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‘Go Green’ in YOUR Neighborhood with Earth Day Tips from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

‘Go Green’ in YOUR Neighborhood with Earth Day Tips from
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Clean up, pick up, put away, clean up every day! Learning how to take good care of the Earth – as well as their own surroundings – is an important skill to foster with preschoolers. On April 22, neighbors from across the country and around the world will celebrate Earth Day to show their support for the environment. Here are some easy suggestions, inspired by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and The Fred Rogers Company, to help you and your family “Go Green” with Daniel Tiger this Earth Day – and beyond!

Maleficent Featurette! And Amazing Toys From POP!

                        We have the new Maleficent featurette!  Whoo HOO!!!! 

Also, starting today, fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of the film in the Maleficent “Embrace Your Inner Evil” Sweepstakes. Fans can enter by recreating Maleficent’s laugh and posting the video to Instagram using #MaleficentLaughSweeps. Official Rules: http://di.sn/MaleficentLaugh.

    "Maleficent is the untold story of the mysterious villain from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
Find out the events that drove Maleficent to curse Aurora!"

"In anticipation of the movie, we are debuting two new beautiful Pop!'s! 
Aurora looks angelic with her gold crown and Maleficent is looking particularly menacing! 
Together they make the perfect pair!"

Available in May!

Two Kits To Keep Your Kids Occupied!


     Tired of going and paying a lot of money to keep your kids entertained on their days off? Well, do we have the kits for you!  New, from Alex Toys and Scientific Explorer this year is My Tape Party and My first Outer Space Science Kit.  These will keep your kids going, and keep you from going nuts.

    First up is the “my tape party”, from the Little Hands Collection.  The Little Hands Collection is specifically designed for preschoolers to learn and develop skills in a creative and fun way.  My Tape Party includes enough material for your children to make up to ten crafts including a crown and a pair of sunglasses- sweet.

Following the instructional guide, that has NO WORDS, just pictures your child can really build everything in the box on their own.  The tape is easily ripped, and your child won’t need help cutting out any of the cutouts as they can be punched out without the help of the pare

: Mcfarlene's New Line Of Rabbids Toys Have ARRIVED!


        We already told ya'all about the awesome new lines that the AMAZING Todd Mcfarlene is coming out with this year- now we get to share our reviews of some of those toys! Excited!? I know we are!  Ubisoft’s line of Rabbids video games have been turned into an awesome new TV series on Nickelodeon.  Mr. Mcfarlene has designed an incredible line of toys to go with it that are hitting the shelves just in time for Easter!

    We received the Rabbids Plunger Blaster- oh yeah be jealous. This thing is AWESOME.  Well-crafted with a slight velvety smooth finish, this toy could line one of the many shelves we have dedicated to the "adult" line of "toys that Mcfarlene has made in the past. But what fun would that be?  The Plunger Blasters were my favorite mini-games in the video game series and I know they make more than one appearance in the show, so I was so excited to see it so well utilized in the toy line.  This Blaster makes 15 unique Rabbids sounds: Bwaaah, burp, fart, flush, laugh, and scream until your heart’s content. Or until your husband takes it away from you-err your son...You can also put the blaster into prank mode and play a joke on your unsuspecting friends! Which means, it will go off ALL the time. I have hidden it in many areas of the house and heard yelps as it screams out Bwaaaah for absolutely no reason. My favorite spot is under the sink in the bathroom, I mean how funny is that?! This is available RIGHT NOW at Walmart for $12.97, and worth every penny.  It is soooo funny, and if you are a fan of the games, and now the show- you are going to keep on finding it funny even after the 1878493578439754 time you hear the flush sound.  I promise.

   Next up in the line is the Rabbids Sound and Action Figures. These two pack toys comes with a crazy action play, and assorted sounds that will have you laughing your butt off.  Made in the same high quality style as the blaster, these little guys will give your little ones some loud and funny imagaplay. (Yeah, I just made up a word) You can even attach them to coats, zippers, backpacks, baby bags or anything else to carry on the go! Great basket stuffers, Christmas stocking stuffers (never too early) or anytime fun for the aunties to bring over for no reason at all! These guys are available at Walmart for $12.95 and as my husband just informed me Toys 'R Us RIGHT NOW.

     So Moms and Dads Grandmas, Poppy's, Aunties, Uncles, now is your time to act.  Get the kids what they want, RABBIDS. If for some reason you don't know who the RABBIDS are, then hurry to the store and buy the video games (the Wii ones are my favorite) check your local listings for the new television show, and hop on to the store before Easter.  Fill up your kiddos gift baskets with these amazing new toys from Todd Mcfarlene!

April 14th-April 20th 2014

Monday April 14th
Ex Spouse Day
International Moment of Laughter Day
Look up at the Sky Day - don't you have anything better to do?
National Pecan Day
Reach as High as You Can Day

Open Play at Bricks 4 Kidz
Where:  49 Ira Rd. Syosset
Cost: $12.95/child, $8.50/sibling
Info: (516)364-7100 www.bricks4kidz.com

 Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents: Dora’s Pirate Adventure till the 18th
When: 11am
Where: The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore
Cost: $10pp
Info: (Buy tkts in advance)  (516)599-6870 www.plazatheatrical.com

Mining & Crafting Mini Camp at Bricks 4 Kidz till the 18th
When: 10am -1pm
Where: 49 Ira Rd. Syosset
Info: (516)364-7100 www.bricks4kidz.com

Open Bounce At Bounce U In Smithtown Till April 18th
When: 1:30pm-3pm & 2:30pm-4pm-
Where: Bounce U of Smithtown 62 Lake Ave S. Nesconset
Cost: $12.95+tax/child
RSVP (631)265-5867 www.bounceu.com

After School Plant Detectives: Explore the gardens for unique plants and garden ornaments during a scavenger hunt, pick up your game sheets at the Learning Garden
When: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Hicks Nursery, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590
Info: (516)334-0066
Email: HicksInfo@HicksNurseries.com

The Art Studio in Rockville Centre
Where:221 North Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-12pm and 12:30-1:30pm
Cost:$20 a lesson or $75 a month
Info: (516)763-2050


       Come celebrate Earth Month with the Emmy Award®-winning series CYBERCHASE in its very first movie! PBS KIDS and THIRTEEN are excited to announce the eco-themed adventure “The CYBERCHASE Movie”, where characters Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit must restore harmony to Ecotopia after Hacker’s latest evil plan goes awry.
Guest star Rico Rodriguez (Manny from Modern Family) joins Christopher Lloyd and Gilbert Gottfried in The CYBERCHASE Movie, premiering Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30pm on THIRTEEN in New York and airing on PBS stations across the country this April. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area, or stream episodes for free at pbskids.org/video and on the go with the free PBS KIDS Video App following the premiere.


Learn about Legends Of Oz: Dorothys Return


 "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise."

     This looks like so much fun I cannot wait to see it! Want even more exciting Legends Of Oz news? Madame Alexander is coming out with a whole line of plush toys with the characters from the Movie!

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