Celebrating Amazon Channels & PBS KIDS in New York City! #AmazonChannels #PBSKids

This past weekend we attended an event to celebrate Amazon Channels and PBS Kids.  PBS Kids shows have been a huge part of our lives for the past 8 years!  Since our son was born, it has been my go-to background entertainment of choice.  Fast forward to 2 more kids, we are still watching and learning with the PBS Kids shows.  You already know I'm all about making screen time  or any time for that matter, educational - so this was the perfect event for me to learn more.  The event was a fun filled afternoon complete with face painting, mini bowling, dancing, many of our favorite PBS Kids characters, and even a photo booth at the fun Fish Bowl location in New York City.

Complete PJ Masks Halloween DIY Kit - from invites to costumes! #printables #pjmasks #pjhalloweenparty

PJ Masks fans - get excited!  Now you can have your own official PJ Masks Halloween party with the complete downloadable PJ Masks decorations, activity sheets, pumpkin-carving stencils, and much more for the perfect party!  The kit have everything you need to make your little heroes holiday super!  My children and I just started watching it recently, and we just adore the show.
These printable are amazing, as you can even create a PJ Masks costume following the instructions.  Perfect for the best #pjhalloweenparty or any party for that matter.  My kids and I have enjoyed some of them for crafting fun.  

nabi SE 7" Tablet from Mattel - Parent Monitored Tablet for Children #Toys #Tech #Educational

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At what age did your child start using a tablet?  Or your phone as a tablet?  There's no denying that children start screen time as early as they can sit up, or even crawl over to one.  They are able to figure out that there's entertainment on the little screen they see their parents holding onto all the time.  As parents, it's our job to make sure our children are getting the most out of any screen time.  The nabi SE tablet by Mattel offers a wide range of tablets made for kids full of educational resources   to get the most out of owning a tablet.  As a homeschool mom I have been enjoying the nabi SE 7" tablet, not only as educational fun for my children but as an organizational tool for me as a parent.

PROJECT DROID Chapter Book Series for Kids Ages 7-9

*copies of the books were received for the purpose of review.  all opinions are a 100% my own.
I think most of us parents can agree that getting our kids to read isn't always an easy task, specially with so many other ways kids can entertain themselves these days.  With that said, I will say providing our children with materials our children will enjoy reading is key to the success of their interest in reading.  A recent addition to our library is two children chapter book series by Sky Pony Press.  I have high reviews from my 8 year old about the two books PROJECT DROID Science No Fair, and Soccer Shocker by Nancy Krulik & Amanda Burwasser, with illustrations by Mike Moran.
sky pony press review

Super Cool LEGO Nexo Knights - Clay Prestige Costume for Kids by Jakks Pacific

Jakks Toys costumes

LEGO fans can dress up as their favorite mini figure this Halloween, thanks to the many options available at Disguise.com.  You can find many amazing costumes for you and your children with many of your favorite characters.  We recently shared the Shopkins Apple Blossom Classic costume, and today we have the LEGO Nexo Knights - Clay Prestige costume.  These costumes are adorable, amazing, and all things awesome.  
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Adorable Shopkins Apple Blossom Classic Costume by Jakks Pacific for Kids!

Shopkins costume review

Halloween is almost here, and it just happens to be one of our very favorite holidays!  Most children might say it's about the trick or treating, but for my children it's the fun of dressing up and decorating.  We are so happy to share with you this adorable Shopkins Apple Blossom Classic costume by Jakks Pacific found on Disguise.com.  One of many favorite character and themed costumes available on the site, one including fun LEGO costume we recently featured as well. 
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The Take Anywhere Matador Daylite16 Pack-Away Daypack!

portable day pack
Matador Daylite16 Pack Away Daypack is small and lightweight once folded up, and transforms into a full size pack back with side pouches and a zippered pocket.
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As a mom, you never know when a child will hand you a toy they walked out with, a book they're done reading, a sweater they decided to take off, or any other random item that doesn't quite fit in your purse.  It's times like this that the Matador new palm sized weatherproof daypack comes in handy.  I am loving this amazing Matador Daylite16 bag that fits in the one hand, and opens up to become a full weatherproof pack - ready to carry anything for fun adventures with my family.  The perfect little bag to have folded and ready to go anywhere!

Zoobe Message Entertainment Partners with Sanrio Offering Hello Kitty StoryGIF App

Hello Kitty Zoobe partnership
Zoobe is the leading character voice-messaging app that works for both iOS and Android. It enables 3D animated characters to perform their user’s voice messages and then creates easy-to-share video clips.  Recently Zoobe Message Entertainment confirmed a partnership with Sanrio GmbH for multiple brands starting with the crown jewel Hello Kitty.  Zoobe will create multiple digital products featuring the beloved brands both in 2D and 3D animation. To begin, the Berlin-based startup chose to launch the “Hello Kitty StoryGIF app” first on iMessage, Apple’s long-awaited and stylish messaging platform that now includes stickers, apps and other fun features; hitting the Top 10 list almost immediately.