Get Ready for the NEW LeapTV from LeapFrog

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We are already big fans of LeapFrog.  (You can see our recent LeapPad 3 review here.)  Sooooo, we were really excited to hear about the new LeapTV gaming console!  This new system is specially made for young kids and has  three ways to play:  Body Motion, Pointer Play and Classic Control. The games feature kid-friendly themes to keep your kids engaged and actively learning and also adapts and grows with them as they age and advance.


The LeapTV gaming console will be available for pre-order beginning September 2.


Alexander Printable Activity Sheets We are getting closer to the release of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, based on the beloved children’s book. To keep us going in the last couple months until we can actually see the movie in the theater, we have some super fun activity sheets! One of these is even a recipe that you can help your kids prepare. We have: Horrible Birthday Cake Activity Sheet Hide and Seek Game Ben Cooper’s Crustless Quiche Recipe Alexander Door Hanger Activity Alexander Baby Trevor Activity Sheet So, where is the first place you’re going to hide your kangaroo?


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Take the Fake or Fact Bug Quiz & Enter to Win a Back-to-School Prize Pack


Kids love bugs, right?  They are quite fascinating when they are so small and each type has so many unique qualities.  I personally think they are GROSS, but I’m not a kid.  There are also lots of myths about bugs out there.  Do you know which ones are fact and which are fake?  You and your kids can take Orkin’s Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake™ Quiz to test your knowledge.  Be sure to watch every clip for the scoop on these infamous bug myths.

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Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win an official Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK. The price pack includes:

- Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible)
- Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler
- Orkin Drawstring Bag
- Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen

To enter, just try the The Orkin “Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake” quiz above and then complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 8/29/14. Good luck!

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Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Fact or Fake School Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle To The Finish DVD Reader Giveaway


Hey Power Rangers fans!  There is a brand new adventure coming your way! When the planet faces its greatest threat, Earth’s defenders never surrender in the final Power Rangers Megaforce epic battle, Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle To The Finish. This latest Power Rangers extravaganza features the four final episodes of the 20th Power Rangers season and just arrived on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand this week from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. As the Rangers battle to save the planet, the Megaforce team faces Vrak, Metal Alice and The Messenger in an intense battle that threatens all of mankind. The DVD also includes a Zord Gallery.

In the shadow of an impending alien invasion, Troy, Noah, Emma, Gia and Jake must battle their greatest enemies in four final duels! With the help of Robo Knight, the Ultra Gosei Great Megazord and all of their Power Cards and Morphers, the Power Rangers race against time to defeat a reborn Admiral Malkor, a giant Metal Alice, the transformed Cyborg Vrak and a powerful new alien called The Messenger!

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win their own copy of Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle To The Finish.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 9/4/14.  Good luck!

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Enter to Win a Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack – 5 Winners!

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With a chance to win this Reebok giveaway, going back to school just got wickedly awesome! Five lucky winners will each receive the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack: the limited edition Maleficent Top Down Sneaker, a Disney Maleficent Backpack & Beanie, and a $100 gift card! Bring a little of the dark side to the first day of school! Contest ends 8/20, so get your entry in today!

While you’re back-to-school shopping, don’t forget to check out all of the Disney-themed Reebok shoes to find this year’s new favorite pair for your little ones!

Shark Word Find Puzzle – Perfect for Shark Week!

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It’s Shark Week! Discovery Channel is once again filling the week with shows about sharks and everyone is either fascinated of frightened by these creatures of the sea.

If you’re using this as an opportunity to learn more about sharks, or just as an opportunity to have some fun, here is a Shark Word Find Puzzle to help add to the week. It’s filled with 19 words about sharks and types of sharks. Just click HERE or on the image above to print. Have fun!

Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Ravensburger Puzzle Reader Giveaway



If your kids have quickly become fans of the latest PLANES movie, Disney Planes Fire & Rescue, you’ll want to take a look at Ravensburger’s all-new Disney Planes Fire & Rescue assortment. There are four puzzles in this new collection, all based on the Disney Planes Fire & Rescue animated movie. Each puzzle is geared toward a different age with Ravensburger’s Pefect Age Fit.  With this system, the size of the puzzle piece decreases while the number of pieces per puzzle increases with each year of a child’s age.

The Disney Planes Fire & Rescue collection includes:

• Planes: Fire & Rescue: Real Rescue Planes – 3 49-pc puzzles of the three main character planes – Dusty, Windlifter and Blade Ranger. Ages 5+, SRP $11.49
• Planes: Fire & Rescue: Fighting the Fire – 100pc XXL Puzzle the measures 19.5″ x 14.25″ when completed. The image is a mid-air scene of the character planes. Ages 6+, SRP $13.49
• Planes: Fire & Rescue: Always In Action – 2 24-pc puzzles that when completed measures 10″ x 7″. One scene depicts the fire house with the helpful fire rescue vehicles, and the other of the planes in flight. Ages 4+, SRP $11.49
• Planes: Fire & Rescue: Glorious Rescue Team – a 150pc XXL Puzzle with finished dimensions of 19.5″ x 14.25″. The scene is of the airborne planes and the fire rescue vehicle on the ground. Ages 6+, SRP $13.49

All four of these puzzles feature beautiful artwork depicting scenes from the movie, featuring your child’s favorite characters.  They are bright, beautiful and a lot of fun!

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Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win their own Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Ravensburger puzzle.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 9/9/14.  Good luck!

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Green Kid Crafts Monthly Creativity and STEM Science Box Subscriptions $10 Off Coupon Code

To celebrate the back-to-school season, Green Kid Crafts is offering a great sale!  Green Kid Crafts is a monthly Creativity and STEM Science Box subscription service providing all the hands-on materials needed to inspire creative and educational fun. Plus, they also offer tons of single boxes with themes like Kitchen Science, Ocean, Mad Scientist, Nocturnal Animals, Green Energy, and much more. We don’t often see a coupon for the longer-term subscriptions, so this is a GREAT chance to get a deal on those! Use code “BACK2SCHOOL10” to save $10 off any subscription, plus receive bonus welcome materials and activities. All new subscriptions ship for FREE! New subscribers only. Offer expires 8.31.14.

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WordGirl Season 7 Kicks-Off on PBS Kids + Reader Giveaway

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Hey WordGirl fans, it’s time to get ready to embark on electrifying, brand-new, word-fueled adventures with WordGirl, the Emmy Award-winning animated TV series from Scholastic Media, for its seventh season, which debuted on Monday on PBS KIDS (check local listings)!

The new season has begun with a week of five “brain-ier” than-ever episodes – each inviting kids to join WordGirl and her friends as they fight the “cheesy” tactics and dastardly tricks of local villain Dr. Two Brains, while learning new vocabulary words all along the way! To help keep kids’ minds in gear and their vocabularies growing all summer long – and to get them set for all-new word-driven hijinks – here are some tips inspired by WordGirl’s Word of the Month for August: CLEVER!


Check out these fun tips to make reading fun and help your children learn to love it!

Find the word! – Turn reading into a fun game for your child! Host a reading-based scavenger hunt and ask them to find the nouns, adjectives, or rhyming words in a book. And, before embarking on your road trip this summer, give your kids a list of words and challenge them to check off each one as they spot it from the car window.

Solve the puzzle! – It’s important to keep your child’s mind working, especially during the summer months, and one super way to do it is by working on logic puzzles together. Purchase crossword puzzles and word search books, find free printable puzzles online – or even create your own!

Make it a reading challenge! – Reading is rewarding for kids of all ages. Create a log of the books your child reads this summer. During the school year and all year long, continue to track the titles your child completes. For each book they finish, reward them with a special sticker. Add to the challenge by asking them to pick out a word they don’t know from each book they read and look it up together in the dictionary. See how many books they can read – and new vocabulary they can learn – in just one week or month!

Spell it out! – Throwing a mini spelling bee into the mix is a great way to test your child’s spelling ability. Say a word and ask them to spell it out. Then, go around the home, the park or the supermarket asking them to spell each item you point out!

And don’t forget to tune-in to Season 7 of WordGirl, August 4 on PBS KIDS (check local listings) for more word-powered fun!

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Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a special WordGirl prize pack.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 9/4/14.  Good luck!

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Back-to-School with Scholastic Reader Giveaway


I am so shocked to see all the posts on Facebook about people who have kids already starting back to school! I’m used to school starting around Labor Day, not the very beginning of August! Whenever it is that school starts in your area, it is time to get ready for the back-to-school season. You can add some more fun to your new school year with this brand-new collection of imagination-inspiring, brain-boosting products from Scholastic, the most trusted name in learning!


With affordable prices all at $6.99 or less, you can find these items at Walmart and Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. All-in-all there are nearly 30 innovative educational items in the collection, from sequencing puzzles and pocket charts to matching games and learning cards, and much more! Included are:

  • Preschool Games: These interactive parent-child learning games help kids practice basic alphabet, math and word skills. Each comes packaged in sturdy re-sealable foil bags and includes 96 full-color game pieces and instructions. Available in the following themes: Alphabet, Math, Sight Words, Blends and Word Families.
  • Bingo: Children can build important fundamental skills while playing a fun game of Bingo! Each game includes four double-sided playing boards, call cards, bingo chips and instructions. Themes include: Alphabet, Colors & Shapes, Rhyming Words, Sight Words, Time and Money.
  • Spinner Learning Games: These fun interactive games help kids learn basic color, alphabet, and counting skills. Each game includes one spinner, four playing cards, and plastic playing pieces (number of pieces varies by style). Available in Color Matching, Alphabet Matching and Counting.
  • Learning Cards: Each set includes a dry erase marker and 26 double-sided dry erase cards, with a plastic ring to keep them all together! The dry erase surface and marker allow kids to practice over and over! Learning Cards come in two “subjects”: ABC’s Learning Cards: Build letter recognition, handwriting and basic phonics skills; Math Learning Cards: Build number recognition, counting, handwriting, and basic math skills
  • Pocket Charts: With this double-sided pocket chart easel, kids can learn basic alphabet or number and word recognition through associating a letter with the appropriate word and picture. Cards slip easily into clear pockets to visually display the number, word and picture associations! The Alphabet version comes complete with 26 alphabet cards, 54 word cards and 54 picture cards; the Math version includes 20 number cards, 20 word cards and 20 picture cards, as well as 87 equation cards for extra math skills-building!

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Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a  “Back-to-School with Scholastic” prize-pack including one of each of the new items described above (styles may vary).  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 9/3/14.  Good luck!

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