Friday, 31 October 2014

Kids Academy makes learning fun AND free with these great apps!

I absolutely love Kids Academy and their power to teach through apps on the go, anywhere! When each app updates they get even better and you can mix and match them all at your leisure because THEY ARE FREE!

Here is my take on current versions, with links to each in their titles - take a look for yourself and see how much fun edcuation can be with, and for, your child with Kids Academy:

Preschool and Kindergaten Learning Kids Games FREE from Kids Academy!

This is a fun learning app for little ones to learn their letters and numbers, with different skill levels to benefit most age groups and skill sets from early  on, the hand-eye coordination and practice of skillsets is abundant and helped along with fun kid-friendly graphics! It was a little frustrating for  my 3 year old but practice makes perfect, as they say! She still wants to pick up the app and play and so that enthusiasm is the perfect benchmark for learning...

What's New in Version 2.0.2

- iOS 8.1 ready
- stability improvements
- minor bug fix

ABCs alphabet phonics & Montessori learn to read app for toddler (FREE). 

I love that this app gives an approach that is suited all ages and skill levels with the addition of mazes and activities set to teach and entertain the user - fun for first learners and older children who are brushing up on their skills or a learning disability - it is not babyish or condescending at all! Learning through play, children will have lots of fun learning without even realizing that they are gaining a little education along the way. Learn and have fun collecting fire flies on the way - never a dull moment and suitable for lefties or righties! Fabulous!

What's New in Version 2.0.1

- iOS 8.1 ready
- stability improvements
- minor bug fix

Bingo ABCs alphabet phonics song with farm animals cards for toddler (free)

This is a truly fun-filled, colorful, joyous app for children who are inquisitive and want to learn with captivating graphics and catchy sound to capture their spirit and imagination through an old favorite [song], while learning ABC's and corresponding pictures and ideas. Through sound, sight and integration of the two, a child's world will burst wide open as they put it all together and find meaning and understanding while truly having a great time!  A huge hit with our 3 yr old!

What's New in Version 1.0.7

- iOS 8.1 ready
- stability improvements
- minor bug fix

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but all views and opinions are my own, based on my own experiences with the apps specified. Thank you.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Clean and Comfortable Care Routine Starts with Cottonelle AND Savings!

Let's face it, we all have to go to the bathroom once [or more] a day and sometimes regular toilet paper just isn't enough to give you that all day freshness that I have recently discovered that you CAN get with the simple addition of a moist wipe to jazz up my routine!

There is no shame here! A clean bum is a comfy bum and I want the best, which is exactly what I get from Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper and Fresh Care Flushable Moist Wipes which, when used together, are the super-heroes of my bathroom routine!

I love that I can feel completely clean and confident in that I am doing the best for the entire family, including our potty-training 3 year old who is just learning to do everything by herself and creating a bathroom routine of her own - incorporating the tuggable-huggable 2-ply softness of Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper and the one-touch, alcohol-free Fresh Care Flushable Moist Wipes into that routine - she's a big girl now and we are all fresh and clean together! Bum wipes all around!

From one generation to the next, Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Moist Wipes continue to care for bums everywhere if you let them - and what better way to do so than with a coupon savings from Rite-Aid, too??

Just CLICK HERE FOR YOUR COUPON to save $1 on your next purchase from Rite-Aid and Cottonelle by visiting their landing page, watching a very short video and grabbing your $1.00 coupon off your purchase of Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths/Wipes, today!

Go ahead! Treat your bum like the king [or queen] it is, to match the throne it sits upon, just like mine!


- This is a sponsored post brought to you in conjunction with Cottonelle! -
Thank you, Cottonelle!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Peace & Love March, 2014

Yesterday was the annual Peace & Love march in our area, which we have now been attending for 3 or 4 years! It is a fun, friendly event that boasts a group of like-minded souls that gather at one end of town, march through said town and then set up an afternoon of entertainment for everybody to enjoy and to just co-exist with one another without any malice.

Every year I see a sea of familiar faces, now, which makes it all the more fun and every year a few of us will take our children up there to enjoy the day and to get involve in the arts, crafts and physical activities such as poi or hula hoops, which my daughter just loves!

There is always a free "shop" for donating your goods for other people and for picking up a few gems for yourself, while you are there! This year I donated a giant bag full of baby clothes, toddler clothes and all sorts, which were in good condition (and in need of a new home) and it certainly left my house a lot lighter! In return, I picked up some really nice photo frames and a few bits and bobs!

There was a raffle this year, which I remembered to enter, but did not win anything on - nothing ventured, nothing gained, though and all proceeds go to help with the cost of the event, which I'd give to in a heart beat as I think more events like this one bring a community together, and show our kids something positive, which they really can use in this day and age!

We enjoyed a free meal, which went down well with the kids - well cooked and delicious, the food was, as usual and I didn't hear a single complaint! Who doesn't like to eat out at the park on a super-sunny day, with bands entertaining you and people having a great time in all directions!

My daughter is really coming into her own, this year, which shows in her sitting and making her own bead necklace and getting involved with the drums and musical instruments, as well as the arts and crafts. She still likes to stay close to me if I need to go somewhere, which, to me, is the perfect mix to enable her to explore a little, while still keeping her close and safe in a crowd.

The music this year was wonderful, as always and the many different bands played on well past the 5pm we were originally going to head home, but everybody was still having far too much fun and the band/s did not disappoint the attendees!

There were other stations around the park for free massage and the like, which, thinking about it now, I should have checked out a little more seeing as my back has been giving me so much jib this week - a little healing hand here or there could have made all the difference, but I may never know!

We look forward to this event so much every year and it just never seems to let us down - so much positivity in a peaceful and loving gathering that you can not go home feeling anything but renewed and hopeful.

Until next year!


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Must See: Hard Rock Roxtars Swag Bag and Giftcard Giveaway!

  *The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International.
No celebrity or musician has endorsed the "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star" Contest* Giveaway Sponsored by Hard Rock International! Giveway Hosted by It's a Mom Thing Reviews!
Have you heard about these fabulous Hard Rock Roxtars?! This cool band of characters has been designed to inspire children of all ages to rock their originality! Kids are invited to rock along with band members Razzi™, Sir Kingston™, Styler™, Buddy Jr™, and Skiddley™ at Hard Rock Cafe's "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?" costume contest! You can bring your little rock star dressed in their best costume to a nearby location for the chance to win a Hard Rock Cafe gift card or a 2015 birthday party for eight of the rock star's closest band members and entourage! During your visit to the "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Start" contest kids get to meet the Hard Rock Roxtars, taste a  little of off the new kid's menu, and see the new merchandise! Also, during the night of the contest kids eat free with a paying adult! This contest will be held either the week of the 20th or 27th of October depending on location. Contact your nearby location to find out their exact date!

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Disclaimer: Moms Gone Bronson is not responsible for this giveaway and all opinions are the writers own. Your views may differ! Thank you!