Magical moments with Myla

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Oct 152018
 

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Like many other girls our little ladies go absolutely crazy for unicorns. Unicorn jewellery, unicorn cupcakes, unicorn headbands and unicorn stationery, they just can’t enough of these magical creatures! I have gently tried to convince miss 5 that there is no such thing as a real unicorn, but I have to admit that VTech has come pretty close…

Myla the Magical Make-Up Unicorn (RRP $79.95, ages 5+) is beautiful soft unicorn that is sure to charm little fans with her many magical features. Sybbie has been in absolute awe of Myla and the two have been inseparable since their first encounter, she now accompanies us on all our adventures.

Measuring 37cm tall Myla is quite a large toy, which means she gives rather impressive hugs and is easy to handle for small children. You can pose her legs so she can stand up independently and she can even move her head and blink her eyes like a real animal. When you touch her back Myla rewards you with compliments (eg. You are special) and encouragements (eg. Be confident) which encourages interaction between Myla and her owner.

Myla comes with a special microphone that makes her sing a selection of fun and inspirational songs, just hold the microphone in front of her mouth and she’ll perform her latest track for you. Miss Sybbie really enjoys doing Myla’s mane and tail with the included comb and accessories (she has even learnt to braid) however her favourite past-time is by far doing Myla’s make-up.

Just in case you are anything like me: Don’t worry, there is no mess involved! Using the magic make-up brush and a colourful make-up palette you can decorate Myla over and over again with the most beautiful rainbow colours. Simply touch a colour on the palette with the brush and then touch Myla’s horn, eyes or wings to see them light up like she comes flying straight out of a fairytale (this looks especially amazing with the lights off).

VTech toys are available at major department stores, select online stores and independent toy retailers across Australia.

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

Jun 102018
 

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If, like me, you have a big The Wiggles fan (or a few) in the family there may have been some frowns when yellow wiggle Emma announced she would be taking a break from performing for medical reasons. Thankfully she is on the mend after her hospital stay and this week Emma, together with her Wiggly husband Lachy, treated her little fans to a fabulous new DVD + CD release:

The Emma! & Lachy! Show proves that yellow and purple are a winning combination, both in marriage and in music. Singing and swinging, ballet and bouncing, dancing and dressing up… Emma and Lachy are ready to entertain the whole family with 24 catchy new recordings.

Young dancers will be able to enjoy a range of different dance genres from all over the world while budding musicians will enjoy seeing Lachy play the piano, supported by plenty of other musical instruments. Emma and Lachy are joined by Ponso the Pony, Phil the Fluter, ballerinas and fairies and if you look closely you may even spot another familiar Wiggles face too. If you can’t get the new tunes out of your head you can take them along in the car too with the The Emma! & Lachy! Show CD featuring 29 wiggly sing-along songs.

‘The Emma! & Lachy! Show’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) and CD (RRP $12.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABC for Kids get social with ABC for Kids for Parents on Facebook and to order your copy of ‘The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas!’ visit the ABC Shop online.

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Jun 162017
 

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What’s better than a musical performance from The Wiggles? A magical duet between The Wiggles and all your favourite artists of course! Over the last three decades The Wiggles have teamed up with many amazing performers from Australia and across the globe, and for the first time ever they’ve bundled their most loved duets for you to enjoy. Get ready for double the fun:

From Jimmy Barnes to Slim Dusty, from Kylie Minogue to Steve Irwin and family, from Guy Sebastian to Lou Diamond Phillips and many others, The Wiggles: Duets promises to introduce young The Wiggles fans to a stellar cast. I just love how the ‘new’ generation of Wiggles was able to bring some of the older songs back to life while adding a fresh new wiggly touch, well done! Filled with 17 wonderful duets and with a runtime of 70 minutes there is plenty of sing-along fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Our five little ones adore The Wiggles (and I am sure baby no.6 will do too) so they really loved singing along with this new DVD/CD release. Bonus: It has also brought us some much-needed sanity in the early hours of the morning when miss 1 insists on keeping the night watch, as soon as she sees The Wiggles she is happy as Larry and hums along to the familiar songs, ‘The Wiggles: Duets’ is definitely a winner!

‘The Wiggles: Duets’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) and CD (RRP $12.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABC for Kids get social with ABC for Kids for Parents on Facebook and to order your copy of ‘The Wiggles: Duets’ visit the ABC Shop online.

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Apr 072017
 

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I won’t lie, as a large(r) family of seven there are limitations to what we can afford and expensive outings like concerts and musicals simply don’t fit in our family budget. Thankfully the kids don’t really seem to care for fancy outings and thoroughly enjoy the small things which is a real blessing to my mother heart. One of the few special events they have showed interest in has been attending a concert by The Wiggles, so hopefully we can one day make that little dream a reality. For now, they can enjoy the big show performance at home with this brand new The Wiggles DVD:

Whether you love a pretty ballet pose, enjoy some rhythmic Irish dancing, like wagging with Wags or wiggling with Henry, you’re in for plenty of musical fun if you join your Aussie favourites on tour in The Wiggles: Wiggle Around Australia. Without even leaving your living room you can take top seat at The Wiggles concerts all across Australia, sing along to 30 of their most fabulous hits and even learn some interesting facts about some of Australia’s biggest cities as you chug along in the big red car.

‘The Wiggles: Wiggle Around Australia’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABCKids, to locate an ABC store near you or to order your favourite ABC Kids products online visit www.abc.net.au.

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Mar 302017
 

I don’t know about your little ones but my kids are very much hanging out for the school holidays. This 11-week long schoolterm has been quite exhausting so we’re all looking forward to plenty of resting and relaxing in the holidays. I’ve stocked up on crafts, tucked away some new K-nex and LEGO kits and of course we have a few feel-good movies lined up for rainy days too. Having been released only yesterday the kids can’t wait to pop some popcorn and enjoy Sing:

If your kids love singing and swinging, grooving and moving and giggling and wiggling they are guaranteed to love Sing, a fabulous family movie from the talented makers of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets.

After a series of hilarious auditions five amazing contestants are selected to compete in a singing competition like no other: a loud-mouthed mouse, a timid elephant with an incurable case of stage fright, a pig mother to 25 little piglets, a getaway driver gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. Will this spectacular musical event be the hit the struggling theatre needs to once again claim top spot?

Packed with catchy songs and featuring a star-studded cast this musical blockbuster was an absolute hit on the big screen and now you can share in the fun at home too.

‘Sing’ is now available on DVD (RRP $39.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at ‘Sing’ visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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If the kids can’t get enough of Sing they are to sure to have a ball with these FREE Sing craft activities. They make great boredom-busters for the school holidays and they are completely screen-free, simply click on your favourite(s) below to download and print them at home. Enjoy!

Dec 112016
 

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Christmas Countdown – Day 11

If you are still looking for that perfect stocking filler for your loyal little Wiggles fan look no more, Australia’s four favourite performers are ready to add a whole lot of fun to the summer holidays with this brand new The Wiggles DVD:

The Wiggles: Dance Dance! offers almost an hour of musical entertainment and packaged in a festive red case it’s a perfect little add-on to your child’s Santa stocking this Christmas.

After sitting still at a desk for an entire year the big school holidays are almost here, bring on six long weeks of fun! Aussie kids will be jumping at the chance to dance, groove, shake, hop and jiggle to their heart’s content to 23 fun songs like ‘Hula Hula Baby’, ‘The Shimmie Shake!’, ‘Wiggly Party’ and plenty of other catchy tunes. There is certainly no sitting still when Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony get their wiggle on!

‘The Wiggles: Dance Dance!’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABCKids, to locate an ABC store near you or to order your favourite ABC Kids products online visit www.abc.net.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 5 ‘The Wiggles: Dance, Dance!’ DVDs (RRP $19.95) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Nov 192016
 

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Whether your child loves to dance with Emma, invent with Lachy, eat with Anthony or sing along with Simon, parents of young The Wiggles fans can’t go wrong this Christmas with this fabulous gift idea from ABCKids:
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Just in time for Christmas ABCKids has combined four of the most popular The Wiggles titles in one awesome box set, meet ‘The Wiggles: Fab Four Faves’ (RRP $24.95). Priced at under $25 for four DVDs this gift pack offers amazing value for money, it’s a perfect Christmas pick for a Santa on a budget. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

wake-up-lachyIn between snoozes purple Wiggle Lachy has handpicked over 50 of his most loved songs for ‘The Wiggles: Wake Up, Lachy!’. When one of our littlest ones wakes up crying at night this DVD is generally enough to cheer them up, if only it made them fall asleep like Lachy! Even in the middle of the night I love listening to Taba Naba, a sweet sing-along song from Australia’s Torres Strait Islands.

Simon Says DVDWith 12 fun episodes and a 140-minute runtime ‘The Wiggles: Simon Says’ is sure to put a smile on the faces of little Wiggles fans. The loveable red Wiggle has handpicked his favourite ‘Ready, Steady, Wiggle’ episodes and bundled them on one DVD. Get ready for lots of catchy tunes and funny jokes in ‘Simon’s Brush with Fame’, ‘Simon can’t stop Yodelling’, ‘Wags has lost his Wiggle’, ‘Simon’s Sad Fruit Salad’ and 8 other episodes.

Of course this special Simon Wiggle DVD wouldn’t be complete without an appearance of the very smart Professor Simon too. Warm up your singing voice, tap your toes, stretch your arms and legs and get your wiggle on!

Anthony's Fruity FeastThe Wiggles: Anthony’s Fruity Feast! features a delicious serving of catchy songs taken straight from Ready, Steady, Wiggle!, one of our children’s most watched ABCKids shows. No more relying on the TV schedule for our daily dose of wiggly music, just pop on the DVD whenever you want and get those hips shaking. Featuring more than 40 different songs and even some bloopers for extra laughs this DVD offers plenty of (sanity saving) entertainment the upcoming holidays.

Learn all about healthy eating with Anthony, find out what’s wrong with Emma’s glasses, see Lachy’s latest invention, practise the alphabet with Simon and much more, The Wiggles: Anthony’s Fruity Feast! has something fun for everyone.

enmmas-bowtiful-dayAccording to our girls ‘The Wiggles: Emma’s Bowtiful Day’ is best enjoyed with your Emma outfit on, they love watching Emma’s dance lessons and copying her dance moves. The one and only girl Wiggle has carefully chosen 50+ wiggle tunes to sing and dance along with, eg. ‘Save the Dance, do the Dance’, ‘Simon’s Cold Water Blues’ and ‘Dancing on the High Seas’. Did you know ‘Full Moon Melody’ was written by Lachy especially for his special lady Emma?

‘The Wiggles: Fab Four Faves’ is now available on DVD (RRP $24.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABCKids, to locate an ABC store near you or to order your favourite ABC Kids products online visit www.abc.net.au.

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