor.
Ages 3 to 7 years $7.99 Written By: Matt Harvey Illustrated By: Miriam Latimer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To Order these books or others visit Julie on Facebook or her website HERE. ☆ We received a free copy of this book to facilitate a review.

Gift Review: Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate RC Speedway

Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate RC Speedway GGSW_0228_Logo Playtime with miles of learningTM! WOW! Clayton just loves playing with this set. My little guy has a short attention span and is not one to "sit and play", that was until we put this together for him! He will play with the race car, and use his other Go Go Smart Wheels cars on this track. It's huge, so you will need lots of space to leave it out. There are a few variations in the booklet included, on how you can set it up. As will any of the sets, you can switch and change the tracks to the configuration you want. Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway 180200-Img6-prod 180200-Img5-prod 180200-Img4-prod My favourite feature on this set is the elevator. As you drive the car forward, it is moving a crank to raise the ramp and move the car up to a higher level. You can see here in the video how much fun Clayton was having with it! (sometimes hard to get Clayton on camera, he usually hides these days 🙂 ) We have purchased an additional remote control Go! Go! Smart Wheels® car for Clayton for Christmas to add to the fun of this set. Now he will be able to race with someone else.   If you are looking for toys that offer more than just playtime to their children, Go! Go! Smart Wheels® are imaginative playsets that incorporate technology and mechanical play for learning fun. Ralph and his race car will entertain your little one with a light-up driver button that activates music and fun sounds, also teaching the letter "R" and the vehicle's name. The speedway consists of 4.5 feet of interchangeable tracks and it features a stunt ramp, an elevator, movable gears, starting flags and track switches that are all triggered by the RC race car. Kids can use the RC SmartPoint® Racer in standard and remote control mode. They can get it to zip around the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Remote Control Speedway through its four action zones and over nine SmartPoint locations, using the steering wheel-shaped remote control for an exciting interactive experience! Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Remote Control Speedway features include:  4.5 feet of interchangeable tracks  5 mechanical features  9 SmartPoint locations  Steering wheel-shaped remote control  Light-up driver button activates fun phrases, music and sounds Age recommendation: 1-5 years Available Fall 2015 at Walmart, Toys R Us, Sears, Loblaws, Mastermind Toys, Amazon.ca  Website: http://www.vtechkids.ca/gogosmartwheels Social media chananels: *this product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own.

Shrinking Sam – Book Review

ShrinkingSam_HC_W_3 This book is a wonderfully illustrated story of the middle child, Sam, feeling he is shrinking. He is not getting the attention he is seeking, and therefore feels he is shrinking away. I enjoyed reading the book with my Clayton, who is almost 3 yrs old. The bright illustrations are eye catching for young children, and the story itself will be more engaging as he grows. It will be a conversation starter for sure. ~ Ruth Ann ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Shrinking Sam

Find out what happens when Sam wakes up and finds that he's shrinking! No one will listen to him but his pencil is the size of a crocodile and one pea fills his whole tummy at dinner. This quirky story addresses the woes of a middle child, who is in need of a little attention.
Ages 3 to 7 years Written By: Miriam Latimer
You can check out all the titles on Julie's website HERE Follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/juliesbarefootbooks ☆We received a free copy of this book to facilitate a review.

REVIEW: Yummy Nummies

REVIEW: Yummy Nummies ynlogo cupcakes Cupcake Cuties Maker Makes 10+ mini cupcakes that taste freshly baked with rich chocolate flavour and vanilla frosting! Includes 1 kitchen magic tray, 1 instruction sheet, 1 cupcake batter packet, 1 frosting packet, 1 sprinkles packet, 1 spoon, 1 measuring scoop, 2 frosting bags and 6 mini cupcake wrappers. Check out the video on how to make these, so cute and easy for the kiddos to make: WATCH HERE   11201869_638602219573974_120534080228203063_n Gummy Goodies Maker Makes 10+ mini gummies that are chewy, delicious and bursting with cherry, tropical punch and blue raspberry flavours! Includes 1 kitchen magic tray, 1 instruction sheet, 1 blue raspberry gummy packet, 1 cherry gummy packet, 1 tropical punch gummy packet, 1 spoon, 1 measuring scoop and 1 plate.   12311856_789539407825116_1124132207_o Gummy Goodies Maker: Our Thoughts The kids were really excited to make these treats as they are huge fans of anything gummy. The kit included everything we needed except water. My 9 year old, Abigail,took charge and helped Bailey, who is 6, make this snack. It was easy to make and there was not much cleanup needed after wards. As for the taste, they were better than expected. The kids gobbled them up in no time. 12311872_789539414491782_2098782190_o The Cupcake Cuties Maker was basically the same. Easy and fun to make, minimal cleanup, and very entertaining. These, however, didn't taste as good as the Gummy Goodies. ~ Amanda (Abigail & Bailey) RP Toys: ☆We received a free products to facilitate an hoest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Transformers Prime Review & Giveaway

Transformers Prime Review & Giveaway

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Throw backs to our childhood are always fun. This title was a great way to go back in time (even if it was just my imagination). Not to mention, having a son who is the right age to enjoy an evening watching with mom & dad. Lorne, my 12 yr old son, seemed to enjoy the episodes as did my husband and I. The animation was well done with a mix of 2D animation and CGI. This series originally released between 2010 and 2013 is a great addition to any Transformers fan's collection.
Lorne gives Transformers Prime: Ultimate Decepticons a Thumps Up
Lorne gives Transformers Prime: Ultimate Decepticons a Thumps Up
Here are the details of  Transformers Prime: Ultimate Decepticons Released: September 08, 2015 Available in US/Canada Decepticons! Attack! While the Autobots have vowed to protect Earth, Megatron and his treacherous Decepticons have vowed to strip it of its valuable Energon, no matter the cost. Somehow, Optimus Prime and his Autobots always seem to get in the way. With Ultimate Decepticons, you can now see five of the greatest Decepticon stories, featuring Starscream, Skyquake, Makeshift, Airachnid, Dreadwing, Predaking, Knock Out and more of your all-time favorite transforming villains! Product Information Discs: 1 Run-time 110 min Episodes
  • Transformers Prime: Masters And Students
  • Transformers Prime: Con Job
  • Transformers Prime: Crossfire
  • Transformers Prime: Prey
  • Transformers Prime: Thirst
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*************************************** About Hasbro Studios Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally. About Shout! Factory Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout's audio division boasts GRAMMY(r)-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory TV, Scream Factory, Timeless Media Group, Westchester Films, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com   Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however, I was provided a copy of the title to facilitate the review. All views and or experiences are that of our own.  

Review: Kidizoom® Action Cam

Kidizoom® Action Cam

Everything Kids Need to Capture Life's Adventures 

KidizoomActioncam-Logo_1126 VTechCameraReview My 11 year old grandson tested the camera. First test Waterproofing. We were headed to the beach so he decided to check out if the camera was really waterproof.  As he was jumping & diving off a wharf, he set the video & jumped in. Success waterproof & video worked. The one thing we did notice was the strap was loose and not adjustable so he was wondering if he lost it would it float.  Next test jump in & let it go. Success again – it immediately floated to the top. Passed the Swimming test! The only suggestion would be to have an adjustable strap that you could tighten. This camera could also be mounted on his skateboard or bike to take videos of him & his friends doing tricks. The camera had 2 video games which were probably for a younger age as “He beat them right away” but a nice feature for a car ride. My 3 year old grandson also tried the camera out.  It was a great size for him. He pretended playing the games and took “cheesey” pics. No worries about dropping it and very durable. You could hook the camera to your computer to watch the videos or we added a Micro SD card to it. Great camera –very durable and performed excellent!  Would be great to take pics on a waterslide or amusement park or any adventure! ~ Judy 170706 (6) Features include:  1.4 inch colour LCD screen (128 x 128 dots)  Photo/video capture (2.24”H x 2.24”W x 0.9”D)  Waterproof case  Mounting accessories for bikes and scooters  Wrist strap  Three built-in games  Stop motion, time-lapse and multi-shot options  Special effects including customized photo frames and color filters  Kid-durable design to withstand drops and bumps  Rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery (Approximate continuous photo taking and recording time is 2.5 hours)  Micro USB cable for data transfer and battery recharging  Expandable memory up to 32 GB with Micro-SD card (sold separately)  Choice of yellow/black or purple colours 170716 (1) Price $69.99 (MSRP) Recommended: Ages 4+ VTech Canada website Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+   *Products were provided free of charge for us to review. All reviews represent honest opinions of our Moncton Coupon Lady team members.