Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Celebrate National Fairytale Day On February 26th! #TellaFairyTaleDay

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Celebrate National Fairytale Day with HABA and Schleich

We all grew up having our favorite fairy tales - Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood or any number of others. But some of the best stories, were the ones you came up with yourself or were told by your parents before bed. 

National Tell a Fairytale Day is coming up on February 26 and is the perfect day to spend with your kids coming up with new fairytales. Who knows  -  you might even have the next great storyteller in your house! 

Celebrate National Fairytale Day with HABA and Schleich

Products from HABA and Schleich will help to increase your creativity and give you inspiration for stories to share! From board games about Princesses and Dragons to figurines of Stone Monsters and unicorns the stories to be told are endless. 


Unicorn Rainbow Beauty


Unicorn Rainbow Beauty


When unicorn Rainbow Beauty flies or gallops around the children’s room, his beautiful rainbow mane flutters in the wind. Loyal, snuggle-some playmate for all unicorn lovers. Quilted body, chenille mane and tail, corduroy feet.

  • This beautiful white plush horse proudly stands at 14" tall and has exquisite detailing including a chenille rainbow colored mane and pink tail that can be finger combed and braided.
  • Featuring a embroidered eyes and glittery star appliques, shiny pale blue hooves with padded corduroy feet and of course a detachable horn and wings allowing this darling horse to double as a unicorn or Pegasus!
  • Made of polyester, Unicorn beauty is soft and cuddly, but firm enough to stand on its own. Machine washable on cold (delicate cycle. do not tumble dry). Suitable for ages 18 months and up.
  • The newest addition to HABA's soft doll collection, this versatile fantasy horse is compatible with all HABA 12-15" soft dolls and can also be enjoyed as a stand alone figure.
  • Makes a great compliment to HABA's Flower Fairy dress set (sold separately), intended for 12" HABA soft dolls (pictured on Mona).

Eldrador Creatures - Ice Dragon


A new adventure starts with the fight for the Super weapon! with brand-new monsters and creatures from four different worlds – lava, ice, water and stone! With moveable wings! The ice dragon turns his opponents into ice in no time at all: he is a fast and agile flyer who can catch his enemies in the blink of an eye. His wings have dangerous spikes made of ice which he can use to break through even the strongest armor. And one puff of his icy breath is enough to instantly freeze attackers! Anyone who meets the ice dragon should wrap up warm because he can turns his opponents into ice in no time at all. It is practically impossible to escape his clutches. He also uses his tail like a massive club during battle – once they are hit, his opponents only see ice stars!


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Remember #TellaFairyTaleDay is February 26! 

What is your favorite Fairytale?

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Call of The Wild is Coming to Theaters February 21st + Activities, Printables and More!

 The Call of The Wild is Coming to Theaters February 21st +  Activities, Printables and More!

This is a sponsored post for Review Wire Media on behalf of Twentieth Century Studios. 

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. 

As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic–and emotionally authentic–characters. 

“The Call of the Wild” stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford. Directed by Chris Sanders from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Jack London, the film was produced by Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and James Mangold, p.g.a., with Diana Pokorny and Ryan Stafford serving as executive producers. Rated PG. Opens in theaters February 21.

Here is a “featurette” video to give you a sneak peek.




The Call of the Wild Classroom and Home Activities

You can enjoy some educational activities at home or in the classroom with these free lesson plans courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. Click on the upper right hand corner of the images below to expand and print.

*Lessons are geared towards middle school and high school, but can be adjusted to suit your learners.

You can print and view them with these links: Teaching Kit (lesson plan) and Write Your Own Adventure Lesson.

Connect on social media: Facebook, Instagram or search hashtag #callofthewildmovie on twitter.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Leap Into Math With The @CasioEducation fx-CG500 PRIZM Calculator! #2020LeapYear

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 Leap Into Math With The Casio fx-CG500 PRIZM Calculator

This February is a Leap Year which means we get an extra day! Occurring every four years, Leap Years help us stay in sync with the Earth’s rotation around the sun. So how does one calculate a Leap Year? That’s easy! You’ll need to keep in mind a few rules and have the right tools on hand like a quality calculator or web-based mathematics software from Casio fx-CG500 PRIZM Calculators ideal for calculating Leap Years and more!

Of all the scientific graphing calculators, this one also provides the biggest area for graphing, especially if turned sideways. It makes graphs genuinely useful, because you can really see whats going on. It also provides enough real estate for the use of soft keyboards on-screen, which give immediate access to far more input symbols than other calculators. Its also modern enough to have a decently fast processor.

With a large, soft keyboard and convenient drop-down menus, the Casio fx-CG500 PRIZM Calculator is easy to use and includes a high-resolution, color, touchscreen LCD display (over 65,000 colors). It also offers a Color Link function for graphs, charts and spreadsheets and is permitted for use on the AP, SAT I and II, PSAT and NMSQT exams.

Product details
  • Color graphing Calculator
  • Natural textbook display.
  • High resolution extra large LCD with over 65000 colors.
  • Advanced Computer algebra system (case).
  • Touchscreen, tap and drag operation.
 Casio fx-CG500 PRIZM Calculator
The Casio fx-CG500 PRIZM Calculator has everything your student will need to complete their course successfully. Here is a listed of recommended courses where this can be used:

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Multi-Variable Calculus
  • Vector Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Geometry


For more information, visit Casio Education online and on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

It's the Little Things That Can Make You Look Good

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Too many people spend too much time worrying about how they look. When they do this, they spin themselves into a frenzy, panicking about this pair of jeans or that dress. Not only will this almost always make you late for whatever event you need to attend, but it’s also no good for your mental wellbeing, either. 

However, what not enough people get is that it’s never really about the big pieces of the outfit, but rather the little things. These things include watches, necklaces, cleverly accessorized scarves, or just doing something with the outfit that no one has done before. If you’re tired of your wardrobe but have a big thing coming up, hold tight on running to the store, and instead think about how the little things can make a big difference. 

Accessorize

Whether it’s a necklace you’ve dug from your grandmother’s collection or a used Breitling, accessories can add a touch of class and style to any outfit, no matter how dull it might seem at first. The beauty of accessories is that they help draw eyes to the clothes you want people to look at. This means a bland or bare dress or simple t-shirt and jeans is suddenly made much more intriguing just from a little bling here and there.

Get Creative

A lot of fashion is about getting creative, and you can do this with the clothes already in your wardrobe. A scarf can become a headband, while belts can help bind layers together to make your whole look more exciting and appealing. Likewise, baggy t-shirts may not be the epitome of style, but when these shirts are bunched and scrunched into a knot at the waist, you’ve got something that is both simple and unique to catch people’s eyes. 

Work Around Your Body Shape

One thing that people get wrong when trying to look good is that they do not work around their body shape. They might even convince themselves that their body shape is the reason they cannot look good no matter what they try. This negative attitude is not what anyone needs, though. So instead of giving up, consider how you can adapt clothes to suit your shape. This can mean highlighting curves rather than hiding them by cinching in the middle. Even if you’re not confident with how you look, making working with your shape and making a point to show it off will bring plenty of compliments.

Get the Basics Right

Above all else, though, you need to get the basics right if you’re going to dress well. This means thinking about the bases of every outfit, so you’ll need a few pairs of jeans, you’ll need skirts and a little black dress, and you don’t even have to spend a lot to get them. Instead, leave it the little things to make them stand out and enjoy that you have something substantial to build on whenever you go out. 

Hey, Good Looking!

With enough creativity and knowing where to look, feeling confident in your outfit has never been easier. If you focus more on the little things rather than the big blockbuster styles, you’ll find yourself standing out from the crowd much more than everyone else. And that’s a good thing. 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Why Being Able to Write Is Important in Today's Job Market

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Would you really love to get an English degree, but you are afraid that this would sentence you to a life of sitting in cafes, googling your favorite store and searching CraigsList for jobs? Stop worrying and start scheduling your classes because employers today are seeking out people know how to write and communicate effectively and creatively. So let's look at some of the skills that English majors need to learn and why those abilities are valuable to businesses.

Writing

One of the things English majors do the most is. Someone with an English degree is taught to put words on paper--or on a computer screen that convey a message. Professional writers craft works of fiction, such as novels and short stories, or non-fiction, like books, magazine and newspaper articles and blog posts. English majors know how to write in different styles for different audiences and learn to follow style guides, which are collections of rules for writing that apply to particular disciplines, such as the Modern Language Association style or the American Psychological Association style. English majors also learn to edit a piece of writing, as well as proofread for errors. They are also used to listening to the ideas of others regarding their work, and develop an objective attitude toward criticism.

Reading

In order to keep up with their coursework, English majors must learn to read quickly and retain the information. This is not a major where you can simply cram for the test the night before and then forget the information. Studying for an English degree requires that you understand what you read and be able to discuss it in detail. The ability to get through a large amount of information and retain it well is a valuable skill in today's business climate.

Research

Another valuable skill that English majors learn during their time in college is the ability to do research. In order to write well-supported and documented argumentative papers, people who are working towards an English degree learn the best and most trustworthy sites to use as sources. They learn how to locate these sources and how to use the information provided to support an argument. This is a very valuable and marketable skill.

Organization

The final skill that English majors possess is one that most people who earn a college degree can claim, and that is organization. In order to complete your work on time, you must be organized. You must manage your time well, work efficiently and pay attention to deadlines. These are skills that any employer values. Far from being a worthless piece of paper, an English degree can take you where you want to go.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Friday, January 31, 2020

National Geographic Valentine’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway!

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We Love Babies!

Make Valentine’s Day special for your little bookworms with three books about things kids LOVE — baby animals, music and dinosaurs! On behalf of National Geographic Kids Books, it’s my pleasure to host a Valentine’s Day Prize Pack giveaway.

We Love Babies!  (ages 2-5, National Geographic Kids Books, Hardcover, $17.99)

“an adorable and rollicking read-aloud… Bouncy rhymes and spot-on rhythms will delight little ears…. An eye-catching way to introduce older toddlers and preschoolers to the babies of our world.” - Kirkus

Love + adorable baby animals = a MUST for Valentine’s Day and baby shower gift giving. This hilarious picture book with rollicking, rhyming text reads like a crowd-pleasing call, pumping up readers' excitement for the cutest baby animals ever. Illustrated with lively National Geographic photography, We Love Babies! presents furred, feathered, and finned baby animals of all shapes and sizes, celebrating their glorious diversity, from "paws and claws and little flippers" to "feet that look like fuzzy slippers!". Whimsical cartoon cheerleaders add to the fun, popping up throughout the book to lead fans in the irresistible refrain: "We love babies, yes we do, we love babies, how about you?”


Turn it Up!: A Pitch-Perfect History of Music that Rocked the World

Turn it Up!: A Pitch-Perfect History of Music that Rocked the World (ages 8-12, National Geographic Kids Books, Hardcover, $19.99)

ROCK ON! The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this big, bright, hardcover — from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce, and beyond. Many major music genres are playfully explained, from tribal, classical, jazz, folk, opera, rock ... all the way to today's modern forms, such as k-pop, hip-hop, and rap. Instruments and sounds are explored, along with places and events in history that inspired the evolution of music. Kids will also get a sense of music theory, instrumentation, and the artistry of distinctive musical styles. Song recommendations help readers open their ears to what they've learned and a rockin' glossary of musical terms as well as a timeline that plots each genre on its path from ancient history to today make this book one that is bound to top the charts.


1,000 Facts About Dinosaurs, Fossils and Prehistoric Life

1,000 Facts About Dinosaurs, Fossils and Prehistoric Life (ages 8-12, National Geographic Kids Books, Hardcover, $14.99)

T. rex, triceratops, pterosaurs, saber-toothed cats! This eye-catching, comprehensive, and “browsable" title is jam-packed with 1,000 fascinating facts about what these prehistoric creatures looked like, how they lived, and the evidence they left behind. Uncover amazing fossil facts about the first four-legged creatures; find out what it's like to be on a dinosaur dig; and marvel at some of the fiercest, most fascinating claws and teeth. Learn how dinosaurs and birds are connected, find out the biggest prehistoric mysteries that scientists are still trying to crack, and sink your teeth into some seriously supersize dino stats.

On behalf of National Geographic Kids Books It is my pleasure to offer you the opportunity to win a Valentine's Day Prize Pack which consists of hard copies of We Love Babies, Turn it Up! and 1,000 Facts About Dinosaurs, Fossils and Prehistoric Life (ARV $53)  U.S. only please.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Own FLCL: Progressive & Alternative Blu-ray Combo Pack February 4, 2020 #FLCL

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Own FLCL: Progressive & Alternative Blu-ray Combo Pack February 4, 2020 #FLCL

Adult Swim's popular anime series FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative, are being released for the first time ever as a Blu-ray combo pack from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment this February 4th. Based on the original anime series written by Yoji Enokido and from director Kazuya Tsurumaki, the collection propels Haruko and her yellow Vespa back into action with 12 episodes from FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative.

FLCL: Progressive & Alternative Blu-ray Combo Pack offers lots of special features including a 15-minute never-before-seen documentary that dives into the making of both seasons featuring interviews with voice talent and crew, a "Meet the Creators" piece focusing on the new era of show creators, a segment about "The Pillows" relationship with the series, a glimpse at the English voice actors behind FLCL together, and a look into the production of FLCL: Alternative.

The highly anticipated sequel to the 2001 original FLCL, FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi and her classmate, Ide, as the war between Medical Mechanica and Fraternity continues. Now in the form of their teacher, Haruko Haruhara returns alongside another otherworldly being, Jinyu, a gorgeous Chrysler Bel Aire and her yellow Vespa to unleash their hidden potential.

FLCL: Alternative, the third and final season centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana and her friends, Mossan, Hijiri and Pets. Living a seemingly normal life, the group's lives are flipped upside down when Mecha falls from the sky and arrives with the guitar-wielding Haruko Haruhara. Once again determined to take out Medical Mechanica, Haruko works to awaken Kana's N.O. channel before the relentless iron takes over the world.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack is priced at $44.98 SRP
Pre-order today from amazon.com and save! (currently on sale for $35.56)
FLCL: Alternative will also be available on DVD February 4th for $19.99 SRP
And, for a fun Valentine gift option, look for Haruko from Funko POP to go along with the Blu-ray Combo Pack.

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
  • The Making of FLCL: Progressive & Alternative: An in depth look
    behind the scenes featuring interviews with the cast and crew.
  • Meet the Creators
  • The Pillows
  • English Voice Actors
  • Production: Behind-the-Scenes
FLCL: ALTERNATIVE DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
  • English Voice Actors
  • Production: Behind-the-Scenes
COMBO PACK INCLUDES ALL 12 EPISODES
  1. RE: Start
  2. Freebie Honey
  3. Stone Skipping
  4. LooPQR
  5. Fool On the Planet
  6. Our Running
  7. Flying Memory
  8. Grown-Up Wannabe
  9. Freestyle Collection
  10. Pit-a-Pat
  11. Shake it Off
  12. Full Flat
Own FLCL: Progressive & Alternative Blu-ray Combo Pack February 4, 2020 #FLCL
DIGITAL

FLCL: Progressive & Alternative Combo Pack is available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs.

Blu-ray and DVD Release Dates: February 4, 2020 - Presented in 16x9 widescreen format


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is a WarnerMedia network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable's #1 network with persons 18-49 and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.