VeggieTales

I was offered this book in exchange for my honest opinion AND to give away on my blog! There is one story for every single day of the year which has a Bible passage, short message and prayer. My toddler is only 2.5 years old and he is able to repeat the prayers after I say them. Each page has a different veggieTales character at the bottom as well. My son loves seeing the new pictures each day, and it’s short enough that it keeps his attention. I have the book for boys – not sure if there are different stories / characters in the one for girls as I have not seen that one.

About the Book by the author:

Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional (one for boys and another for girls) from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day!

Format: Trade paperback
Page Count: 384
Book Size: 5 X 7.25
Retail Price: $9.99 (USA) or 
Reading Age: 4-7

If you would like to buy a copy for yourself here are the USA links For Girls and For Boys   Live in Canada?  Here are the .CA links For Girls and For Boys

Winner decides which of the two books they would like to have.

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And now for the boring stuff I have to add in…. 

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. One winner to be selected. Prize is sent by FlyBy and not MommaKauk. The winner will be selected through Rafflecopter and I will not influence or skew those results.
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Baby Baby

Baby, Baby! is a short board book that has babies as the primary focus.  It uses lots of colours and kept my sons attention through the entire book!! It uses a rhyming pattern to make it more melodic when being read aloud – but every second page has the rhyme since it is short sentences. It also teaches/reminds children at the end that they are always loved by God – and also has a large reflective surface/mirror at the end.

The book is recommended for children 1-3 years old.

It was written by Diane Stortz and illustrated by Ailie Busby. It is currently available on Amazon.com for $7.99, or Amazon.ca for $10.99

I thought that this book was pretty awesome and ran a giveaway on my facebook page. It was open to anyone who commented, lived in Canada or the United States, and used the hashtag #BabyBaby.

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Tracey C.

Thank so you much to everyone who entered and/or shared my post. I will contact the winner via facebook!

 

 

 

 

Potty Covers

Introducing the #PottyCover, a disposable toilet seat cover for children (and adults) that covers the sides and the front of the toilet, to keep away germs at public restrooms.

I thought it was a neat idea, since some places have pretty questionable washrooms and while an adult can do the hover… or just plain hold it if you can’t get somewhere clean, a child cannot. And there is almost never an actual seat cover in bathrooms these days, just a big empty hole where they used to be stored.

My son is almost two, and loves, I mean LOVES the potty… not so with the “big ones.” I thought that maybe having a cool seat cover on it, even just at home might make him more interested in going on the full sized toilet. For him, it didn’t work, he just wanted to play with it, and apparently a “paw patrol” insert (he likes puppies even more than the potty) was what he needed to want to sit there for a long time…. with a book.

But I DO know, what works for one parent (or doesn’t) will not be the same for another. If your child, maybe an older one even, will be all over this product.

This polka-dotted cover is made of a non-woven fabric coated with a layer of plastic, creating a waterproof barrier between the toilet and the user. It covers not only the top of the seat, but also the front and a large amount of the side too (sorry I forgot to take one of our toilet…. )

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Each #pottycover was wrapped in a individual package, which would make this easier to carry in either a purse, diaper bag, stroller, vehicle, etc.

A pack of PottyCover is available online: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, their website, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country (USA) and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.
They are also being sold in Hong KongJapanPhilippines  and the United Kingdom.
I was shipped a sample of this product in order to review. I was not compensated to write this post (nor any post you guys see here).

Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids GIVEAWAY

This devotional is from the same author of the popular Jesus Calling devotional. Giveaway information is located near the bottom of this post
Introducing About Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids
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Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9

Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9 is a puppet movie from VeggieTales creator PHIL VISCHER! Kids will enjoy Buck Denver’s latest adventure with his friends from What’s In the Bible? There are also many humorous nods to Star Wars and Star Trek. More importantly, Phil Vischer’s gifted teaching delivers a clear message, communicating important Biblical truths that adds to ones faith foundation.

About the movie:
Buck Denver has a simple dream – to save the galaxy. Working for the Galactic Mission Board, Buck dreams of carrying God’s love to every corner of the Milky Way! There are a few things stopping him….. he doesn’t have a starship. Or a crew. Or even a captain’s license. (Just a few minor set-backs really…..). Against all odds, he get the chance to go on a real mission into deep space, but things don’t go at ALL like he imagined! If he’s doing what God wants him to do, why is everything going wrong?

Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9 is a wild, galactic adventure that teaches kids a powerful lesson about trusting God with everything – even our dreams!

I was sent an advanced screening of this movie, and thought the movie was well polished. It delivers an important message to kids. God does not want you to do “big things”, God just wants you.

“The fruit of the Spirit doesn’t come from working for God, it comes from walking with God.”

You can see more information about this movie that was just released October 20, 2015 on their website, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. You can also get a FREE family pack (need to enter your email address on their site).

Wiggle Seat by Sensory Solutions

As I mentioned in my last post, I received a second item from the US, just because I have seen something similar to these in the schools I work in (they are usually a wedge and not air filled) and thought it could be used with some of the special needs kids I see.

Today I was in a kindergarten class, as I had mentioned with my last post, but I was actually in two different classes. In this particular one, we have a little boy who seems to be very tactile, and sometimes doesn’t like to stay still. So I brought this to try it out with him. He liked to touch this and did try sitting on it several times. He also thought it was cool to roll it on the floor (would have to work on him with not doing this if used all the time).

Depending on the child, I think that it would be geared towards older grades, maybe starting around kindergarten or higher, but we also gave this to my Little Man (17 months at the time) to see what he thought of it. He too likes to sit, push and play with it.

Here are a few videos showing how it looks and works, and a few boo-boos. They are all 1-2 minutes long.

You can see the Amazon listing HERE, unfortunately this does not currently ship to Canada.

Oooo and I found out that if you do happen to over pump this (like we had it turns out) that you can put the air pump valve into the hole I showed on the video, and push on the seat… it will deflate!

P.SS It also helps their balance and builds their core muscles, and it’s fun to wiggle on! Can be used for children with special needs, as well as ANY child

Product Description by the Promoter

Wiggle seats have become popular with teachers and parents alike for their ability to calm the hyperactive child. Many parents have found wiggle seats to be a life saver during dinner and homework time. While teachers love them for the calming effect they can have on children, many even report improved behavior for ADHD and autistic children.

Besides the positive effects on behavior these discs have all the same benefits of sitting on a balance ball, activating the stomach muscles while sitting leading to better posture and less back strain from prolonged sitting.

#TheRhythmTree Musical Therapy

This music is AMAZING! My Little Man now says GO because of one of the songs. Also, just today I was in working with a kindergarten class in gym, and used the second song as a warm up “We’re Gonna Move,” and we all had so much fun! They seemed to really like the FREEZE……GO parts as well.

I am SO sorry for the sound quality, I am working on uploading another one in the next day or so with better volume. Sounded fine on my computer, but then not once it uploaded.

While this is marketed at children with special needs, I found that it was something I could easily incorporate into a K to grade 2 gym, drama and dance class because of the different musical and movement aspects, plus my Little Man no longer wants to listen to his musical mirror in the car, it’s this CD over and over again (good think I like the songs!) Actually, I find they are really catching and am humming them over and over again.

Also, there is a DVD that comes with this to help parents/educators in implementing the songs and how to accommodate children with special needs by modifying the instruments so they do not need to hold onto them, if unable.

I am SO glad I got the chance to review this one, as it is only on Amazon.com (had to go to the states to get this one, and my next review blog that should be posting in a few minutes) but because I am working in classrooms, often with students who have a vat array of special needs, I was really interested in checking this out!

It is available HERE on Amazon