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PBS KIDS Halloween Episodes Plus Pumpkin Activities @pbskids #PBSKIDS

Some of your favorite PBS KIDS characters are celebrating Halloween with spooky new episodes, games and activities.  These will also be available on PBS KIDS digital platforms, with a variety of Halloween-themed games on the PBS KIDS Games app and

PBS KIDS is also offering PreK-12 teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their instruction with a range of curriculum-aligned videos, lesson plans and games that can be used to enhance homework assignments and kick-start classroom discussions. These free resources are available to teachers nationwide on

Episode Line-Up:


Premieres and streams October 23; re-airs October 25 and October 27-31

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This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating,
Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted…but by what?

Premieres and streams October 16

Odd Squad 2

“Haunt Squad/Safe House in the Woods”In “Haunt Squad,” Odd Squad is haunted by a ghost. In “Safe House in the Woods,” Owen and new recruit Ozlyn wait out a storm while transporting a dangerous creature.

Premieres October 16 and streams October 20

Splash and Bubbles
“Yuck or Treat/The Thing From Above the Reef” – In “Yuck or Treat,” after visiting a spooky cave, Splash and his friends visit the spookiest place they know, the cave of the old hagfish, who lives deep in the abyss. Then, in “The Thing From Above the Reef,” Dunk gets spooked by a creature in his home and thinks it’s a monster, only to discover a Baby Sea Urchin who is hiding from a giant “Thing” that circles in the waters above the reef – Mayor Sting!

Premieres on the 24/7 channel and streams October 23 and airs on October 28, 29

A new Halloween episode marks the premiere of CYBERCHASE Season 11!

“Watts of Halloween Trouble” It's Halloween Haunt-O-Rama on R-Fair City, and Hacker has a wicked treat up his sleeve: to keep the kids out of Cyberspace forever by crashing Motherboard’s portal system. But when Buzz and Delete make a mistake, the portal system crashes too late, and the kids and Digit are trapped on R-Fair City! Now, the kids must find enough energy to power Digit’s portal rebooter and keep the amusement park going. But with the celebration in full swing, can they find big and small ways to save enough energy? And can they get back to Earth again?

Returning Favorites

Airs October 23, 25, 27 and 31
Airs and streams October 24, 26 and 30-31
Halloween-themed episodes from PBS KIDS favorites will also be streaming all month long on PBS KIDS digital platforms.

PBS KIDS Family Night Schedule
These specials will air on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream in October.
Airs/streams October 6, 7 and 8
Airs/streams October 20, 21 and 22
Airs/streams October 27, 28 and 29


What would Halloween be without pumpkins? I'm sure you all are in the process of visiting pumpkin patches so you can decorate your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

Check out these no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas from Grow with Samantha's YouTube channel:

Have you ever wanted to roast your own pumpkin seeds?  Grow with Samantha shares her special recipe:

Have little ones at home?  Check out these pumpkin crafts and activities for preschool.

No compensation was received for this post.



Tuesday Giveaway Linky 10/16

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Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

Are you having any good fall weather?  It's been kind of gloomy here lately.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways!

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.
Thank you for linking up!


PBS Kids Playtime Pad Tablet @pbskids #Sponsored #HolidayGiftGuide

I received a PBS Kids Playtime Pad tablet for review.  This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are mine.

My kids watch PBS KIDS on a daily basis because of their quality educational programming.  Some of their favorite shows are Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Super Why, and Peg Plus Cat.   They love the fun story lines, and I love that they are learning without even being aware of it.  

PBS KIDS has released a kids tablet that enhances learning, called the Playtime Pad, that is one of our top picks for our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

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The PBS KIDS Playtime Pad is a 7" Kid Safe Tablet that both my preschooler and my first grader can use.  It's a good size for little hands and has more than 25 educational games, 120 PBS KIDS video clips, songs, and over 100 hours of video that come pre-loaded.  It is wi-fi ready, supports BlueTooth, and includes PBS KIDS Scratch Jr, PBS Parents Play & Learn, and the award-winning PBS KIDS Video app. 

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The tablet comes with a USB cable, charger, instructions, and a bumper pad.   While the blue bumper pad is thick and has helped protect it from a few drops, it is too easy for my three-year-old to take off.  It would be more "kid proof" with an actual case.  We may purchase the i-Unik PBS Playtime Pad/Ematic Funtab 3 7 inch Handstrap Kid Tablet Case in the future.

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It is very easy to set up the tablet with the included instructions.  You set the date/time, and connect to your home wifi. It will also ask for your email address so you can set up an account.  They will send you an email that you will need to confirm (or you can choose to add a credit card for a small fee).  Once that is done, you can set up profiles for each child with their own icon.

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A nice selling feature of this tablet is that you can watch pre-loaded video clips, play the pre-loaded games, and listen to songs without any wifi at all.  This is great for after school activities,  appointments or in the car.  You'll need to hook up to wi-fi to use other apps and video streaming.

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My favorite feature of this tablet is the parental control settings.  When in Kids Play Mode, your child only has access to the apps that you approve.  This way, my kids can't access outside websites like Youtube.   

In order to exit Kids Mode, it also requires a parental password.  This is very reassuring as a mom who doesn't want her three-year-old web surfing and stumbling on inappropriate content!   You can also set time limits for screen time.

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If you exit Kids Play Mode, you have full access to the internet, all apps, settings, and Google Play.  

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Both of my girls enjoy coloring, playing games, taking photos with the dual camera, and watching their favorite PBS Kids videos!  

The PBS KIDS Playtime Pad is sure to be a hit with your kids ages 2-8!  PBS KIDS also has a streaming stick that plugs into your tv, the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, that would make a great holiday gift!

One hundred percent of the net proceeds PBS receives from purchases of the PBS KIDS Playtime Pad & PBS KIDS Plug & Play support the PBS KIDS mission to help all children, especially those at risk.

Where to Buy:  

The PBS KIDS Playtime Pad is available in stores like Wal*Mart, Best Buy and on Amazon for $79.99.

For more holiday gift ideas, visit our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide (rolling out November 1st)



Win 3 Months of #Netflix For You and a Friend @mrsdchastain #Giveaway

If you've been a reader of my blog for a while, you know how much my family enjoys Netflix.  Not only can you watch your favorite movies and television shows, but you can also see original series for both kids and adults.  There's something for everyone!

If you haven't tried Netflix, or are a huge Netflix junkee, you will want to scroll down for this awesome giveaway!

Three Months of Netflix for You & a Friend Giveaway Event!
Hosted By: Nanny to Mommy
Sponsored By: Netflix

"Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 44 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments."


Enter to WIN!

I am excited to share that you can win a THREE MONTHS of streaming from Netflix for you & a friend. Entry is simple, follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below! You will need to tag a friend, @Netflix, and @mrsdchastain. Make sure to come back here and follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below.

Rules of Entry: Only one (1) Netflix Subscription code can be won by each entrant per calendar year Giveaway ends on 10/24/17 at 11:59pm EST, all entries must be cast by then to qualify. If selected, winners must provide their email as well as the email of their tagged friend upon request to receive the complimentary code. Open US only, must be 18+ to enter. Winner chosen via through Rafflecopter. All winning entries are verified. Please follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our current giveaways. Good luck!

Jim Henson's Word Party Netflix Birthday Kit And Giveaway @WordPartyTv #Sponsored #Halloween2017 #Netflix

As part of the Jim Henson's Family Hub, I will receive a Word Party plush.  All opinions are my own.  

I am so excited and honored to announce to my readers that I am now a part of the Jim Henson's Family Hub, an online social home and digital community celebrating, supporting, and connecting all kinds of families!  

As a long time fan who grew up with the Muppets and Fraggle Rock and now shares them with her kids, I am so thrilled to bring you exclusive content from the Jim Henson Family.

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Are you familiar with the show Word Party?  Season 3 recently premiered on Netflix October 6th.  This fun vocabulary building show from the Jim Henson Company follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play.  Young viewers will teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate achievements with a "Word Party!"

Word Party is produced using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppety Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson's Creature Shop that allows puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time- enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous.

My toddler loves these adorable baby animals and it is a great educational show!

Do you know a little one with a birthday coming up?

Join the babies in singing and dancing along to “Happy Birthday” in the new Netflix special, Word Party: Happy Birthday, now streaming.

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Plus you can download this birthday kit which includes printable invitations, thank you notes, masks, and much more. 

Print your Word Party birthday kit

Word Party Toys

You can purchase your own Bailey, Kip, Lulu, and Franny plush from Snap Toys. Word Party toys are available at Amazon and most retailers.
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One winner will receive a Word Party Plush

Just use the Giveaway Tools form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

Jim Henson's Family HubThis giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter. Giveaway Ends 10/25/17 at 11:59PM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.  By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Jim Henson's Family Hub. I will receive the same prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

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