Living With Autism: A Parent’s Perspective has been given the opportunity to give away a family pack of four tickets to Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite to be shown at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton NB on December 26th. The tickets are for the 4PM showing.
Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite - the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s brand new musical production Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Ruby is busy trimming the tree, while Max is chasing the delicious scent of Grandma’s freshly baked gingerbread cookies! A knock at the door reveals a huge parcel from their Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. As the package is unwrapped, Ruby realizes that each new toy is from the story of the Nutcracker Ballet, including a Nutcracker doll! As grandma reads the story of the Nutcracker, their imaginations whisk them away to a magical land where they become characters in the beloved ballet. Dancing, singing and delicious treats follow, as the bunny pair experiences the wonder and excitement of the classic Nutcracker story. Whether it was the sweets, or their lively imaginations, the bunny siblings head off to bed with visions of candy canes dancing in their heads!
Set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky as well as delightful original songs, this 90-minute event boasts captivating original choreography by Patti Caplette – who has professionally danced in over 100 ballet performances of the Nutcracker with Canada’s leading dance companies: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet – beautiful costumes by designer, Anne Armit, and breathtaking sets by Gemini Award winner, Brian Purchaluk.
Max & Ruby originated as an enchanting book series by Rosemary Wells, and has sold over 3 million books worldwide. Making their television debut in 2002, Max & Ruby’s playful high jinks are enjoyed by children around the world including Canada, U.S., Finland, France and Sweden.
We are giving away a set of four tickets to the show as well as a secondary prize of a DVD and Book
All Entries Will Be Verified
Open to Residents of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI. Must be able to pick up the tickets at the box office the day of the show.
If you wish you can also order tickets at the capitol theatre box office or https://www.capitol.nb.ca
FoxMind Games has developed a number of new games over the years. One thing that I have found with all of the games that they have allowed me to review is that without fail each of the games I have looked at from them has had evolving levels of play. They have all progressively got more and more difficult as the kids learn better how to play with them.
This game was even given an award for being one of the top 10 educational games by Dr. Toy- USA
Once again my children were given the opportunity to play a game that they totally enjoyed, while I could sit back and watch them learn while they enjoyed themselves.
In general this game is something every parent loves, educational, and fun both.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the now acclaimed game Logix (and its successor Meta-Forms), we returned to our secret kitchen and baked Smart Cookies! 64 fresh, brain boosting logic puzzles offered in an enticing cookie format. We’ve tweaked our recipe to further challenge developing young minds that will eagerly snack on these delicious puzzles.
Players use logic clues to place 9 cookies on the playing tray. As players progress through the gradually evolving levels of deductive logic, they develop and strengthen their reasoning skills and verbal expression. A great calorie-free treat for the mind!
“Smart Cookies challenges players to reason logically and systematically while having fun. These are skills that are essential for learning most subjects. The puzzles use visual clues and an appealing cookies design to guide players to advance at their own pace and explore logic concepts that are gradually more challenging.”
Jon R. Star Ph.D. Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
- 9 cookies (in 3 shapes and 3 flavors/colors)
- 1 playing board
- 1 booklet that includes 64 puzzles and their solutions
- How to play instruction booklet
The Foxmind Games Website
Enter To Win Your Own Copy of Smart Cookies All entries will be verified Open to Canada Only
My children are huge fans of all types of games. Every morning before breakfast at least one game comes out so that they can play. I like the idea because they are not on computers, not stuck watching TV etc. They are learning a little more each day.
When FoxMind Games sent me this game for a review they were pleased at the opportunity to have a new game to add to their collection, but most importantly they were thrilled with the fact that no matter how long they played the game, it just kept getting a bit harder and a bit harder. It makes the game one for kids of all ages, simply because as they get better and better the game challenges them more and more.
How To Play Dig It
You are a dog at the park. Your goal is to dig for bones. As you seem to be a creative, intelligent and determined dog, you should be up for the challenge! So shift, turn and flip one patch of grass at a time until you have fully revealed the crunchy delicious bone you’ve been dreaming of for the last few minutes! The game includes a spiral booklet with progressively evolving challenges and a smartly designed box to easily store the game. Dig It Is recommended for Children age seven years and over.
It’s also available to download at the App store.
I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
1 Girl Nation
When I first started listening to some of the music by 1 Girl Nation I was skeptical. I am not a huge fan of either boy bands or girl bands and so was unsure how the music would play out.
The first thing I noticed was my four year old dancing along to the video and trying to copy the actions, the second thing I noticed was my son coming to look over my should to take a look and see what the video was all about.
Overall I found 1 Girl Nation to be surprisingly good. What they produced not only in the video but in their music overall was a very interesting sound that was easy on the ears and still was able to get their message across.
I have over the years spent many hours watching and enjoying things like the Gaither Gospel Hour some of their large Christian music productions (even though I am not an overly churchy person) however the music has always been something that appealed to me.
This group of girls has successfully put themselves forward as a group that can achieve the same level of success but with a far younger audience, they have a sound that young people listen to and enjoy (as my kids quickly showed) and they also manage to put their message out in a way that the young people will actually listen to.
This was a surprisingly good album and something I would recommend for anyone trying to teach their children Christian or Gospel music.
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And for one lucky reader we even have a copy available (open to US and Canada Only)
Contest Ends December 5