Mudbuddy is the new iPAD book for kids that brings attention to the ground beneath our feet, and introduces them to backyard environmentalism. Kids love to learn things, like what is the purpose of bugs, dirt and worms. Mudbuddy will help them learn about and answer those questions.
Mudbuddy is a new interactive storybook app for the iPad (available on iTunes) for families and kids who want to learn more about the organic world around them, as well as teach children about how they can make a positive impact on nature and our environment.
The first of the series, Mudbuddy allows children to learn through simple stories, humor, and touch-screen interaction, readers can help Mudbuddy, the very adorable and slightly confused glob-of-mud-main-character, and his friends learn more about each other and their special abilities. Readers can manipulate the screens, drag and click, open up new scenes and bring the characters to life!
Hailing from Lightborne Studios, a world-class production house and design factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mudbuddy author, Ben Nicholson, and illustrator, Kurt Koch, have created a new children’s book app which parents are sure to love and is sure to even have reluctant outdoor enthusiasts – and their parents – running outdoors to find their very own Mudbuddy and hopefully plant some seeds of their own.
“It can be socially disconnecting to use a wireless device. I’m guilty myself. But tablets such as iPads are interactive tools and should be used for engagement, and not just for escape,” says Nicholson. “We hope the Mudbuddy app encourages parents, together with their children, investigate and interact with the world around them—and make a positive impact too.”
It’s an app that reads like a book. With charming illustrations accenting the story’s vibrant and often hilarious verse, Mudbuddy takes children of all ages to a never-seen underground world of environmental adventure where rocks talk and mud morphs. Clever situations and colorful imagery bring this new app book to life with wit and adventure. Written in language that is fun and silly, parents, caregivers and teachers can have fun reading this book to children, or they can have the built-in narrator read the pages aloud. There are laugh-out-loud sound effects and images too.
Mudbuddy also includes the following themes:
• The size of the globe, versus a state, city and neighborhood
• The endless activities that occur under our feet
• What is the purpose of dirt?
• Ways to understand what is silly and why
• Discovering how fun the outdoors can be
• Uncovering your own special abilities or purpose
The story lends itself to discussion and engaging your imagination! How would you feel if you were Mudbuddy? What purpose would you like to have, that of the seeds, the water, the mud, etc? What colors are your favorites? Why? Does your belly grumble like Mudbuddy’s when you eat too much or too little? Did you know that grubs, worms, bones and moles were under the very ground you walk on? What else is under there?
“Backyard Environmentalism means that we can teach our kids about nature by giving them an appreciation of the things right outside their door,” adds Nicholson. “We can’t begin to change the world unless we start at home. Mudbuddy is a vehicle for this message.”
Mudbuddy is available on iTunes and available here for $1.99: https://itunes.apple.com/app/mudbuddy/id640794022?mt=8
May 9, 2013 – 5:42 PM - | Posted in promotions, Reviews | No Comments »
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about Abercrombie & Fitch, and how their CEO Mike Jeffries doesn’t want to clothe anyone who’s above a size 10.. If you haven’t heard about it you can see the story here.
I wanted to share my thoughts…I’m one of the fatties that Mike Jeffries doesn’t want buying A&F clothing. While most people are slamming and boycotting the clothing line now, I’ll be honest and say, I’m not. I’d still buy my daughter clothes there because she fits in them. Do I fit in them? Nope, not a shot in hell, but I can’t fault the company, the CEO, the clothing line for only wanting to fit certain sizes. They don’t have my size, I simply won’t shop for myself there.
It’s like slamming Lane Bryant or Torrid for not having smaller sizes. They only cater to ‘plus sizes’ so should the size 10 and under throw a fit because they can’t buy clothes there? Of course not. There’s no rule that says every store has to carry all sizes, there’s no law in place. If a company wishes to only cater to certain people, certain sizes that’s up to them. Its your choice as a consumer not to shop there.
Discrimination? Far from it. They’re not saying you CAN’T shop there, you can go in and buy accessories, you can go in and TRY to fit into their clothes, they’re not banning you from the store.
Sure, some of the things he said, obviously he’s a douche bag, you can tell that just by his statements, I’m not condoning his words in any way, but its his choice as the owner of the company to do what he wants with it. If he REFUSED money from ‘fat people’ REFUSED their entrance into any of the stores that would be one thing, but he’s just not accommodating sizes larger than a size 10, what harm is there in that? I personally don’t see it, and I’m no where near a size 10 or below.
Unfortunately, this society has become too politically correct, they’ve become to accommodating. Sometimes you can’t have everything you want. If you’re that upset over A&F not carrying anything larger than a size 10, and you want to shop there SOOOO bad you need to sign a petition over it, then maybe you need to get yourself down to that size. For me, not my style of clothing, so I really don’t care what size they carried.
Parents upset saying we’re supposed to be teaching our children to love themselves, yes we are. I have two girls, body image and media wreck that I know. Mike Jeffries comments are distasteful yes, however, what *I* teach my children dictates things, not a clothing store, the CEO of clothing store. If anything my personal belief is that teaching your children everyone deserves the same as everyone else is the wrong way. And Honestly, he looks like hell, he’s definitely not one of the ‘beautiful people’.
What are your thoughts?
May 9, 2013 – 5:11 PM - | Posted in daily life | 1 Comment »
Join myself and the rest of the WWEMoms for a special “Make Mom Proud” Twitter Party!!!
As we’ve seen in the past, the WWE Superstars have a soft spot for their moms. Like Layla, who also lost her mother from breast cancer, see her message to her mother and the rest of the mom’s around the world – http://www.tout.com/u/mslayel .
Check out the special message from John Cena himself to his mom and the other WWEMoms in his life:
The WWE and Susan G. Komen have always had a special relationship, and this Mother’s Day they want to work together to share awareness, support and the fight against breast cancer.
During the “Make Mom Proud” campaign, both the Susan G. Komen foundation and the WWE want you to show your support by doing something meaningful for your mom and the other important women in your life.
As part of the campaign, WWE urges fans to support moms by taking steps to educate themselves about the disease, participate in local Susan G. Komen Races in their communities, and donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
See the WWE Superstars talk about the Best Advice Mom Ever Gave:
Join us, Thursday May 9, 2013 at 7pm ET for a special “Make Mom Proud” Twitter Party with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Join host @WWEmoms, along with @JanetGoingCrazy, @SoberJulie, @RachelFerrucci, @MommyJenna, @LisaSamples, @wrestlingaddict and friends, at 7pm ET this Thursday, as we encourage WWE fans everywhere to get involved and support the fight against breast cancer!
RSVP and join the party for a chance to win a Samsung Pocket Camcorder, a wine chiller, and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones!
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May 9, 2013 – 8:00 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | No Comments »
Mothers sacrifice everything for us, even at the cost of their own comfort. She’s raised you, loved you, and can comfort you the best… She can also be the one to annoy you the most.
Your mother took eighteen years (or more) of her life to raise you, make you the person you are today, everything about you, you owe to your mom because even silently, she’s done amazing things for you. How do you repay that huge kindness?
“At the moment, there are around 2 billion mothers in the world. On average, each mom has 2 babies. It is estimated that a middle-income mom may spend nearly $250,000 to raise a new child over the next 18 years. During the economic depression, mothers are willing to take a second job to make sure that their kids can go to the best schools.
As Honore de Balzac said: “A mother who is really a mother is never free’’, nowadays there is a little leisure time in a typical day of a working mom. On average, a mom needs to pay attention to her child every 4 minutes as well as do 88% of laundry. Aside from that, moms can do the strangest and greatest things for their little babies.
However, above all things, moms always do them all for free. Deep down inside, moms truly want a real day off rather than any kinds of jewelry. Also, there are many ways we can make our moms happy.”
May 6, 2013 – 12:36 PM - | Posted in daily life | 1 Comment »
Arriving Just in Time for Father’s Day, The Action-Packed Sequel Comes to Digital HD™ May 21 and Blu-ray and DVD June 4
A twisted genius and a good man are going head-to-head in the ultimate game of cat and mouse! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios unveil a brand new chapter in its thrilling action franchise with 12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED. The second installment, starring WWE Superstar Randy Orton, debuts on Digital HD on May 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD on June 4 – just in time for Father’s Day.
As paramedic Nick Malloy, Orton jumps into overdrive in this pulse-pounding, thrill ride filled with gripping suspense! Malloy receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath connected to his past, and the maniac (Brian Markinson) threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. With no time to spare — and his own wife’s life on the line — Nick must piece together cryptic clues and hunt down the killer before it’s too late!
The 12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED Blu-ray and DVD is loaded with extra features including three making-of featurettes, audio commentary and more. Prebook is May 8.
12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED Blu-ray/ DVD/Ultraviolet/Digital Copy Combo Pack Special Features
● Randy Orton Reloaded
● The Action of 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded
● Locations: From Heller’s Lair to the Sugar Factory
● Audio Commentary
April 29, 2013 – 10:26 AM - | Posted in Movies, Wrestling, WWE | No Comments »