Kids Academy Apps

Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games free for toddler
By Kids Academy Co apps: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games, Educational Books, Free Songs

This is a fun educational app for younger kids! If you are looking for an app to try and let your kids learn how to write their letters and numbers then this is the app for you. The kids loves this app because the letters and numbers are bold and large which makes it simple for little ones to trace. This app would be best suited for the 4 years and under age group.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/preschool-kindergarten-learning/id543851593

ABCs alphabet phonics & Montessori learn to read app for toddler
By Kids Academy Co apps: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games, Educational Books, Free Songs

This app was quite interesting to me, in that it helps teach children how to read. Kids Academy uses clever and interactive ways to engage children and keep their attention. Mazes, Rhymes, and tracing. This app is perfect for a young child who is setting out to learn to read.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/abcs-alphabet-phonics-montessori/id603393402

Bingo ABCs alphabet phonics song with farm animals cards for toddler free
By Kids Academy Co apps: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games, Educational Books, Free Songs

I love this musical app. I thought it would be simple fun music time but it provides so much more. It allows you to sing your favorite song. The graphics are so cute and they love exploring the farm.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bingo-abcs-alphabet-phonics/id675554527

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A Day of Pampering & Fun with ENJELLA

On Saturday, October 16, 2014, I got a chance to spend the day getting pampered and meeting author Jane Collen of the Enjella Adventure Series.

This event was held at Inglot Studios in Chelsea Market, which was a fabulous space for this event.

Author Jane F. Collen was on hand to read from her books and debut new picture book “What More Can A Fairy Be”. Also on hand was illustrator David Trumble who did pictures of all the kids as fairies.

The series is about a tooth fairy that is not your average fairy she does things her own way. She fights the rigid tooth fairy establishment to do what she knows is right to help children.

These books are ones to inspire young children that you don’t have to go with the traditional role that has been established, you can take on a role and still add your own personality to it. It is a series of enpowerment, that you can do what you inspire to do with you life.

I loved speaking with Jane about how she is trying to inspire young children, it is something that we need more of it our world today. We were treated to wonderful makeup applications by the wonderful artists at Inglot Studio Pros, and served Hot Chocolate and cupcakes.

It was a wonderful afternoon. Check out the series, you will be glad that you did.

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SWASH-Whirlpool and Procter & Gamble Team UP

On October 16th, 2014, I was invited to an event to kick off the partnership between, SWASH, Levi’s and P&G. To help kick off the campaign, SWASH and Levi’s have partnered with celebrity stylist Kate Young, how is huge fan of vintage Levi’s.

What exactly is SWASH and how can it help you? I am glad that you want to know. Odds are that you have gotten up in the morning and found that your clothes were wrinkled and that you needed to get to ironing them. You just have the time and need to get out of the house or you are going to be late. Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool have come up with the machine for you. It is SWASH, it is an appliance that dewrinkles, refreshes, restores, and preserves your clothes on piece at a time. The device uses the combination of heat and a special solution that is held in the SWASH Pods (scents include: Recharge, Awaken, Unwind) to eliminate wrinkles and smells in your apparel without either damaging it or requiring time consuming care. The great part of this is that it takes roughly 10 minutes, it does not take water and it can handle delicate materials like cashmere and lace. It is a great way to save a favorite coat or sweater from the ravages of time.

The device is also very slim and can fit into any New York apartment because of its slick design. It retails for $499 an each 12-pack of pods is $7. This product will not remove stains. This machine will pay for itself in the amount that you can save on dry-cleaning alone.

It is available at Bloomingdales and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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I Love Charm Bracelets Kit

The I love charm bracelets kit is going to provide any girl with hours of entertainment. Swirls, polka dots, glitter and gems. This kit allows you to create unique and personal charm bracelets with the I Love Charm Bracelets Kit from Alex Toys. Using the special modeling tool, take the five different colors of magic clay and turn it into 24 colorful beads ready to be added to two different charm bracelets. You can complete each bracelet by adding charms, beads and more so that everyone knows that you keep up to date to with the fresh, fashion accessory ideas.

The kit allows you to create 2 charm bracelets with personal, handmade beads. You can mold and design 24 beads from the magic clay. The kit includes 2 chain bracelets, 8 charms, 8 metallic beads, molding tool, glitter glue, 5 color magic clay, 24 eyelets, 30 stick stones, 10 jump rings, a dowel, and instructions.

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Wubble Bubble Ball

A couple week ago I got the Wubble Bubble Ball. It was so exciting to finally get it and it was totally amazing.

The Wubble is made from a unique thermo-stretch material, the Wubble bubble balls’s patent-pending technology makes it squishy, strong and incredibly lightweight. The best part of it, is that you can kick it, slam it, throw it, bounce it, smoosh it and smash it.

It is great for outdoors and indoor all year round. The Wubble bubble ball is durable, resuseable and washable. It inflates to 3 feet tall but deflates quickly so that it can store easily.

Target selected the Wubble™ Bubble Ball as a 2014 Top Toy for the Holiday Season. It was listed among other popular toys and games that are sure to be on every holiday wish list.

Wubble Bubble Ball is a Family Fun Toy Of The Year Award Winner. The 25 winners are featured in the November 2014 issue of Family Fun Magazine.

Inspired by his children’s wish for a real bubble to play with, NSI President Frank Landi developed the Wubble™ Bubble Ball to keep children’s love for fun, active play alive.

Wubble has won numerous toy awards, including an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, a Mr. Dad Approved Award, a Parent’s Choice Award and the Dr. Toy Best 100 Picks Award and more!

Wubble Ball is available at Target, Toys R Us and online at www.wubbleball.com. Wubble Ball is on Twitter (@WubbleBall) and Facebook (facebook.com/wubbleball).

Wubble Ball’s are not indestructible, but they have a lifetime replacement guarantee. It costs $6.99 to replace a Wubble under the guarantee.

Please take care not to damage your Wubble Ball during inflation. It might be necessary to use a little bit of oil (whatever you have in your kitchen) to insert the pump into the Wubble Ball the first time. If you have any trouble inflating your Wubble ball, you may find this video about “How to Inflate a Wubble Ball” helpful: http://youtu.be/jy4QK8zRcAo

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Adriana Marie Brings Wow Factor to New York Fashion Week

Adriana Marie Brings Wow Factor to New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, NY (September 8th, 2014) – Adriana Marie, designer and founder of AMco welcomed over 200 guests at the New York Fashion Week pop up store Monday, September 8th through Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 in SOHO. Sponsors included Stoli, UBER, Social Lifestyle Magazine and The Brand Connection.

The fashion pop up store opened Monday at 10am with Adriana Marie showcasing the inspiring, motivating, and empowering AMco collection. Other designers such as Irene Karandrikas owner of Irini, jewelry for every occasion brought trendy and sophisticated pieces to showcase and allow all guests to experience the quality and beauty of wearing her handmade masterpieces. Lani Lachica, designer and founder of Ella Danla handbags mingled with guests sharing the beauty and elegance of her luxury handbags.

The pop up store was transformed into a quaint boutique adorned with products to give guests the true meaning of New York Fashion Week. Guest, which included TV, print and radio media, as well as digital media and the public were greeted and introduced to each designer having the opportunity to get to know the creator as well as the brand. Stoli provided each guest with a refreshing Blueberry Lemonade and Moscow Mule as they made their way over to the red carpet to have a photo opp with Adriana Marie.
Notable attendees included Stevie Boi, Michael Antonio, Dwight Eubanks, Alisa Reyes, and NMKRT

About AMco
AMco is a vintage-inspired women’s fashion brand based in New York. Originally created by one women inspired for a love of super soft t-shirts and a positive lifestyle, the brand continues this tradition under the Creative Direction of founding partner Adriana Marie. The brand was officially established in her upper east side apartment in 2009.
Known for its quality and comfort, AMco is notorious for the “wow” factor of how soft and cozy the apparel is. There is a great deal of pride and attention with the fabrics selected to ensure the legacy of our quality is continuously on par. The messages on the tops are inspiring, motivating and empowering such as “your behaviors make your beliefs a reality” and “Love what you do”. Sharing positive vibes and good karma will make the world a better place.
Aimed at creating a positive lifestyle, AMco collaborates with non profit organizations, artists, musicians and events in creating awareness for the DNA of the brand. Most recently, we have set up a pop up shop to provide emerging designers and entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their designs and position themselves in front of new customers, press, media and buyers.

Today, AMco continues to participate in NY Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, Fashion’s Night Out, pop up shops and sponsoring events. You can find AMco’s one of a kind pieces in select boutiques but the largest selection can be found right here at adriana-marie.com.

About Irini
Irini pieces are for women of all ages who appreciate quality and the beauty of being a woman. She is driven, bold, classy and makes a statement without saying a word……
Each collection is designed and made in beautiful New York City using sterling silver and 18k gold in white, yellow, and rose. Diamonds are loved in white and black, pearls are also a favorite. Precious stones are combined in beautiful color combinations or designed to sit alone for a simple but bold look. Each piece is created to capture the true personality of its owner. Find more information here at http://www.irinidesign.com

About Ella Danla Handbags
Committed to quality and equality.
Ella Danla products are crafted from the highest quality materials. We have carefully searched for American companies that supply us with fine quality leathers, authentic gemstones, hardware, and custom-designed metal fittings that are made to last. We know that producing a luxury handbag is not a fortuitous circumstance, but rather is akin to creating a delicious meal at a five-star restaurant. It is the result of a careful selection of top-quality ingredients combined with skill and a love for the craft, while always keeping in mind the expectation of the consumer. We aim to please.

These handbags are tailored to last a lifetime. Our small production runs ensure that every aspect of the production of our bags is carefully monitored. Carry your Ella Danla bag proudly. They are MADE IN AMERICA, always, by skilled workers who earn a fair living wage.
As a company we understand that the world could be a better place if we all helped each other. There are many people living close by, especially women and children, whose basic daily needs are not met. We are committed to helping them, and can do it with your help. Five percent of the cost of each limited edition, exotic skin, or gemstone handbag goes directly towards a non-profit organization that benefits women in need. Find more information here at http://www.elladanla.com

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Zing’s Toys-FireTek Bow

The Firetek Bow is another entry from Zing Toys into archery and outdoor play. Like the Z-Tek, this bow is a bit smaller than the popular Zcurve bow and may not have as much range. I could hit upwards of 200′+ with the right angle and draw on a Zcurve, the Z-Tek came close but not quite.

Just like most other Zing arrow products, the arrows hook into the rubber loops at the center of the bow, aim, pull back, and release. There is a ridged rubbery grip at near the back of the arrow that helps with the pull, but sweaty fingers may make getting full power difficult. If you have tried a zing bow before, this shouldn’t be too different.

The big feature here is unlike the Z-Tek bow, the Firetek bow has a button in the grip that turns on lights in the colored portions of the bow arms; similarly the “Zonic” arrows have a switch just under the arrowhead that turns on a light inside the arrow shaft.

The Firetek Bow has a very familiar feel to it, but the ability to test your aim in low light conditions with only these as your only light source may be enough to pique the interest of the archer in your family. I hope extra arrow packs become available as well, the idea of more than a few “flares” is something I would like to play around with and what game types may come out from that.

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Disclaimer: I received this product to review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own

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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes is the second installment of the Disney Infinity franchise, which allows players to enjoy a selection of Marvel’s characters. It is a single player play set that can be completed in approximately six hours. The main story involves our heroes trying to stop Loki from taking over Manhattan and turning it into a frozen wasteland, with the help of an army of frost-giants. These missions include commentary between our heroes and some challenging moments.

Each character included in the Disney Infinity 2.0 starter pack feels unique, allowing two player local cooperative play; with figurines from the original Disney Infinity also payable. Each character also has their own unique special ability, which can be unlocked by leveling-up. Disney Infinity 2.0′s meaningful leveling system allows each upgrade to significantly alter ho characters will play.

Aside from the included Play Set, players will also have access to two modes-Escape from the Kyln and Assault on Asgard. Escape from Kyln is a loot adventure, where you make your through levels with a sidekick in order to find better loot than your sidekick will utilize to become stronger. The Assault on Asgard is a tower-defense mode where you use Asgadian objects to help defend particular items. Both modes offer interesting game play experiences that introduce more unique ideas than the Play Set adventure.

Disney Infinity 2.0 greatest offering is the Toy Box mode, which essentially the creation suite in-which players can use to create their own levels and share them with players on-line. I was impressed by how many options were availale and how technical related a Toy Box can be if you know how to utilize the range of items that are offered.

This game has been so much fun to play and find out more ways to use my super heroes in different ways and having fund doing it.

Disclaimer: I received this game to review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Get into Style with Dansko Shoes and Boots

When I attended the Fashion Forward Conference, I was introduced to a new brand Dansko. They are a line of shoes and boots. The story behind this brand is wonderful. Husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup were on a mission to find the perfect barn shoe, they needed footwear that could support their aching feet. Mandy and Peter discovered a clog in a shop in Denmark. They soon realized that these slip-ons were not only perfect around the farm. They loved them so much they couldn’t help but to share them with friends. Before long, Mandy and Peter were bringing dozens of pairs to the States. As this unique footwear grew in popularity, Mandy and Peter decided it was time to create a business—they called it “Dansko”, which translates to “Danish shoe.”

Dansko’s main goal is to provide shoes that are comfortable for you to wear everyday, so they went from clogs, to shoes and boots. The all-day support of Dansko has rescued the sore feet of healthcare professionals, teachers, and service industry workers alike. In fact, many of Dansko’s collections have the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Seal of Acceptance.

Dansko sent me The Odessa boot to try. They retail for $199 and they are worth it. It is always hard for me to find boots that look good on me and that fit, since my feet are small. These boots fit perfectly. I wore them with tights and my jeans and they looked great. These knee high boots provide you the ultimate comfort. It has a luxurious nappa upper is complimented with two buckle closure. It is breathable leather lined interior and a lightweight outsole. You are going to love these boots.

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The other shoe that I got to try was the Dansko wedge, now I never go for a wedge because they are so hard for me to balance on but these were perfect. This stylish and stable wedge features a leather covered front and you can go from day to night with these. It has an adjustable ankle strap for a contemporary look. It fits wonderful at the ankle and fits perfectly.It is soft and I had no issues walking in them. You are going to love them also.

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Thanks to our friends at Dansko you are going to get the opportunity to win one of these.

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This contest will run until the end of November 15, 2014, please make sure to include your email so that you will be notified if you win.

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Disclaimer: I was sent these products to review; however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Disney’s Frozen takes center stage this Holiday Season

Disney’s Frozen has taken the country by storm. For those of you who don’t know the story, I will try to give you a little background. Frozen revolves around two sisters, Anna and Elsa. Elsa has magical powers allowing her to control ice and snow. On the day of her coronation to become queen of their kingdom, Arendelle, Elsa looses control and freezes their kingdom into an eternal winter. Terrified of what she’s done, she flees to the Norwegian mountains and creates an ice palace of her own, isolating herself from her sister and her people. Anna who is not afraid of her sister, goes on a journey to save her sister and bring her back home. Anna is accompanied on her adventure by Kristoff, an ice harvester, who knows the dangerous landscape, his reindeer Sven, and a snowman Elsa created named Olaf.

Disney has released four classic dolls of the main characters; Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Hans. Anna and Elsa come packaged in beautiful boxes. They are surrounded in a window of rosemaling that has motifs from the film, like flowers and snowflakes. In the bottom left corner is their animated character.

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Anna has red hair styled in two braids. She has a white streak running through one which is important to the plot. She has gorgeous blue-green eyes and I love how they are painted. She’s quite pale and has a splash of freckles across her cheeks and the bridge of her nose. She has natural looking eye make up and thin, red lips.

Anna comes bundled in a cozy, warm looking outfit. She’s wearing a maroon cloak with a matching hood with lavender fur trim. Her dress consists of a black bodice decorated with rosemaling and gold trim. Underneath she has a light blue long sleeved blouse. Her hands are kept toasty with blue mittens. Her skirt is a royal blue color with rosemaling that matches the pattern on her bodice.

In the box but she also has black boots with gold trim. Overall I really like the outfit they decided to give Anna for traveling. I love the colors used and the nod to her heritage and where the movie takes place.

Elsa is even paler than Anna. Her blue dress makes her skin a bit purpley. She has more elaborate eye make up than her sister. Black winged eyeliner and purple eye shadow frame her bright blue eyes. Her red lips are a little more fuller than her sister’s. Her long, pale blonde hair is braided over her shoulder. The top of her hair is piecey and looks a bit wind swept.

lsa comes dressed in her signature snow queen gown. Her icy blue gown has a sweetheart neckline and sheer, off the shoulder sleeves. Her gown has a snowflake pattern on the bottom half.

Disney has also has introduced a wonderful small versions of Anna and Elisa that are Disney’s Magi Clip.
The dolls wears a glittery signature fashions with tiara and comes with an additional ombre-colored gown inspired by the movie. you girls can have twice the fun and twice the adventure with easy Magiclip fashions

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Disney again has given us want we wanted and this holiday you are sure to see alot of these on your holiday list.

Disclaimer: I received these dolls to review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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