Apps, Books, Kids

Books and Music Lyrics for Story Time with Kidioke

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This month I have been focusing on Reading with Children and have been offering tips, free resources, book reviews and more. With this Kidioke feature we are talking about engaging books and music that kids will want to read and sing along to. Some of the best lullabies are not kid in nature, but those popular songs our parents and grandparents would sing us.

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With Kidioke the songs that are the inspiration for the books are songs we love as parents and can share with our children in the most engaging way. I do a lot of book reviews, some interactive some online and I have never seen books quite like this.

The book’s title is the song featured:

  1. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  2. Lullabye Written by Billy Joel
  3. My Girl by The Temptations

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There is an app you can download. The Kidioke Media app is free and the song downloads are only $2.99 each. You can record your child’s reactions to the stories or their singing talents and play back saved versions for friends and family. Available on iTunes for iPhone and iPad. Visit Kidioke to learn more. The books are available on Amazon as well.

Books, Education

My Kingdom Books Brings Stories to Life

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My Kingdom Books

Prince Jack and the Spell of Fun-less-ness

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Finding engaging stories is in important tip in trying to encourage your child to enjoy reading. This month we are focusing on tips to use when reading with children. I am featuring My Kingdom Books because these books are as engaging as they come. When you combine a fun story, colorful illustrations, personalization and technology in the form of an app you get a story that comes to life in a pop-up appearance.

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Whether your child is young, has learning challenges or just can’t find the motivation to read I highly recommend trying a My Kingdom Books story. Add it to a wish list for their upcoming celebration or pick a copy up today because they will see a story like they never have before.

We read Prince Jack and the Spell of Fun-less-ness. If this were for your child, the name Jack would be replaced with your child’s name and gender relative Prince and Princess. When Jack wants to have fun he goes for his toys but they are gone! He suspects the evil With of fun-less-ness. With help from friends along the way he seeks to break her spell and win fun back. What will the magic word be? He has to spell it out to see.

The story sounds fun, but nowhere near as fun as downloading the My Kingdom Books app (on iOS and Android). Once you download it you choose your character and name him or her. Turn to sound on your phone and aim at the right page of the spread each turn of the pages. The book is shipped FREE worldwide. Plus 10% of the proceeds are donated to children’s charities.

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Wait! Before you put the book away and say Goodnight to your child, there is a special feature to see. Make sure you point the phone camera at the name p[age in the end. Learn more on the official website.

Books, Giveaways

Top Children’s Book Review Pick of 2016: Indian Boyhood Ebook Giveaway

What was the top children’s book on Parenting Healthy in 2016?

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As you know, Anthony is my 8 year old son behind all of the children book reviews we do. I read the books with him and share about the titles with you. So we went through all of the books of 2016 and he chose…..

Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)

See the full review <<HERE>>

The Giveaway

We wanted to purchase a Kindle or Ebook version of this book for one of you so we are hosting an Amazon giveaway! To enter to win, head to our Giveaway Page! Giveaway ends on 1/10/2017. Good luck!

2016 Holidays, Books

The Gift of Gift Children’s Book Mom’s Choice Award Winner

The Gift of Gift

The Gift of Gift

by: Sanjay Nambiar

The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents, and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products, and services. Parents, educators, librarians, and retailers look for the MC and The Gift of Gift by Sanjay Nambiar has won this award.

Gift is Ugandan girl character of the story who is sick with a heart condition. Princesses Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie gather to build a heart hospital in Uganda to help Gift heal and she does. However, she also receives another very special transformation, as she becomes a new Super Amazing Princess Hero with the power of healing.

About the book proceeds:

Proceeds from the book are being shared with World Children’s Initiative (WCI), which built a hospital in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, as well as the African heart center depicted in “The Gift of Gift”. The title character in the story was inspired by a real-life girl named Gift, who was WCI’s first heart patient in Uganda.

Parenting

Children’s Book: Dream Big #HolidayGiftGuide

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Dream Big Book

Dream Big

by: Kat Kronenberg

Dream Big is exactly as the title states. It is about staying on the path of your dreams no matter the obstacles that may try to deter you. There will be those that want to doubt you or make you feel your dreams are unreachable. But if you believe in yourself your dreams can come true. It is especially important to guide children with dreams-big or small- into a world of encouragement and give them the opportunities to make their dreams come true. If you need a tool to help encourage your child, this book is a great start.

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About the Author

Kat Kronenberg is a debut children’s book author living in Austin, Texas. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, her hope and dream is that through reading we can encourage one another other to “follow our bliss,” stay in the arena fighting for ourdreams, and allow joy and fulfillment to be our internal GPS. In addition to spreading her message through her children’s book Dream Big, she also provides interactive games that promote positive thinking, Common Core aligned discussion and project guides, and free downloadable activity sheets at www.katkronenberg.com.

Dream Big will be available from Amazon as of January 10, 2017 and other booksellers nationwide. So pre-order now!

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Visit the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the master gift list-it is updated daily.