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Cricket Media Offers Variety and Fun!

We really felt like it was Christmas when our Cricket Media package arrived. What a collection of stories, activities, magazines, and poetry, all with such colorful and exciting illustrations! We have slowly started to make our way through all of our samples. Sometimes we have bedtime stories. Sometimes, we just browse through the magazines to see what all there is to do. My daughter, who is almost five and is starting to use inventive spelling and reading looked at the magazine with the lollipop, and made up her own title: “How do you eat a lollipop?” I loved that!

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Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for our samples in exchange for this review. And here
is great information from Cricket Media:

About Us

At Cricket Media, we believe that challenging children’s minds and connecting kids to learn together does wonders for their confidence, creativity and curiosity. That’s why we are dedicated to providing award-winning media on a safe and secure learning network to engage, enlighten and educate children everywhere.

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For Families

We offer eleven award-winning magazines for kids ages toddler to teen, including BABYBUG®, LADYBUG®, CRICKET®, MUSE®, COBBLESTONE, FACES, DIG INTO HISTORY®, CLICK®, CICADA®, ASK®, and  SPIDER®. Our popular reading bundle packages our printed magazines with digital companions that can be read on all devices.  We also celebrate the creativity of our young readers with regular challenges and contests featuring their extraordinary work.  Our latest digital app, Story Bug, allows children and their loved ones to “read together even when you’re apart®”.  Through our partnership with Neumedias in China (a division of China’s largest IT services company, Neusoft), we offer dual English-Mandarin language versions of Cricket Media brands for toddlers and young children on smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

 

For Educators

Our ePals Global Community® pairs educators and students around the world in exciting project-based learning for language learning practice and cultural exchange.  Our global challenges bring together learners to apply important concepts, from STEM to cultural studies, through events such as the Smithsonian Invent It! and Folklife challenges. Our acclaimed In2Books® program matches mentors and students to build reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Through these programs, we connect millions of students, parents and teachers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide to learn together—and from one another.

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For Companies

Cricket Media licenses our award-winning content to partners for Pre-K-12 curricula, assessments and educational products. Our content is unsurpassed in quality and breadth, relevant across cultures and adaptable to multiple standards and pedagogies.  We also offer corporate partners access to our platform and community, powering language learning practice and cultural exchange experiences in their own products. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities, from supporting your company launching a global educational challenge to our international community.

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Holidays in Hemming: Give the Gift of Education

Looking forward to representing Fundanoodle and Oh BaBee! Originals at Holidays in Hemming this Saturday from 11-3. I scoped out my vendor spot yesterday and it looks great. It’s supposed to be 70 degrees and sunny. Perfect!

Here’s a little preview of what I will be selling. All items can be ordered on line and shipped in the U.S. Give the gift of education!

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Big floor pad with loads of activities and reward stickers in the back. Ages 3+
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Activity block with pegs and hammer for development of fine motor skills. Age 3+
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Cutting activity book with specially designed safe scissors. Age 3+
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Animal action cards with letter tracing for fine and gross motor skills. Age 4-5
Gift tag designed for a BIG present!
Gift tag designed for a BIG present! Free with purchase of Floor Pad or Pound Kit.
Card for little girl. Comes with large decorative envelope. Free with Pound Kit or Floor Pad.
Card for little girl. Comes with large decorative envelope. Free with Pound Kit or Floor Pad.
dancing fun

Such fun!!

dancing fun

We hosted a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate yesterday and had such fun!

I received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own.

The prep was almost as much fun as the party. Unpacking the box and discovering all the fun things inside was exciting. Poor Emma had to “keep out” for way too long, but it was a lot to sift through, so I was thankful to have started early. We received all sorts of cool stuff:

  • Sofia the First plates, napkins, cups, snack stand, centerpieces, tablecloth, stickers, and tiaras.
  • Cheezy Crisps, Chocolate Mint Protein Bars, and a few recipes.
  • Materials for games/activities: Bingo, Matching Game, Fortune Teller, and Twirling Tiaras
  • Goodie Bag Prizes: Luggage tags, Chore Chart, Bracelet, Travel Game Card, Tinkerbell Gummies, Coloring Pages, and Straw Banners
  • Bonus Toys: #MegaBlok Fairy House and Kinetic Sand Box

 

getting ready for fun

I asked the girls to help me set the table. I let them pretend that we were in a big castle and we had to do our part to get the table ready for lunch. They were awesome helpers!  Our lunch was delicious and our princesses worked on their good manners.

Our Menu:

  • Sofia Tea Sandwiches (shaped like tea pots, cups, and cupcakes)
  • #Crunchmaster Cheezy Crisps
  • Fiona’s Fancy Fruit Salad
  • Clif Chocolate Mint Protein Bar
  • Apple Juice

fun with princesses

After lunch, we had such fun playing games. We adapted a few of the games to make them age appropriate and fun. We added one simple game I created. Hearing the squeals from the girls during Disney Side Bingo was precious! They loved finding the pictures and covering them with cereal.

We played:

  • Find Your Amulet (I hid a purple gem for each princess to find and keep)
  • Disney Side Bingo
  • Prancing Princess (Dance and Freeze)
  • Matching Disney Cards

princess party games

Finally, it was time for goodie bags and goodbyes. They had lots of fun discovering their goodies. We made a few extra bags for the girls who couldn’t make the party and delivered them today. We certainly had enough to share!

fun with goodie bags

Thank you, Disney Side Celebrations, for this unique opportunity!

 I received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own.