Little Critter’s New App + Autographed Book Giveaway

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It’s Spring Break here and you know what that means? Road Trip! What could be more fun then two new “trip” themed apps starring beloved author Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter.  The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure and The Trip – Little Critter GamePak are now available in iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Google Play.

We went on a day trip last weekend and I saved this app for P’Diddy to keep busy. It’s really cute and if you are a Little  Critter fan at all you will definitely enjoy it!

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Kids can help Little Critter choose the route the family will take and explore the countryside, the city, the beach and more; fix the car when it breaks down; move a horse stuck in the middle of the road; feed the seagulls; and even find time to grab a hot dog. All this while playing lots of games with Little Sister along the way to pass the time!

Recommended for ages three to seven, the app emphasizes basic pre-school and early elementary curriculum. While many of the ‘games’ were too hard for P’Diddy at age 3, we had fun working on it together. I will love seeing him be able to master all the puzzles as he gets older.

Available simultaneously is The Trip – Little Critter GamePak, an extension of the reading adventure app, which includes over 50 fun and engaging activities featuring Little Critter.  Divided into two sections, the GamePak includes five game themes including Dot-to-Dot, Mazes, Matching Pictures and Words, and How Many?  The GamePak also features Digistix – a section that features over 175 digital stickers across five game themes, inspiring the imagination and fostering creativity.

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Get even more Little Critter fun with Activity Sheets! Download a bunch of cute ones HERE  to keep your Little One busy!

Also, be sure to enter the Silver Dolphin Books’ YEAR OF FUN contest at the Silver Dolphin Books Facebook page, and enter to win FREE kids apps and books for an entire year! Starting April 1, every week for four weeks, one lucky winner will win every kids app that Silver Dolphin Books’ launches in 2013.

Gosh, lots of great stuff!

 

It gets even better though…today you can WIN an autographed Little Critter book by Mercer Mayer!!

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Just a Little Critter Collection

a 176-page hardcover collection of seven Little Critter stories in one!

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I received this product for review and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on April 18, 2012 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.

Spring Forward with Pajanimals Giveaway

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Are you ready to turn the clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings on March 10?

Sometimes it’s not so easy with the little ones. Here are some tips from Certified Sleep Experts from Sleepy Planet, Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack, and your friends, the PAJANIMALS, from The Jim Henson Company and Sprout, the 24 hour children’s preschool channel.

The Night Before  – On Saturday March 9th, turn clocks AHEAD 1 hour before going to bed! If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning he/she might be sleepy until 7:30 AM.  The entire schedule – naps and bedtime – will then shift one hour later. If you’re happy about this change, great!  Just protect your child’s room from too much light in the early morning, and use white noise so they won’t wake with the birds.

If you’d rather help your child get back to the usual schedule, try the following:

Set your alarm for 6:30 AM (according to the new clock) and wake your child at this time.  To them, it will feel like 5:30 AM and yes, they may be cranky and tired, but their body will soon get used to the new schedule.

Put your child down at the normal nap time (if they are still napping) according to the new clock and resume a normal schedule from there.  Don’t allow a nap longer than usual.

On Sunday night, put your child down at their usual bedtime according to the new time.

 

Sprout.com offers many Pajanimals’ games, activities and content to help your child navigate through their bedtime routine. Check out the following links…

An all-new Pajanimals Daylight Savings-themed activity page.

Tips on easing your child into dreamland

Make your own dream catcher.

There is also the fun Pajanimals video “How Do I know If It’s Morning Time” available on YouTube.

 

There’s also tons of other springtime fun for the Pajanimals:

Tune-in to Sprout between March 18 – April 14 for their “Spring is Sprouting” event, and catch some of your favorite Pajanimals’ episodes, including Apollo’s Special Day, Puppy Love, Share Day, The Cow’s Meow and Team Fort!  Pajanimals also airs every  Saturday morning on NBC Kids!

The new DVD Pajanimals Playdate, is now available at retailers across the U.S. and on Amazon.

The Pajanimals App, an interactive adaptation of the episode “Light in the Sky,” lets children join in the fun with their favorite characters. Filled with engaging activities that play off of the theme of the episode, as well as charming music and animation, the fully 3D app extends the reach of the TV series onto iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Also Puzzles and Games!

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My Growth Chart Puzzle: Build your own puzzle and measure away, marking your height as you grow.  The Growth Puzzle chart includes 17 sturdy self-correcting puzzle pieces and teaches numbers, counting and easy math principals.  Ages: 3+

My First ABC Floor Puzzle: ABC Floor Puzzle includes 27 jumbo self-correcting puzzle pieces to form a 6 ft. long puzzle that teaches ABC’s, matching words and visual recognition. Ages: 3+

My First Adventure Game: Follow the path by matching objects and reach finish in this “path” board game designed for toddlers. Featuring two play patterns for extended play, the game develops visual discrimination, sequencing, hand-eye coordination and language skills. Ages 3+

My First Word Game: Match the picture tiles and find the objects in the illustration with this matching game for toddlers with two playing levels. The game, featuring 6 double-sides playing boards, 18 picture tiles and a parent guide,develops visual discrimination, early learning word skills and hand-eye coordination. Ages 3+

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Win a Pajanimals Puzzle or Game! ($14.99 SRP)

it will be a surprise which one you get!

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This giveaway will end on March 21, 2012 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.