Review: Memory Yoga


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Duncan loves doing Yoga with Leah. Not only does he love having an activity to do with his Mommy but he’s a huge fan of memory matching games right now. With Memory Yoga he is able to combine the two for some all out fun! The game itself contains up to 18 pairs of tiles and while 36 options are a bit much for our not quite 3 year old (Yes, he’s beating that 3 and up cutoff that the game requests), we’re using half of the titles for 9 pairs and he is loving it.

Some games can be a bit difficult but he loves finding the matches and with his Mommy’s help, pulling off the moves! Not only is this game a brain teaser which we fully support but claims to help with “balance, flexibility, and coordination” as well. All I know is that this clearly gives both physical and mental benefits and he has a blast playing it with his Mom. I’m sure Leah doesn’t mind the limited extra yoga time it gives her as well.

As we’re only using half the cards currently, when it does become trivial for him to memorize the card locations we can double it up and give another level of difficulty to it.

A great game that provides both mental and physical stimulus for the kiddos is an absolute win in my book!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Memory Yoga in exchange for my honest opinion.

Available at: Amazon.

How Goodnight Sleep Can Help Your Kid Infographic

Honestly I’m thinking with a newborn in the house I’m more curious as to how a goodnight sleep can help me, and how I can have one?! πŸ˜‰

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Sleep is one of the most important elements of good health and well-being. When people don’t get the right amount of sleep, it can lead to many problems. It can affect your health, your life and even your safety. For kids, a quality sleep is a must, it help them perform their daily activities at their very best.

Afterschool.ae created an infographic to showcase how goodnight sleep can help your kids –

Via: After School.

Infographic On Media Consumption From Kids vs Young Adults

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It is no surprise that on average our kids consume far too much media for their own good. Now there is a breakdown from recent research on how much they are consuming as well as through what interface. According to Kelly Abcarian, svp, Nielsen Kids Center of Excellence, “When Nielsen looked at the cross-platform consumption of children, from toddlers to teens, there were a few things that became abundantly clear. Traditional TV remains the favored choice for kids of all ages to connect with content, but as they cognitively and developmentally grow, so do their media preferences.”

‘FarFaria’ Review And Giveaway (Parents Will Want To Enter!)


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Letting your kid use a tablet? Love reading to them while teaching them to read? Want to combine the two in one of the best ways possible? FarFaria has you covered! In one of the most creative children’s book distributions that I’ve seen so far it lets you break down the availability of books by both reading level and topic in what looks to be a fantastic recommendation system for a children’s book shelf. What is super cool is being able to view the books by type.

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Honestly this is probably my favorite part. My son likes certain types of books and since he’s still still young enough for us to be reading to him (but loves being read to) we can view them by type. Another fun bonus? Some of them are audio books that are done in a musical style. My son LOVES music so it really gets him into them. On top for the children who are starting to learn to read you can have the book be ‘read to you’ that highlights each word as it’s read which will help beginning readers who have an okay concept of letters and are starting to put words together. Awesome!

The reading level is actually a really neat feature which you can check out in practice below.

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The age group it is targeting is 2 to 9 year-olds and currently the application offers over 800 stories for your kidlets to check out and it looks to be adding at least 5 new ones each week. As an author, a father, and an avid reader I would love to be able to encourage reading in my child’s livelihood and I think that this might be one great way to do just that. With a huge variety of books at your fingertips with unlimited reading (in the paid version or a single book a day in the free one) this is designed to help designed to easily put a world of books at your child’s fingertips.

Features
● Unlimited reading from our library of more than 800 stories.
● Five new, engaging stories added every week.
● Interactive experience is fun for kids and easy for parents
● Every story can be read aloud with a Read-to-Me feature.
● Reading-level badge on every story cover.
● Offline access to read Favorite stories
● Search for books by genre, title or keyword
● Find books you already enjoy with Recently Read
● Book Club – connect with friends and family to get a list of reading recommendations from people you know
● No advertising. No hidden fees.

This is a pretty great service and if you want you can try FarFaria for Free from here: Download FarFaria and read one story every day for free with no obligation to pay. Unlimited access starts at just $4.99 per month.

App Store download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-childrens-books-farfaria/id491771721?mt=8

Google Play download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intuary.farfaria

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Enter To Win A 3 Month Subscription To FarFaria Today!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

‘Children Picture Book : Animals Tails’ Review

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So, kid’s and animals just go together hand in hand. I don’t think anyone who has had a kid can at all doubt that they are just enthralled by our four legged friends. It just seems natural.

That being said a book that deals primarily with not just animals but their tails that include some fun information on each animal (and their tail) as well? It’s clearly a win.

That being said there were some formatting issues on the book on various devices (I tried loading it on a S3, S5, Nexus 10, and a Kindle Fire.) It looks great on the Kindle but some of the text was chopped off or off page on the other devices. Not a big deal but depending what you are planning to read this on that could present an issue for you.

With that in mind I’m sure that a physical copy would make all of the difference in the world because the content itself is a sure fire hit. It’s just short enough to fit in before bedtime and just long enough to keep your kid’s attention. It’s cute, it’s age appropriate, if it wasn’t for the formatting on certain devices it would have 5 stars instead of 4.

Just as a head’s up I did receive a copy of this free for review.

Available on Amazon.

Synopsis:

This book describes animals and what they do with their tails. Join us and meet the Elephant, Giraffe, Fox, Cats and more.

The book is a great book for kids to read alone or with their parents.
The book contains great animals tails pictures.

Note:
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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