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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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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WIN Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Video Game #GiftGuide

 

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Now available, the new Mario and Sonicat the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Here is my son’s review of the game-

Have you ever wanted to see Mario vs. Dr. Eggman? Or Sonic vs. Bowser? As of November 5, you can pit all of Mario’s and Sonic’s iconic characters against each other in the biggest video game mash-up of 2019, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020! Take rivalries to the skate park, diving board, archery range, and more with an incredible suite of 3D and 2D events, imaginative Dream events (who hasn’t wanted to see Sonic on a hoverboard AGAIN?) and an expansive Story Mode.

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

  • Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
  • A Bountiful Medley of Events: Skateboard, surf, and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
  • Push the Boundaries: Dream Events deliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
  • So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!

Mario and Sonic Are Back in the Perfect Party Game on November 5.

Enjoy all the different classic 2D events, perfect for friends and family:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

You will also dash, climb, jump, surf and more in these fast-paced 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

The fun even goes beyond the limits of reality with all-new Dream Events:

  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take to the starting blocks exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the Americas for $59.99 USD and November 8 in Europe with commensurate pricing. For more information, including where ordering the game, be sure to visit the official website, and watch our latest trailer.

*Joy-Con functionality does not extend to all events.

**Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership.

One of you can win a video game of your own as well. Please feel free to enter to win using the RC code below. Good luck! Ends Dec. 4, 2019.

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Win National Geographic Kids Books and Plush Toys #GiftGuide

Just in time for the holidays, National Geographic Kids Books is rolling out a brand new series of picture books that are perfect for kids ages 3-7 (preschool – 2nd grade).  To  celebrate the release of the first two books in their So Cool! So Cute! series, National Geographic is giving away a very huggable prize pack: a hardcover copy of So Cool! Sharks, a hardcover copy of So Cute! Pandas AND adorable shark and panda plushes.

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So Cool! Sharks – Sharks are among the world’s top predators, but that’s just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn’t want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts. For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during downtime, bedtime, or anytime.
So Cute! Pandas – Get ready for cute overload, panda style. And the funny thing is, this panda isn’t just cute. It’s got attitude! You’ll flip over the adorable photos and be equally charmed by what this sassy little panda is thinking on every page. Introducing the brand-new series from National Geographic Kids that combines two wonderful things: super cute photos of all your favorite fluffy animals and silly text that will have the whole family laughing. Add to that some great nonfiction content that gets kids learning, and, what can we say? This series is just so cute!
These are perfect for gift giving- what kid wouldn’t love to receive them?
You can pick yours up online and you can enter to win below as well.
Good luck! Ends Nov. 29, 2019

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