With the holiday season upon, I have one thing on my mind! Well two things. Christmas cookies… and what to get my son for the holiday. Luckily, I don’t have to spend too much time thinking (and can spend more time enjoy those Christmas cookies) since I know there is the gift my son always enjoys… books! Even at 5 years old, he loves loves loves combing through books. Sure he’s still learning the read, but he enjoys looking at the photos, and of course, asking me tons of questions while I read to him. He’s at the age where he wants to soak up as knowledge. Thanks to National Geographic Kids, giving the gift of knowledge is quite simple this year with their selection of amazing books.
Yesterday National Geographic announced a number of family bloggers who will participate in the National Geographic Kids Insider brand ambassador program for the 2016-2017 yearlong assignment. I am beyond thrilled that my name is included on that list! We are such huge fans of National Geographic, especially my little nature-lover/scientist/wannabe space explorer.
As you can probably tell, we are HUGE Marvel fans around this blog. (Why yes, we will be watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D tonight). So we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about this awesome contest going on…
Marvel Studios, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, National Academy of Science, Girl Scouts USA and the El Capitan Theatre have all teamed up together to host Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE!
The ADVENTURE is an amazing program geared towards high school aged girls in efforts for them to discover their potential in the world of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, just like Jane Foster in the THOR movies. The finalists for the program will get to head to California for behind-the-scenes tours of the labatories, and more. Even more awesome… the whole trip will be filmed for the Ultimate Mentor Adventure documentary short! How cool is that?
Click HERE to apply for the ADVENTURE!
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Watching my son grow from a baby into a little boy has been such a fun and thrilling journey. It’s hard to believe that next month he will be 2 and a half years old! I’m always on the lookout for toys that are not only fun and keep his attention during playtime, but also have an educational and learning aspect to help his mind grow. VTech’s Cody the Smart Cub™ could not have arrived at our doorstep at a more perfect time!
This lovable plus bear is the latest addition to VTech’s line of infant and preschool toys geared towards early learning skills. Geared towards ages 6 months to 36 months, your child will be introduced to valuable every-day life skills. For instance, they may learn their first words and emotions, and as they grow, they will learn more about daily life routines.
As soon as I pulled the bear out of the box, my son couldn’t wait to see him! I didn’t even get him out of the packaging before my little man was pushing on the tummy and heart to make it light up. It was not long before his favorite activity with Cody was to give him high-fives! Cody also responds to hugging, and tickling. My son definitely got a kick out of that!
It wasn’t too long ago that I was a college student dealing with that major cost that I just couldn’t escape… the cost of textbooks! Yes, textbooks were expensive then, and are even more expensive now. Luckily there are companies like Campus Book Rentals that realize how much these costs can burden a student. At Campus Book Rentals, you will save 40-90% off of bookstore prices! However, saving money isn’t the only plus. Other benefits include:
- Free shipping both ways
- 30 Day Risk-Free returns
- Flexible renting periods
- You can highlight in the textbooks
- Live customer support on hand to help