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(Video) Dancing Hotdogs Dr. Seuss’ Cat-ebration!

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Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador, received a screener and PBS KIDS Cat-ebration package.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. March is National Reading Month, however, every day, every month in every year is reading appreciation time at the Dancing Hotdogs household.  Eddy and I love love love to read and want to instill that into our growing boys by reading together. Some tips for raising a lifetime learner? Establish a reading routine early! They may be just a few days old but as you hold your little one read or sing to them. Bond over a great book and start your own family book club. Incorporate reading and literacy into your adventures. Head to the library, book store, or read out loud to another lifetime learner who may not be able to due to illness. Have books in one key location and accessible for your kids to sit and enjoy for hours. Incorporate fun into reading like hosting an educational play date or birthday party! Everyone … [Read more...]

(Video) PBS KIDS Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration

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Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador, received a screener and PBS KIDS Cat-ebration package.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. Seuss! Today is your birthday and we celebrate you and all your zany brilliance! To honor your birthday we may: Wear tall silly hats Make sounds like Mr. Brown Eat plenty of green eggs and ham Take our pet fish for an adventure Talk in rhymes all day long Really the possibilities are endless! Looking for educational ideas to celebrate? Head over to http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/index.html there are games, printables and of course, plenty of educational entertainment. On Monday March 3, 2014, PBS KIDS and Cat in the Hat celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration” an all-new one-hour THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! Special. Check out the trailer. New half-hour episodes also premiere on Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5. The new episodes follow the Cat, Nick and … [Read more...]

(Video) PBS KIDS Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Adventure Camp Premieres Jan. 20, 2014

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 Image credit: TM and © The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved. Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador and received a screener package.   As always, my post is my unbiased opinions. Looking for quality entertainment to watch with the kids next week? On January 20, PBS KIDS will premiere “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp,” an all-new, one-hour special from The Jim Henson Company’s hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. That is right, Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don will go on four new adventures with the help of Mr. Conductor and the Dinosaur Train as they explore erosion, tree lines, rainforests and canyons. ADVENTURE CAMP: RAFTING Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don go river rafting for the first time at Nature Adventure's Tracking Camp.  Their old pal Jess Hesperornis meets up with them and they all learn about erosion and the importance of rivers, before finishing up their adventure by cruising through some rapids! ADVENTURE CAMP: MOUNTAIN CLIMBING For their second outing at … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Train: I Love Dinosaurs DVD Review

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  Image courtesy of PBS KIDS Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador and .I received this DVD for review purposes.  As always my post is my unbiased opinions. I remember when PBS KIDS first released a Dinosaur Train and kids just went crazy! Since I did not have kids at the time, I did not know, the joy and scientific discovery that was Dinosaur Train. Now with Rock and X, we can just not get enough of it and we are not alone. More than 10.8M households tune in to watch according to Nielsen ratings. Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking.  Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology.  The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs and has the … [Read more...]

(Video) Holiday Cheer Programming with PBS KIDS

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  Image courtesy of PBS KIDS Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador for 2012 and 2013. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. Holidays are practically here and to get you excited for the holiday season and to start sharing Holiday Cheer PBS KIDS has some fantastic family friendly programming to get excited for the season starting with THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS on Wednesday, November 27. Educational entertainment continues for several weeks so check your local listings so you do not miss all the fun!  THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS! – Airs on November 27, 28, 29, 30 and December 1, 13 and 24 A PBS KIDS holiday tradition, this adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down, and they depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to … [Read more...]

(Video) Curious George: A Halloween #BooFestPBS #LatinaBloggers

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Image courtesy of PBS KIDS Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador for 2012 and 2013 and this is compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and WGBH where I received the Curious George DVD and goodies. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. Yesterday, Rock, X and I headed to the Good Morning America set to meet Curious George and carve some George inspired pumpkins to celebrate the first-ever Curious George Halloween special A Halloween Boo Fest which will debut on PBS KIDS, October 28, 2013. Image courtesy of PBS KIDS Check us monkeying around on the set. Have you seen the trailer? Unfortunately, the segment got rescheduled, however, thanks to the fabulous Latina Bloggers Connect I got a Curious George package to host my own Boo Fest screening with my little men. We where we went bananas over our Curious George Masks while having George’s favorite snack; bananas of course!   Synopsis: Halloween is almost here and George … [Read more...]

(Video) PBS KIDS PEG+CAT Great Banana Fruit Salad with Dancing Hotdogs

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  Image courtesy of PBS KIDS Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador for 2012 and 2013 and received a PBS KIDS PEG+CAT package with a prescreener and gift card. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. Are you back into the swing of Fall and Back To School? The Dancing Hotdogs family is getting there. We are adjusting to Rock going to school all day and X is starting his two year old program. One challenge I am undertaking this Fall is changing up our dinner schedule.  I do not know about you but I definitely get into a food rut. Meatloaf, pasta night, Chicken something, Pork something and repeat week after week.  All our meals are nutritious and good but it definitely gets boring.  That is why I am especially happy with the latest PBS KIDS partnership. PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market® have partnered to offer families tools to support healthy eating. Designed to leverage the educational content of PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market’s commitment to nutrition, the … [Read more...]

(Video) Celebrate Sept. 2 #NeighborDay with Daniel Tiger and PBS KIDS

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Image courtesy of PBS KIDS Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador for 2012 and 2013 and received a PBS KIDS Daniel Tiger package with a prescreener of special programming along with other goodies to celebrate the day. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. So how did your kids do on the PBS KIDS Summer Reading Challenge? I hope they ROCKED it! My sons and loved the educational summer learning resources but now it is back to school in Connecticut! Today was the first day and Rock had an amazing time but poor little kindergartner came home at 3:15 all tuckered out. Tomorrow another school day and then a long holiday weekend! We have lots of fun activities planned but one definite on the list is watching PBS KIDS and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to celebrate Neighbor Day this Labor Day! We got a prescreener of the special programming and we cannot to see the official national showing. Check out this PBS KIDS trailor. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Neighbor Day -  … [Read more...]

(Video) Combat Summer 2013 Slump with PBS KIDS Summer Learning Resources

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Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador for 2012 and 2013 and received a PBS KIDS Summer Reading Challenge play date package with all goodies in the video. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. It’s July 1st! Whoo HOOO! Depending on where you are in the country your kids have been out of school for a week or a month! I hope you are making the most of your summer and if you are looking for some educational fun head over to http://pbskids.org/ and http://www.pbs.org/parents/ for some great ideas to celebrate 4th of July and keep your whole summer educational. Since Monday, June 3 (check local listings), PBS KIDS has themed programming to inspire children ages 2-8 to explore and learn. Each week will feature episodes from a different PBS KIDS series.  We just finished MARTHA SPEAKS “Puppy Week,” but there still a few weeks left with our favorites like CURIOUS GEORGE – “Creative George Week,” starting July 1, DINOSAUR TRAIN – “Dinosaurs A-Z” starting July 8 and DANIEL TIGER’S … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day with PBS KIDS and Curious George Special

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® & © 2013 Universal Studios and/or HMH. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PBS KIDS ® Public Broadcasting Service. FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY Earth day is just around the corner and you want to join me, a PBS Kids VIP, and your favorite curious monkey as Curious George Swings into Spring on Monday 22, 2013. Check out this trailer. We got a chance to review the special when it was released on DVD and the whole family fell in love with the dachshund musical number and all the fun George and Hundley had. You know it must be springtime if a curious monkey named George is dancing on the balcony at sunrise! The Man with the Yellow Hat is sure that George has spring fever, and he takes George to the park to experience all the wonders of spring. George is so excited about spring that he wants Hundley to have spring fever, too, but Hundley and the Doorman are busy trying to win the Mayor’s spring cleaning prize. When a broken water pipe floods the building, Hundley has to stay with George … [Read more...]