WIN! Home Learning Essentials from National Geographic Kids Books

As millions of kids embark on distance learning, what’s on the family bookshelf has never been more important.  This Fall, Nat Geo Kids Books debuts three reference titles that are home learning essentials, crafted by the experts at National Geographic.
National Geographic — known for its authoritative data, expert cartography, and beautiful photography — is the number one provider of atlases for people of all ages and also publishes the best selling kids almanac on the planet
 
  “No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic.”  – The Washington Post
Whether it’s for a full review or inclusion in an upcoming column about must-haves for the school year, I hope you’ll consider these three outstanding titles for coverage:

Beginner’s United States Atlas, Third Edition,(ages 7-10) The fully updated edition of this popular atlas introduces young readers to the wonders of all of America’s states and territories, with maps, fun facts, geographical features, and more. It’s accessible design showcases what’s unique about each state and territory and every profile starts with a colorful map and essay and includes capital cities; population; important land and water features; state birds, flowers, and flags. It’s all packaged in a bigger format, with a refreshed design, and bold, bright photos and illustrations.

United States Atlas Sixth Edition,(ages 8-12) Current, authoritative, and produced by the expert cartographers at National Geographic, this best-selling United States atlas is newly updated with all the latest info and is  packed with maps, stats, facts, and pictures. National Geographic‘s world-renowned cartographers have paired up with education experts to create maps of all 50 states, U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., that pinpoint the physical features, capitals, and other towns and cities. Discover the latest data along with colorful photography of each state and the people who live there. Key points reflect the latest information about land and water, people, and places. Essays cover each region of the country while eight specially themed maps on nature, population, economy, energy, climate, and more delve deeper into key issues. State birds and state flags add to the high visual interest.
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021 (ages 8-12) – The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac is edutainment at its best.  With features like Homework Help and STEM related topics, and deep dives into history, geography and cultures from the world, combined with facts, crafts and activities, this is the go-to reference for both the school day and down time.This new edition also includes the  Almanac Challenge 2021 — which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste and encourage others to do the same — and also highlights the winner of the 2020 Almanac Challenge.
One of you can win these books from National Geographic! Please feel free to enter to win via the RC Code below.
Ends Oct. 17, 2020, good luck.

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WIN! Eight Fungisaurs Identified By Clever Kids Around The World @Fungisaurs

What do you get when you genetically cross a Velociraptor dinosaur with a Chicken of the Woods mushroom? Why even ask? Because kids everywhere have discovered Fungisaurs ($10).  These imaginative collectible toys expect to be the next-big-thing with kids ages 4 and up.

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The whole family will soon dive into the topics of travel, science and biodiversity once they interact with Fungisaurs.  The irresistible combination of imaginative toys, games and animation will have youngsters naming a Mica Cap versus a Scaly Hedgehog.  And just like mushrooms, Fungisaurs’ spores disperse in the air, so the creatures quickly spread (in a good way) to all corners of the globe.

Like many collectibles, not knowing exactly which character is in the mystery box starts the fun.  Fungisaurs toys have an added bonus –free entry into an AR mobile game. Collect them, swap them and get ready to create imaginative play time.  All ages will be enchanted with the eight dino/mushroom mash ups.

Here are our thoughts on the Fungisaurs- our unboxing video.

One of you can win a 3 pack and app code. Ends end of the month, good luck!

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WIN GIFT CARD AND COOKIES! #LoveLittleBites #ChipChipHooray

“The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® products. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s®.”

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with Entenmann’s Little Bites® Snacks!

We’d like to tell you about the new Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies and the “ChipChip, Hooray Giveaway” they are doing- and we are hosting one too! You have double the chances to win stuff for you and your family and friends.

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    • Information about NEW Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies:

      • Entenmann’s Little Bites baked snacks are delicious, quality choices for on-the-go or in the lunchbox – always soft and moist – the perfect portion of happiness for everyone!
      • NEW Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are deliciously soft baked and bursting with real chocolate chips and contain NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
      • Available in a convenient, easy snack-sized pouch, perfect for school lunches and on-the-go
      • Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly portioned, containing 6 mini cookies per pouch

      Information about the Chip, Chip, Hooray Giveaway:

      • Timed to National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4, Entenmann’s Little Bites® snacks will give fans the delicious opportunity to celebrate with the “Chip, Chip, Hooray Giveaway!”
      • Fans will enter their name and email address via entry form  on www.littlebites.com/chocolate-chip-cookies between July 27th-August 27th.
      • Entenmann’s Little Bites baked snacks will randomly select 10,000 people to receive a coupon, valued at $5, for a free box of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.

You can follow Entenmann’s® on social media here-

One of you can win an Entenmann’s® $25 virtual Visa gift card and three (3) coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of Entenmann’s Little Bites® Cookies. Please feel free to use the RC below to enter to win. Ends Sept 18, 2020. Good luck!

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WIN! ProjeX™ Projecting Gaming Arcade

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When it’s lights off, it’s game on with the ProjeX™ Projecting Gaming Arcade from New York City-based NSI International, Inc. Projex lets you blast targets, ducks or UFOs that are projected right onto your wall – each with its own unique sound effects.

ProjeX turns any room in your house into an incredible gaming arcade. The Projex system projects the targets onto almost any wall.  There’s no need for a TV, computer, smart phone or other equipment. The size of your wall is essentially the limit to the size of your play area. Projex works best in a dark room, when you project on a light-colored wall with no artwork, wallpaper or painted patterns. 

The portable, battery-operated projector includes two blasters, which are stored right on the unit, a built-in LED scoreboard, and a place to keep image slides.

ProjeX is battery-powered so it can go wherever you go – inside or out. Play on any blank wall, your garage door – even the side of your house.  It really is a very unique gaming experience.

While recommended for children 6+, ProjeX™ is great for any age child, as well as adults.  Retailing for $49.99, the game can be purchased at Target, Walmart and www.ProjeXGame.com.

There are 5 different built-in games test your speed and skill, as well as 3 skill levels – beginner, advanced and expert (The “beginner” setting accommodates even the youngest players in the room.) It comes with 3 interchangeable image slides. You can blast ducks, targets or UFOs – each with its own unique sound effects. You change slides to change your level of difficulty:

    • Blue (targets) = easy
    • Red (UFOs) = medium
    • White (ducks) = difficult

You can play solo, head to head, or “co op”, where 2 players team up to combine scores. There are also tournaments. If you are playing alone, you can still work on your own score. You can play outside at night as well, on your house or even your garage door.

Set up is easy!

SET UP
  1. Install three BRAND NEW, FRESH “AA” alkaline batteries.
  1. Set ProjeX on a low table, with the projector aimed at the wall. The projector should be 5 feet from the wall.
  1. Slide an image slide into the image slot, rounded side up (if it doesn’t fit, it’s backwards).  Blue = easy, red = medium, white = difficult
  1. Plug in both blasters.  Then, if you’re playing solo, unplug one.
  1. Press the red power button. You have 45 seconds to adjust the focus.
  1. Press the red button again to select game 1-5.
  1. Press the blue button to select your level – beginner, advanced or expert.
  1. To start playing solo or head-to-head, load your blaster by sliding the button on the top. Each reload gives you 6 shots. You can reload at any time.
  1. To start a Co-Op game, where you combine your scores, both players must hold the trigger while they reload.

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • LED scoring display
  • Target Pointers on both blasters help your aim.
  • $49.99 – At Target and Walmart (U.S.) and $69.99 – Toys R Us (Canada)
  • Game requires 3 “AA” batteries (not included)

One of you can win a ProjeX of your own!

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#WIN Naked Nutrition- all natural protein powders #GetNaked

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Naked Nutrition is an all-natural protein powders for health conscious people, using only the purest raw ingredients. You can choose from the whey protein or the newly launched keto fat bomb supplement.

About Naked Nutrition-

“From Grass-Fed Whey Protein to Pea Protein Powder to Organic Brown Rice Protein Powder, Naked Nutrition provides the purest supplements. Our proteins are loaded with essential amino acids and no artificial sweeteners or colors. Our commitment to offering the best protein powders and supplements extends to all our products including Powdered Peanut Butter, Casein Protein, Creatine Monohydrate and more. No additives means your body gets more of what it needs and not what big agribusinesses use to pad their bottom line. Take your nutrition to the next level with Naked Nutrition.”

weight loss powder

You can win to try it out for yourself. Feel free to enter using the RC below by stating the type (edit- NOT flavor- the type) of mix you’d like to try. Good luck! Ends June 18, 2020.

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Giveaway – BioMed For Pain Relief #HealthyLiving #painrelief #GIVEAWAY

If all this sitting around is getting to be a pain in the neck, there are some really great relief products from BioMed. No matter what feels tight or is causing you discomfort, there is a heating pad that is sure to bring alleviation. 

Sunny Bay Hands-Free Neck Heating Wrap: Microwavable Thermal Hot Pack, Heat Therapy Neck Brace for Sore Neck Shoulder Muscle Pain Relief. Quite a name, but at least it’s descriptive. This comes in multiple sizes and colors, including some fun plaid patterns.  It’s easy to use and reuse, so there is a really good value to the $25 price. 

More about this product-

  • PAIN RELIEF: Release muscle tension and pain in neck and shoulders in the office, car, or at home
  • THERAPEUTIC: Easy to heat in the microwave, our ergonomic soft pillows stay put hands-free
  • COMFORTABLE: Flax seeds fill and soft fleece cover hold heat for up to 30 minutes for pain relief
  • HOT-COLD USE: Use as a heat pack for the pain relief behind the head or use as a cold wrap
  • REUSABLE: Can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer over and over for reliable relief

Sunny Bay Lower Back and Shoulder Joint Heat Wrap with Strap, 10″x18″ Heat Pad, Microwave Hot/Cold Pad, Reusable, Portable, Navy Blue. Again with the long and very descriptive name, but at least you know what you are getting. In several sizes and colors, with the price depending on size between $40 to $46. 

More about this product-

  • ✓ unbeatable Large size: The amazing, Large heating area is unmatched by any portable heating wraps. The heating area measures 18 inches wide and 10 inches tall. It provides heat therapy to the entire back for most people.
  • ✓ Must have heat therapy: if you’re suffering from arthritis, knee pain, back pain, shoulder joint pain, tendonitis, neuropathy, sciatica, bursitis, fibromyalgia, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, tennis elbow, Golf elbow, shoulder pain, shin splints, chronic pain, etc. You must try this product! The long-lasting heat works well to relieve your pain.
  • ✓ microwavable, portable, reusable & cordless: the back heating pack has extra-long straps: total 60 inches long, enough for a Large person to tie the wrap around the body. It stays on the shoulder or around your waist when you move around. It weighs only 2.5 lb. Most people will not feel the weight when doing light house work.
  • ✓ effective, easy to use & comfortable: with the tie-on straps, it is convenient to apply heat therapy to treat your strain or cramps. Use it while doing house work, sitting down watching TV or even resting in bed. For rotator cuff injury, this heat wrap can cover the shoulder as well as the chest muscles and shoulder blade. It conforms to the body shape very well.
  • ✓ sectioned chambers & long-lasting heat: the thermal heating pad is filled with all natural flax seeds. The heat can last for half an hour. Constructed with multiple chambers, and hand-filled to the perfect fullness, the filling doesn’t shift to one end When standing up. It ensures the heating of all the areas around the injured tissue and increase the blood circulation.

Microwavable Neck Heating Wrap, Extra Long, 25″x5″, Heat Therapy Pad for Sore Neck & Shoulder Muscle Pain Relief – Thermal, Reusable, Non Electric Hot Pack Pads or Cold Compress, Navy Blue.  This option comes in 5 color and pattern choices and it $23 on Amazon. 

More about this product-

  • PAIN RELIEF: Sunny Bay’s versatile heating pad pillow will quickly become your go-to solution for neck and shoulder muscle pain, soreness, and tension caused by intense training or accidental tweaks that can happen during daily activities. Simply pop it in the microwave or freezer for the best hot or cold therapy for your aching body.
  • THERAPEUTIC: Once your pillow is safely heated in the microwave, instantly place it on your neck for pain relief. Each pack holds in heat for 30 minute intervals, maximizing your relief for fast and efficient recovery. Stow your pad in your day bag or luggage for daily relief during travels near and far.
  • COMFORTABLE: Each pack is filled with fresh flax seeds fill to efficiently hold in heat and ensure a flexible fit around your target areas. Whether you’re standing up or moving around in your office chair, the pack stays put. Our anti-pill fleece cover retains warmth and is designed to protect your skin from the long-lasting heat stored inside. You’ll feel better in practically no time!
  • HOT-COLD USE: Forget gel packs or ice cubes melting through ragged towels. Our heat pillows handle hot and cold treatment with ease. Pop it in the microwave for quick heating, or place it in the refrigerator or freezer to chill for fast soothing. It’s perfect for muscle aches and pains from your neck and shoulders.
  • REUSABLE: No matter how many times you use it, our heat pack is ready for more. From the filling to the cover, we designed every detail to stand up to heavy, repeated use to provide you with consistent muscle pain relief on demand.

One of you can win BioMed products. Please feel free to enter to win using the RC form below. Ends April 21, 2020. Good luck!

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Giveaway- LEGO DUPLO World – Toy Sets and App Codes

To celebrate the launch of LEGO DUPLO World, out now on mobile, LEGO is giving away DUPLO brick sets and promotional codes!

LEGO DUPLO World is a Kids at Play Interactive Award-winning children’s mobile game designed for young, developing minds. From playing with penguins to exploring the African savannah, DUPLO World will take kids around the globe all while helping them hone fine motor skills, increase vocabulary and experience fun surprises.

The game’s designs are based on the highly-regarded Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, which is grounded in what young children ages 2-5 years old should be able to do to succeed in school. Moms  will appreciate the app’s ability to blend learning and fun for their toddlers.

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LEGO® DUPLO® WORLD is packed with open-ended play experiences featuring animals, buildings, exciting vehicles and trains to inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through learning.

Your child can explore each scene to find out what’s in it, discover how everything works and—of course—play with it! Children also get to build structures using 3D bricks, stimulating their creativity.

LEGO DUPLO WORLD is carefully aligned with the highly-regarded Headstart Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure it’s age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of 2-5-year-olds. Each activity targets key learning goals for toddlers and preschool kids. In the Parent Center, you can read about the learning benefits of each activity.

Be your child’s partner in play and get them ready for kindergarten! LEGO DUPLO WORLD supports Multi-Touch, so your family can play together and on the go for shared games, learning and adventures.

Introduce your toddler to a world of animals and environments with the LEGO® DUPLO® 10907 World Animals playset! Take a safari across the African savannah and pretend to photograph lions and giraffes, spot cute woodland creatures as you canoe along a woodland river, build a sandcastle on a tropical beach, go whale watching at the south pole… With a captivating range of toy animals, buildings, vehicles, characters and accessories, this globe-spanning educational toy for toddlers contains endless opportunities to engage and inspire any preschooler.
Play out real-life scenarios in LEGO® DUPLO® Town: a recognizable world with modern DUPLO figures. Visit the easy-to-build 10903 Fire Station and enjoy pretend play, helping the firefighters as they practice putting out the campfire and climbing the ladder to rescue the station dog in the tower. When the call comes in, help your toddler jump the firefighters into the fire truck, turn on the flashing light and siren, and head off on another daring rescue! Includes 2 DUPLO figures plus a dog figure.
Play out real-life scenarios in LEGO® DUPLO® Town: a recognizable world with modern DUPLO figures. Preschoolers will love creating stories through pretend play at the easy-to-build 10902 Police Station. Help the police officers whizz out in the police car with flashing lights and siren sound to catch the crook on the run with the police officer’s doughnuts! Then take him back to the toy police station and lock him safely in the jail cell. Includes 3 DUPLO figures.
Introduce STEM toys early with the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train. It’s a colorful introduction to numbers and counting. Your toddler will love to build and rebuild this developmental toy, learning early number recognition as they go! This set is the perfect educational gift for little ones and a great introduction to the LEGO STEM sets. With two child DUPLO® figures and a cat figure, the set provides endless storytelling and creativity for little minds. If you’re looking for a learning toy or STEM gift, the Number Train is your best bet, and DUPLO® bricks are designed to be safe and suitable for little hands.

One of you can win a set as well as a code. Please feel free to enter to win using the RC code below. Good luck ends 3/31/2020.

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Hungry? Check out #LunchboxGoals Sweepstakes with Little Bites Snacks! #WIN #LoveLittleBites

Looking for a quick snack for the kids? Check out the latest in Little Bites. Easy to grab and go or to put into lunchboxes, they come in lots of flavors, including new Cinnamuffins (which are only available for a limited time).

Information about Little Bites® Cinnamuffins:

·         NEW Limited-Edition Little Bites® Cinnamuffins are the newest flavor to be added to the Seasonal Favorites® line!
·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins provide the irresistible taste of cinnamon in every bite.

·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins are baked soft and moist providing the yummy taste kids love and the good choice that parents want.

·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins are perfectly pre-portioned and easy to place in lunchboxes for little hands to enjoy at school or on-the-go

·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins contain no high fructose corn syrup or zero grams of trans fat per serving and are less than 200 calories.

·         For more information about Little Bites® Cinnamuffins, please visit www.littlebites.com

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Information about #LunchboxGoals Sweepstakes:

·         Entenmann’s, Little Bites® snacks and Sara Lee® Bread have teamed up to host the #LunchboxGoals Sweepstakes.

·         Fans can visit http://www.lunchboxgoals.com/ to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $2,500 for themselves and their local school of choice.

·         All sweepstakes entries must be submitted by January 31 via www.lunchboxgoals.com to qualify.

·         #LunchboxGoals also includes crafty yet easy lunchbox ideas and printables for activities with children.

You can connect with Entenmann’s on their site or social media, links provided below.

You can win a prize pack from Entenmann’s by entering the RC below. Winner chosen at random Feb 11, 2020. Good luck!
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