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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Best Night Time Outdoor Games For Children That Will Entertain In The School Holidays

When I was a kid, I enjoy playing outdoors even during night time. It is just nice to run around without the sun above. It is even more fun to play outside when the moon is up! Why don't you let your kids experience this too? Here are some night time outdoor games that your kids will enjoy as suggested by our guest contributor, Kristin Brooks.

night time outdoor games

During school holidays or extended school breaks, it’s inevitable that parents will hear the dreaded “I’m bored” coming from the mouths of their kids. During the days, there are plenty of opportunities for your kids to stay entertaining or preoccupied. But, what about the nights? In fact, when the weather is warm and the kids are outdoors, how are you going to keep them entertained at night?

If you are unable to answer these questions, don’t worry because we have you covered. Check out our list of these fun outdoor games and keep your kids entertained during the night time:

1. Shapes in the Sky

If you're looking for a game that is meant more as a wind-down activity, star-gazing is a wonderful option. You and the kids can lie on blankets in the yard, look at the stars, and point out various shapes that you find. If you’ve got older kids who are showing an interest in science and astronomy you can print out a map of the stars and constellations and try to find as many as possible in the sky.

2. Flashlight Tag

If you're looking for a quick and easy game for the kids that doesn't require any set-up or planning, flashlight tag is the way to go. In this game, you can give each child a flashlight and then they can run around "tagging" each other by shining their beam on one another. Think of it as laser tag with flashlights if you will.

Of course, make sure you play this in an area that is level and safe to run around in. You don’t want obstacles in the way or anything that they can hurt themselves on as they run around in the dark.

3. Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt

If you've got a bit more time on your hands then you can set up a glow in the dark scavenger hunt. You can use a variety of items that light up, or use those plastic Easter eggs and pop a battery-operated light in them. Give kids a basket and send them on their way. You can even provide them with a list of objects that they need to find in order to make it a true scavenger hunt.

4. Shadow Puppets

There's a good chance that everyone at some point in life has played the game of shadow puppets. All you need for this game is a flashlight and a flat surface, like the wall of your house. Each person can take a turn creating puppets and letting the others guess what their creations are. Be prepared for a lot of giggles and fun with this game.

night time outdoor games for kids

5. Create Your Own Drive-In

There's no reason to pack up the whole family and head to the drive-in because you can make it a movie night right in your own backyard. For this activity, you'll need a white sheet, a projector, and a portable movie screen. This activity works with kids of all ages, just pick a movie that appeals to their age group. You'll want to be prepared to host extra guests though, as an outdoor movie tends to draw a crowd. With that in mind, purchase some extra snacks and drinks.

6. Capture the Flag

This particular game is best played in a large open space such as a soccer or football field. You'll need two flags and enough participants to be divided into two teams. Each team will try to capture the other's flag. The first team to capture the flag is the winner. Since you will be playing at night, you may want to use a glow stick instead of a flag. This will make it much easier to spot.

7. Hide and Seek

Here, we have the classic game of hide and seek which can be played anywhere, anytime, and by any number of participants. There is no fancy equipment or set-up required and these games are usually pretty quick to play. Again, this is a game that can appeal to a wide range of age groups.

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors Especially in the Evening

Just because evening is fast approaching doesn’t mean you can’t get outside with the kids and enjoy a variety of fun and entertaining games. These are the exact kinds of games that make school breaks so special and memorable, (aside from those best swing sets that kids enjoy most at the park).


Kristin Brooks

Kristin is a loving mother and child advocate. She writes for and loves to take her kids to the park for them to enjoy the best swings sets during her spare time. She also loves reading and cooking, and one day hopes to write a children's book.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lightgliders Gaming App Review and Giveaway

If your kids love to play games on their smartphones, tablets or iPad, then this is your chance to win a free membership to an awesome game! Parents are always worried about the kind of games their children download but if you let them try Lightgliders, you will no longer worry.

Lightgliders is designed to encourage biblical faith, promote positive values and establish meaningful conversations among kids, families and faith communities.

The game is for children ages 6-12. But it isn't just a simple game. It is a cross-platform world of games, videos and interactive activities which will teach our kids many valuable ideas.

Children who play Lightgliders will learn wholesome messages while enjoying different quests. There are fun characters that they can use for the game.

At the same time, parents can also stay connected through the parent's blog. In this section, they can see what the children are learing every week. Discussion questions are also being provided which is integrated with the gameplay to begin conversations around things like faith, values and important life lessons.

These days, children are berated with endless digital distractions and because of this, it appears that they do not have time for the important things anymore. With that, the goal of Lightgliders is to help parents reconnect and to raise kids who know that they were uniquely created to shine.

The app will also help the parents integrate Bible-based information and apply them on their daily lives. Some kids think that everything from the Bible is boring. So, if you have a child who thinks this way, you can make him or her realize that the Bible is important and one can learn that in a fun way.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

15 Outdoor Activities That Will Teach Your Kids About Nature

What are your kids doing this Summer? For many of us, Summer time with the kids is a time to enjoy the outdoors, the sunshine and if you're lucky the ocean.

As much as kids love Summer holidays, keeping them busy can be a real chore! If you've not got the luxury of a Summer camp then it's up to you as a parent to find things for the youngsters to keep busy with.

Failing that, your kids might spend all their time in front of a computer, tablet, phone or other screen and research has shown that spending too much time in front of a screen can have a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of children.

Studies have shown that taking part in nature-based activities helps people who are suffering from mental ill-health and can contribute to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress, and depression. In fact, a daily walk in nature has showed decreased activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor in depression.

One in four people are estimated to experience bouts of mental ill health and it's on the rise. Prescription medication of antidepressants are also at a record high level and the demand for more invasive treatments are also on the rise. Health and social care commissioners are examining and commissioning different options for cost effective services for mental health and one of these options is a daily walk of 90 minutes or more. We need to learn from the past when kids got excited to spend their time climbing trees and building dens rather than spending hours inside.

Joe at Nature Rated understands this all too well and has put together an infographic on 15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate natureThis is what it looks like:

15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature

From baking a blackberry pie to constructing a pond or insect hotel, there's plenty for the youngsters to get up to. Head on over to his site for step by step instructions to get your kids out and about enjoying nature.

An outdoor enthusiast, Joe is the lead editor at Nature Rated; a website which rates and reviews the best outdoor gear for people who quickly want to know what to get. He believes in no fluff, to the point reviews, which help you choose the right gear for your next adventure.

Whenever daily life gets him down he heads to the nearest lake or river with his kayak and camera spending time recharging his batteries.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit To The Dentist

There are few things scarier than a masked person who wants to drill holes in your teeth. The dentist can be a stressful ordeal for adults, but for children, this can lead to teary eyes and an illogical fear that only small children can feel. General dentistry for children typically begins around the age of one, and regular checkups are scheduled every six months thereafter. 

Many toddlers develop feelings of trepidation leading up to dentist appointments. The good news is that with some basic behavior training you may be able to ease the nerves and have a fantastic trip to the dentist office. A positive trip to the dentist starts with proper hygiene on a daily basis, a parent who sells the dentist as a fun place and having a reward system in place to reinforcement appropriate behavior.

General dentistry for children

A great visit to the dentist starts at home. If your child brushes their teeth and uses floss at least once a day, then they will most likely have no problems. For the most part, if a child is used to cleaning their teeth every day and understands the importance of proper hygiene, then they will generalize dental hygiene behaviors to include the dentist's office.

Our kids are constantly taking in information and watching our reactions to learning how they should respond to certain situations. It becomes the parent's job to hype up the dentist to sound like a fun new activity they get to do. If a parent jokes about the dentist being scary, or an older sibling says that it hurts, the child will mostly likely develop anxiety about their upcoming appointment. 

In the week leading up to the appointment, you could find a fun children’s book to read together and talk about what happens during an appointment. In behavioral terms, this is called priming, where we are preparing a child for what is to come. It is very important to tell your child that it will not hurt at all and it will help them stay healthy and not have stinky breath. You should make the day of the appointment a special day, and make it sound like an exciting activity.

For some children, the dentist is an intimidating undertaking that requires heavy coaxing to make it through the day. A reward system could be exactly what you need to have a tear-free day at the dentist. The most important thing to know when setting up a reward system for your child is that the reward should equal the output of effort required to do go to the dentist and behave appropriately. This will vary depending on your child. 

Some children just won’t be able to make it through a full visit without engaging in a maladaptive behavior. One option is to set a timer and every 10 minutes they sit in the chair without a problem behavior they get a 2-minute break from the dentist to play a game. These breaks help the child understand that the appointment will not last forever, and they can access preferred activities if the engage in appropriate behavior.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Music For Kids: The Power Of Early Childhood Music Education

There is little dispute amongst experts on the importance of music in early childhood. Music can play an important role in early childhood development. In fact, studies suggest that kids who study music from an early age reap educational benefits in both math and reading.

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Not only can early childhood music education help benefit a child's overall development, but it can also help build emotional and social skills, build cognitive abilities, increase overall language capabilities, improve memory capacity, develop impulse control, and set the foundation for a life-long love of music.

It Is Never Too Early To Learn

It is never too early to enroll a child in music classes or engage a child in musical activities. Children begin learning music as soon as they are born. Infants are able to listen, watch, and experiments with sounds. Eventually, babies sing, chant rhythmically, and experiment with vocal controls. Babies are born ready to explore the rich world of musical sound and the more exposure to music the better they will be at developing their own musical skills and abilities. In fact, the process of musical learning uniquely corresponds to the way in which children learn language.

Music For Kids

Music Classes For Kids

Music classes for kids can be a fun, engaging, and positive learning experiences for young children. Structured classes led by specialists can add a new depth to the benefits reaped by children engaging in music at an early age. Music classes actively engage three of the five senses and promote learning within young children in unparalleled ways. Kids participating in music classes may be watching, listening, or clapping, but their mind is far more active than we can readily understand.

Experts are still studying the many ways in which early engagement with music benefits children. However, they all agree that the benefits are very real. Those studying music's benefit on early childhood development agree that musical learning somehow engages all the other forms of learning. This type of learning becomes especially important when you consider that 90 percent of the brain's development happens before the age of five.

The earlier the better with musical education. Newborns, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are little sponges just waiting to soak up all knowledge, and music is a powerful tool in helping them do just that.

Finding The Right Program

Looking for the right music class for your child? Start by asking friends, family, neighbors, coworkers for their recommendations. Also, check out some local kids boutiques, toy stores, and play centers for information. Many of the programs will let you attend or try out one of the classes for free before signing up. Don't hesitate to ask questions and shop around until you find the right class for you and your child.

Music Activities For kids

Musical activities can benefit kids of all ages. Even if you choose not to enroll your kids in music classes you can still allow your kids to participate in musical activities. Make it a family activity. Music activities for kids can be fun for the whole family and can be a very family-centered, fun way to play. Break out the pots and pans, put on your favorite songs, and dance with your kids. Music is fun!

Find Musical Education That Fits Your Needs

Childhood Music Education

Music School For Kids

Kids who show a great deal of interest in music will benefit from the intensive classes offered in a music school for kids. Schools specifically designed for music education help create a lifelong music lover and help children reach their full musical potential. If you are interested in finding a music school in your area, look for a school with a proven track record of success, check out online reviews, and ask a local musical professional who it is that they recommend.

Private Lessons

Early childhood music education does not necessarily mean that your child must go to a music school for kids. Private lessons provide a reasonable option for many children. Consider what type of lessons you would like to give your child and what sort of instrument that you would like for your child to play. A number of factors should be considered in choosing which instrument to play.

Consider the following questions:

● Does your child have an instrument in mind?
● Does your child's temperament match the instrument that she/he wishes to play?
● Can instrument can you afford to buy and maintain?
● What instrument can you listen to for extended periods of practice time?
● Is there a musical style that excites your child?

Any instrument can be a great way to learn, but many experts suggest starting with piano lessons. If you, like many parents, have a child beginning with piano lessons then you will need to first begin by finding great piano teachers in your area. Optimally they should have experience teaching kids piano. Look for established area teachers and read reviews.

Childhood Music Education

Once you have a teacher in your sights, set up a meeting with you and your child. Don't do all the talking for you child during the meeting. You want to make sure that your child and the teacher will be able to work well with one another.

Thanks to the insight provided by Wendy’s Music, a music school in Melbourne, providing a range of music courses for kids of all ages.

About the Writer

This post is written by Sally is a working woman and a mother of 2 kids (currently 10 and 8), living in a suburb of Brisbane. As mom, she learn so much about providing healthier and happier lifestyle for her kids. You can find more of her articles being featured on

Images provided by Sally.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Brighten Up Your Kid’s Day with Fantastic Get Well Soon Gifts

Kids are not really good at handling illness. It is elder one’s job to make them comfortable and happy. Though there is not much efforts needed to do so, a simple gift can have its wonder on them. Kids love surprises, especially gift. No matter what is inside, they just love the feeling of getting pampered. Uplift their day with the fantastic get well soon gift available online. Simply order gift online and plan a big surprise or your little ones and uplift their day.

get well soon gifts

1) Baked Goods: Cake & Cookies

Boost and brighten up bedside of your little ones by starting their day with delicious and healthy baked goods like cookies and cakes. Express your affection and love through these pampering delicious gifts. Get well cookies are certainly the best gifts to bring smile on their face and start day with a good boost. There are cookies available in different shapes and size that can give a beautiful visual treat as well. Get well cookies bouquet can be a best hamper to gift them. Cookies are very beautifully and excitedly arranged using nice concept like soccer’s and many more.

This is not all you have amazing get well cake delivery available online that is freshly baked just for you. To add fun element into it, a Nurse Bear cake and many more such available online can be a right way to share love and affection with little sick ones. Make them feel good and just uplift their day.

2) Cute Stuffed Animals for Cute Kids

Stuffed animals are best friend soft kids. They love to keep them surrounded with some pampering soft stuffed animals. There are many types of animals available like bear, cat, and teddy and so on. If you know his/her favorite character pick up stuffed animal and gift it to him. This gesture should make them feel special and loved.

get well soon gifts

3) Craft Kits for DIY Activities

Keep kids involved in some activity so that they are not bored. During sick days or illness being guardian we have to be very careful about kids as we have to take care of their food, happiness and good health. Keeping them involved in some activity will divert their mind and make them feel better than before. It is always good to distract them during illness.

Craft kits with exciting gifts and many more can be good idea if the kid is really a craft lover. There are kits available according to the age group. So choose one.

4) Get well soon Gifts Hampers

Baskets are always a safe play when you no other choice to take along. The filled basket takes away your mind. Healthy goods stuffed in can make the best way to uplift little ones day. There are plenty of basket options available online for delivery. These baskets can be sent anytime with lovely delicious fillings inside. Rich gourmet basket can be a good option to send get well soon wishes to little ones.

5) Fresh Colorful Flowers

How can we forget the best ever, Flowers during get well soon wishes? Blooms have a very charming beauty to divert human mind into positivism and happiness. Flowers like Orchids, Roses, and Tulips make a good option as they are now high of fragrances and charming. However, while choosing blooms you have to be little careful as it should not cause any allergy to the recipient. So blooms with less fragrances are always best ones to send on get well soon times.

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6) Smiley Face Get Well Balloons

Kids love Balloons. The charm of balloons can anytime make kids smile like the happiest one. To send get well wishes, balloons are the right gift to send at hospital or at home. With balloons you can share warmest wishes with dear ones. The online balloons delivery makes it easier for you to reach dear ones anytime with wishes. Balloon bouquet like “Brighter side of health” Shows you the real reason for smile with its brighter appearance.

7) Yummy Chocolates and Candy Bouquets

How about Hershey cake? Don’t believe it? Yes you have it online available in plenty of variety. This never before collection of chocolate and candy bouquets online can make a beautiful get well soon wishes for your kid to brighten up their day. No other gift can have that happiness than chocolates. So just make a best day for them by sending chocolates and many more!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sponsored Video: Nestle KIMY- A #CoolReward for Kids!

I can remember that when I was still a kid, I love to help with the chores from washing dishes to doing the laundry. After every chore, I feel like I have accomplished a lot even if I was only allowed to wash the plates and utensils that I used. Well, that is if I am in the mood of helping but of course, like other kids, sometimes I also feel lazy to help because I prefer to watch my favorite shows, draw or read books.

So, the secret to making me and my brother help is to reward us with something that will encourage us to work like a chocolate, a yummy snack or we will be renting a new VHS tape movie. Oh well, so 90's right? Yup, we always rent many VHS tapes especially when its weekend.

Apparently, the reward system works not just in doing chores but even in doing assignments and studying lessons. Now that I am already a mother, I also use the reward system for my little girl but since she is just four, I use it so she would keep her mess after playing and in encouraging her to do her assignments.

I would tell her that she'd be given an ice cream (which is her favorite) or I will let her watch a movie or whatever deal we end up with. And yes, it works well that way too.

NEW KIMY Choco Popstar

I guess, the reward system is something that kids of all ages have experienced and it is a smart way for parents to motivate the kids to do something. Once they keep their eye on the prize, they'd be able to accomplish something and be rewarded in the end. It is actually a good life lesson, that if we do something good in our life, we will end up happy and we will be able to reach our goals.

When I saw the video of Nestle PH about how a cool mom rewards her kids, it didn't just give me flashbacks of my childhood but it also made me smile knowing that once the kids are looking forward to a prize in the end, they will surely do their tasks really well.

Well, who won't work hard to get that very delicious NEW KIMY Choco Popstar with a 3-layer chocolate? Even I would be motivated because I would also want a bite of the yummy treat with popping candies!

My daughter Bella would love this Popsicle because she loves ice cream so much and eats one like every day! So with the popping surprise when you bite the tip if the New KIMY Choco Popstar, Bella will surely be in all smiles. This treat combines everything she likes- ice cream, popping candy and chocolates! Plus, it also has the right amount of sugar for kids, which will not bother us moms if we give it to them as a reward.

NEW KIMY Choco Popstar

This made me think, why don't you keep two or three NEW KIMY Choco Popstars in the fridge? So that you will not run out of extremely delish rewards for the kids when you need one!

Watch the video here:

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Nestle, but all the thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Buribox: A Box of Fun and Learning for Kids

Ever since childhood, I always love the books from Adarna books not just because of their lovely illustrations but also because of the moral lessons that we can get from every story. We all know how important all those lessons are.

So, when I learned about the Buribox from Adarna House, I didn't hesitate to jump in and avail of this because I knew this would be an amazing tool to help my daughter Bella develop her skills and learn some more while doing different activities. And I was right.


After I ordered my first Buribox, I told Bella that a surprise box will be delivered for her and since then, she had been asking me about it for days! She would always say,"Mommy, is my surprise box coming?" I would tell her to just wait.

After days that it didn't arrive yet, she said, "Mommy, I think the delivery man sent my surprise box to another house. I think it got lost." Lol! She was indeed looking forward to it!

Every time she asks "What is it?" I just tell her it is something fun that she would really love. Again, I was right because when this happy Buribox came, she was indeed very happy especially that she love books and she likes doing different activities.


Sorry for the picture though because it was evening and the light was a bit dim. I can't stop Bella from opening the box. So, I needed to take her photos although it was kind of dim.

So, the Buribox I ordered is the Toddler Buribox. But I just realized that I should have bought the ones for Young Readers because the toddler activities and books were just so baby-ish for her. And I feel that she would learn more from the Young Readers Buribox since she can already read. Anyway, at least she liked it.

The box contained hard books, poster paints, clay with molders, crayons, a coloring book and different activities. The first thing she did was play with the clay.

I also find the contents nice and could be a good way to teach Bella to learn Filipino since she speaks English and even sounds funny when she speaks Waray-Waray, our dialect.

Buribox Adarna Books

Overall, she liked the contents of the box and the box as well because of the happy smiling design on it. It is just appropriate since it really made her smile. So, if you are interested to get a Buribox, here are the steps to do it.

1. Go to Buribox website to subscribe.
2. Choose which box you want, the Toddler Buribox (for 3-5 years old) or the Young Reader Buribox (for 6-8 years old) and click "Add to Subscriptions."
3. You will see your order on the upper side that says "Checkout." Each one costs P799 with free shipping in Metro Manila and P150 shipping fee outside MM.
4. After you click "Checkout," you will be redirected to a form that asks you to choose your billing options:
Monthly recurring (₱799)
3 months recurring - Save ₱200! (₱2,199)
6 months recurring - Get 1 month free! (₱3,996)
Then fillout all the needed information for shipping and others.
5. But you need a PayPal account with a linked credit or debit card in order to pay for your order.
6. After paying through PayPal, just wait for your Buribox to arrive.

Toddler Buribox

One good thing about this is that you can just unsubscribe anytime you want. Since I wasn't able to unsubscribe, the next Buribox was charged to my account because this is a monthly box that you can get. Hence, I am looking forward to that one.

So, if you want your kids to experience this box filled with fun activities for learning, then go ahead and avail this Buribox!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Books to Read: 20 Springtime Books for Children

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Spring is here once again. Last year, I created a list of books about Spring but I discovered that there are actually more books about this lovely season that you can use to make your kids understand learn more about the season.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Childhood Cancer: A Battle Worth Fighting For Our Little Angels

childhood cancer

Today, we have a guest post about something really heartbreaking that is experienced by some kids around the globe. Yes, this is out of our control but with a simple step and in a simple way, we can make cancer-stricken kids feel special and loved.

The least thing that we want our precious young ones to experience is to get hurt and so our hearts are crushed into pieces when we see them ailing. They don’t deserve the teeniest bit of pain as they are only about to see the world and live it.

But in as much as colds is common, cancer has been too and it’s sad to know that it is. It gives us goose bumps – the Valentine Wigs people in particular and I’m sure you as well. Imagine how vulnerable our little angels are and how much fun it is to enjoy youth. We stand to be ambassadors of hope because we know how much a struggle it is to have to go through so much pain. It isn’t just your child that suffers but you being the parents who only dreamed for the best future for your young one.

At first, we’ll feel betrayed. Who wouldn’t? The big question will always be “Why my child?” But the monstrous Big C knows no exemptions. It’s ruthless. The worst thing that it ever does at most is not giving signs at all. While our little angel disasters are busy chasing fun around, symptoms may be shrugged away by adults thinking that those are one of their “pettiness”. It may be normal for kids telling their mums and dads about a certain headache because they can always complain about anything but taking time to check what’s really going on will help big time. We don’t want any crippling surprise only to find out it’s already the Big C that hit your little love.

But while it’s inevitable, all we can do is be a little bit more sensitive to our children’s pleas. They may not say it all kids that they are but there’s sometimes more to a fever than just chilling, more to flu than just muscle or joint pain. It might already be the nightmare of a Big C.

It’s a battle that might be hard to fight for as you’d think you’re left empty handed after only being able to take your young one to the hospital for treatments and can do nothing to ease the pain in between. Yet it’s a battle worth fighting for. We can only be strong enough for them and inspire them more as much as they do to us.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

'My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games' Sneak Peak, Spoilers & Trailers

I love My Little Pony. Of course, Bella likes them too. But she didn't like them when they turned into Esquestria Girls,maybe because she is still young and she wanted to see them as JUST ponies. But then again, I was excited when I first watched their human version. Actually, Bella watched the movie too even if she wasn't very happy about the transformation. I could say, she enjoyed the movie. Guess she realized that her favorite ponies' human versions weren't that bad after all. Lol!

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Excited for the upcoming 'My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games' animated movie? I know you are! If you liked the Equestria Girls and the Rainbow Rocks, for sure, you will love this movie too which will be released on October 13, 2015.

The synopsis of the upcoming movie says, "Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition – The Friendship Games. Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to avoid the appearance of impropriety while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic – this world’s TWILIGHT SPARKLE!"

SPOILERS AHEAD! If you want to know the spoilers, and then continue reading, if not, just pre-order your movie.

In this animated movie, Twilight Sparkle will make a necklace that turned her into a monster since it stole the powers of Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Pinkie Pie. Apparently, she is in big trouble and would need some help.

“She didn’t know it would turn her into a monster. But Sunset Shimmer stopped her. And the bad girls from the different school, Crystal Prep, just changed their minds,” according to Yahoo TV.

Crystal Prep Twilight Sparkle will look different here because she will still learn the Magic of Friendship, although she has the same personality as the Twilight we loved from MLP.

The movie is packed with new songs and new characters, as well as awesome new outfits, which will surely make you feel even more excited!

"My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games" premiere on Discovery Family at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 26. It will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and available for digital download on October 13.

Here is a short sizzle upload by ShoutKids on YouTube:

You can pre-order the movie here:

And if you haven't watched the other MLP: Equestria Girls movies, you can either rent the movies or buy them:

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mom Thinks Dad Will Miss Daughter's Recital, But She's Up For a Touching Surprise!


I can't help but share this video. Such a touching way to show love and express love.

There is indeed a special bond between siblings and parents that can be undeniably seen in every move and in every word we say.

A little girl loves to dance and will be performing in a recital soon. She had been practicing for some time while her Dad made sure she won't be late for the rehearsals and would even accompany her sometimes.

When the recital day comes, Mom was looking for Dad and looked a depressed that he won't be able to watch their daughter's special day. But what she didn't know is that they are all there, only that they aren't on the same spot of the recital's venue.

Watch this touching video where you can see the love between parents and children:

Don't forget to share this heart-warming video to your family and friends too! It sure is worth sharing!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Magic of Boomerangs

Boomerangs in Australia have many different shapes, and a lot of people just don't realize the variety. For example, not all boomerangs are designed to come back from whence they were thrown. There are non-returning boomerangs, and returning boomerangs. The non-returning boomerangs are usually not what people picture. They've been traditionally called "throwing sticks", and aborigines used them to fell game from a distance. There is a certain practicality to the non-returning boomerang, but in recreation it isn't usually sought. People would rather want their boomerang return to them in the way these innovations magically seem to do. Like two arms of an acute or right angle, returning boomerangs have two wings that pivot about a central point. It takes a little bit of time to learn just the proper method one uses when throwing a boomerang, but once mastered, it will aerodynamically zip through the air in an ovular elliptic, soon returning to its starting point.

If you're going to boomerang in Australia or anywhere else, find a nice wide open space and ensure there aren't any folks around that could get knocked unconscious. As absolutely hilarious as it is to see somebody KO'd by a boomerang, it just isn't practical for either of you. Sometimes, training classes are in order, and working with professional boomerang producers in Australia, you may find they offer such courses. People from across the globe have learned; of the magic boomerangs hold. It is easy to describe what a boomerang does, but the mechanism behind it is fundamentally abstract. This allure is capitalized on by a professional maker of boomerangs. Local to Australia, naturally the best manufacturers will come from there. Craftsmanship is craftsmanship.

When looking for a boomerang, it's a good idea to peruse the shops a little. Try and find one that's got a good range, because there are a lot of great boomerangs in Australia. The most popular offerings are The Admiral, The Hook, and the Conventional Boomerang.  A lot of shops will personalise their boomerangs, and this can be applied individually or in a corporate sense. An exceptionally beautiful boomerang is the aboriginal boomerang. Sometimes, these are decorative pieces, but if made correctly even decorative boomerangs will work their magic.


Price ranges from about $11 to $30 AUD. The low end represents your most conventional, basic model of boomerang. Certain patterns can be applied which describe an image as the boomerang flies, but this often costs more. Still, such measures make the boomerang's flight easier to follow visually. You'll be looking at about 20 metres on an $11 boomerang. Personalization will pop that price up by $3 or $4 AUD.

A very interesting boomerang is the hook boomerang, which slants in such a way as to be pleasing to the eye. Their cost is about twice that of the Conventional Boomerang. Meanwhile, the Admiral slowly twirls through the air and has been constructed to specifically withstand higher winds. They look kind of like a horseshoe and go for about $30 AUD. True collectors and those who appreciate craftsmanship will naturally gravitate to the Aboriginal Boomerang. Handcrafted excellence transforms each into a mantelpiece of art with its own unique profundity. No two are the same.

If you're going to boomerang in Australia, you can find all of these offerings at Wycheproof Boomerangs, which is a well-regarded craftsman of high-quality boomerangs tailored to meet the desire of any client. Also, there are exercise and fun to be had with; a boomerang.And shoot, what if there's a petrol apocalypse and you're a nappy-headed feral kid? You're definitely going to need a boomerang.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Kid Hero Stories Review: Personalized Books for Your Little Loves!

Bella has developed her love for books since I introduced it to her at  an early age. She was four months when I bought her first book. Since then, she would be in all smiles upon seeing a book whenever I get home from the mall.

Bella has different kinds of books from cloth books to hard books. She actually love all types, even the ones on her iPad. With that, she get to appreciate eBooks and storybook apps.

Kid Hero Stories

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Yin who sent me creative personalized books wherein your own child could be in the story. When I checked her site, I was sure its gonna be amazing and I wasn't wrong!

Books from Kid Hero Stories are fun and exciting. A headshot of your child will be used to make it appear like they are the ones in the scene. The names are personalized too.

Kid Hero Stories sent us three eBooks, the Wonderful Adventures of Bella collectible series. The were three stories, The Art Class, Movie World and Rainy Days. Bella actually felt like she was really the one experiencing all those adventures from painting a swan, meeting Bugs Bunny and doing fun thing at home during a rainy day.

Its like Bella jumped into the book and directly got involved with the activities in the story.

I like the graphics too which is a subtle twist of reality since they are enhanced photos that were especially designed for the book. And yes,Bella’s head was beautifully scaled into a girl’s body. 

Here are some screenshots of the book from Bella's iPad. The one below is from the story Rainy Day where Bella did some fun things while in the house like making her own tepee!

Bella's Adventure

This one is from the book Movie World. Bella had fun with rides and met her fave characters! I had some trouble with this one because Bella kept on crying 'coz she wants to Movie World. Lol! You know how kids are!

Movie World story

And this is from the book Art Class where Bella painted a pavilion and even a swan who loved her painting that it took it away from her!

Art Class

You can let your child experience all the fun too by getting your own book. But it isn’t just fun, it will also teach your child new things and even encourage them to try new activities.If your child is hesitant to join in some activities , it would motivate them since they could see how fun it actually is.

Above all, if you can spend quality time with the kids even by using their gadgets. You can also help them develop their love for books. Who knows, this could be their stepping stone towards grabbing more eBooks or hard copy of books the love!

Train your kids to read books at an early stage because by reading, they can learn more! Get your own customized eBook for your kids from Kids Hero Stories. For sure, your kids will love it!

You an choose a book series depending on your child's age. The price is very affordable with a new book every week! For as low as $7.90 per mth, you can get four books. Or you can get 26 books for $38 and 52 books for $48! That would be a bunch of fun!

Go ahead and check the Kid Hero Stories website so you can avail of their amazing eBooks!

Disclosure: I received three ebooks from Kid Hero Stories for review. The review is my honest opinion about the products received. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Fun and Ultra-resistant StickerKid Labels You Can Customize!

We would always make labels for our kids stuffs especially for school to make sure that these will not get lost and that our kids will also be able to easily determine which ones are theirs.


When I was still a kid, I can remember that my mother would write my name on a paper and tape it on my books, pencils, notebooks and others. But these days, we can easily print names since most of us have our own computers and it isn't expensive to have them printed in shops too.

Aside from the personal labels we can make on our computers, there are lovely creative labels like the ones from StickerKid. Well, you might say it is like the usual labels that you can make but you are wrong.

StickerKid Review and Giveaway

The personalized labels from StickerKid are dishwasher safe, water and weather resistant, microwave and freezer safe, and they will stay in place! The labels for clothing will withstand at least 50 times of washing and drying.

You can customize your own stickers online with thousands of possibilities to make them unique. There is an extensive variety of colors, icons, shapes and fonts that you can use.

I was given the chance to avail these stickers straight from the US. And they sure are beautiful and are indeed water resistant. I used them to label Bella's stuff in school. Hence, aside from being a "label", the stickers are also cute and beautiful!

StickerKid Review and Giveaway

Bella was so happy to see the stickers that we customized. She actually wanted to put them on just anything she owns that is why I needed to keep the stickers because I didn't want to waste any of them. What is good about the labels from StickerKids is that you can use them even for your kid's shoes and clothes! Yup, not just on items but even on clothing too! And you can wash them without the fear of seeing it peel off.

StickerKid Review

The labels can also come in different sizes and shapes. They are printed in special paper with bright lovely colors. What you see online is even better in the actual. No kidding.

Sticker Kid sample

Sticker kid labels

I know you want one for yourself too. And this is your chance to customize your own labels from StickerKid if you win the giveaway that they sponsored for Pink Heart String. So, if you are from the US, go ahead and join the giveaway! Who knows, you might be the lucky winner of worth $20 StickerKid items plus free shipping!

StickerKid Giveaway

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Feel free to share the giveaway to your friends too! No doubt, you would love these stickers once you are chosen as the lucky winner!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My 1st Years Pink Fleece Blanket & Bear Baby Gift Set Review

Every time a package arrives home, I would always feel excited even for items I order online but there is one package that I had been looking forward to receive. It is the one from My 1st Years! But since the item is from the UK, I needed to pick it up at the post office.

You can just imagine how happy I was to know that the package I was going to get is from My 1st Years. I also have other items for review from abroad so I didn't expect that it is already the package for Bella.

It came with a beautiful luxury box and a white bow on top. So, if you are going to buy from them for a gift, you will no longer need to buy a box or a paper bag because the items are already contained in a sturdy lovely box.

My 1st Years

My 1st Years

The box was just an introduction of charm and beauty because when we opened it, my little girl flashed a smile seeing a lovely pink blanket with her name on it and a bear stuffed toy that also has her name on it.

My 1st Years

My 1st Years create personalized items and gifts for babies and toddlers. They make gifts even more special because you can personalize it with the name of the child. Aside from that, the items are indeed of high quality!

What I got was the Pink Fleece Blanket & Bear Baby Gift Set worth £25.00. The 15cm tall bear was so cute, soft and cuddly. With the name on it, Bella was pretty sure it was hers!

The fleece blanket was so soft unlike the ones I already have. It is cold on the skin and would make your little one feel even more loved because of its softness and tenderness.

Aside from the name, the date of birth of the child can also be embroidered on the front. Although, Bella's date of birth was 08-09-2011. But that is fine. This is already awesome!

The fleece blanket is 70cm x 120cm, machine washable and is 100% polyester.

My 1st Years

Bella was indeed happy with this gift straight from Great Britain! Well, who would't be pleased, anyway?

My 1st Years

My 1st Years

With the website of My 1st Years, one can get automated personalisation processes, next day delivery option and free delivery on orders over £30. Shopping with My 1st Years is so quick and easy. Here is a video of what happens after you purchase a product from their site.

They have lovely products from shoes, bath robes, towels, clothes, blankets, accessories, and many more! When you get a gift set or just any product from them, it will surely bring joy to your little ones.

It is indeed true that My 1st Years is made with love as it will make any child feel very special!

Disclosure: I received a personalized product from My 1st Years. My review is not influenced by the company and is true and honest. Text and images are mine.