Golden Shoes on DVD on October 6th + Reader Giveaway!

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A family friendly movie that combines faith and sports is arriving on DVD on October 6th!  Golden Shoesthe Dove-family-approved movie for ages 12+, is coming to DVD and On Demand Tuesday Oct. 6 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. In this inspirational film, Christian Koza (Fractured) overcomes numerous obstacles to achieve his dream of becoming a great soccer player. The film also stars Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Eric Roberts (The Dark Night, “Heroes”), David DeLuise (“The Wizards of Waverly Place”), talk show host Montel Williams, Aedin Mincks (“A.N.T. Farm”), with Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill Vol. 1Independence Day) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark).



For as long as he could remember, eight-year-old Christian Larou (Christian Koza) dreamed of being a great soccer player like his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. When his father is deployed to Afghanistan and his mother is hospitalized, he pours himself into the game he loves. With the help of some very special shoes, can Christian lead his team to the championship, inspire an entire nation, and bring his family together again?

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a copy of Golden Shoes AND a full-sized, Golden Shoes branded soccer ball!  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 10/26/15. Good luck!

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Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Coming to Nick Jr.

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, a brand new animated series for preschoolers, is coming to Nick Jr. this week! Made by the creators of children’s TV sensation Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is an International Emmy Kids Award-winning series – now making its way into homes in the U.S.

In the series, preschoolers join Holly, a young fairy princess whose magic doesn’t always go according to plan, and her best friend Ben Elf, who doesn’t have wings and doesn’t do magic (but is extremely good at making things!), as they embark on exciting adventures throughout the Little Kingdom and work together to fix magical mishaps all along the way.

The series premiere will also be available online at and on the Nick Jr. App starting Tuesday, October 6, along with special video clips from the show. Additional episodes of this charming new series will continue to roll out on Nick Jr. this fall!

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Royal Family Picnic

SPOOKtacular Giveaway Hop with YumEarth Organics Halloween Treats

Halloween is coming soon (at the end of THIS month!) and that means it’s time to get ready. To make it fun, we’re joining in with a lot of other great bloggers as a part of the Halloween Hop. Here at, that means we partnered with YumEarth Organics to tell you about a yummy option for this year’s Halloween treats!

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While we like for Halloween costumes and decorations to (sometimes) be on the scary side, it’s better to leave the scary ingredients OUT of our treats. YumEarth Organics Lollipops are made with real fruit juice and natural ingredients! They’re also gluten-free.  As an added bonus, they also contain 100% of your daily vitamin C in each serving. That means lots of yum with NO scary stuff.

YumEarth Organics Lollipops come in lots of mouthwatering flavors including very very cherry, too berry blueberry, strawberry smash, sour apple tart, pomegranate pucker, razzmatazz berry, mango tango and wet-face watermelon.

I’m usually not a big fan of lollipops and wasn’t in much of a hurry to taste out the samples from YumEarth the first time I received them.  But, as soon as I had one of the pomegranate pucker lollipops I thought,  “WOW – It is really good!”  It has a real fruit flavor that really stands out.  And they weren’t kidding when they put “pucker” in the name.  The tart taste gives it a great zing!  Soon after that I tried a razzmatazz berry lollipop – also yummy! I am now a fan of them all and have to be careful or there won’t be many of these left by the time the trick-or-treaters get to our door!

YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears halloween

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a bag of YumEarth Organics Lollipops and a bag of YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 10/15/15.  Good luck! (Once you enter our giveaway, be sure to check out the rest of the SPOOKtacular Giveaway Hop below!

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Welcome to the SPOOKtacular Giveaway Hop

Spooktacular Halloween Hop 2015

With Halloween being only a few shorts weeks away, we decided that a Hop to help you get ready was in order! This event will run from October 1 through October 15, that gives you enough time to hop on down the list and enter all the SPOOKtacular Giveaways for your GHOULS and GOBLINS! Each blogger is giving away prizes valued $15 or more.

Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in events like this one, visit Review Wire Media and sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids

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Little R is a BIG fan of Minecraft. If he were allowed to, I am sure he would spend entire days playing with only brief bathroom breaks and snacks (although he might even pass up the snacks). Minecraft does have its good points and it does help develop some crucial skills, but using that Minecraft interest to actually encourage other learning sounds even better.

Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. Here are a few Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids to help them learn new skills using a game they already love:


Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids

Youth Digital Discounted on EducentsYouth Digital’s Server Design: Learn to Code with Minecraft – Don’t just play, create! Kids ages 8 to 14 will learn the basics of one of the most popular coding languages in the world as they modify real Java code to build their own Minecraft server.

Youth Digital’s Mod Design: Learn to Code with Minecraft – This is a Java class for Minecraft kids ages 8 to 14. Youth Digital’s online tech courses provide a safe, engaging learning environment for kids to master new technology skills.

Learn to Mod Discounted on EducentsMinecraft Coding Camp –  In 4 weeks of this online afterschool camp, students in 3rd to 9th grade will learn the basics of coding through their favorite game.

Learn to Mod Minecraft  –  LearnToMod is a browser-based software that teaches students how to mod the PC-version of Minecraft®. Great for kids ages 6 and up!! More text is going to go here here here here.

All of these programs are offered on Educents at a discount. Click HERE to start shopping for your Minecraft kid. 

VeggieTales Snack Ideas Plus In The House Season 2 On Netflix

VeggieTales In the House Season 2

It’s time for a brand new season of the Emmy-nominated DreamWorks Animation original series VEGGIETALES IN THE HOUSE to premiere September 25 exclusively on Netflix. Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all your favorite Veggies are back for Season 2 filled with all new adventures.

Each fun-filled episode features important life lessons and inspirational messages, and will have kids laughing out loud and singing along to brand-new songs. These Veggies are always fresh – rooted in values and sprouting up fun!

This season, the Veggies meet new lovable friends like Callie Flower and Tina Celerina, adopt a pet guppy, invent a secret flavor of ice cream, sing silly new songs, see superheroes LarryBoy and Junior JetPack join forces and so much more.

To celebrate this week’s premiere, we have some fun (and healthy) VeggieTales Snack Ideas that you can download and print out!

Enter for a Chance to win one of 50 Potty Prize Kits from Kandoo

We have some potty training fun today! We’re teaming up with Kandoo to share some fun ways to celebrate the potty training process, plus giving you a chance to win one of 50 Potty Training Prize Packs.

Read on and then be sure to stop at the bottom of this post for your chance to enter to win one of 50 Potty Prize Kits from Kandoo!

As every parent can attest, potty training can be a process. We're here to make your job easier. Follow these four tips for potty training success, and you'll be doing the potty dance in no time.

Hosting your own potty training party is easy! Whether you’re getting your little one excited to start using the potty or you’re celebrating a big success, a potty training party can add some fun and excitement to the potty training experience.

1. Invite Your Friends

Hosting your own potty training party is easy! Whether you're getting your little one excited to start using the potty or you're celebrating a big success, a potty training party can add some fun and excitement to the potty training experience.

A party is always better with friends. Invite all of your potty training (or soon-to-be potty training) buddies, and get ready to have some fun.

2. Download our Toolkit

Hosting your own potty training party is easy! Whether you're getting your little one excited to start using the potty or you're celebrating a big success, a potty training party can add some fun and excitement to the potty training experience.

Our Potty Training Toolkit offers great potty training tips and tools to make using the potty a huge success in your house. Click here to download your free toolkit.

3. Play Potty Games

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Family Fun: Tugie and Sock Puppet Charades + Reader Giveaway

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Game night is always fun at our house.  Deciding what game we will play is usually half the fun! Sometimes we dust off an oldie, but this time we were able to try out a couple of  new games and change things up a bit. The two games are both Parent Choice Award Winners, so we were anxious to see how fun they were. Tugie was the first one and is for ages 5 and up.  The other one is called Sock Puppet Charades and is for ages 8 and up. I was a little worried Tugie would be too young for our family, but thankfully I learned right away it was not.

The first time it was played, our kids weren’t even home so it was just my husband and I. I laughed as my husband tried to make it more difficult and lined up the pieces, which was not necessary. Then when the girls were home we played it and we all decided it was indeed fun for almost any age. Probably too hard for younger than 5, but you never know… some of those younger kids are pretty smart and if they can follow directions and match colors they might be able to get the hang of it also.

Tugie Game + Reader Giveaway

Parents Choice – Gold, Dr. Toy’s 2015 Best Vacation Products, Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children’s Product. This is a game of balance and precision that will help develop fine motor coordination.


Straight from the Brain Workshop comes a new, exciting, tugger-ific game for the whole family; Tugie! Incredibly easy to play with a superb replay value, Tugie will delight every brain in your home. Players take turns rolling the die to see which color piece you need to tug from the Tugie Tower. Be careful! If any pieces fall while you tug, you must keep them and they count as points against you. The player with the least amount of fallen pieces at the end of the game wins! Your finesse and luck of the die are your friends in a rousing match of Tugie. At the end of each game, your family will shout a hearty, “Again!”

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The second game, Sock Puppet Charades had us laughing before we event started playing.  It was hard to keep a straight face looking at the fun puppets.  Just watching the person try to pick things up and act out with the puppets had us all rolling in laughter. A fun game!  This game, given the complexity of it I would probably stick with the 8 and up recommendation.

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Are you ready for the next hilarious party game that’s about to take the country by storm? Sure you’ve all played charades, and yes, it’s pretty fun, but straight from the minds of our brilliant Brain Workshop comes Sock Puppet Charades! Just like a game of charades…but with sock puppets! Brad Pupitt and Angelina Toelie are here to join in on the fun as you use a slew of props to act out the secret word. This imagination-bending party game will have you howling with laughter. Ya better hold on to your bunions, you’re in for a wild night with Sock Puppet Charades!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win their own Tugie. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 10/19/15. Good luck!


Free Fall Themed Printables for Kids

Free Fall Themed Printables for Kids

Fall is a great time for kids because of all the fun things like pumpkins, apples and Halloween. Kids love to color, do crafts and work on puzzles. Here are some places to find free fall themed printables online for kids.

Activity Village– Activity Village has a ton of autumn printables to keep kids busy. They have coloring pages like apples, leaves and scarecrows; printable crafts such as apple prints, leaf plate and scarecrow puppet and worksheets including autumn finger tracing, bonfire word tracing and four seasons handwriting.

Free Coloring Pages– Free Coloring Pages has lots of free printable pages to provide hours and hours of fun for kids. They have all kinds of coloring pages like boy gathering leaves, autumn scarecrow, girl raking leaves and autumn basket.

Enchanted Learning– Enchanted Learning provides kids with a variety of pages to print. They offer crafts like paper scarecrow and fall bulletin board; activities such as draw a scarecrow and draw and compare leaves; spelling worksheets including fall spelling word questions and unscramble fall words; printable mini-books such as Fall I See and Leaf Shape Book and math activities like leaf counting printout and scarecrow counting printout.

DLTK– DLTK is your home for all things fall-themed that can be printed out right from home. They have coloring pages such as autumn unicorn and kids playing with leaves; crafts like autumn lantern paper craft and hedgehog made with autumn leaves; recipes such as pumpkin soup and stuffed celery; worksheets like autumn anagrams and autumn mazes and games/puzzles such as autumn hangman and autumn tic-tac toe.

Crayola– If your kids love to color, Crayola offers a bunch of printable pages to color. They have pages like baking cookies with grandma, carving a pumpkin, football wide receiver and Thanksgiving turkey.


Newly Designed Baby Genius Learn & Grow Products + Reader Giveaway

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A BRAND NEW line of over 40 Baby Genius Learn & Grow Products have just launched today on!  As little ones transition from infant to toddler, every waking moment is an opportunity for discovery and development. The all-new “products with a purpose” from Baby Genius engage with kids at these critical stages in relevant ways to guide and encourage their development. They also offer parents the guidance they need to make every experience an enjoyable learning experience.

These new products incorporate a curriculum developed with early childhood development experts led by Stanford University Professor Emeritus Don Roberts that aligns with your child’s natural growth. Check out this video featuring Professor Roberts explaining the importance of interaction on a child’s development, and explaining the benefits of the Learn & Grow program:



Also new with these products is a bit of a refresh of the beloved Baby Genius characters thanks to renowned pop artist Todd Goldman, founder of apparel and accessories company David & Goliath.

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There is also an update of Baby Genius® music with a ROCKSTAR treatment by music industry veterans (and parents of four!) Ron and Stefanie Fair, who have written and produced for numerous multi-award winning artists, including The Pussycat Dolls, the Black-Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and others!

Whether you are looking for new products that will both entertain your own child and help them learn, or if you’re planning ahead for holiday gifts for the little ones on your give list, we have the inside scoop on some of the new additions to the Baby Genius Learn & Grow line:

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Baby Genius Colors and Shapes Soft Activity Book with Sound for Infants

  • Soft activity book that features shapes, colors, and electronic sounds
  • 7 different sounds, shapes, and colors are featured in soft book. Press fabric-covered attachment piece to hear sounds
  • Easily folds up and has ribbon ties for easy closure and loop for easy attachment to strollers and carriers
  • For ages 6-12 months. Encourages learning through repetition and develops coordination skills
  • As featured in the Baby Genius DVD Series
  • 7 different sounds, shapes, and colors are featured in soft book. Press fabric covered attachment piece to hear sounds


Baby Genius Talking DJ Interactive Hand Puppet with Electronic Sounds

  • 9.5″ Soft DJ Interactive Hand Puppet with electronic sound
  • Features 6 different electronic sayings, includes non-replaceable batteries
  • Easy for little hands to fully engage puppet
  • For ages 24-36 months, inspires imaginative play and storytelling
  • As featured in the Baby Genius DVD Series


Baby Genius: Favorite Nursery Rhymes

Animation and live action combine with classic nursery rhymes to get toes tapping and hands clapping. Favorite Nursery Rhymes features familiar classics like Old MacDonald Had a Farm; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; along with BABY.

BG-Musical BusWinfun Baby Genius and Winfun Baby Genius Musical Bus

  • Introduces Numbers 1 – 8
  • 1 Baby Genius Song
  • Built in handle with flashing light and moving wheels
  • 8 animal sounds and cheerful melodies
  • Baby Genius Characters DJ, Frankie, Oboe, Tempo, Lola, Vinko and Rosie

BG-ZakSippyCupZak! Designs Baby Genius Toddler Perfect Flo Sippy Cup with Curious Learner 123 Graphics, Double Wall Insulated Tumbler and Adjustable Flow Valve, Leak Proof, BPA-Free Plastic 8.7 oz

  • Sip lid adjustable flow cup is perfect for children beginning the transition away from a spout cup; holds 8.7-ounces
  • Patented Perfect Flo design adjusts the flow of liquid as child grows, twist adjust-a-flow valve to desired flow rate; no-spill leak proof design
  • Insulated double wall construction keeps drinks cold longer and prevents condensation on the outside of cup; table tops and other surfaces stay dry
  • Made of durable, break-resistant BPA-free plastic; Baby Genius art decal lasts wash after wash and promotes discovery and development
  • Dishwasher Safe; do not use in microwave


Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a Baby Genius® goody basket valued at approximately $70! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 10/12/15. Good luck!


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National Geographic Kids Books Reader Giveaway – Back 2 School Hop

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It is hard to believe that summer has flown by and the kids are back in school.  To get into the groove of the school year, we are joining in with a bunch of other awesome bloggers as part of the Back 2 School Giveaway Hop! The sponsor for the Jinxy Kids giveaway is National Geographic Kids Books and we have some awesome titles to tell you about!

The host of this event, The Review Wire, will be offering 4 prizes! 3 winners will each receive a Student All Star Set and 1 Grand Prize winner will receive a mix of products worth over $50.00 from TreeSmart. Make sure to swing over and enter to win!  Once you have entered the Jinxy Kids giveaway, be sure to enter at all the other blogs listed at the end of this post!

Back To School hOP 2015

Now on to National Geographic! This Fall, National Geographic is debuting several titles for kids of all ages and reading levels that are perfect for getting into the back-to-school groove and priced to NOT bust the back-to-school budget.

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