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Force Friday is upon us! That means oodles of new Star Wars Toys just in time for when the upcoming The Force Awakens hits theaters. We love our toys. More specifically our boys will love the new Star Wars toys. However, what about you, the person who cooks, spends a lot of time in the kitchen and still wants to get your Force Friday on in cooling style?

There are options beyond the Han Solo Ice Cube tray that you might have seen, which is still awesome by the way. How about a pizza cutter with light saber sounds, Star Wars X-Wing Bottle Opener or a R2D2 Bottle Stopper for those thirsty wine drinking Jedis?

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Hey, we’re an ambassador for Denny’s. All thoughts are our own. On average one in five children are hungry and don’t receive the adequate amount needed. For years Denny’s has been raising funds for No Kid Hungry since their inception and are consistently one of their largest donors-with your help. That one in five figure varies from state to state, but take it as a county and 16 million kids in the United States are in that boat. Every year Denny’s makes it easy for you to support No Kid Hungry and has donated 2.3 million dollars so far, which provided 23 million meals to kids across the country.

Denny’s teams up with No Kid Hungry to help hungry kids

It’s a partnership between a great restaurant and a very worthy cause-with the help of some Ogres, Dinotux and cats from Dreamworks Animation

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DC Super Heroes Origami is folding paper fantastic, but challenging

September 1, 2015

We’re still using the practice paper on our origami. We’re actually still practicing the folds. Even the 1-star origami projects are not simple; they require patience and a calm mental attitude. It’s important to mention that because our 5 year old saw the book, wanted to look at the Superman and Bat Man art and do some himself.
While it would be great for him to be able to do it, there is no way. DC Super Heroes Origami would be great for kids as young as 8. Remember those paper footballs you’d make in middle school? If you can’t make one of those then this book will take some ramp up practice to really enjoy it.

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New All Age Comic Books for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 1, 2015

Girls will want to pay special attention to Adventures of Aero Girl #4 (of 4). There’s enough action for this to be great for anyone; but as you might have guessed from the title it has a young girl as the heroine who will resonate with girls especially. Both of these series started anew this year and really good and appropriate for any aged reader. Science fiction fans will enjoy Transformers, Star Wars: Jedi Academy Attack of the Journal, Home (trade paperback) and Futurama.

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Boogie Board redefines writing and is simple to use

August 31, 2015

We tried the Boogie Board Jot 4.5 and Boogie Board Sync 9.5. The first time I realized that the Boogie Board Sync 9.5 was cool was when I took it to a meeting. I was passively taking notes and hitting the save button when my page was full. As we were walking to the next meeting I got more than a couple looks, stares and questions about what the heck that skinny orange tablet was.
What is great about using the device is that you’re not typing or having to carry around a computer. Plus because you’re using a pen stylus to make the notes you can draw shapes just as easily as you can do shorthand. There is also something organic and more personal about writing your notes. I could maintain eye contact with the speakers more easily and paid closer attention because my mind could work the way it was trained.

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Star Wars Workbooks help with the Force, 3 R’s and more

August 30, 2015

Prior to working with the books he was vaguely familiar with Star Wars. He had seen Star Wars Rebels, but hadn’t seen, or to my knowledge even knew of the films. The films are how he judges if something is popular. When he realized that Curious George had a film he was over the moon. He has since asked that about all of this childhood viewing shows. I told him that there was a Star Wars film and he’s ready to see it, although realistically one year away from watching it.
The workbooks are fun to look at and there is a clear difference in the approach to each grade. The Kindergarten Math Skills book is geared to kids 5-6 years old. It works on basic counting and subtraction skills, writing numbers, identifying tie fighters and more. Depending on the skill set of your child the book could be too simple, but for us it’s just right and really gets him motivated to learn.

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Win a $100 gift card from Fandango! #FandangoFamily #BlogPopEvents

August 29, 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is our favorite PG-13 film and the best action movie this year (so far) is Mad Mad: Fury Road. Going to the movies is a way that our family has fun and really relaxes and Fandango makes going there easier. It eliminates the need to find a seat by purchasing in advance, which makes going out with the fam less stressful. This giveaway is for two (2) $100 gift cards to Fandango to two different people.

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Back to School National Geographic Kids #Giveaway #BlogPopEvents

August 28, 2015

They’re assisted reading books in that children of a certain age can understand what’s going on, but can’t read it yet themselves.
A great example of this is Quiz Whiz 5. It’s packed with hundred of questions and situations that he can’t read, but does understand. For example on page 128, Brainbox asks “What animal has the largest brain” and then lists elephant, gorilla, shark and sperm whale as the possible answers. Those animals he knows, now it’s just a matter of him guessing which one it is.

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