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Build and Imagine – STEM Educational Toys

“What we play with matters. Toys help to shape our view of the world and develop important skills.” Yes, I agree. That’s what Laurie Peterson said in a video interview when talking about her new magnetic building sets from her company Build and Imagine. Hey building sets really focus on developing children’s STEM skills. When […]

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#5MoreNow – John Hancock Vitality Event

~Monica J~ Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for John Hancock. I attended an event and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. How do you make sure you maintain your health and the health of your family? Are […]

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Public School Superhero – Books for Kids – Giveaway

Do you remember being in Middle School?  I remember it vividly.  The one that stands out in my mind were the different series of chapter books that I used to love reading.  I was definitely a series kind of kid.  I loved finishing a book and then getting to go to the bookstore with my mother […]

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YouTube Kids – YouTube Kids App

We’re celebrating because this is episode 30 of Weekly favorites with Monica J! Woohoo!  It’s definitely another fun episode of Weekly Favorites with Monica J. Today’s video is all about the new YouTube Kids app. Have you downloaded it? Does your family like it? Since kids love YouTube, know exactly how to search for their […]

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Behaviour Interactive HOME Boov Pop Game

HOME Boov Pop! – Apps for Kids

The animated movie HOME from DreamWorks will hit theaters in less than 2 weeks.  Families are getting ready to sit back and enjoy the envasion of the Boovs, but you don’t have to wait to enjoy them.  There’s a new app in the AppStore called HOME: Boov Pop!, which is the official puzzle game based […]

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Transformers Robots in Disguise – Weekly Favorites with Monica J

It’s another fun episode of Weekly Favorites with Monica J. Today’s video is dedicated to the new fresh line of Transformers toys from Hasbro and the new show on the Cartoon network. So Family attended the Trasformers: Robots in Disguise screening over the weekend and had an amazing time. Some of our So Family Kids […]

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Meet Eden Duncan Smith from “Annie” – RUUM Kids Tribeca

Hey NYC families!  Get the kids, the tweens and teens and head to RUUM Tribeca this SUnday afternoon.  One of the orphans from the movie “Annie” will be there to say hi, help get the kids styled and chat about being a young actress.  Eden is the such a pleasant young lady and always excited […]

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NATIONAL BUBBLE WEEK – Family Fun with Bubbles

Spring is around the corner and I can’t wait to pull out the bubbles for my students.  Bubbles are always a hit with the kids and easy family fun for any young family.  Well families, it’s National Bubble Week and the perfect time for you all to get out and have a little fun.  Bubbles […]

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DREAMWORKS HOME – New Animation Film Featuring Rihanna

Families, get ready for the Boovs to invade your movie screen.  The Boovs are little aliens who are a part the new futuristic 3D animation.  DREAMWORKS pictures is rolling out their next project called HOME as a future-set 3D animated feature, which will star a young girl as its lead character.  The character’s name is […]

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LeapFrog’s 20/20 Reading Month Challenge

Happy National Reading Month.  All month, in honor of national reading month, we will be celebrating some of our favorite children’s books, special reading events and challenges. So, we’re kicking it off with our friends at Leap Frog.  LeapFrog is hosting a “Reading Month Challenge” in honor of National Reading Month this March. The “Reading […]

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American Girl Baking Classes at Sur La Table

Happy Weekly Favorites Wednesday! It’s another fun episode of Weekly Favorites with Monica J. Today’s video is all about the new American Girl baking classes at Sur La Table for kids. I was so excited when I received an invite to attend a special French-inspired cooking class at Sur La Table in Hell’s Kitchen NYC. […]

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Happy Hair – Positive Children’s Book & New Doll

I’m so happy to share what’s new with one of my favorite children’s books Happy Hair™.  Author Mechal Roe has officially introduced their new doll, the Renee Happy Hair™ Doll.  Exciting!  Just like the illustrations in the book, the doll is just so sweet.  This brand is continuing their mission to inspire and empower young girls […]

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