4 Parks of Fun: Disney Kids Preschool Playdate Party

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Disclosure: A huge thank you to Walt Disney World Resort and MomSelect for the free products received through our celebration kit in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate Party. The opinions expressed here are my own.

It was a tremendous pleasure to receive the opportunity to be a blessing to several homeschool families by getting to host a very special Disney Kids Preschool Playdate Party this week! In a whirlwind of fun, giggles, and high-pitched screams of delight, the kids who attended our party were all ears and eager to participate in the many exciting activities that Disney stirred up for our enjoyment.

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In order to fully appreciate the magic of Disney, you have to get a glimpse of what the imagination and thrills are all about from each of the four Disney theme parks. We tried to incorporate the generous gifts in our celebration kit Disney provided in order bring a spark of that excitement into our home for our 4 Parks of Fun: Disney Kids Preschool Playdate Party! First on the agenda, we explored a sneak peek into the jungle adventures of Animal Kingdom by watching a few clips from The Lion Guard show from Disney Junior.  While sporting binoculars and cameras, we proceeded to journey on the wild safari as the kids hunted for official Animal Kingdom toy safari animal figures and played with our jungle playsets. The boys were ready for the next park introducing Captain Jake!

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Testing their KION growls along the way, we moved on to play a new game visiting our Hollywood Studios room and passed out party hats for team Captain Jake or team Sophia the First. The kids played in a Sophia the First tent and enjoyed roll playing a charades game of Disney Park characters. Learning to take turns and having fun playing together is part of what being a preschooler is all about and the kids had a blast trying to guess who each other’s character was.

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Off to our Epcot park indoor visit, we played a game with the mommies while their children chose a specific hat of their choice from our nations/characters hat table. The child would place the hat on the mommies head and then tell their mom who they had to pretend to be or where they were pretending to be from. The moms were all wonderfully good sports about this whole thing that I sprung on them, and the kids giggled as their mommies all played along.

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Next, we passed out some great rewards for participation in today’s events such as Lion Guard posters and tattoos, Park Preschool maps, and Disney Junior drawstring bags compliments of Disney and MomSelect to help keep things extra special for our guests as they experience a taste of the magic of Disney.

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My daughter volunteered to read the special storybook called My Very, Very, Smelly Breath which was provided by Bansfield Pet Hospital. This awesome scratch and sniff book was both cute and interactive with the kids jumping up to take their turns sniffing all the interesting and sometimes foul smells from the book.

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At our Magic Kingdom stop, the kids were delighted to play a few cute games involving loads of figures to dance with at Cinderella’s castle, a game of ring toss over the tower of Rapunzel’s castle, and a bean bag toss onto a giant Mickey Mouse head. As a special surprise guest, my teen son shared his skills teaching the kids how to play Disney Infinity 3.0 on the WiiU and drew a ton of oohs and aahs. They loved having fun naming the different Disney Parks characters from Disney Infinity and discussed who had the best skills or talents to take on the villians.

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Of course nothing beats the tasty visit to the snacks table decorated in a fun-loving Mickey Mouse Club House theme! The table was filled with Nestle Nesquik chocolate milk, Glad snack baggies in a Frozen theme offering Nemo’s gold fish crackers, Minnie’s Chex mix, Zootopia fruit snacks and other goodies.  We finally topped things off with Frozen themed frozen Go Gurt for dessert in cotton candy and strawberry banana flavors!

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Our party concluded with colorful Frozen themed balloons waiting to be played with and tossed in the air as they said their goodbyes to their friends and ended their magical day at the Four Parks of Fun: Disney Kids Preschool Playdate Party. We printed some very cool HP photo strips compliments of @MyPrintly using the HP Photo Booth App to send off with our friends to end their special time.

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

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Save 60% Off ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps

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How exciting!! It’s that time of year to start thinking about ways to entertain and enlighten kids minds this summer with great summer camp opportunities! I’ve got a really cool one here you’ll want to check out with some super savings to boot!

ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling and my readers save 60% Off with Code: TEX1660M15

www.ROBOTS-4-U.com Expires 3/31

Robots4U Summer camps are sure to enlighten, inspire, and build a thirst for knowledge into your child as they also have ROBOTICS, Dynamic Art, BATTLE ROBOTS and DRONES
S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

Wow! Isn’t this just awesome? Choose the theme that best suits your child from among the many unique and creative summer camp themes available!

ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life! Check out their website or follow on social media to stay up to date on the latest info and coupons.
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DYNAMIC ART & DESIGN Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Technology Meets Creativity! Check out all the fun details here:
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Campers having a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment. Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!
Visit our WEB Sites www.ROBOTS-4-U.com and www.dynamic-art-design.com to see dates and locations for these day camps.

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– Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges
– Camps Girls and Boys – Aged 7 to 14
– Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August
– Hands on Learning, Self-Paced. Beginners to Expert!

Important details to help you make the most of your child’s Robots4U experience this summer:
– 1 week (5 days) long
– Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.
– CAMPERS RATIO: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
-Register early as camps do fill up quickly!
– Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!

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Want to share this great opportunity to save with your friends or family? Tweet this or Share on Facebook:

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For The Current Robots-4-U Camp Special Offer Click Here.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou will receive a gift card in exchange for sharing this post. However I only share items I feel are a good fit for my audience and offer value or interesting topics they would enjoy.

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Giveaway: Shark 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Mop

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Welcome to the Spring Cleaning With Shark Giveaway! 

The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It invite you to experience the best clean without using chemicals thanks to Shark! In my house, we are always looking for useful cleaning agents and tools to help get this house cleaner, shining bright, and smelling it’s best! I’m really excited to share with you about this awesome product that’s sure to help keep your house looking it’s best!
Say goodbye to scrubbing your floors to get them clean grab the new SHARK 2 in 1 Blast and Scrub Steam Mop! Enter for a chance to win one below.

About the  Shark® 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop

  • Transforms into a powerful scrubber with concentrated Blast & Scrub Technology
  • 3-setting Electronic Intelligent Steam Control® provides the right amount of steam for dusting, mopping, or scrubbing while sanitizing* your floors
  • Converts into a handheld steamer for above-floor cleaning
  • Dual-sided Steam Pocket® cleaning pads clean twice the amount of surface with just one pad
  • Easy-fill extra-large water tank for long run time
  • Lightweight and durable construction with swivel steering for enhanced maneuverability

This just sounds incredibly helpful! I could certainly make good use of a cleaning tool like this!

Enter The Shark 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop Giveaway! 
One lucky entrant selected by the giveaway form will receive the Shark 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop ! (ARV $140)  Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. No PO boxes. Open for entry from 3/17-3/31/16 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It, and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Ready to enter?! Just click on the link below and enter for your chance to win this awesome Shark 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop!

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Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I received a link on the giveaway form in exchange for sharing about this giveaway event.

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Ninja Coffee Bar Giveaway $200 Value!

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Greetings friends! Here’s a BIG Giveaway for you to enjoy entering! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity for a chance to win a prize worth shouting about! – Love2EncourageYou

Welcome to the Ninja Coffee Bar giveaway hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island!

The Ninja Coffee Bar brewer changes the game, bringing rich flavor home—turning your favorite ground coffee into anything-but-basic black. Not to mention all of the refreshingly robust Over Ice drinks and frothy, flavorful Specialty beverages you can whip up at the touch of a button with our concentrated coffee.

How convenient! This sounds like a coffee lover’s dream!

Read Amanda’s Ninja Coffee Bar Review!

One entrant will be selected to receive a Ninja Coffee Bar ($200 ARV) Open for entry in the Continental US, 18 years and older from 03/17/16 thru 03/31/2016 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Gleam Form for official rules. Hosts & participating bloggers are not responsible for fulfilling prize obligations.

Please enter the giveaway using the link below:

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Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for winner’s prize distribution. That is the responsibility of the sponsor. I received a link on the giveaway form in exchange for promoting this giveaway event. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media.

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Chris Tomlin: Good, Good Father – Song, Video and Giveaway!

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Have you heard the news?!! Chris Tomlin has just released a brand new song and video called, “Good, Good Father”! I am totally tickled to be able to bring you the news of this exciting new song from Top Contemporary Christian Music Artist , Chris Tomlin!

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Not only will you get to peek at his brand new song and music video, but you also get the rare opportunity to enter a giveaway direct from Chris Tomlin himself! Enter for a chance to win the Chris Tomlin Giveaway!

Please enjoy this awesome new music video from the song: Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin! Watch the MUSIC VIDEO!

Already excited to hear it and share it with others to be an encouragement? Me too!! You can grab your own copy of this new hot tune right now on iTunes! Purchase the Good, Good Father song on iTunes!
“We all have a picture of who we think God is. When we get do, the truth is that God is exactly who He says He is – a good, good Father.” Watch the Story Behind The Song!

It’s always a blessing to me to feel like I’m understanding the reason behind the songs some artists sing. I love the testimony in this song and all the back story. It’s wonderful to know how gracious our loving Father in Heaven is and how good He really is to His children.

Do you have a favorite Chris Tomlin song? Please share it with me in the comments below.  I’d also love to hear your thoughts on how this song makes you feel when you hear Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin. Looking forward to your comments! Praise God for blessing people with the gift of music, right?

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Preschool Kids Will Love This Peppa Pig DVD and Contest

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What a fun weekend! Between watching the live TV Special of Peppa Pig and the Golden Boots plus getting to review the new DVD that includes this peppasode special, we had a real blast! The brand new DVD of Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots is releasing in stores Tuesday, March 8, 2016! Don’t miss grabbing this fun-loving and full of laughs collection of some of the cutest Peppa Pig and family antics yet!

My daughter’s favorite episode on this DVD besides the “Golden Boots” peppasode was “Grampy Rabbit in Space”! Losing your voice can be a real problem, but this issue has a hilarious result.

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My son loved the “Golden Boots” peppasode so much he kept running around the house quacking like the duck in the episode! You’ve got to see it!  It’s absolutely adorable for all to enjoy along with watching the other DVD episodes. Get more details and a list of episodes from my initial post here.

Have you entered the Peppa Pig photo contest yet? In celebration of this new episdode and DVD, there is a super exciting “Peppa Pig and The Golden Boots” Facebook photo contest kicking off today – Monday, March 7! Check out www.facebook.com/OfficialPeppaPigUS  or www.peppapig.com for more information and for your chance to enter to win an oinktastic Peppa Pig prizepack!

Thanks again for visiting Love2EncourageYou! I hope you’ll be blessed beyond measure and treasure every moment with your children or grandchildren. It’s my pleasure to bring you reviews, giveaways, and helpful posts to enrich your time with your family. Stay tuned for our upcoming review of the new Peppa Pig app!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a free sample of the DVD in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from others.

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Peppa Pig: Golden Boots TV Special March 6

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Oh my! A new exciting episode of one of our favorite cartoons, “Peppa Pig” is coming to TV at 6pm on March 6! This special is called “Golden Boots” and looks like it’s going to be packed full of good times with Peppa Pig!Enjoy this awesome Sneak Peak of the TV Special Peppa Pig “Golden Boots”, and get your kids ready for a fun evening of Peppa Pig and family coming soon!

Be advised – there’s going to be loads of fun and giggles ahead with the release of the all new Peppa Pig “The Golden Boots” DVD also available on March 6!

We are watching the mailbox happily anticipating the arrival of our review copy. My kiddos can’t wait to help tell you their thoughts on the new special episode of “Golden Boots” as well as the many other stories that will be shared on the DVD.

Tune-in with your little ones!

On Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. ET, tune-in to Nick Jr. for a very special “peppasode”! In “The Golden Boots,” Mrs. Duck takes a liking to Peppa’s favorite Golden Boots and runs away with them! With the help of her friends, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, George, and Grampy Rabbit, Peppa must travel across land, sea, and even into space to track down the Golden Boots before the big Puddle Jump competition! Leading up to the debut of The Golden Boots, fans can celebrate  Peppa Pig “Super Fan Sunday,” with back-to-back episodes airing all day long on Nick Jr., beginning at 11 a.m. ET!

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Bring home muddy puddle adventures!

The Golden Boots DVD, the latest Peppa Pig release from Entertainment One, splashes onto shelves from coast-to-coast on Tuesday, March 8. The brand-new DVD features ten snortingly-funny “peppasodes,” including: “The Golden Boots,” “Horsey Twinkle Toes,” “Shadows,” Kylie Kangaroo,” “Captain Daddy Dog,” “The Little Boat,” “Going Boating,” Grampy Rabbit in Space,” Desert Island,” and “The Fish Pond.”

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Get app-y with Peppa!

Peppa Pig’s Golden Boots app, launching Sunday, March 6, provides endless fun for fans everywhere! Inspired by Peppa Pig’s “The Golden Boots” special episode, the new app lets young players join Peppa on a day of exciting adventures to help her find her missing golden boots! The brand-new app, from Entertainment One and produced by Kids Industries, features six engaging games that give preschoolers the chance to interactively explore the wonderful world of Peppa Pig with familiar locations and immersive activities. Fans can design Peppa’s new rain boots while playing Dress Up Peppa; draw and write in the mud in Muddy Puddle; blast off on a rocket ship in Space Adventures; make a special visit to Miss Rabbit’s Gift Shop; chop up tasty food in Feed the Ducks, and sing along with the Muddy Puddles Song!

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For even more Peppa Pig fun, a very special “Peppa Pig and The Golden Boots” Facebook photo contest is kicking off on Monday, March 7, so be sure to mark your calendars and check www.facebook.com/OfficialPeppaPigUS  or www.peppapig.com for more information and for your chance to enter to win an oinktastic Peppa Pig prizepack!

Airing each weekday on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the adventures of Peppa, a loveable, exuberant little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favorite things include playing games, dressing up, spending days outdoors, and jumping in muddy puddles. All episodes are wholesome entertainment for the entire family; Peppa’s adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. Peppa Pig episodes are available on DVD, and for download on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. For more information on Peppa Pig, please visit the popular website and check out Peppa on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

FREEBIES! Grab these  adorable Peppa Pig and The Golden Boots printable activity sheets you can use with your kids while they watch the fantastic new “Golden Boots” TV special coming up March 6 at 6pm!

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It’s going to be an amazing day in our house when we get to share a review of the all new Peppa Pig app from Entertainment One launching March 6 too! Can you believe it? All this positively piggy news all at once!

Stay tuned for future reviews! Don’t miss watching the new Peppa Pig episode March 6 at 6pm! Let me know your thoughts in the comments and share your kids reactions to the new TV Special.  Enjoy!

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Spiderman Playdoh VS Electronic Devices

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imageThere’s a lot to be said for the old school methods of play. I love getting to review toys,  games, apps and the like that come in all forms and themes, but it really makes my day when I see my kids having a blast playing with the good old original toys such as play-doh, blocks, magnets and such.

Just look at that infectious smile! He loves manipulating playdoh and what he doesn’t realize is that mom is a big fan of it too. He is strengthening his hand muscles and fine motor skills that will in turn assist him with grasping a pencil to learn writing and drawing skills! How cool is that?


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Kids learn through imaginative play as well, and taking the time to sit down with your child and give them that one on one attention is super important. They model our movements and gestures, our speech – even the way we roll playdoh to make a snake or worm!

In this delightful Spider-Man Playdoh Tool Set, the four components included will provide hours of fun for your kids. There’s no limit to the adventures they can create combining playdoh and their imaginations.

Need a rainy day activity for a super hero fan? This is the set you need! My little ones laughed and played so nicely together with this new set using the web squirter, the spider that grows legs, the figure mold to create their Spiderman hero, and the cutting tool to help Spidey escape whenever the bad guys try to trap him! It really kept them entertained for over an hour!

I highly recommend this set to any parents or grandparents who love to see their kids using old school toys just as happily as they use their apps and video games on the iPad or WiiU. It certainly made this momma proud to know her kids can still love time together cooperating, sharing, and using their imaginations with hands on fun playing with playdoh and not just wanting their electronic devices.

 

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Chuggington: Delivery Dash At The Docks

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We have had the delightful opportunity to enjoy previewing the newest Chuggington DVD called Delivery Dash at the Docks. This adorable new collection of episodes from our favorite train Chuggington is full of fun, laughs, and exciting stories that are sure to please your preschool aged children! It is full of great educational and social concepts that every homeschool mom, Preschool teacher and Daycare teacher with love!

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Episodes: 

  • Delivery Dash at the Docks Special
  • Sinkhole Rescue
  • Cormac Patrol
  • Trainee Camp
  • Tour Guide Harrison
  • Delivery Challenge

Bonus Features: 

  • Badge Quest Episodes: Buddy Badge and Follow the Leader
  • Character Montages: Olwin
  • Coloring Pages

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My youngest is five years old now and he adores Chuggington! This particular set of episodes have proven to be just as entertaining and enjoyable as others we’ve reviewed. My son asks for this DVD again and again and loves to pull out his little train toy that came free with the set! Our favorite episode on the list is the title name of Delivery Dash at the Docks. Getting to imagine right alongside of my kids with the characters in the Chuggington show has made fond memories and happy times together. I am sure it will be the same for your family. Grab a copy of the brand new Chuggington: Delivery Dash at the Docks DVD today! Now available in stores.

 

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. I only review items I feel are of interest to my family and my readers.

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Make A Difference in the World

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Make A Difference in the World

Have you noticed the war, chaos, pain, poverty, and suffering going on all over the world these days? Ever feel like it’s just so overwhelming you wish you could do something about it? I do. And I know at least one thing that helps that is easy for all of us to do daily! Pray.

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Pray

Pray for our nation’s leaders and our military men and women. Pray for the school teachers raising our children. Pray for the pastors, doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, business owners, and other high impact career men and women who daily make decisions. Pray for them when making choices, teaching, leading, preaching, and sharing opinions. They have the power to ultimately affect our world for the better or worse by their own actions and beliefs.

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Share Your Thoughts and Encourage Others

Be honest with me now. Are you desiring to make a difference in this world? Want to motivate others to do the same? Comment below with your ideas on how we can work together in these tough times.  Share how we can improve people’s quality of life, keep peace among the nations, or help others be encouraged to make a difference in the world they live in. We know that when we try to do our best to make good choices for the betterment of others, we can touch the lives around us in a positive way.  Let’s live a life that provides hope. I look forward to your responses!

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