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Free Summer Reading Programs 2019 #SummerReading

6/13/19
Looking to avoid the summer slide?  I have a list of some free summer reading programs to keep your kids reading!

Summer Reading Programs



Read any 8 books and record them in your Summer Reading Journal.  Bring your completed journal to Barnes and Noble August 1-31st and get a FREE book (choose from a list)


Sign up and add your favorite books to your Summer Reading Log.  Write a review of the books you read.  10 Participants who review the most books will be eligible to win a book prize pack. The next 25 participants with the most reviews will be eligible to win a $10 Gift Card. 



Books A Million

Read any four books on the summer reading adventure section this summer.  Parents sign the form and return to your local BAM for a free Diary of a Wimpy Kid drawstring backpack (while supplies last).


TD Bank

June 1 – August 31, 2019 Read 10 books, have them fill out form, take it to your nearest TD Bank and TD Bank will deposit $10 into their TD Simple Savings Account.


Chuck E. Cheese

Download a Reading Rewards Calendar, read for two weeks, and turn it into your local Chuck E. Cheese for 10 free game tokens through December 31, 2019.


Sync {teens 13+}

Summer reading program for teens that gives two free audiobooks each week April 25-July 25, 2019



Lifeway

Toddlers ages 1-5 and kids in Grades 1-6 read six books, complete a journal, fill out the form online and get a free book.


Scholastic

Kids can log their reading minutes, earn virtual rewards, and donate books.



Local Library Programs

Chester County
Montgomery County
Lancaster County
Berks County
Bucks County
Free Library of Philadelphia


Toy Story 4 Summer Road Trip RV Coming to Ocean City #ToyStory4 #SummerRoadTrip #GoRVing

6/12/19
Toy Story 4 Summer Road Trip RV

Attention all Toy Story fans:  A "Toy Story 4"-themed RV is rolling into Ocean City, NJ!  This will feature photo opportunities, film-themed prizes, carnival games and family-friendly fun.

Two film ambassadors will be on hand to share details about fan-favorite characters—Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep—as well as new characters coming to the big screen—Forky, Bunny, Ducky and Duke Caboom, among others—learn more about this all-new adventure.  


This is sure to be a popular event, so get there early!  


Toy Story 4 Summer Road Trip RV
Photo courtesy City of Ocean City



DETAILS:

FRIDAY June 14, 2019
4:30-8:30 PM

Ocean City Boardwalk's Music Pier
825 Boardwalk





ABOUT THE TOUR: “Toy Story 4” Summer Road Trip is traveling coast to coast this summer to generate excitement surrounding the June 21 opening of the movie. The fully-wrapped RV will hit 20 cities, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Denver and more.   #ToyStory4  #SummerRoadTrip  #GoRVing

ABOUT THE MOVIE: When Bonnie takes the toys on her family’s road trip, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep, whose adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. Woody and Bo are worlds apart when it comes to life as a  toy, and they soon realize that’s the least of their worries.  Directed by Josh Cooley and produced by Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera, Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” opens on June 21, 2019.


ABOUT GO RVINGGO RVING is providing the RV for the “Toy Story 4” Summer Road Trip.  They’re teaming up with Disney and Pixar in celebration of the movie with an integrated marketing campaign to inspire RV travel that takes family and friends on unforgettable adventures – just like Bonnie’s family and the “Toy Story 4” friends. RV road trip adventures are as much about forming unbreakable bonds as the travel itself. Now in its 22nd year, Go RVing challenges Americans to ‘find their away’ and pursue their passions more frequently when they travel by RV. Formed by the RV manufacturers, dealers and campgrounds to educate consumers about the benefits of RV travel and camping, Go RVing shares its messages of self-exploration through travel to today’s hurried families and adventure-seekers. Road warriors can get their own RV adventure started by visiting GoRVing.com.

Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 6/11

6/11/19
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Happy Tuesday!  Did you see the new Frozen 2 trailer released today?

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.

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! 

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

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New FROZEN 2 Trailer #Frozen2 #DisneySMC

Do you have a Frozen fan at home? You'll be excited {as we are!} about the new FROZEN 2 trailer and images that just released. {My oldest has decided to "let it go" but my youngest is still obsessed with her favorite characters from Frozen.} 


Frozen 2



From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

Frozen 2
In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven journey far beyond the gates of Arendelle in search of answers. Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters November 22. 


Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough. 



Frozen 2
In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2, Elsa encounters a Nokk—a mythical water spirit that takes the form of a horse—who uses the power of the ocean to guard the secrets of the forest. Featuring the voice of Idina Menzel as Elsa, “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters November 22.



·         “Frozen,” which opened in 2013, is the highest grossing animated film of all time.

·         “Frozen” won an Academy Award® for best animated feature film of the year. The film’s iconic song, “Let It Go,” with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, also won an Oscar® for best achievement in music written for motion picture, original song. 



Frozen 2
In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) venture far from Arendelle in a dangerous but remarkable journey to help Elsa find answers about the past. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.



We are hoping this sequel lives up to our expectations!  Check out the trailer below:



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PBS Kids 2019 Summer Programming @PBSKids #PBSKids

6/7/19
Summer is almost here!  Are you wondering how to keep the kids busy while still learning to avoid the summer slide?

PBS Kids
has great summer programming lined up as well as resources and activities.



PBS Kids streaming


To help bridge the summer learning gap and encourage curiosity and exploration throughout the summer months, PBS KIDS invites kids, parents and educators to have fun while they learn with new programming, resources and events for the whole family. 

With a new special from READY JET GO!, the highly anticipated premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest animated series MOLLY OF DENALI, and the unveiling of an updated PBS KIDS for Parents website filled with hands-on family activities, there are fun summer learning opportunities for everyone. READY JET GO!: ONE SMALL STEP and MOLLY OF DENALI will premiere on PBS stations (check local listings) and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, and will stream on pbskids.org and the free PBS KIDS Video App.

Across the country, local PBS member stations will host READY JET GO! and MOLLY OF DENALI events to connect children to the series through hands-on learning activities.

“Research demonstrates the importance of supporting kids’ learning throughout the summer months,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education, PBS. “That’s why every year, PBS KIDS and member stations nationwide offer families resources that bridge the summer learning gap through curiosity-driven learning. This summer, we’re thrilled to offer a full slate of educational and engaging content and activities that encourage kids and parents to play and learn together.”

To help parents and caregivers build upon the educational opportunities presented in these series and more, PBS KIDS is unveiling the new PBS KIDS for Parents site, making thousands of free resources available to the adults in children’s lives. The site includes articles, tips, activities and materials connected to fans’ favorite shows, and relevant topics organized by program curriculum and target ages. All summer long, the site will invite families to “Camp PBS KIDS,” where kids and parents can explore topics like space, reading, weather, cooking with math, world cultures, outdoor fun and more together.



PBS KIDS Summer Learning Program Details

Check local listings. 





READY JET GO!: ONE SMALL STEP
Premieres and streams June 17
Jet and the gang have a fun night planned with a sleepover in Jet’s backyard, mini-golf, and star-gazing—after all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! When Jet reveals that he’s built a brand new super saucer that can take all the kids (and Sunspot) to the Moon, they HAVE to test it out. After a rough landing, the kids realize that a part of the saucer is broken. With Celery and Carrot’s permission, they decide to have their sleepover on the Moon, but after falling asleep they notice Jet and Sunspot have disappeared! Sydney stays behind to work on the saucer while Sean and Mindy venture out to find their friends.

In addition to the new special, a new app, READY JET GO! Space Scouts, will also launch in June. Space Scouts includes 5 games, each fostering kids’ science and engineering skills through building of rovers and astronaut bases; designing and planning missions, and growing gardens across the solar system. 


Molly of Dinali


MOLLY OF DENALI
Premieres and streams July 15
Produced by WGBH Boston, the newest PBS KIDS series, MOLLY OF DENALI, will premiere July 15 as the first nationally distributed children’s series in the U.S. to feature a Native American lead character. MOLLY OF DENALI follows 10-year-old Molly Mabary, her dog Suki and her friends Tooey and Trini on their daily adventures, from fishing and building snow forts, to delivering a camera to friends on a volcano via dog sled. Designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts, the series uses books, field guides, historical archives, maps, charts, posters and more to enhance each of Molly’s adventures. 

The Molly of Denali website and digital games will also launch in July, followed by the Molly of Denali mobile app in August, through which kids will use informational text to fish for salmon, create beaded designs and care for sled dogs. A podcast prequel to the series from WGBH, in partnership with PRX and Gen-Z Media, will also be available on mollyofdenalipodcast.org and on your favorite podcast app starting May 30.


In addition to enjoying new episodes of fan favorite shows – including a READY JET GO! special to celebrate the 50th anniversary moon landing – parents can access thousands of kid-friendly learning activities on the new website, such as:


Get out the mad cookies



  • Baking “Get Out the Mad” Cookies. In addition to honing your math skills, cooking and baking can also help with social emotional skills. This recipe helps children manage their feelings like anger and frustration by pounding the dough.
  • Playing a Scent Memory Game. Olfaction – our sense of smell – can help children make connections with their surroundings. Try this game and put your nose to the test!
  • Creating a Literacy Obstacle Course. Alphabetizing, rhyming, spelling and movement activities help kids strengthen one of their most important muscles, the brain.

Make a Galaxy in a Jar

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. From creating a  Galaxy in a Jar to making Bite-Sized Planet Pops, a variety of space-themed activities are available on the PBS KIDS for Parents site.

PBS KIDS
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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 6/4

6/4/19
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Can you believe it's June?  The school year is winding down and life is getting busier and busier.  Take some time to check out these great giveaways!

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.

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!

Featured Giveaway

$50 Amazon GC Giveaway W/W Ends 6/30

Giveaway

Featured Reviews


homeschooling


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Cinderella: Anniversary Edition Coming to Blu-ray June 25th Plus #Giveaway #Cinderella #Sponsored

6/3/19
This post is sponsored but all opinions are our own.

"A dream is a wish your heart makes..."  

Cinderella Blu-ray
©2019 Disney
You can't help but get nostalgic when you hear the songs from Cinderella.  It is a favorite in our house, especially with my youngest who wears tutus and princess dresses on a daily basis.  We are super excited about the release of Cinderella: Anniversary Edition from the Walt Disney Signature Collection!

In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.


Cinderella Anniversary Edition


“Cinderella” is the ninth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid.”

The Anniversary Edition of “Cinderella” offers two all-new extras: “Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. 


Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of “Cinderella,” showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.


Cinderella
©2019 Disney
Recently added to the prestigious National Film Registry, the animated classic centers on kind and hardworking Cinderella, who is ordered around by her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters — even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can't stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true. 

When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come — until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella’s rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball.

But Cinderella’s enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.


Cinderella Blu-ray
©2019 Disney


BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DIGITAL:

*NEW BONUS

  • Try This Trivia on for Size – Join Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel's Sydney to the Max and put your knowledge of Cinderella to the test.
  • In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition – Watch the movie and gain some insight into its production with storyboards, archival photos, sketches and transcripts.
 
CLASSIC BONUS
  • Diane Disney Miller “Cinderella” Film Intro – In this introduction to the animated classic, Diane Disney Miller describes how Cinderella helped launch a studio renaissance.
  • The Real Fairy Godmother – Learn about the real-life inspiration for the Fairy Godmother: Mary Alice O’Connor, wife of Disney layout artist Ken O’Connor.
  • Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fairyland – Discover how Imagineers created a Fantasyland at Walt Disney World featuring each of the Disney Princesses.
  • The Magic of the Glass Slipper – World-famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin creates a very exclusive “Glass Slipper” in honor of a beloved Disney classic.
 
THE ART OF CINDERELLA
  • Concept Art – View a gallery of concept art from the feature's production.
  • Character Model Sheets – View a gallery of character model sheets from the feature's production.
  • Story Sketches – View a gallery of story sketches from the feature's production.
  • Live-Action Reference – View a gallery of photos taken from live-action footage shot as a reference for the animated feature.
  • Pencil Animation – View a gallery of pencil animation from the feature's production.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Stills – View a gallery of behind-the-scenes stills from the feature's production.
  • Feature Stills – View a gallery of stills from the feature.
 
MUSIC AND MORE
  • “Cinderella” Title Song
  • "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
  • "Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale"
  • "The Work Song"
  • "So This Is Love"
*Bonus features may vary by retailer



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Giveaway:

Three winners will receive a copy of Cinderella on Blu-ray


Cinderella Blu-ray


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