Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Mason Jar Science" by Jonathan Adolph Offers Up 40 Slimy, Squishy and Cool Experiments Kids (and Adults) Will Love -- Think Slime, Goo and More! (Review)

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It seems like nowadays slime and science experiments that get messy are all the craze for kids. Just look at the upcoming hot toys for this holiday season you and you see slime and goo way up on the list.  Then, take a look at the price and you will have to do a double take as some toys are in the $50+ range for slime kits.  If these toys are not in your budget, or you are like me and don't see spending that type of money on slime or goo that will end up falling on the floor, getting ruined, or stop being played with after a few times, then why not consider the alternative, "Mason Jar Science," which is only $11.24. 



This book is filled with 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments, all of which you do inside of a mason jar. Kids can have fun creating a lava lamp, water prism, balloon barometer and even a compass, all within a mason jar -- which many of us have laying around the house, or will be picking up to do canning this time of year.

Each and every science experiment in this book, written by Jonathan Adolph offers "small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, botany, biology, physics, and more."  So, not only will kids be having fun making slime, miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, and more, but they will be also learning then science behind it as well.  :-)  As a homeschool family I especially love books like this as I can work them into what we are learning in our schooling, and my girls both learn better with hands on learning. 






I was sent this book last month, and we are almost done with all the experiments.  While the goo and slime experiments  were favorites of my girls, they also enjoyed making cornstarch quicksand, very berry ink, making a bug vacuum, as well as learning about atmospheric pressure in the unspillable jar experiment.  


What is so great about this book, which would make for a great gift for kids this holiday season, or even to gift to your child's teacher, or pick up and use if you homeschool, is that most of the supplies needed you will have around the house.  So, you will not go crazy making a long list of items to pick up, just to complete these fun mason jar science experiments and projects.

You can learn more about this book, as well as see sites where you can purchase it by visiting https://www.workman.com/products/mason-jar-science today.


Then, get ready to roll up your sleeves and have fun learning about science through hands-on experiments kids of all ages will enjoy, and will want to do time and again.


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New Journals for Dog and Cat Lovers from Dean Russo - Makes a Great Gift Idea + Your Purchase Helps Animal Rescue (Review)


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Do you like to journal?  And, if you do, do you like dogs and/or dogs?  If you answered "Yes" to both of these questions then you will want to know about the new journal series from the wildly popular Brooklyn artist, Dean Russo, which launched this year from Fox Chapel Publishing.   

Dean Russo Pit Bull JournalDean Russo Tilted Head Cat Journal


Dean Russo is known in one of the most talked about people in the pop art world, and now with you can enjoy some of his iconic pet portraits, as they have made there way to the cover of these beautifully bound journal books, which are perfect for those who love to journal or keep a diary, or if you just want a place to keep your notes/thoughts, to-do lists, etc.  

Here is a little background on Dean Russo and the story behind his artistic pet creations, that were inspired by visiting animal shelters and asking for photos of adoptable pets to paint.  Being a dog lover and animal rescuer, I have special place in my heart for people like Dean who not only love animals, but use their personal talents to help bring awareness to things like animal rescue.


 

 
With every purchase of a Dean Russo journal, a portion of the sale will go towards helping shelter.  So it is a win-win for everyone -- you get a beautiful journal to write in, and the animals in the shelters get much needed supplies and food through the sale donation made.

In addition to the dog journal, which I was sent to review, and absolutely love, there are seven additional journal in the 8-journal series from Dean Russo.  




Journals in the series include:



Dean Russo Chihuahua JournalDean Russo Shiva Cat JournalDean Russo Labrador Journal
  • Dean Russo's Chihuahua Journal
  • Dog is Love
  • Labrador Journal
  • Pit Bull Journal
  • Shiva Cat Journal
  • Tilted Cat Journal
  • Skull Journal 
  • Skull Mosaic

In addition for these wonderful journals, be sure to keep an eye out for Dean Russo: A Retrospective, a compendium on his life's work, which would make for a great gift idea this upcoming holiday season, or to add to your coffee for family and friends to enjoy.  



This book, available beginning Nov. 13th (available now for pre-order from Amazon for only $19.49) has over 200 vibrant photos, this book is perfect for fans of Dean Russo, as well as animal lovers.

To learn more about the new journal series from Dean Russo, as well as his retrospective, head on over to Fox Chapel Publishing.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome in Fall with a Good Book: Famous Family Trees - Explore 25 Family Trees from History (Review)

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My youngest daughter has already decided that she wants to be a history teacher when she grows up.  She is all about history and loves reading books and watching documentaries about historical figures.  So, when I heard Lincoln Children's Books an imprint of Quarto Books, was releasing a book about famous family trees I knew someone who would go crazy for this book...and, that she did, when I read this book to my youngest daughter the other day.  

This book is a great way to introduce some of the most influential people in history to young children, through a family tree visual.  Children will learn about people like John F. Kennedy, Ada Lovelace, and Charlotte Bronte, to name a few.  There is so much you can learn about a person just by looking at their genealogy and seeing their family tree.  This book does an amazing in not only introducing young children to these famous people, but also sharing over 100 facts throughout this new book.




As soon as we finished reading this book, my daughter pulled out a piece of paper from her notebook and asked if we could make our own family tree, and have me share about family members from each side.  She was hoping that if we went back far enough we would find some famous people in history.  So, now thanks to this book, we are adding a new subject to our homeschooling, genealogy; and will be visiting the library and doing online research to create our own detailed family tree like the ones you will find in the new "The Famous Family Trees" by Kari Hauge.  While I can't promise my daughter that we will find famous people like JFK or Julius Caesar through our research, we will have fun none the less, and will learn a great deal about both sides of our family, and the people that risked their lives to migrate to the United States many years ago.




If your kids are fans of history or historical figures, or have shown an interest in your family tree, why not consider picking up "The Famous Family Trees" today.  This is definitely one book you will want to have on your bookshelf for school projects or as an interesting read with your children.  Both of my girls enjoyed this book, and now can share fun facts they learned about the different famous people in history, thanks to this easy to follow along, and beautifully illustrated historical book for kids.



More about this book:

"Explore the fascinating family histories of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Charlotte Bronte, John F Kennedy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Maria Tallchief, and many more with 30 family trees from around the world.


This accessible, visually-stunning compendium of family trees features some of history’s most loved — and loathed — famous faces and is great fun for the whole family to explore.

Genealogy and history combine to make a fascinating, fact-filled treasury of family trees belonging to famous people throughout the ages."

ISBN: 9781786032263 | $19.99
On sale October 9, 2018

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Welcome in Fall with a Good Book: Fiona the Hippo by NY Times Best-Selling Illustrator Richard Cowdrey (Review)

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As part of our homeschooling, each Friday we do "Funday Friday."  Instead of just doing paperwork and lessons all day, we shake things up and do fun things.   Even though the girls think they aren't doing school work, I try to incorporate some teaching into the mix, but in a fun way.  This past Friday after our weekly art class, we came back home and read a cute new children's book by NY Times Best Selling Illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, called Fiona the Hippo.  

When I showed the girls the book, they remembered me showing them footage of this hippo who was born pre-maturely at the Cincinnati Zoo, and has be documented in news stories, and there is even a Fiona Facebook page you can follow along.  Before read sat down to read the book, I shared a few of the clip about Fiona which aired on ABC News and CBS News, before heading over to The Fiona Show Facebook page, where the girls got to see Fiona the Hippo up close

Their favorite videos on the Facebook page were Fiona A-Z and her morning routine.  I knew the girls would ask if we could visit Fiona, but I reminded them that she is housed over in Cincinnati Ohio at the Cincinnati Zoo, which is a long way from our house here in CT. But, through this fun and educational Facebook channel and books like the new Fiona the Hippo one, we can get up close and personal with the not so small anymore hippo who was born six 6 weeks premature, and is the smallest hippo ever to survive.  Her story is truly a remarkable one, and I am so happy that a children's book was made to share Fiona's story to children of all ages.  

Fiona the Hippo celebrated her 1st birthday back on Jan. 24th, and she continues to rack up new followers on her Facebook channel and the Cincinnati Zoo has reported a record attendance up by 20 percent in 2017, thanks to the amazing Hippo, who story is now internationally known.

Here is more about the new children's book, available as of August 7, 2018 from Zonderkidz:

"Fiona is starring in her very own illustrated picture book!

"Fiona the Hippo," by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey of Bad DogMarley fame, tells the story of Fiona, the adorable Internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo who captured hearts around the world with her inspiring story and plucky personality.
Born prematurely, at only 29 pounds, Fiona was not expected to live. But her spunk and determination helped her thrive and become a happy, healthy hippopotamus. With every challenge she faced, Fiona let out a snort, wiggled her ears, and said "I've got this." And she did! In this delightful story, inspired by the real adventure of this heroic hippo, join Fiona and her lovable animal friends at the zoo as she is introduced to the world in this whimsical and inspiring tale of perseverance and friendship."
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (August 7, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310766397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310766391
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches

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My girls really enjoyed this cute story that re-introduced them to Fiona, in a fun way. They really liked the playful drawings done by Richard Cowdrey, which feature Fiona and her other animal friends at the Cincinnati Zoo.  



I ended up picking up another copy of this book for my girls to give their friend as part of her upcoming birthday gift.  She was with us on our field trip recently to the zoo, and lingered at the hippo exhibit.  Knowing how much she likes hippos, my girls said that this would be the perfect book to get her, along with a cute plush hippo to snuggle with.  And, I couldn't agree more, as I, too, thoroughly enjoyed this story, that was not on fun to read, but inspirational at the same time.

If you homeschool like we do, or you simply like to do educational activities with your child after reading a new book, then you will want to check out the free Fiona the Hippo Activity Kit and Curriculum Kit available from the Zondervan website.  

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I printed these two kits out and did with my girls on Friday, after we watched the videos and read this cute new children's book about Fiona.  The girls really enjoyed the maze and making their very own Fiona Mask.  And, I loved having a curriculum at my disposal that included discussion questions and writing prompts for the girls, to make sure they truly understood the content and story shared, and could elaborate on what they learned.

My girls haven't stopped talking about Fiona since reading this book on Friday, and spent part of our drives this weekend schooling my husband, who wasn't aware of this celebrity hippo...but, now thanks to my girls talking his ear off, and them showing him the Fiona Facebook channel, he, too, is now in the know, and is now a fan of this cute hippo that has stolen everyone's heart, all around the world. 

If you are looking for a fun book to share with your child, that is based on a real-life story, then you will want to check out Fiona the Hippo, available now in hardcover or as a boardbook from Zonderkidz. 

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About the Illustrator:

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Richard Cowdrey's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy CaneBad DogMarley, and A Very Marley Christmas.

"Richard Cowdrey's favorite things to draw and paint are the common things seen everywhere in nature. He especially enjoys capturing the expressions, eyes, and gestures of both humans and animals. Drawing and painting Fiona was challenging as the hippopotamus is a very unique yet beautiful creature!
Learn more arcowdrey.com?"


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Catch Up on Missed Episodes of the Popular Fox Medical Drama, The Resident with the Complete Season One, Available Now on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (Review)

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I love when I ask friends online what shows to watch after binge-watching a show or series with my husband.  Last month after finishing a few new series' season one episodes, I ask friends to recommend a good medical drama, and more than half of the responses were for The Resident.  I remember watching the first few episodes and liking it, but then the craziness of life got in the way and I forgot to tune in each week, and didn't set my DVR to record the episodes, so I could go back and watch at another time.  

After having people mention how great this series is, and how they can't wait for more episodes of this popular Fox series, which airs Mondays at 8/7 Central, I looked online to see if you could buy the complete season one on DVD.  I was happy to see that the folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released a 3-Disc set, containing all 14 full-length episode from the first season of this popular new series.  I reached out to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and they kindly sent this 3-disc set for review. And, for the past week, my husband and I have been binge-watching the first season of The Resident.  Just be warned if you plan to binge-watch this new DVD-set, you will need to set aside 10.25 hours of time to watch each and every episode.  We ended up breaking up our viewing over 5 days, and watched a few episodes a night.  

If you love medical dramas shows like ER and that, then you will love The Resident, which stars Matt Czuchry from The Good Wife, along with Emily VanCamp from Brothers and Sisters and Everwood.  I am a huge fan of Emily VanCamp, and this is what drew me to check out the series when it first aired. But, like I said, life got busy and I missed enough episodes that I didn't think I could tune and catch up, or know what was going on.  But, thanks to the this recent 3-Disc set, my husband and I are now caught up, and can now watch the new season 2 episodes I recorded.  The new season kicked off on Sept. 24th, and this upcoming Tuesday will be the 4th episode for Season 2.  

SYNOPSIS:

"Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), The Resident is a powerful new medical drama that focuses on the final years of a young doctor’s training and rips back the curtain to reveal both the good and the bad in hospitals across the country."



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Pre-Order Your Copy of a Wonderful New Family-Friendly Movie, "An Elephant's Journey," Featuring Elizabeth Hurley and Sam Ashe Arnold -- Available on DVD, Digital and On Demand October 23 -- Review and #Giveaway (2 Winners)

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For our Friday night movie night we ended up watching "An Elephant's Journey," which I had received in the mail earlier that day.  My girls were excited about the DVD after seeing the cover art of a boy riding an elephant, even though they didn't know what it was about.  Earlier in the week, we had visited a zoo with some of our homeschooling friends, and the elephants were a favorite among most of the kids. So, when my girls saw this DVD arrive in the mail, it reminded them about these beautiful animals. 

Before viewing the movie I shared with the girls what the movie was about -- elephant poaching. They couldn't believe that people would want to kill such amazing animals, but like the boy in the movie, they wanted to know what they could do to help prevent this.   I did mention to the girls that there would be a scene in the film that showed a dead elephant, and when it was coming up, I would let them know in case they wanted to look away.  Other than this, there really isn't a lot of other violent that would make this not appropriate for the younger audience, say 7+.

It has been awhile since I saw Elizabeth Hurley in a film.  And, it was nice to see her in a heartwarming movie like this, opposite a brilliant young actor, Sam Ashe Arnold, who really stole the show, well in this case the movie, as he played an orphaned boy who get separated from his new family (his aunt and uncle) after moving to Africa of all places, and befriends an elephant.  My youngest daughter said that this reminded her of the Jungle Book, as Mogli was also an orphan who befriends animals in the wind.

Like I said, the main story line of this movie is about elephant poaching, and we see this young orphan boy stand up against the poachers, with the help of his new unlikely friend, Indlovu the elephant.  The two develop a bond, and you can't help but smile knowing that Phoenix has a friend during this lonely and and scary time in his life, and that Indlovu acts like a protective parent towards him.  It really is a joy to watch this story unfold, and you can't help but want Phoenix and Indlovu to stop the poaching, and see Phoenix reunited with his new family.  How does this movie end?  I am not going to tell...you will just have to pick up a copy of this movie, which arrives on DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 23rd.  What I will say is that my family really enjoyed this movie, and we can't wait to watch it again.  Be sure, though, if you cry easily at movies, that you have a box of tissues ready. 

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OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:



"After losing his parents, Phoenix (Sam Ashe Arnold) moves to Africa to live with his Aunt Sarah (Elizabeth Hurley). While on safari with his uncle one day, Phoenix wanders off and becomes lost in the African bush. After rescuing a huge elephant from a trap, Phoenix befriends the great creature, which he names Indlovu (“The Unstoppable”). Riding through the wilderness, the bold duo finds evidence of a local gang of poachers, and together they plot to stop the hunters’ cruel plans."

Receiving the Dove Seal of approval for all ages, the An Elephant’s Journey DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Commentary with Writer-Director Richard Boddington
  • Interview with Elizabeth Hurley
  • Interview with Elephant Expert Dr. Richard Leakey
  • “Beyond the Journey: An In-Depth Look at Elephants” Featurette  


CAST:

Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers franchise, Bedazzled, TV’s “The Royals”), Sam Ashe Arnold (Adventure Club, High-Rise Rescue, Winter Hymns) and Tertius Meintjes (Hunting Emma, TV’s “Crusoe”)



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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween DVD Will Teach Little Ones About Facing Their Fears and Being Brave, All While Getting Ready for the Fun and Festivities of Halloween -- Review and #Giveaway

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Fans of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That series which airs on PBS Kids, will definitely want to have this Halloween-themed DVD to add to their growing DVD collection. I have lost count of how many The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About DVDs my girls have.  When they aren't watching the show on television, you will usually find them grabbing one on the DVDs to watch at home or on the go.  So, when the girls saw this Halloween-themed DVD arrive in the mail the other day, they couldn't wait to watch it.  They ended up bringing it in the car to watch, as we were doing all Halloween activities this weekend, and they thought it would be a great DVD to watch to get into the Halloween spirit.


This DVD will prepare young children for the fun of the holiday, and does a great job in sharing about fear and being brave, through examples of the characters from the show facing their fears and being courageous. This DVD is filled with fun Halloween-themed stories, music that will have kids getting up and dancing along to, and silly comedy that will have them and you laughing, as you sit together to watch this DVD, and get into the Halloween spirit together.

About this DVD:

"The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever."


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Get Into the Halloween Spirit with Pocoyo Boo! from NCircle Entertainment -- Review and #Giveaway

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Here is yet another great DVD from NCircle Entertainment for only $5, that would be a great addition to your family's Halloween DVDs.  I don't know about you, but we love reading holiday books and watching movies as we count down to the different holidays, and Halloween is no exception.  Pocoyo Boo! is a great DVD to watch with preschoolers to get excited about Halloween.  My girls grew up watching this preschool show, which was not only fun, but educational.  This DVD will have little ones learning about the importance of telling the truth, using your imagination and more, as they sit to watch and enjoy 7 full-length episodes, which have already aired on television, but are favorites of fans of this animated series.  

You will find the following stories on the DVD:

  • Boo!
  • Scary Noises
  • Detective Pocoyo
  • Lost in Space
  • Poczilla
  • Monster Mystery
  • Angry Alien
Be sure to read on, to learn how you can enter for a chance to win this DVD. And, be sure to check out my other NCircle Entertainment DVD giveaways going on now, all of which are perfect for this time of year...Halloween! :-)


About this DVD:

"Join Pocoyo and his friends on seven playful adventures. Whether it's playing a new game called Boo!, enjoying a monster mash party or pretending to be Godzilla & King Kong. Every day is fun and engaging with Pocoyo and hid friends!"


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Fans of the Best-Selling Little Wolf Story Books Will Love Little Wolf's Book Of Badness DVD, Available from @NCircle Entertainment for only $5! -- Review and #Giveaway

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Here is another great DVD offered by NCircle Entertainment for only $5! If your children are fans of the best-selling Little Wolf story books, then you will be in for a treat with this new DVD, which is inspired by the storybook.  My girls loved the books, and were excited when I showed them this DVD, as they love when books make their way to DVDs or in a movie format.  They love watching to see how closely the movie or show follows the books they read, and like comparing the two to see which was better, the book or the DVD.


At only 30 minutes, this DVD is perfect for kids of all ages, especially the younger audience, to sit and enjoy this DVD.  I tried getting my girls to tell me their favorite part or parts of this DVD, but they kept saying they liked it all.  We have only had this DVD for a couple days, but the girls have already watched it a handful of times at home, and in the car driving around this weekend.  Even if your kids are not familiar with the Little Wolf books, they will still enjoy this DVD, which is only $5 right now over at NCircle Entertainment.  This would make for a great stocking stuffer this holiday season! :-)




More about this DVD:

"All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum, Dad and his brother, Smellybreff. However, Mum and Dad are worried that their precious son, Little Wolf, is not as bad as a small wolf should be. So they decide to send him off to Cunning College in Frettnin Forest to learn the 'Nine Rules of Badness' from his Uncle Bigbad.

Based on a world famous series of best-selling Little Wolf story books, this one-off is a treat for the whole family!"


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Kids Will Have Fun Learning About Spiders Being Expert Web Builders and How Bats Catch Mosquitoes in Sid's Spooky Halloween DVD - Now only $5 from @NCircle Entertainment -- Review and #Giveaway

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I love when NCircle Entertainment offers DVD from your children's favorite shows for $5.00, especially when they are holiday-themed, like Sid's Spooky Halloween.  We don't have many Halloween-inspired DVDs in our collection, so it is always nice to add new ones.  And, it is a even better when they feature some of girls' favorite characters and shows.  

It's been awhile since my girls have seen Sid the Science Kid on television.  But, we have a nice collection of DVD from this popular PBS Kids series, and I try to include them in our homeschooling, as a way to make learning about things fun. Even though this is a Halloween-inspired DVD, it is chock full of scientific fun and curiosity, that will have young children engaged from the beginning, right up until the very end.  

With approximately 45 minutes of content, this DVD covers the following topics:

  • How bats catch mosquitoes
  • Why spiders are expert web builders
  • How skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies
  • Bonus Story: Sid's Healthy Day
Even though these episodes have already aired, fans of this animated series will want to sit and watch them again.  My girls really enjoyed the episode about the spiders and web building, and the skeletons one was perfect for our recent human body/skeleton lesson we did. I followed up our school day, after teaching about the human skeleton and watching this episode, by making a fun q-tip skeleton that the girls hung up as a Halloween decoration.  We even traced our hands and added q-tips to represent the bones in our hands, which the girls thought was cool.

If you have a Sid the Science Kid fan in your life, or are just looking to add a fun, educational DVD to your family's Halloween collection, then you will want to check out Sid's Spooky Halloween, available now from Circle Entertainment for only $5.00


More about this DVD:

"It's Halloween! Join Sid and his friends as they discover how bats catch mosquitoes, why spiders are expert engineer web builders, and how skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies. The kids dress up to celebrate Halloween at school, and Teacher Suzie leads them in a special Halloween parade song to show off their costumes! With Sid the Science Kid, Halloween can be spooky and scientific!"

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