Taking the story of a video game to another medium is problematic.  The material usually won’t stand  up to the larger format or longer running time.  With very few successes you can’t think of a video game that has successfully converted to another visual format other than games.  Sure it may have sold some different toys, but video is a whole different ballgame.  That is what is so surprising about Angry Birds Toons Season 1, Volume 2, it’s good.  Actually it’s better than good, has our kids laughing out loud and is entertaining for adults too, here’s why.

Angry Birds  Toons, Season One, Volume Two DVD review and giveaway

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Skyward #6 manages to straddle the line between fable, fairy tale and action so perfectly you don’t know exactly how to define it.  I hesitated calling it all ages comic because it’s so entertaining and has so much action.  But after re-reading it I couldn’t find anything that would be scary to a 5 year old or objectionable for their parents. It’s a cool all ages comic book that any age can read, enjoy and want to share with their children or dig into it solo.

Skyward #6 cover

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Peppa Pig-My Birthday Party: creative & fun characters for kids

April 15, 2014

In a way Peppa Pig reminded me of Peep and the Big Wide World. Both shows have moments of silence to deliver laughs. It is that silence and the way that the shows are written that make it smarter than the average young children’s cartoon.
It’s not laugh out loud funny, but it is very clever and the episodes consistently brought a grin to my face. They teach lessons about sharing, patience, family, playing, humor and more. My Birthday Party also comes with 2 never before seen extras, Learn the Alphabet and Learn to Count. Peppa Pig is geared to children 2-7.

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Happy Birthday Barney new to video on April 15

April 14, 2014

The episodes all take place around Barney’s birthday. Lessons about appreciation, gratitude, imagination and family are explored in the episodes. Baby Bop’s Tea Party Games and Counting in the Garden is the second game that’s included in the DVD release. Happy Birthday Barney also has audio settings where it can be viewed in Spanish also.

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The Relay 3 Button headphones by SOL Republic keep it in your ears #bpopevents

April 12, 2014

When I tried them on I shook my head vigorously and couldn’t get them to come out. I played really bad music next, had my hands tied behind my back and still couldn’t shake them out. The Relay Headphones stick in your ear like a good song sticks in your head.

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Gird your taste buds; it’s a giveaway for $40 of Peeps #bpopevents

April 11, 2014

The winner of this #bpopevents giveaway will receive a Peeps mega prize pack worth just under $40. Your package will be approximately 20% bigger than this picture. I ate a couple packages of Peeps before I could take the official photo. This giveaway ends soon, is open to folks in the U.S-so hurry and good luck!

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Marvel Creativity Studio Deluxe Stylus giveaway and review #Bpopevents

April 10, 2014

Once in the app you choose between three templates, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. In each template there are three different areas that you can create your masterpiece. You can simply color your hero. You can draw, where you can (if you want to…) trace over something, then delete the lines that you traced over. In the third area you can assemble heroes and villains

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#Sponsored Win a $10,000 backyard makeover from #TruGreen #MC

April 9, 2014

This is our yard in the early part of spring. The yellow flowers as our children call them come out. Our neighbors don’t have yellow flowers. Thankfully the yellow flowers are accompanied by a bouquet of green shrubbery that our son likes to pull. (Alternate phrasing, we make a game out of pulling weeds. When our children are older they will realize this isn’t a game). I need to get the yard treated.

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