Sep 182014
 

Disney Junior

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Spending 20 hours (one way) on a plane with four young children under six is probably not anyone’s idea of having a relaxing time and I’ll admit I had been quite worried about how the kids would go on such long flights. Of course I had prepared them a backpack each filled with little distractions but I was also hoping the Singapore Air in-flight entertainment would offer some relief. It was a lovely surprise to see their favourite Disney Junior shows were just a few clicks away, just what we needed to keep them happy!

Doc McStuffins

While we don’t have the Disney Junior TV Channel at home we regularly visit the Disney Junior website on www.DisneyJunior.com.au (only accessible via PC or Mac) to watch some short episodes online. It is also a fantastic resource for FREE games, activities, colouring pages and even reward charts, just print and enjoy! School holidays are just around the corner so if your child is crazy about the lovely Sofia the First, the adventurous Jake and the Never Land Pirates and the always helpful Doc McStuffins (like our two big girls) this is definitely a website worth bookmarking.

Lambie Soft Toy

Ever since miss 4 first saw Doc McStuffins on TV she has been madly in love with this friendly girl and her toy entourage. She has gathered quite the collection of Doc toys already and Lambie no.2 (oh the tears when she lost Lambie no.1!) is her favourite bed time buddy. Doc McStuffins may be small in age but she has big dreams and wants to become a doctor just like her mum, not a bad goal to have if you ask me! You’re never too young to learn so she is starting with her own home practice where she checks out, diagnoses and fixes any toy that needs a bit of special care.

Doc McStuffins Ball

As I would expect from Disney Doc McStuffins is innocent and age appropriate for young children so I can safely let my little ones watch the show and play the games. They enjoy the stories and at the same time they’re learning about simple but important things like caring for each other, problem solving, health, hygiene, doctor visits and friendship.

By the way, if you’re looking for some fun things to do on Talk Like A Pirate Day tomorrow (September 19) make sure you check out the Disney Junior website. There are lots of great Jake and the Never Land Pirates activities to download like colouring-in pages, a certificate, build-your-own puppet theatre, pirate hat, treasure chest and much more. Ahoy me hearties!

To find out more about Disney Junior, to learn all about the characters, watch videos and play fun games visit www.disneyjunior.com.au.

Magic Talking Doc and FriendsThanks to Disney Junior Australia we have an awesome Doc McStuffins Prize Pack (RRP $74.98) to give away. Just answer one simple question to enter but be quick as this speedy giveaway ends next Friday. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners. By entering this giveaway you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

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Aug 152014
 

Big Birthday Bash – Day 15

Regular Hip Little One readers will know that we are massive LeapFrog fans so I couldn’t possibly celebrate our 5th birthday without a fabulous LeapFrog giveaway. Especially for our Big Birthday Bash LeapFrog has put together a fantastic LeapPad Prize Pack that contains all you need to start your LeapFrog learning journey:

LeapPad2 Power

The recently released LeapPad2 Power ($149, ages 3-9) lets children learn, create, discover and explore at home or on the go. This kid-tough learning tablet offers all the exciting LeapPad fun you know from the original LeapPad2 with the added bonus of a built-in rechargeable battery pack (never buy batteries again!).

LeapPad2 Carry CaseThe LeapPad2 Power comes with 9 apps, 4GB memory, built in front and back camera and video and works with over 500+ educator approved apps, games, eBooks, videos, music and more. Develop new skills and improve skills you already have: reading and writing, maths and geography, music and art and more. There are so many different areas to explore, with LeapFrog kids learn while they play. A handy LeapPad2 Carry Case ($34.99) is included so you can keep your new tablet safe when not in use.

Doc McStuffins Learning GameGet out your virtual doctor’s bag and help Disney’s Doc McStuffins fix her toy patients in the fun LeapFrog Learning Game Doc McStuffins (RRP $44.99, ages 3-5). This gorgeous game is designed with pre-schoolers in mind and introduces them to basic tasks like tracing lines, putting pictures in the correct order and spotting differences. They’re great skills to have when you start school!

LeapFrog Learning Ganme Sesame StreetThe final item in this great LeapFrog pack is the LeapFrog Learning Game Sesame Street: Solve It with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0 (RRP $44.99, ages 3-5). Help your favourite Sesame Street characters complete three exciting missions while learning about weight, balance, levers, magnets and engineering. You can even put together your very own Mega Machine, I wonder what it does?

To find out more about LeapFrog, to browse the range and to locate stockist near you visit www.leapfrog.com.au.

For your chance to win a $270 LeapPad Prize Pack enter our giveaway below, the pack contains a LeapPad2 Power, LeapPad2 Carry Case, LeapFrog Explorer Sesame Street Learning Game and LeapFrog Explorer Doc McStuffins Learning Game:

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May 092014
 

They say you’re never too young to learn and Disney’s Doc McStuffins is the ‘living’ example. The patients in her toy doctor’s clinic keep this little mini-doctor very busy, with every patient she discovers more about how the human body works and how to fix it when it’s not working properly (sometimes with a bit of help from her mum who is a real doctor). Kids all around the world (including mine) love watching Doc McStuffins on TV and DVD and thanks to LeapFrog they can now get interactive with Doc McStuffins too:

Doc McStuffins The New GirlThe newest title in the LeapReader library, Doc McStuffins: The New Girl (RRP $24.99, ages 4-8), is sure to be a hit with little wanna-be doctors. Next patient please! Who will walk into Doc’s office this time and will she be able to solve the problem? On today’s agenda is Kiko, an action toy that is out-of-action. Time to find out what’s causing the trouble and to get Kiko moving properly again.

Using the special LeapReader pen young readers can listen to the story and read it independently, learn new words, play games, meet the team at Doc’s clinic, help Doc diagnose a case of Weak-Muscle-itis and help her little patient feel much better, all by simply touching the words, pictures and pages. With 25 pages to explore the book is sure to keep kids entertained and little minds working.

Doc McStuffins: The New Girl

Doc McStuffins: The New Girl

Our miss 5, who is in term 2 of Reception, is not a very keen reader and having a twin brother who jumps level after level after level is not very motivating. I knew she would enjoy hearing a new Doc McStuffins story and it’s a simple and fun way to practise her reading, to see her sound out letters and words with a smile on her face is just lovely. Her favourite part is when Kiko says ‘Thank You’ in Japanese, my daughter’s Japanese is now officially better than mine!

Doc McStuffins Learning GameYou can also get up close with the world’s most loveable toy doctor on your LeapPad or LeapPad Ultra (as well as the older Leapster GS and Leapster Explorer) with the new LeapFrog Learning Game Doc McStuffins (RRP $44.99, ages 3-5). The game is set in Doc’s toy clinic where you can look around, meet her helpful assistants and check out all the contents of Doc McStuffins famous doctor’s bag.

Every toy patient has its own little story, can you help Doc find out what’s wrong with them? Soothe scratches, fix little cuts and get some helpful tips about staying healthy along the way. The game is specifically designed for pre-schoolers and covers basic (but important!) skills like tracing lines, spot differences and put pictures in the right order.

If you want to stay up-to-date with all the latest LeapFrog news, specials and competitions make sure you keep an eye on the LeapFrog Australia Facebook page, that way you’re always the first to know.

To find out more about LeapFrog, to take a closer look at the range and to locate stockist near you visit www.leapfrog.com.au.

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