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July 29, 2014

Count your steps with the Ozeri Digital Pocket Pedometer

Are you a busy person that's always on the go? Do you sometimes wonder just how steps you do take on one of your busiest days? I know I've thought about it a few times, especially on those days where it seems like I barely get a chance to sit down to eat. With the Ozeri Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer I can do just that. I can either carry it in my pocket or around my neck and it will track my every step. Another fun thing I thought of since I've gotten this is to take a day and have each of my family members carry the pedometer. We are planning to wait till the kids get back in school so we can compare just how much they walk in a day compared to each other, and compared to their dad and me. I think that will be a lot of fun to see just how much we all walk in comparison each day. So far I'm loving being able to compare my steps from one day to the next then look back and see what I did on the days my steps are higher. And it gives me a little encouragement to do something extra on those days when my step count is a little lower.

Product Description:
  • Records steps, distance, speed, calories and time with the world's most advanced Tri-Axis technology.
  • 3 Recording Modes: Today, Split & Total -- with a split screen display for multi-data views.
  • New 3D Tri-Axis Sensor (X, Y, Z plane detection) provides superior accuracy in any position.
  • Counts up to 1 million steps with 7-Day Memory, and includes a built-in Clock, Calendar & Sports Timer and Auto Sleep Mode technology.
  • Used by professional athletes, the 4x3motion boasts an ultra slim design that fits in any pocket, and features a blue backlight for night viewing. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Disclosure:  Thanks to PR Firm/sponsor I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of my personal review. This blog post is not a paid post and the honest opinions stated are my own.

July 28, 2014

Kids Academy for Early Learning Apps!

If you have younger age children you might want to check out Kids Academy on iTunes. They have some really great apps that feature activities for preschool and kindergarten, and they are FREE!

This app is great if you have little ones around. It is guaranteed to not only keep them entertained, but also keep you entertained as well. I like that it is so interactive from being able to touch animals to hear their sounds to making a flower grow in a garden. It's like everything comes to life! The karaoke is also a lot of fun and you can record your kids singing along so you can play it back for them to hear when they are done.
Another app from Kids Academy that's a must if you have a preschool age (or even below) children is all about learning. From the graphics and sounds to the fun and interactive learning activities they will definitely stay engaged while learning the basics they will need to know for school.

This app is also great for early learners. It teaches them letter recognition as well as the sounds of the letters and examples of works they appear in. I like that it's so easy to navigate that children can open the app on their own and pretty much just do it all with out any help. It keeps them entertained, but also teaches them useful information instead of just wasting their time.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kids Academy. However all thoughts and opinions stated are my own and are in no way influenced by the sponsorship.

July 26, 2014

Sesame Street: Learning Rocks DVD #Giveaway (3 winners) - Ends 8-9

It’s time to rock n’ roll! Sesame Street and its lovable monsters help kids learn how to solve problems using music. Oh how I love Sesame Street! It's been a favorite of mine ever since I was a child myself watching the episodes on TV when they first came out. I think one of the things I like most is that even though some of the characters have changed the basics are still there. It still teaches young children what they really need to know in everyday life, and in a fun way that keeps them interested.

When famous rocker Virgil Von Vivaldi (Michael McKean, playing a spoof of his This Is Spinal Tap character) shows up on Sesame Street, it is up to Elmo, Abby, Zoe and friends to use their creativity to make a new rock band for Virgil. The catch? Virgil’s wants his “rock” band to be made entirely out of rocks!; Elmo and friends take on this fun challenge and set out on a quest to find the perfect rocks for Virgil. They identify each rock they come across and study its characteristics to decide how it can be best used in the band. First, they find a tiny pebble that they realize is too light to be the lead singer, but can be the tambourine player instead. Elmo then spots a heavy rock that he determines will play the gong. Zoe then meets Rocco, whom she identifies as a basalt rock, a type of igneous rock that was formed by a volcano. Because basalt rocks have many holes, he too cannot be the lead singer, but can be the bass player. Next, Elmo finds a limestone with fossils in it that will be the flute player. Zoe finds a shiny rock called obsidian that can play the oboe. Then, Abby finds marble that is sparkly and colorful and can play the mandolin. Still in search of a lead singer, Abby changes Vergil into a smooth, sparkly rock called a gem. With all the pieces in place, it is finally time to rock on! 

The DVD includes another full episode that features Donald Glover, who plays the rock star LMNOP (a spoof of the musical duo LFMAO), who is set to perform on Sesame Street, only to discover that he has lost all of his music equipment. Telly and friends must work fast to create replacements in time for his big show. And, if it couldn’t get any better, in addition to two full episodes, Sesame Street: Learning Rocks includes a bonus story where Elmo discovers a grasshopper and rapper Rev Run (from Run DMC) show it how to “hop this way.” Other special features include appearances from actress Anna Faris actor Dax Shepard, as well as bonus segments “Abby’s Flying Fairy School” and “Elmo The Musical.”

Win it: 3 lucky readers will each win a Sesame Street: Learning Rocks DVD. This giveaway will end August 10th at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US.

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