Help Them Learn Emotions With whatitsface

We got whatitsface  free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own

Teaching out kids emotions can be hard.  If you have an Autistic little one like I do it can be even harder.  For years I have been trying to explain to him what emotions look and feel like.  For some he has gotten it.  For most he still has no idea.  Then when it comes to feelings about stuff mixed with emotions it gets even harder.  He still does not understand things like sick or hurt.  Sleepy still does not register with him.  Even more his face never shows what emotion he is having.

I love that This little guy has 6 faces that you can change to help them not only learn emotion , but also see what they should look like when they are feeling them.  It also helps my son understand what others are feeling.  He has never understood what others are feeling and now we can work on that.

If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it. That’s now true for stuffed animals with the Whatsitsface line of plush pals. Feeling happy, sad, surprised, amused, angry or sleepy can all happen with a twist of a knob or a flip of a face. Little ones can change the face of Puppy Dog, Kitty Cat or Teddy Bear ($24.99) to reveal six emotional expressions – building their empathy skills while extending creative playtime!

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Despite the popularity of tech toys and WiFi-powered gadgets, old fashioned stuffed animals are still a child’s first best friend. Whatsitsface gives teddy a twist with a rotating option to turn a frown into a smile on a whim. The trio of snuggly stuffed animals was created by Colorado mom and businesswoman Joanna Paul to help her own kids enjoy imaginative play while improving their emotional intelligence (also known as EQ).

 

That EQ growth is even more important during these stay-at-home days and the expansion of online learning. “Watching your kids engage with a physical toy in the physical world — instead of being plugged-in — is what childhood is all about,” suggests Paul, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Whatsitsface. “Having a plush to cuddle and to actually communicate with really brings our stuffed animals to life, extending playtime and nurturing social and emotional development.”

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite

We got this awesome Cats and Dogs Umbrella Free in exchange for an honest post.  All opinions are our own

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!  is available on Digital beginning September 15, and will be coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 13!

Who is excited for the new Cats & Dogs movie?  Well you won’t have to wait much longer because its coming and its awesome.

 Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!, the next feature length installment of the popular Cats & Dogs franchise from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Available on Digital on September 15 – and on both Blu-ray Combo pack and DVD on October 13 –  Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! features an all-star comedy lineup lending their voices to this new generation of four footed and two winged friends including Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Gwen the cat, Max Greenfield (“The Neighborhood,” “New Girl”) as Roger the dog, and George Lopez as Pablo the Parrot. The film is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) and written by Scott Bindley (The Last Summer). Producers are Andrew Lazar (Cats & DogsGet Smart) and David Fliegel.

It’s been 10 years since the creation of the Great Truce, an elaborate joint-species surveillance system designed and monitored by cats and dogs to keep the peace when conflicts arise. But when a tech-savvy villain hacks into wireless networks to use frequencies only heard by cats and dogs, he manipulates them into conflict, and the worldwide battle between cats and dogs is BACK ON. Now, a team of inexperienced and untested agents will have to use their old-school animal instincts to restore order and peace between cats and dogs everywhere.

Halloween / Fall Guide 2020

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Halloween and Fall have always been out favorite season.  Its a great time for some Hot Coco and I get to dress up for days in a row and no one says a thing lol.  We have found some great Halloween and Fall items that your family is going to love.

 

Don’t Laugh Challenge – Halloween Edition

OMG I love a great joke book and The Don’t Laugh Challenge Halloween Edition is not only cute but funny.  I have always been a huge fan of good clean jokes and I love that this book has ones my whole family can enjoy and they are Halloween themed.  The Don’t Laugh Challenge™ Joke Books are unlike any joke book before it. It is not meant to be read in isolation, but instead, it is a game or a challenge that is to be played between friends, siblings, cousins, or any two people who like to tell jokes.  We had a fantastic time trying to make each other laugh.

CROWN AND PAW– Royal Pet Portraits

OMG you all know I love my furry friends.  The Crown and Paw have some cute portraits they are adorable.  I of course picked Apple as a witch and it turned out amazing.  They have a ton of different ones to choose from that will make this Halloween decorating even cuter then ever. Crown and Paw curates authentic 19th century portraits and rare Renaissance era oil paintings and digitally combines them with your pet photo, creating a fun-loving custom work of art. Simply choose a costume, upload a photo and a talented team of artists will do the rest to capture your pet’s individual characteristics and facial features to express their unique personality.

Laumière Gourmet Fruits

Looking for a great vegan treat to snack on this fall. Laumière Gourmet Fruits are not only adorable but a  great healthy snack.  If you are going to any fun Fall party’s make sure to pick up a few its a great Thank you for inviting me gift.  The design on these are beautiful and the mix of fruits taste great together.  L’Automne Collection launching soon which is the perfect gift box for Halloween, Fall & Thanksgiving. The collection is made with a fruits and nuts base and includes all-natural ingredients, no preservatives and no artificial colorings.

Yowie

There was always nothing better on Halloween then getting a candy that had another suprise in it.  Yowie will make your house or party a hit this year.  Better yet the chocolate tastes good.  I was excited. Each chocolate is in the shape of one of the loveable Yowie characters. Each surprise inside chocolate has not only a delicious sweet treat, but also a limited-edition collectible animal and leaflet that features a picture of the real-life animal, its profile and level of endangerment to encourage parents to start conversations about ecological conservation with their kids. Kids can learn more about their animal by downloading the free Yowie Collector app on the AppStore or Google Play and add it to their collection.  The chocolates are available in more than 30,000 retail outlets across the United States.

Erika’s Tea Room

Fall is in the air.  I love being cuddled up in the living room with a great cup of tea and some snacks.  Did you know you can order from Erika’s Tea Room and have awesome scones and some great tea shipped right to your door. Celebrate Fall With High Tea Parties! Many sophisticated families will always enjoy partying with high tea and scones! Popular with their new online purchasing 24/7/365 … for fall birthdays, girl’s day out, Mother-Daughter events, anniversaries, mini get-aways, staycations, vacations, bridal showers, baby showers, new moms, retirement, year-end holidays and any special event can be celebrated with a very different thoughtful High Tea Party! Their fresh custom made scone gift sets are made with a variety of regular, gluten-free and sugar-free flavors. They just launched 12 new scone flavors!

 

SLIMYGLOOP Laboratory

Halloween looks different this year and a little science fun might be just what we need.  The SLIMYGLOOP Laboratory has everything we need to make some awesome slime this year.  With crystals, glitter, Sparkles and so much more they can make their slime as special as they are.  I love that this set comes with everything you need.  No running out for the one thing that you need just to finish the slime. This sells for about $9.97 at Walmart.  Explore five SLIMYGLOOP recipes and create crazy, slimy custom creations with the included embellishments.

 

Kess

My son loves balls and Halloween so these Spooky Balls are perfect for him.  I love that they help him with his hand eye coordination.  They ave a few to choose from and they wont break the bank. Spooky Ball ($5.99; Ages 6+; Available Fall 2020) is a bounce ball filled with creepy crawlers inside that has the ability to bounce, throw and roll! As the ball bounces the creepy spiders go crawling for a fun play pattern. Kess has a wide range of toys and balls that are fantastic sensory items for our little ones.

 

THE DOCTOR IS IN: DISNEY+ ORDERS “DOOGIE KAMEĀLOHA, M.D.”

 

OMG I am so excited I loved Doogie Howser, M.D.I never missed an episode I cant wait to see what they do with the new one.

 

THE DOCTOR IS IN: DISNEY+ ORDERS “DOOGIE KAMEĀLOHA, M.D.” 

Kourtney Kang Attached as Writer and Executive Producer for 

20th Television Reboot of Hit 90’s Series 

BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2020) – Disney+ announced today that a new doctor is coming to the streaming service in 2021.  “Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.” (working title), a re-imagining of the popular ABC series “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” has been picked up to series and is scheduled to go into production later this year.  Kourtney Kang (“Fresh Off the Boat,” “How I Met Your Mother”) is set to write and executive produce for 20th Television.

Set in modern-day Hawaii, the 10-episode comedy follows Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, a mixed race 16-year-old girl, juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her family, including her spit-fire Irish mother who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, and her Hawaiian “Local Boy” father struggling to accept that his daughter is no longer his little girl.

“Thirty years ago, a young medical prodigy took the world by storm and left a lasting impact on pop culture,” said Ricky Strauss, president, Content and Marketing, Disney+. “Kourtney and the team at 20th Television have created a very modern take on this beloved property which will resonate with our global Disney+ audience. We can’t wait to introduce the world to the new Doogie!”

“Doogie, Howser MD is beloved by everyone at our studio, so we knew that if we were going to reinvent it for a new generation, we had to have both the blessing and participation of the Bochcos and a creator with a fresh, new take that made us lean in,” commented Carolyn Cassidy, president, 20th Television. “Kourtney’s vision for the character is so inspired, we’ve been dying to collaborate with Melvin and Jake again, and Disney+ is exactly the right home for this idea. We couldn’t be more excited.”

Running for four seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1993, “Doogie Howser, M.D.” starred Neil Patrick Harris as the now iconic doctor. The hit series catapulted Harris into television stardom and made the term “Doogie Howser” synonymous with kid geniuses.

“Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.” is written and executive produced by Kourtney Kang and produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.  Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar will executive produce and Dayna and Jesse Bochco will produce the half-hour comedy series.

New Episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series Available on Netflix Tomorrow

 

New episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series will premiere tomorrow exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. In the next twelve episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Ash, his partner Pikachu, and their new friend, Goh, continue their adventures across multiple regions in the Pokémon world.
Fans can also enjoy a wide selection of past seasons of the Pokémon animated series on Netflix, as well as many full-length animated Pokémon movies like Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution and Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us.

I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on the new Pokémon Journeys on Netflix.  Me and little guy love Pokemon so of course we watch them the day they come out.  I am a little thrown by the way the story line has gone and that it seems to be a lot like Pokemon go now.  One of my big questions is why does no one seem to know Ash he has been to most of these citys saved the day and he is a Pokemon Champ he should be more known. Now I do love to see new adventures and we get to see a little of Pikachu history.

I am excited to see if more of Pikchus history gets told in the next part of the series.  Also to see if a few more of my questions get answered.  I am a little confused about what time period this Pokemon adventure takes place.  Pikachu is as powerful as he was in Sun and Moon (Which is my favorite) , but it also seems like this may be taking place before all his adventures.  I guess only time will tell.  Until then we will be tuning in tomorrow to see the new adventures.

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Female Flight History with PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue coloring sheet

We’re excited to share this fun and educational Female Aviators Coloring Sheet in celebration of the all-new original movie (and 4 fan favorite episodes), PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue, available now on DVD from Amazon and nationally. Featuring four inspiring real-life female aviators and of course the PAW Patrol’s own high-flying pup Skye, this coloring sheet is the perfect introduction to flight history for aspiring pilots of all ages! Simply post the image below to your blog/socials so that your followers and their kids can have a blast coloring and learning all about these fantastic flyers!

Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue is available now from Amazon and nationally!


 

Grip Guard Touch Protector

We got the Grip Guard Touch Protector free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are our own.

With the pandemic going on we are trying to touch less and stay healthy, the Grip Guard Touch Protector is going to be your protector.  This little device fits in your purse or pocket and can help with the every day tasks of touching everything when we head outside.

 

It’s amazing the things you don’t even think about that you touch when you go out.  Even if its just for a errand or two.  This Grip Guard can help with not touching doors, touch screens, faucets, and so much more.  I love that the stylus pen is attached and just a click away.  It also comes with a carrying case to slip it in when you are not using it.

Grip Guard is the touchless multi-functional protector that allows you to avoid direct contact with germs on various high touch, public surfaces throughout your day, and is a great alternative to the constant drying effects of alcohol based hand sanitizer. Lightweight and utilitarian, it works on door knobs and handles, faucets and levers, touchpads and digital screens and more, serving as a barrier to exposure. Grip Guard’s patent-pending all-in-one design features both a gripping component and a built-in retractable conductive stylus. After use, GripGuard’s contact surfaces lock in place until cleaning. Simply clip your Grip Guard to your belt-loop, purse or backpack with the easy retractable cord and start gripping!
The Grip Guard Kit comes with a retractable spring-loaded cord, storage pouch and easy clean bag that provides individuals with everything needed to easily access, store and clean the protector. With every purchase, $1 will be donated to a humanitarian cause.
 
Grip Guard is available MSRP $19.99 at www.thegripguard.com and amazon.com (includes free shipping within the U.S.)

SHORE BUDDIES STUFFED ANIMALS MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES

We got these Shore Buddies free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are our own.

It’s funny I never thought I would be teaching my little guy from home.  Now it is out new reality and we are doing everything we can to add in a little about the world and what he can do to help.  Shore Buddies are not only cute, but a great teaching tool.  I love that when the lesson is over he is reminded every time he plays with his new friends.

I Love Love Love that each of these have a little voice box.  You press the button and get to hear the real sound of these great creatures.  I know for some of us that grew up next to the ocean we think who does not know what a seagull sounds like.  I can tell you the sounds are magical to anyone who misses the ocean and for those who have never got to go to the ocean.  My son loved them and was amazed at the sounds.

The Shore Buddies help start the conversation about saving our planet in a fun way.  I grew up a few blocks from the ocean.  I have not only seen the bad that our plastic does to it.  I have seen the beauty in the ocean.  Walking the shores in the morning or at sunset you would see so many wonders it was amazing.  I want the ocean to be here for my kids and grand kids to enjoy.  There is so much we can do, but everyone need to do their part.

If you are homeschooling like I am, make sure to add in a few lessons about what they can do to help save the earth.

I love that they are also giving to a great cause.

We make stuffed animals from recycled plastic bottles. $1 from every product purchase goes to help save Marine Life.

Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean is the story of 5 friends that are giving marine life a voice in fighting ocean plastic pollution. Find out what they discover in this cute illustrated children’s book. Join Emma the Whale, Finn the Dolphin, Sammy the Seal, Shelly the Sea Turtle and Stephen Seagull in their journey to stand up against ocean plastic pollution. Learn what you can do to help save marine life and keep plastics out of the oceans.

 

DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy Part 2​ Gallops onto Netflix Today!

Check out three neigh worthy clips below from DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy Part 2​ that feature Jane Lynch (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as “Coach Bradley” and Cassidy Huff (The Andrew Klavan Show) as “Eleanor Kimble.”

Inspired by the 2002 Oscar-nominated film ​Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronDreamWorks Spirit Riding Free​: Riding Academy Part 2 takes place during their final term as Foals, Lucky, Pru & Abigail have finally adjusted to life at Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy when Mariciela announces that she and Mystery will be joining them! As the PALs become the PALMs the girls must learn to navigate friendships both old and new, especially when Eleanor, a new student, and potentially a faster racer than Lucky and Spirit, arrives on the racetrack. Together they will face their biggest challenges yet as the girls bravely encounter new adventures, experience new emotions, and discover that friendship is what ultimately matters most.

This season features a new character, Eleanor, who uses a wheelchair and is one of the highest ranked horse racers and most competitive riders that Lucky has ever encountered. Eleanor is voiced by Cassidy Huff, an actress with a disability herself. “I have always said that my ultimate mission in my career is to be what I didn’t have growing up. I want someone to look at me performing in whatever capacity and think to themselves: “Well, if she can do it, I can do it too!” If I can genuinely inspire or motivate one person, I have done my job,” said Huff.

Unbox the November Wizarding World Crate: the Yule Ball!

                                                                                     

 

Unbox the November Wizarding World Crate: the Yule Ball!

Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2020) – Put on your finest robes as Loot Crate announces its Wizarding World November subscription box, themed after the Yule Ball, featured in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Inspired by the iconic Hogwarts’™ holiday celebration, this month’s crate features an exclusive Hogwarts Ice Sculpture USB Light, an exclusive Yule Ball House T-shirt, as well as other holiday-themed items, including an exclusive Yule Ball Etched Commemorative Plate and more.

This bi-monthly subscription will include unique and officially licensed collectibles, apparel, figures, memorabilia & more.

Wizarding World Loot Crate pricing starts at $39.99 plus shipping and handling.

Orders for the Wizarding World Yule Ball crate must be placed by November 3 at 9:00 pm PST. Supplies are limited so order now to avoid disappointment.

Subscribe to Loot Crate for exclusive collectibles inspired by the Wizarding World: https://www.lootcrate.com/crates/wizarding-world