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Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies debuts for 2 Day Event!

Super exciting news to share! I’ve been waiting patiently for another new faith-based animated feature film to come out to theaters to take the kids to, and we got our wish! The inspirational animated feature ICE DRAGON: LEGEND OF THE BLUE DAISIES debuts in U.S. movie theaters for a two-day event on
Saturday, March 24th at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. (all local times)

Take a quick peek at this short video trailer of the new film coming out soon at select theaters for this two day only event! Available to watch on March 24 and March 26 only! Don’t miss it! Take the family!

About the movie:

Melody, a gifted young dreamer, and her feisty friend Leif must set aside their differences and use the power of magical Blue Daisies and an ancient Song to save their world from an evil Ice Dragon. When the blue flowers that once bloomed all around her village begin to disappear, Melody and her eccentric grandfather recognize this as a sign of great danger… but no one believes them! Racing against time, Melody must convince Leif and the other villagers before it’s too late. Great songs and engaging characters highlight this inspiring, animated adventure for the whole family.

This film is based on a short story by Canadian director and producer Bruce Stacey, his faith-based adventure features the voice talents of Rheal Rees (Melody), Justin Debé (Leif) and Bill Bray (Nicholai).

“The original story sat in my drawer for more than 20 years until I was encouraged by friends at Cartoon Conrad Productions (Kulipari-Net?ix Original Series) to dust it off and adapt it for the screen,” Director and Producer Bruce Stacey said. “I am thrilled this family adventure is making it to the big screen for audiences nationwide to enjoy.”

My daughter in particular is so thrilled to go see this with me as it is supposed to be a musical style adventure, but has dragons and knights and maidens to attract both guys and girls alike to this delightful adventure on the big screen.
Doesn’t this film sound adorable and exciting? I’m fascinated to go see a faith-based cartoon with dragons! haha! I really hope you’ll get to see it! Please comment on this post if you’ll be going to the debut in theaters too! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you see the movie as well!

**Hey Friends! Please note that this is not a typical wide-release film. It will only be available to be seen for a very special two-night event in cinemas nationwide. Tickets and more information are available at FathomEvents.com.

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Mia and Me: Discover Centopia DVD – Full of Imagination #Review


Check out this new DVD called Mia and Me: Discover Centopia where fantasy filled with elves and unicorns fill kids heads with imagination, adventure and fun!

There are not many DVDS that come through my door that offer as much creativity and imagination as this brand new series called Mia and Me! My 8 year old daughter adores this DVD called “Mia and Me: Discover Centopia” and I believe it’s something many children would enjoy. My four year old son was glued to the screen as much as his sister! There are lots of great ideas, cute animation and funny moments throughout the show among the highlights of a gorgeous imaginary world with unicorns, waterfalls and flying elves!


My daughter “M” from Kids Corner shares her review:


My favorite episode is “Talking to Unicorns” because it is a wonderful adventure that shares about the beginning info describing the story of Centopia and explaining it.  This particular episode describes all about Mia and who she is. The show is magical every time and inspires me. I love dancing to the theme song too! I am sure other kids will love this movie. I highly recommend it! – “M”

The other episodes in this DVD include Centopia’s Hope and Restoration. This DVD is approximately 75 minutes long.



Meet Mia and discover the magical land of Centopia!

On her first day at a new school, Mia is given a book and bracelet that are more than they appear to be on the surface. The items have the power to transport Mia to the magical storybook world of Centopia, where she becomes a flying elf who has the ability to talk to unicorns!


In Centopia, Mia learns that unicorn horns have magical properties, and that the wicked queen wants to capture all of the unicorns for their power. Can Mia work together with her new elven warrior friends and keep the unicorns safe?


Mia and Mia: Discover Centopia is now available on DVD to purchase as a store near you! Discover the fun and fantasy in this exciting new DVD!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy of the DVD in exchange for an honest review.

Emmy Award-Winning SciGirls TV Show by PBSKids Launches 3rd Season! #Science

Greetings friends! Today’s the day!

I’m delighted to share with you the exciting news that a brand-new season of the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series is debuting on PBS KIDS today – April 15th!

We had the honor of getting some really cool swag as part of this amazing launch of the new SciGirls 3rd season! My daughter loved demonstrating her pin and poster in this cute video!

The eagerly-anticipated third season is all about citizen science and features 6 all-new episodes starring real girls who are seriously into science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM! Along with their mentors, they are on a mission to inspire and empower girls everywhere to take up the charge and become the next generation of female scientists and engineers. The new episodes will air weekly on PBS KIDS (check local listings), and will also be available online nationwide starting April 15 at http://pbskids.org/scigirls/.


 It was so much fun watching my kids light up and get ideas about Science when watching episodes of SciGirls that we were thrilled to be able to share about the new episodes for the 3rd season! To show my support, I am proudly wearing this awesome and super soft SciGirls T-shirt compliments of our sponsor for SciGirls.

I’m sure you are going to enjoy this new series of episodes from SciGirls! Each half-hour show follows the SciGirls as they embark on sci-sational adventures from coast-to-coast, making incredible discoveries and performing unique experiments – all in the name of the latest STEM frontier, citizen science! And as the SciGirls go from tracking toads to observing butterflies, counting clouds to learning about urban ornithology and more, viewers at home can tag along on each of their incredible science-based expeditions and learn more about how they can make a difference, too!

NEWS FLASH! Check this out! To coincide with the start of the new season, SciGirls is unleashing mobile-friendly upgrades to its engaging website, too. Complete with two new games and interactive videos, the site enables fans to connect with fellow STEM explorers and further supports the SciGirls mission, which is nothing short of changing how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math – helping to turn sci-viewers into sci-doers! My kids totally LOVE all the fun games and interesting things to learn on the website! We highly recommend you give them a try! Your kids will enjoy them and learn something new too!

I hope you’ll join us in supporting this fantastic PBSKids series and look forward to hearing about your own SciGirl adventures with your little ones! Please share with me in the comments. I’d love to hear about them!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a T-shirt and other little goodies/swag to help promote the new season of SciGirls.  However, I only share items I feel are of interest or value to my family and my readers.

PBS KIDS presents Wild Kratts: Shark-Tastic on DVD!


Can you believe this adorable smile? That’s what happens every time I turn on the Wild Kratts from PBSKIDS! My son just adores this show and he was more than ecstatic when the package arrived from PBS Distribution with an early release copy the brand new DVD called Wild Kratts Shark-Tastic coming out on April 14! He was so excited to sit in his special chair holding his giant hammerhead shark stuffed animal while watching the new adventures the Kratt brothers go on in this delightful and educational series of episodes.


Both my 8 year old daughter and my 4 year old son enjoy the Wild Kratts because its not only really cool to see them live in person and then change to animated form to go on the full adventures learning about animals, but they love using their imaginations and acting out the scenes and silly antics the Kratt brothers do in these shows. It’s so much fun! I even enjoy watching the episodes and learning from them as an adult!


The new Shark-Tastic has several great sea creatures featured in the DVD and one in particular really seemed to capture the kids attention and having them rewind it. The scene where the Kratt brothers actually feed a live Octopus just mesmerized them. They are now dying to have me take them to an Aquarium! How cool is that? Thank goodness spring break is next week so we can consider making that wish come true, right? Shhh… don’t tell my kids! It’s a surprise!


You’ll find all sorts of great educational material embedded within each episode of these Wild Kratts adventures. I know you will see your kid’s interests in animals and their habitats and “creature powers” blossoming right before your eyes in no time. These episodes are addicting! You can’t watch them just once! lol.


Please grab your copy of the newest Wild Kratts adventures on DVD and pick up Shark-Tastic for your family to enjoy!



from PBS Distribution April 14

PBS KIDS Series WILD KRATTS Helps Kids Learn Science
by Exploring Animals and Their “Creature Powers”


SHARK-TASTIC” includes four episodes of the PBS KIDS hit series WILD KRATTS, two of which are bonus episodes! From learning about the favorite prey of great white sharks, to gaining insight into how dolphins communicate, kids will be exposed to fascinating facts about sharks and other sea creatures in this fun-filled DVD. Animals highlighted in these four stories include a hawksbill turtle, dolphins, a tiger shark, a giant pacific octopus, great white sharks, a bowhead whale, a manta ray and many more.

In each episode of WILD KRATTS, creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt take kids and their families along on extraordinary animal-powered adventures. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning KRATTS’ CREATURES and Emmy-winning ZOBOOMAFOO, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. WILD KRATTS airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

Check out all the cool games and learning apps available from Wild Kratts series at PBSKIDS.org as well. My kids love them!

Thanks for visiting today friends. Please check out our other PBSKIDS DVD reviews and tell me some of your favorite Wild Kratts episodes or favorite PBSKIDS characters in the comments below. Don’t miss visiting our Giveaways Page for some PBSKIDS movie giveaways on occasion too!

– Rebecca


It’s Here Math Fans! The new Peg + Cat Rocks! DVD #Review


Just released! The newest DVD of Peg + Cat! You’re going to love this creative and fun-loving collection of episodes from PBSKids big hit show Peg + Cat! My kids adore all the comical phrases and silly antics of Peg + Cat!  They share ways to count by tens and ones and help children grasp the concepts of counting in higher numbers with ease. You won’t be disappointed with this newest edition in the collection of Peg + Cat DVDs titled: Peg + Cat Peg Rocks – Solving Really Big Math Problems! It literally does ROCK! We love it!!


As a homeschool mom and wife to a Math teacher, naturally I absolutely give a huge thumbs up for anything Math related and this new Peg + Cat Peg Rocks DVD offers sound instruction in a fun and engaging way that kids can understand and absorb. A big thumbs up from me! But don’t just take my word for it, here it from the real source and critics for kids cartoons – kids! Here’s my daughter’s review in her own words:

 I Do What I Can – The Musical is my favorite episode! It features 23 tunes for this amazing Peg + Cat cartoon. It teaches about counting by 30 by 2s. It can also probably teach you a few things about good deeds.

The Girl Group Problem episode teaches about different shapes such as pentagon, triangles and rectangles. It can also teach the meanings of tough words such as upside down, flip over, slide and turn around.

In the Mega Mall Problem episode it teaches about attributes and how to recognize them. Attributes used in the episode were pink, circle and trapezoid. Peg + Cat use them to find the teens in time for their performance in the mall – the zebra guy show.

I recommend this new DVD because it’s amazing and has lots of new episodes! I love to dance to the songs! I hope you like it.

  – M (age 8)

Peg + Cat Peg Rocks: Solving Really Big Math Problems is now available for purchase for $12.99. Be sure to visit PBS.org for more Peg + Cat fun!

20150213_153801_resizedThanks for visiting and enjoying this Kids Corner and Mommy Review on Peg + Cat Peg Rocks DVD!

We have many more exciting kids DVD reviews coming this week. See a sneak peek of just a sampling of what else is to come in the image below!


Be sure to visit our other PBS review posts as they become available.

Check out the giveaways page if you want to enter to win some family friendly giveaways too.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy of the DVD in exchange for an honest review.

Just Released! Boxcar Children DVD by PBSKIDS – Review and Giveaway


Disclosure: I received an advanced copy of this DVD in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from others. However, I only review and share items I feel are a good fit for my family and my readers.

Simply Delightful – A Must See!

Look what’s coming out on DVD Today, August 19th! This delightful and heart-warming story of the Boxcar Children is a hit with our family! Read more about it in our review below:

Four orphaned and homeless children who work together to survive and come across an abandoned boxcar.  After a little creativity and hard work, they soon have the boxcar looking like home. The film portrays all the elements of the wonderful book series with manners, hard work, caring for others, and compassion. Kids will enjoy the entertaining aspects of the colorful animation, and fabulous storyline. It was a joy to watch this film together as a family and be able to discuss what was happening with my little ones. There are many great life lessons to learn throughout.

The DVD features an awesome, all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), who stars as the voice of the grandfather and plays a fantastic part. There’s also some favorite stars like J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie) who all do a tremendous job with voice acting in the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s best-selling classic!  A great family movie that is to be enjoyed by any age. Highly Recommended!!

You can purchase a copy of the Boxcar Children on DVD at Walmart.


Want to win a copy of this fantastic family movie on DVD? Enter to win the Boxcar Children DVD Today! Must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to USA and Canada. One entry per mailing address. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. See additional rules in disclosure below.

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Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite children’s or family movie.

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

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Wild Kratts: Rainforest Rescue – PBS KIDS Hit a Home Run!

Wild Kratts: Rainforest Rescue – PBS KIDS Hit a Home Run!


Product Review: Wild Kratts Rainforest Rescue

Full movie review by Rebecca (and her daughter) at Love2EncourageYou. I received a free copy of the movie from PBS to review.

Wild Kratts Rainforest Rescue on dvd is a super packed educational cartoon with lots of fun, thrills and wild moments!

Overview: My six year old daughter was completely glued to the screen during this volume of the Wild Kratts: Rainforest Rescue. When it was over, she shouted, “That was awesome! This is my favorite movie ever!” She begged me to let her keep the movie, and I said of course you can keep it. She jumped up and hugged the case! Lol. 🙂 I guess that means this one’s a real winner in her eyes!

What did you like the most about this movie? Answer from my 6 year old: I liked seeing all the new animals, watching them rescue the animals and seeing them wear outfits to turn into the animals. She also really enjoys the music – she keeps singing the theme song. It’s a very catchy tune.

What new info did you learn? Answer from my 6 year old: First I learned how the animals can help different places in this Earth. When the sloth goes to the bathroom, another smaller creature comes by and lays orange eggs on it and it helps grow a new tree. I also learned that when you help animals you are also helping to save the world. I loved learning how black jaguars disappear in the shadows. If you try to look at a black jaguar they look back at you in a special secret way cause they are hiding.

In my personal opinion: I’m quite impressed with this entire series from the Kratt brothers called the Wild Kratts. I raised my 15 year old son on the Zaboomafoo series of animal learning shows with the Kratt brothers years ago. I’m delighted to see them still creating fabulous entertainment and educational viewing for both young and old alike. From a homeschool parent’s perspective, I’d give this a five star rating for sure. From a mom perspective, it still has the lure and draw for attention that any other cartoon full of animals, catchy theme songs and funny moments would offer. The Kratt brothers and PBS KIDS hit a home run with this one!  As my daughter says, “The Wild Kratts are awesome! They rock!”

The run time of the DVD is 50 minutes and the DVD SRP is $9.99. Additional WILD KRATTS DVDs are available from PBS Distribution including “LOST AT SEA,” “JUNGLE ANIMALS” and others.

Don’t forget to check out my review on The Wild Kratts: Lost At Sea!

Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own. I only share reviews on items I feel are of value or interest to my readers.

Many Blessings,

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou