Tips for the Easter Bunny
Easter is just around the corner, and the Easter Bunny is busy gathering ideas for gifts to leave in those Easter Baskets.
Here’s a few gems of Easter Basket gift ideas that are sure to educate and entertain the kids or grandchildren. Whether you’re a parent, or a grandparent, books, childrens music CDs and movie DVDs are always nice to tuck away for those April Shower rainy days!
The Tuneables Kids DVD
There’s no denying the value that music learning brings to a child. Now, for the first time, children can learn – really learn – music skills at home with The Tuneables!
Based on years of proven practical experience and research, this new 30-minute animated DVD/CD series, sponsored by the Music Intelligence Project, takes a unique approach to music education. Featuring great animation, children (ages 3-8; although my little guy loves it and he’s 14 months) are introduced to the magical world of Tuneville, where the delightful Tuneables characters encourage them to hear and sing tonal patterns in songs, develop their rhythmic skills, expand the range of their singing voices, and become immersed in the sounds and melodies of classical music.
This kids DVD provides critical learning experiences at a time when schools and other traditional sources are cutting budgets for music programs.
Dino Dan Kids DVD
Dinosaurs never lose their appeal to kids of all ages – but what makes the “Dino Dan” series unique is that it was developed under the guidance of paleontologists at Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. In fact, a real-life paleontologist at the museum named Dr. Don Henderson is the inspiration for the “Dino Dan” character!
Did you know that a Brachiosaurus weighed up to 80 tons and a T-Rex could eat up to 500 pounds of meat in one bite? Avid fans of “Dino Dan,” Nick Jr.’s adventure-filled live action/CGI series, do! Now, the popular “paleontologist approved” show is coming to DVD with “Dino Dan – Dino Trackers,” the premiere title in a brand new series from NCircle Entertainment.
The “Dino Dan – Dino Trackers” DVD contains five adventure stories featuring a boy nicknamed Dino Dan (played by Jason Spevack). He’s a curious 10-year-old who imagines there are real dinosaurs living all around him – but only he can see them! The DVD’s interactive bonus content adds to the enjoyment.
Available at a retailer near you including Walmart, Target, Kmart, Toys R Us or www.NCircleEntertainment.com.
Jamie and The Angel: Meeting Her Guardian Angel
First up is a body, mind and spirit childrens book by Carol Guy, “Jamie and The Angel: Meeting Her Guardian Angel” (Marvelous Spirit Press).
Beautifully illustrated by Richa Kinra, Jamie and the Angel is about children who are gifted in the psychic area. I’ve written here before that I, myself profess to have some sort of psychic ability, or Sixth Sense, if you prefer. Although my “gift” didn’t develop until I was older, children are capable of such intuitive insights also.
Written in an easy to understand prose, Guy tells the story of Jamie, an 8-year old girl who doesn’t understand why she feels different from her peers, until an Angel appears to help her by providing guidance. Appended at the end is a reference guide for parents.
Loving Healing Press
Gifts, Spiritual, Juvenile Fiction
Big Green Alligator Childrens CD
What child can resist entertaining must about Big Green Alligators? Lisa Weyerhaeuser (pronounced “Warehouser”), acoustic folk/pop artist, has produced a delightful Christian childrens CD, with music that is good and pure. Lisa is dedicating a portion of the CD sales to Teen Mother Choices International (www.TMCINT.org)
As a Professor of Adolescent Psychology with a Master Degree in both Religion and Counseling Psychology, Weyherhaeuser’s accomplishments give her considerable knowledge to create a children music project.
Featured Songs include:
*My Little Brother
*Be Careful What You Say
*Walk To the Edge of the Light
*Carry the Flame
each targeting children ages Pre-School through Kindergarten.
Visit: Blue Myrtle Kids
Strong Tree Productions
Audio CD (2009)
Benefited Reviewer. All opinions are my own.