LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre provides plenty of attractions all under one roof, providing the perfect LEGO® playground for birthday girls and boys.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre provides plenty of attractions all under one roof, providing the perfect LEGO® playground for birthday girls and boys.
Monday, 25 April 2016
An internationally recognized expert on children’s yoga and the author of the bestselling and award-winning book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids — April 8 also marks the release of Teresa's perfect guide for parents and teachers to introduce yoga to even more children, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers [Stafford House Books, April 8, 2016].
Supported by Teresa’s contagious optimism and passion for her practice, she has immediate availability to speak in a feature/profile or expert commentary capacity on:
- The benefits of yoga for kids and how it differs from other forms of exercise
- How yoga can assist with childhood challenges, such as autism, ADHD, obesity, stress and physical disabilities
- Making the most of yoga as a family and in the classroom
- Basic guidelines of yoga for kids, including length and number of poses and sessions
- How yoga helps kids perform better in school
- Specific guidance for sharing yoga with babies and toddlers
- And much more!
A yoga teacher for over ten years and practitioner for over 30, Teresa Anne Power is an internationally recognized children’s yoga expert and the bestselling author of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids. Also available in Spanish, French, Italian and Danish, her book has won multiple awards including The Mom’s Choice Award, Family Choice Award, Living Now Book Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, and National Best Books Award. Since, Power has released yoga pose cards, a calendar, coloring book, posters and, coming in 2016, her newest book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. This guidebook is scheduled to be released on Kids’ Yoga Day, an inaugural international day Power created to celebrate the health and wellness of our youth worldwide through the practice of yoga. She has appeared on both local and national television and radio, and has been featured in/on Parenting Special Needs Magazine,Parenting.com, MindBodyGreen, Sirius XM, Glamour.com, Yogi Times, and more. She currently writes articles about children’s health and fitness on Examiner.com.
Power’s 10+ years of teaching young children yoga in schools, yoga studios, and local organizations has helped thousands of kids develop a healthy attitude towards their body. She has also spoken at numerous libraries, schools, yoga studio, and school conferences, volunteers her yoga expertise, and works with Children’s Bureau, Choose Health LA Child Care, Let’s Move West LA, Pathways, Connections for Children and the Neighborhood Youth Association. A graduate of University of Southern California, she earned her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and has a California Real Estate Broker’s License. In 2002, she completed a yoga training program with Indigo Yoga, and is a keynote speaker and teaches children’s yoga training workshops. She resides in Pacific Palisades, California, and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Education, Leadership and Change at Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Learn more at www.abcyogaforkids.com and connect with Power on:
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is set for release on April 8, 2016 and will be available for purchase at Amazon and other bookstores and yoga studios.
Yoga is not only fun but a great way to keep kids healthy and active. In a large group setting such as a daycare it is an excellent activity to encourage calm, relaxing ways of moving the body. This book is an excellent tool when paired with yoga games!
Friday, 22 April 2016
If you want to live an absolutely amazing life, you need to be healthy. Yet many people manifest signs of poor health. Whether it's chronic fatigue, joint pain, mood instability, or something else, the problems can be corrected through the implementation of sound wellness strategies. Rejuvenate with NAD IV Therapy; it is one of the proven wellness strategies that can significantly contribute to a healthier and more balanced life. This specialized treatment aids in restoring cellular function and metabolism, potentially alleviating a myriad of symptoms associated with poor health, such as fatigue and mood fluctuations. To get on the road to great health and fabulous living right now, implement the following techniques:
1. Invest In Home Renovation Services.
One of the best ways to improve your level of wellness is by investing in home renovation services. These services are powerful because they improve the aesthetic and functional appeal of your property, which can in turn make your life easier while simultaneously boosting your mood. There's nothing like coming home to a house that you love living in, so start taking advantage of this wellness strategy right now. You can learn more about home improvement professionals in your area and get your free estimate now.
2. Do Yoga.
In addition to investing in home renovation services, make sure that you start doing yoga. This form of physical activity will entail a wide range of health benefits, some of which include:
-lowered blood pressure
Additionally, yoga is an incredible stress buster, which is good news for individuals who lead a fast-paced lifestyle marked by ongoing work-related or personal anxieties.
One final technique you can employ to optimize your level of wellness is meditation. Meditation is a wonderful way to connect your mind and body, fight stress, and develop the ability to control your thoughts so that they direct you into peaceful, powerful living. There are numerous different types of meditation that you can engage in, and one of the more prevalent is breath-based. With this meditation modality, primacy is placed on slowly inhaling and exhaling. As this work is done, you should listen to the cadence and sound of your own breath. In addition to promoting a sense of calm, this mode of meditation can help improve your breathing quality.
If you're serious about leading a productive and positive life, wellness is not an option. It is mandatory. To start optimizing your level of mental and physical health right now, you can implement the wellness techniques listed here. In so doing, you'll likely find that you obtain the sustained sense of peace, love, and joy that you've always wanted!
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016
ELECTRO-KINDIE FOR ALL!
'CLUB CALLED AWESOME'
A NEW ALBUM BY THE SINGING LIZARD
SET FOR MARCH RELEASE
"Amazing enough on the ears that it deserves to be here, there, and everywhere families are looking for rad summertime mini jams."
-- Jeff Bogle, Red Tricycle
"Let me catch my breath! I just spent the past hour dancing it up to The Singing Lizard's hip techno flair CD, Make Believe ... Each song is a soulful pop adventure, and the lyrics are full of positive messages."As one of the first artists to combine original and traditional children's music with electronic, pop, and dance genres, Liz DeRoche (a.k.a. The Singing Lizard) moves listeners to the beat of an entirely new style she calls "Electro-Kindie." The Singing Lizard is thrilled to announce the March 25 release of her third album for families, Club Called Awesome.
-- Marcy Fisher, Our Kids
"The difference with her sound is that it's a grown-up, piano-based pop that would not be out of place on the radio next to such singers as Leslie Feist and Regina Spektor."
-- Phil Corless, A Family Runs Through It
Described as "Regina Spektor mixed with Daft Punk," The Singing Lizardis an electro-pop singer/keyboardist/drummer who creates seriously fun dance parties for all ages. Enthused Marcy Fisher of Our Kids, "Her songs will have you digging into your imagination and shaking your tail feather!"
Inspired by Radiohead, Daft Punk, and Bjork, Liz DeRoche wrote, recorded, mixed, and performed all the vocals and every instrument onClub Called Awesome. The thirteen original songs on the album are replete with highly imaginative, plot-driven lyrics, tight electronic elements, and anthemic choruses that touch on themes ranging from starting a club where everyone's invited, being yourself, and trying new things, to enjoying the outdoors and growing up.
Exhibiting a penchant for mixing mediums, Liz DeRoche has created a comic book to accompany Club Called Awesome. With text by Liz DeRoche and colorful illustrations by Marc Rene, the Club Called Awesome comic book encourages listeners to follow along as three young adventurers band together to start a club called Awesome, meet a robot named Beat Bot, make new friends, play games at the park, take a bite of something new, and celebrate every day.
The flip side of The Singing Lizard as a solo project for kids and families features Liz DeRoche performing and recording music for grownups withThe Pushovers (since 2009), Cane & the Sticks (since 2011), and Tom Goss (since 2013). Liz tours regularly with Tom Goss and, on his latest release, Wait, she played drums and piano/keyboard, as well as doing the vocal arrangements. She has produced several remixes for Goss, and on his upcoming album she sings back-up vocals.
A native of Western Oregon, Liz DeRoche traveled the world prior to settling down in Washington, DC, where she lived for eight years. Since January 2015 she has been happy to call the San Francisco Bay Area home.
Previous albums by The Singing Lizard include Make Believe (2013) andAlphaBeat (2010).
Club Called Awesome will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp, and at The Singing Lizard's live shows.
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CD Details: Club Called Awesome
Release date: March 25, 2016
For all ages, and especially for ages 2 - 7
Label: AlphaBeat Records
SRP: $15 CD; $10 digital download
Running time: 38 minutes
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The Singing Lizard Performance Highlights - March - August 2016
March 4 - The Duck Pond, San Jose, CA
April 6 - FamJam Music Series at Perch Coffeehouse, Oakland, CA - Album Release Show!
April 9 - Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland, CA - Album Release Show!
August 13 - Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater, Reston, VA
August 19 - Kidchella Summer Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA
August 20 - Mason District Park Amphitheater, Annandale, VA
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There is that one thing that no parent should ever allow their kids to say, and that is the phrase I’m bored. Jokes to the side, we all get a bit bored every now and then but every good parent should always have a few tricks up the sleeve when it comes down to situations like these. Moments of boredom are actually great opportunities to practice your skills, develop your talents or simply indulge in some creative arts and crafts. So, the next time your child expresses boredom, do not hesitate to propose some of these fun activities.
Organize a Music Gig
When the sun kicks in, the backyard makes a great venue for organizing small-time family concerts. All you need to do is set up a patio, assemble a few instruments, gather the artists and start jamming. Pots and pans along with cooking spoons make great drum sets, while containers filled with rice are good substitutes for maracas. And what is a band without a guitar player? Using only a shoebox, a pvc pipe and a few rubber bands you can make your own guitar from scratch.
One man’s trash is another one's treasure! Did you know that you can create outstanding jewellery pieces fit for royalty, just by combining some scrap pieces and household items? The best lesson you can teach your kids is that there are no bad moves when it comes to crafting. You can make exquisite jewellery using uncooked pasta, nuts, bolts, beads and even straws. Encourage your children to be creative and imaginative, to use lots of colour and to combine different pieces in order to create something memorable.
Slimy yet Satisfying
Sometimes it seems that the amount of mess they make is equivalent to the amount of fun they have. So why not enable your kids to make a bit of creative mess? Making colourful slime and goo is quite simple and yet fun and it makes a perfect blend of entertainment and science. You can make the slime mixture using only water and cornstarch. To add a bit more fun to it add food colouring or even glow in the dark paint!
After a long day of having fun every kid surely craves a bit of refreshment. This calls for another DIY project which can teach your kids their first culinary skills. Summer treats like ice pops, frozen chocolate bananas or ice cream sandwiches are delicious treats that kids absolutely love and with just a bit of help can learn to make them on their own. Lay out all the favourite ingredients on the table, melted chocolate, nuts, fruits and whipped cream and let your kids create their own version of fruit salads.
Another great idea for boredom busting but also a nice way to encourage your children’s artistic sides is to create an exhibition of all of their favourite works of art. Ask your kids to make drawings using gel pens and to craft adequate frames for their preferred pieces. After that you can easily create a special spot in the kid’s room to display all these projects for everyone to see.
There are countless of ways to have fun and to be creative. Whenever you catch a moment of free time, do not hesitate to indulge in some loving entertainment together with your children and to create, build, make and experiment using only a bit of supplies and a lot of imagination.
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Monday, 18 April 2016
For a young girl, there’s nothing quite like spending quality time with Dad, working on school projects with him, hearing his voice cheer you on at games, and running into his arms for a big hug after a long day. For his daughters, Sanjay Nambiar is that Dad and then some.
Sanjay, who is an author, is raising identical twin girls. To inspire them and others, he created the Super Duper Princess Heroes, a global cross-media brand that empowers girls through a universe of diverse characters, glamour, social awareness, and fun! He launched the brand with the award-winning children’s book, “The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started.” Now it is expanding and will soon offer additional books, interactive stories, animation, games, toys, and more.
Through the Super Duper Princess Heroes, Sanjay hopes to inspire girls to cultivate the super hero within, as the brand slogan proclaims: “Be You. Be Powerful. Be A Super Duper Princess Hero!” By combining cuteness with strength, charm with independence, and fancy outfits with dazzling super powers, Sanjay hopes to motivate his daughters and girls around the world to:
· Have a strong sense of self, individuality, and pride;
· Cultivate social confidence and emotional intelligence;
· Identify with stronger female role models in children’s popular literature;
· Take care of themselves and the world around them; and
· Find their inner “Super Heroes”.
As the girl power zeitgeist continues to captivate our cultural consciousness, it is refreshing and important to hear support for the movement from men as well as Additionally, the brand’s website also spotlights several real-life Princess Heroes, which makes it a perfect fit for Women’s History Month! For more information, please visit superduperprincessheroes.com.
About Sanjay NambiarSanjay Nambiar has written severAdditionallyning books, including “The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started”, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”, “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”, and “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”. Through his books, he hopes to inspire readers and convey positive messages to kids. Sanjay grew up in Carson, CA, where he overcame a gang- and drug-riddled environment with the help of a closely-knit family and a focus on education. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, with degrees in Economics and Neurobiology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA. Sanjay now is a freelance copywriter and lives with his wife and endlessly energetic identical twin daughters in Los Angeles, CA, where he sometimes bemoans the monotony of the pleasant weather.