Kids Movies

New Smurf Movie! Smurfs: The Lost Village in Theaters April 7


Have you ever felt out of place or like you didn’t belong?  Felt like maybe there was more out there for you – to really fulfill your destiny?  If you said yes, you and Smurfette have something in common!


On April 7, join Smurfette alongside her best pals Hefty, Brainy and Clumsy as they venture across the Forbidden Forest in order to uncover the bigger, smurfiest secret in all of the Smurf world! Of course, it wouldn’t be a Smurf movie if they weren’t dealing with Gargamel and his sidekicks along the way.


My girls and I recently checked out a screening of the new Smurfs: The Lost Village movie and I have to say, we loved it!  The movie is full of laugh out loud moments as well as touching on points of deep thought and feelings.  


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Boost Pre-Reading Skills With the Rock n’ Learn Sight Words DVDs

When it comes to reading, my girls just cannot get enough.  We have been reading chapter books to them since they were itty bitty, and now at ages four and six, we are reading Harry Potter together as a family.  Our six-year-old is reading like crazy, and that makes little sister feel a bit behind, so she has been working on her reading skills so that she can be an active participant in family book nights instead of just listening.  One great way to improve pre-reading and strengthen existing reading skills for younger children is through the use of sight words.  Sight words are commonly seen or used words that in order to improve reading skills, it is encouraged that children memorize them at sight, instead of using reading decoding skills to figure out (sounding out, etc).  The trick to learning these is exposure  – hanging them in commonly seen places (like labeling your door, a door!).  Rock ‘n Learn brings educational DVD movies, CDs and mobile apps to reinforce learning skills for children.  Their Sight Words series incorporates the Dolch sight word list with interactive and fun dance moves.  I received a copy of Level 2 Sight Words in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Coming to the Big Screen November 6, 2015 – PEANUTS!

Can you already hear the Peanuts theme song playing?  Perhaps you are envisioning Linus dragging his blanket, or can see Schroeder playing that classic tune?  For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will be on the big screen in an all-new CG animated 3D film coming November 6, 2015.  I know a certain beagle-loving mom in my life will be likely camped out for this film – perhaps even early.  With a Peanuts and Snoopy collection that would rival Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection, my “aunt mom” will definitely be first in line to see how Snoopy and the Gang come to life via CG animation, especially after she sees these adorable screenshots!


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