Planes Fire & Rescue – Race To The Rescue Activities #FireAndRescue

 

Dusty soars into theaters today so to celebrate his arrival we have some fun activities for you and  your family to enjoy this weekend!
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“Like” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes

 

“Follow” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures

 

Visit the website: www.disney.com/Planes

 

Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE now in theaters!

Meet The Boxtrolls Character Posters

 

Meet The Boxtrolls Character Posters

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From the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman, THE BOXTROLLS are coming to theaters on September 26th! Get to know Fish, Shoe, Sparky and the whole gang with these fun character posters!    

The Boxtrolls will be at Comic-Con International in San Diego, daring people to sample their bug-based diet with Chef David George Gordon’s bug and insect edible creations! Signed copies of character posters will also be distributed from The Bug Chef Food Truck at Petco Park on July 25-26 (schedule below)

IF YOU’RE AT COMIC-CON KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ROAMING LIFE-SIZED BOXTROLLS! SNAP YOUR PIC AND USE #THEBOXTROLLS

 

THE BOXTROLLS at Comic-Con:

FRIDAY, JULY 25

EAT like THE BOXTROLLS at The Bug Chef Food Truck!

Bug Chef David George Gordon will dare you to EAT LIKE THE BOXTROLLS as he cooks up some of his famous bug and insect edible creations

2:00PM- 4:00PM

Location: Petco Park

From 2:00PM-3:00PM Univision Radio will be sponsoring the experience and autographed Fish Posters will be distributed

           3:00PM-4:00PM Nerdist will be sponsoring the experience and autographed Shoe Posters will be distributed

 

Saturday, JULY 26 

EAT like THE BOXTROLLS at The Bug Chef Food Truck!

Location: Petco Park

From 2:00PM-3:00PM: Cinema Blend will be sponsoring the experience and autographed Oil Can Posters will be distributed

           3:00PM-4:00PM:  Coming Soon will be sponsoring the experience and autographed Sparky Posters will be distributed

THE BOXTROLLS releases in theaters on September 26!

 

Story: A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable

 

Writer: Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow

 

Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan           

      

MPAA Rating: PG                                                                

 

For additional information please visit: http://www.focusfeatures.com/The_Boxtrolls

To view the official trailer please visit: http://youtu.be/z3eHd87dx6M

 

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Sizzling $50 Gift Card Giveaway

 

Welcome to Imperfect Women’s Sizzling $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

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July is the hottest part of summer  *usually* but I can’t complain. We have hardly hit the 80′s.  In fact, last week we were in the 50′s.  It’s beautiful here in Northern Iowa/Southern Minnesota. We hope you are all having some hot summer fun!

Whether you are celebrating summer with great food, fun vacations or a walk in the park, we can all use a little extra cash to help us celebrate it in style!

One lucky reader will be able to choose from a $50 Target, Amazon or Paypal Cash Gift Card .

We also would love for you to stop by our #BestThingsAboutSummer Giveaway and check it out and perhaps join in on the fun! There are 10 great prizes to win!

One lucky reader will be able to choose from a $50 Target, Amazon or Paypal Cash Gift Card.

Just read the rules below and enter on the form that follows.

Good luck!

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Let the Gama Sonic Weston Series Lamp Light your Path

 

*I received a Gama Sonic Western Series Lamp to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. 

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GAMA SONIC is the world leader in solar lighting products for homes and businesses with over thousands of products installed worldwide.

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I love the small town I live in. We’re a farming community and it’s very quiet around here. Sometimes it’s almost too quiet like when I come home real late.  There are no street lights and it’s hard to find the lock when it’s dark outside.  I had been wanting to install a light and really didn’t know where to start.

We chose the Weston Series from the Gama Sonic website and I love it!

The Weston series post light fitter is the perfect way to accent your garden, while bringing in illumination at night.  

Features:

  • Elegant and Energy Efficient way to light your way
  • Motion Sensor for added security
  • 6 Super-Bright LED Bulbs are Powered by the Built-In, Solar-Powered Batteries
  • Automatically turns on and off, however, there is also a manual on/off switch for your convenience
  • Solar lamp lights have a durable, rust-resistant frame can be bolted down (bolts included)

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My sweet hubby installed it for me, but don’t let the tool box fool you. I think he just likes being able to take it out.  It was very easy to install and took him less than 10 minutes.

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I just love the way that it looks with the house.  It is solar charged and comes on automatically when the sun goes down.  It’s great that I don’t need to remember to turn it on (or off).

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It gives off quite a bit of light which is really great for when I get home after sunset. It makes it much easier to find my keys and get the door unlocked.

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Gama Sonic has several lamps and light posts to choose from.  I highly suggest checking them out!

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The Benefits of Aqua Aerobics

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The Benefits of Aqua Aerobics 

How does aqua aerobics lead to a healthier lifestyle? In more ways than you can imagine. From swimming to aqua jogging to water-based calisthenics, aerobic exercise in the water is an enjoyable, low-impact, yet effective form of exercise for the body and mind, and for young and old alike.

When some people think of aqua aerobics, a large pool filled with senior citizens in bathing caps comes to mind, and in one regard, this is accurate. But aqua aerobics isn’t just for the older set; elite athletes, including professional athletes, use various forms of water-based exercise to not only cross-train, but also recover or recuperate after injury or illness, thanks to water’s resistance properties and the cushion of buoyancy it provides for sore or weakened joints.

So just how does aqua aerobics lead improve health and wellness? Read on for a breakdown of all the benefits.

First: Do No Harm

Let’s face it: exercising on land has many benefits, like increased muscle tone and weight loss, but so does aqua aerobics—without the wear and tear to joints! In 2006, a study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness stated that 40 minutes of aqua aerobics per day, four days per week, resulted in the same amount of weight and body fat loss for participants as those who land-walked for the same amount of time and frequency. Water and land-based participants shed an average of 12 pounds and nearly 3.5% of their total body fat! At the end of the day, aqua aerobics is a safe, effective and best of all, low-impact way to burn fat, build muscle and do no harm to aging or recuperating joints. For people with chronic joint pain, and illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis, aqua aerobics is a soothing alternative to land-based activity.

The Power of Resistance

The beauty of aqua aerobics is that a simple routine of basic calisthenics and even yoga poses, when combined with water’s natural resistance, and/or some ankle and wrist weights, becomes a challenging workout for both your heart and muscles by simply adding the necessary equipment. Add an inexpensive buoyancy belt to the equation and the deep end of the pool becomes a perfect place to train for land-running competitions due to the fact that running form is easy to retain in the water.

Burn, Baby, Burn

While you may not notice a drastic increase in lean body mass, due to water protecting the body from the effects of gravity, water aerobics results in a slow and steady burning of calories. Combined with sensible eating habits (including both what and how much you consume) water aerobics combined with water weights can result in a 155-pound person burning about 150 calories in one 30-minute water aerobics session.

For the Neck Up!

By now, most people understand that aerobic exercise—on land or in water—contributes to lower levels of anxiety and stress, which leads to an improved overall mood and more sound sleep. That’s right: exercise is a stress buster that makes us feel good both during and after. Better yet, studies show that exercising outdoors has even greater mood-lifting benefits. When we are in nature and surround by the beauty of the great outdoors, our minds tend to notice our environment more than worrisome thoughts that try to creep in about what we are supposed to do at work tomorrow or should have done the day before. Factor in the rhythmic nature of swimming, or the calming (and cooling!) feeling of being submerged in water and moving one’s limbs against the gentle resistance that water provides, and the mental health benefits really begin to add up!

Try it for yourself and see how your body and mind can benefit from aqua aerobics!

Kaitlin Gardner started AnApplePerDay.com to further her passion for a family friendly, green living lifestyle. She is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Pennsylvania. She and her husband enjoy going for long hikes, to get out and enjoy nature. She is working on her first book about ways to live an eco-friendly, healthy, natural life.

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Win a Sphero

 

Sphero Giveaway

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Have you heard of the Sphero? I had not, but after reading Lori’s review over at a Day in Motherhood, I know I’d love to have one! Read on to find out more and find out how you can win one!

The first robotic ball that kids 8+ can control from my smart phone or their tablets, the Sphero rolls, jumps, spins, shakes and more with the control of a finger! Basically, Sphero melds the virtual world with reality, letting kids engage with technology like never before. And moms. Don’t forget moms!

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Who wants a SPHERO!?!?

(1) of my Readers will WIN a Sphero of their own!! A $130 value, you will get a Sphero and access to 30+ free apps! Just enter below and Good Luck!

Giveaway Open to US Residents, 18+. Giveaway Ends 7/28/2014. 

Cariloha COKI Sandals Giveaway

Cariloha COKI Sandals Giveaway
July 18-20, 2014
Open to US/CAN

These shoes are super comfy and perfect for summer! We’re giving away 3 pairs to 3 lucky readers! Read on to find out how to win. Good luck!

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One more super giveaway to support your shopping efforts for the Back-to-School. Enter to win 1 0f 3 Cariloha Coki Beach Sandals.

Named after some of the favorite Caribbean and Hawaiian beaches, Cariloha’s new bamboo flip-flops provide durable, built-to-last quality every step of the way. From street to shore, our bamboo flip-flops are the finishing touch for a full head-to-toe bamboo wardrobe, keeping your Cariloha lifestyle smooth and comfortable.

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Winning Moves Games Giveaway

 

Winning Moves Games Giveaway

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We love playing games here. These are some classics! Read on to find out more about how you can win this awesome prize pack!

Grow your game collection with Winning Moves Games. They have a great selection of classic games, like Twister, Yahtzee, Trouble, Aggravation and more. With their selection, you can easily plan a family game night or a Friday night in with friends and go back in time.

What you might not know about Winning Moves Games is that they have a close relationship with Hasbro. They also make and market their own games, including well-known titles like Scattergories, Parcheesi, Royal Edition, Classic Monopoly and more.

Follow Winning Moves on their Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages for the latest updates.

One lucky winner will receive a prize package with Super Big Boggle, the Scattergories card game and Classic Yahtzee. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on 7/31. Please enter on the Rafflecopter below.

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Win Mayapple Teethers – 2 Winners

 

Mayapple Teethers Giveaway

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Mayapple Baby is a family company that was started in 2011 by two parents, Melissa Huang and Mark Caldeira, living in Brooklyn, NY. They found the inspiration in their newborn daughter’s teething ordeal that year and created Mayapple Baby and its first teething toy line, Suri the Octopus™ and Friends teething toys.

Suri Teething Toys are rated as one of 10 Best Teething Rings by POPSUGAR and a must for any little one going through the ordeal of teething.

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+ Made with German medical-grade silicone

+ Choking hazard tested

+ Free of plastics, heavy metals, BPA, Phthalates and Nitrosamines

+ 3 months up

+ Each character has multiple sensory points and textures

+ Designed to reach both front and back teeth

+ Easy to grip and manipulate

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PLAY

+ Perfect marine theme play toy

+ Inspires imagination

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To Purchase you can head over to Amazon.com and get your little one some relief with this fun teether toy! Or 2 Lucky winners can get their hands on one set(RV$22) So head below for your chance to enter! Open to US &CA and ends on 8/2 at 11:59pm.

 

 

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The Boxtrolls at All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Finals

 

The characters from Focus Features new family movie The Boxtrolls will be participating in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 26th at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Fans will be able to meet The Boxtrolls, check out their custom-built car, watch exclusive sneak peeks from the movie and enter the Boxtrolls’ fantastical home environment with an immersive photo experience and get free Bxotrolls gear! More information in the press release below.
 
THE BOXTROLLS  releases in theaters on September 26th 
 
 

THE BOXTROLLS WILL ROLL AT THE

FIRSTENERGY ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY

 

MOVIE’S BOXTROLL CHARACTERS TO “RACE” CUSTOM-BUILT SOAP BOX CAR IN

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS AT DERBY DOWNS

 

AKRON, OHIO, July 17th, 2014 – America’s iconic FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby holds its 77th annual World Championship finals at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 26th – and characters from the Boxtrolls movie will be joining the fun, even racing down the track in their own custom-built car.  Focus Features, which releases LAIKA’s family event movie The Boxtrolls nationwide on Friday, September 26th, is partnering with the International Soap Box Derby and inviting families attending the World Championship to explore the fantastical world of The Boxtrolls as an official sponsor of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby.

 

At Derby Downs all day Saturday before the final races, fans will be able to meet the Boxtrolls, view the custom-built car on display, get free Boxtrolls gear, check out exclusive sneak preview clips from the new movie, and enter the Boxtrolls’ fantastical home environment with an immersive photo experience. Following the day’s interactive activities, quirky, mischievous creatures Fish, Shoe, and Sparky – in a racer powered by gravity and steered by the Boxtrolls themselves – will make their inaugural run on the speedway course in an exhibition race just before the Derby finals, with thousands of fans cheering the group across the finish line.

 

During the week-long festival,  interactive experiences will include Boxtrolls surprises at the Monday, July 21st “Rock the Rec”  event and the Thursday, July 24th “Topside Show,” at which the stunning custom-built soap box car from the world of the Boxtrolls will be unveiled.

 

The Boxtrolls join a long line of special guests at the Soap Box Derby in Akron who have included Presidents Nixon and Reagan, Academy Award winners James Stewart and Tom Hanks, and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. Thousands of local fans and visitors cheer racers from around the world who compete in a variety of divisions,  integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into an educational curriculum and event series.

 

Called “the greatest amateur racing event in the world,” the Soap Box Derby is the preeminent youth racing program, with the World Championship finals held each July at the world-famous Derby Downs in Akron. Girls and boys, ages 7-18, from throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries bring the racers they have built and driven to victory in their home communities.

 

The first youth Soap Box race in the U.S. was organized in 1934 by a Dayton-based newspaper photographer who expected 19 kids to compete. Instead, a staggering 362 kids showed up with homemade cars built of orange crates, sheet tin, wagon, and baby-buggy wheels to compete in what was to become the first Soap Box Derby.

The sport raced into its heyday over the next several decades, with Boys’ Life reporting in 1959 that 3,000,000 people participated in some form of derby activity each year, including over 160 local derbies and the annual All-American in Akron. For more on the Soap Box Derby and its history, visit www.AASBD.org and read the article at http://www.ohio.com/news/soap-box-derby/75-facts-about-the-all-american-soap-box-derby-1.320480.

Opening nationwide Friday, September 26th, The Boxtrolls (www.TheBoxtrolls.com) is a family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

 

Cariloha Bamboo Fitness Wear Giveaway – 3 Winners

Cariloha Bamboo Fitness Wear Giveaway
July 17-20, 2014
Open to US

How cute are these?  They’re fashionable and comfy and three of you are going to win your own! Read on to find out how. Good luck!

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One more super giveaway to support your shopping efforts for the Back-to-School. Enter to win 1 0f 3 Cariloha Bamboo Fit 1/4 zip Jackets.

Cariloha’s ultra-soft bamboo fitness wear is like no other on earth because it’s made of bamboo. Each item features the Four P’s to thriving while being active: Athletic Performance. Odor Prevention. Skin Preservation. Sun Protection.

Prize – CARILOHA Bamboo 1/4 Zip Fitness Jacket
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Cariloha Bamboo Wear Giveaway

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July 16-20, 2014
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Here’s another awesome giveaway for you! Read on to find how you can win. Good luck!

I hear whispers of the Back-to-School needs and wishes from all age groups. The kids are looking forward to that time, aren’t we all? To support our audience with some clothes, school supplies and all things that our kids need, we are starting our Back-to-School Support Campaign. Be on the lookout of giveaways and projects that will be posted here to help you all in small, yet effective ways.

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Today, we’d like to offer these amazingly soft and of new design Cariloha Bamboo striped shirts. Bamboo keeps you cooler than cotton and feeling as smooth as silk while holding bright colors longer than most other materials.
Wearing it to school would be stylish and comfy. Enter to win 1 of 3!

Prize – CARILOHA Bamboo Fit Striped Shirts
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Win a PRADA Handbag {$550 RV}

 

PRADA Handbag Giveaway

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I am beyond excited to be able to bring you this giveaway! I would *love* to own my own PRADA handbag and one lucky fan will actually have one of their own! That’s right, we’re giving one away! Read on to find out more. Good luck!

Prada. It’s a name that whispers luxury. It’s one of the top names in designer fashions. The high-profile brand has been featured on runways, in boutiques and become a name we all have come to love.
Whether you are coveting, or you own one or a few, one lucky reader is about to add to or start their Prada collection!
While women love Prada and other designer items, men love cars.
Men and women all love a great deal.

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Josh, with the help of CoPart, saved so much money on his BMW Z3 Roadster–he actually got it for free plus some spending cash. He shows you how in this video.
To celebrate, Josh is spending that extra cash on what women love, PRADA!!

ONE lucky reader will win an authentic PRADA Handbag!

ARV: $550.00

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Gardening Giveaway

 

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Disclaimer: This post was written by Shannon Fenix, a contributor on the site Mama Luvs Books. And the giveaway prizes will be awarded from Mama Luvs Books.

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I am loving living in the midwest and learning how to garden.  It’s so rewarding picking my own veggies. I’m really excited to be part of this giveaway.  Read on to find out more!

I am fortunate to enjoy a career as an occupational therapist for a large school district in Virginia. Not only do I love my job, but I also love the balance it affords me in my home life. Right now, I am enjoying spending quality time with my two kids (ages 5 and 2) over summer break. Now that the whirlwind of end of the year tasks and long awaited get-aways have come to an end, I’m faced with finding activities to fill these long summer days.
Over the school year, I was involved in planning and implementing outdoor learning activities for students with special needs. While cleaning out my office in late June, I came across my stackable garden pots. We had used these pots in the fall to plant an herb garden in the classroom. I immediately packed them up and brought them home with my own children in mind.
On one particularly hot and humid afternoon, my son and I set out to create our own herb garden for our home. I always find myself buying fresh cilantro and basil at the grocery store, so I decided this is what we would plant for our home garden. We went to our local home and garden store to select some herbs that were already growing and ready for transplanting. I also picked up some potting soil. At home I had all the other tools that were needed, which really was not much, just some scoops for the dirt and a garden hose.

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Once we got home my son went to work. He cleaned out the pots using a hose. He used a trowel to scoop soil from the bag and into the pots. And then he dug small holes in the soil in preparation for the plants. His absolute favorite part was removing the plants from their package and placing them into the soil. He also loved the responsibility of handling the plants with care and putting them into a container that was all his own.

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He also got to use scissors, which is awesome for most 5 year olds. My inner OT loves it whenever I can work school-related fine motor skill tasks into everyday activities.

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Once finished we gave our plants a good drink, and brought our containers onto the front deck where we stacked them and admired our hard work.

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So where to from here? I’m thinking watering the garden can become part of my son’s daily responsibilities. And, I’ve already got meals and snacks in mind that would be easy and engaging for my little ones to prepare.
I’m looking forward to the opportunity to share these simple garden activities with my kids this summer. Gardening is a great way to engage children in hands on experiences while learning about the world around them. Managing gardens teaches children about caring and responsibility. Harvesting and eating or using the foods we grow, helps children develop an awareness of healthy eating and appreciation for their hard work.
If you are interested in garden tasks with your little ones, or learning how to use gardens therapeutically with children with special needs; my colleagues and I collaborated to create a book entitled “Growing Plants, Functional Skills, and Communication Skills in School Gardens.” For more information about the book follow the link: www.growingschoolgardens.com. This book can also be purchased on Amazon.
Giveaway: To WIN a signed copy from one of the authors, all you need to do is fill out the easy Rafflecopter below. You will receive the signed book and a $10 Amazon Gift Code. Winner must be 18 and older and US only. Giveaway ends 7/26/2014 at 11:59pm.

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Big Hero 6 New Trailer

 

I told you all about the new Big Hero 6 movie and now you can find out more about it with the brand new trailer!! Read on to find out more 

The new trailer for Walt Disney Animation’s BIG HERO 6 is now available.

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BIG HERO 6 (In 3D)

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Genre:                                      Animated Action/Comedy/Adventure

Rating:                                      TBA

U.S. Release Date:                    November 7, 2014

 

Voice Cast:                               TBA

Director:                                   Don Hall, Chris Williams

Producer:                                  Roy Conli

 

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 

 

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. 

 

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who’s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and a diverse group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes.

 

Notes:

·         “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

·         Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.” Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

·         Producer Roy Conli counts among his credits Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 hit “Tangled,” as well as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”

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With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.