Creative Galaxy #CreativeGalaxy #AmazonKids

An Amazon Prime Instant Video series for preschoolers, Creative Galaxy introduces preschool audiences to arts and crafts for problem solving.  Creative Galaxy stars Artie and his purple, polka dotted pal Epiphany. Artie is an extra-terrestrial little guy, bright green in color.   Like many preschool programs, each episode is 30 minutes long.  Those 30 minutes are split into 2 mini-episodes- each introducing a problem encountered by Artie, a magical spaceship created by Epiphany, and finally, the art or craft solution to the problem.

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Artie and Epiphany give the preschool crowd some educational screen time in each episode.  The bonus for parents? Preschool friendly craft ideas.  At the close of each episode, there’s a live action segment that shows how to re-create Artie’s craft projects from the episode.

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Most kids I’ve met in my time come equipped with creativity built right in.  We just have to give them the tools and outlets to express it.  Creative Galaxy helps to show them ways to express that creativity in different means, with different mediums, to solve problems.  We all know that having an expressive outlet is good for us- CG gives kids a chance to be at home helpers to Artie and Epiphany and helps them to develop their problem-solving, fine motor skills and even listening skills.

This series is designed to support a child’s natural inclination to use their imaginations, make, and create.  In every episode, the characters will use “fix it with art” to model the importance of art as a resource for life. The series helps kids at home feel as if they are making art along with Arty, through its interactive story format. As “helper artists”, the kids at home will “create” alongside Arty, empowering them as “makers” in a media format.

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Artie and Epiphany help introduce kids to the ideas that art is indeed all around us. Just because one doesn’t view something as art doesn’t mean another won’t… and being creative to solve problems is a life long skill that we should all be developing for sure.

 

This is a cute show, and I love that there’s a step by step at the end so that kids and parents can be sure to re-create Artie’s crafts if they choose.  Kids are going to be online and immersed in social media in our world- why not make that first introduction a bright, fun colorful one that also helps to teach problem solving skills?

 

Creative Galaxy, produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises with Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Super Why!) serving as Creator and Executive Producer, is a make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers. Characters Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. To give kids and parents the real-life tools they need to re-create Arty’s experience, a live-action piece at the end of each animated episode will take viewers through the craft project that Arty showcased in the galaxy.

 

 
How do you get your kids to problem solve?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

$600 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We’re spreading the love with another totally awesome giveaway just in time for Valentine’s Day! This month we have two awesome prizes up for grabs — one winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card and a second winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

 

For your chance to win, just use the Rafflecopter form below. There are a lot of entries to choose from so take your pick… or do them all! And don’t forget that we also have daily entries, so bookmark this page and come back everyday. Good luck!

 

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Prizes: $500 Amazon Gift Card & $100 Amazon Gift Card or cash (via Paypal)

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Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

 

Co-hosts: [oomph.] ♥ This Mama Loves ♥ This Mommy Saves Money ♥ Honey & Birch ♥ Misadventures with Andi ♥ StushiGal Style ♥ Smart School House ♥ Finger Click Saver ♥ Mommy Knows What’s Best ♥ Peanut Butter and Whine ♥ Momma T and Family ♥ Blog by Donna ♥ Stacy’s Savings ♥ Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring ♥ SmartySaver ♥ Wrap with Jolene ♥ My Little House of Treasures ♥ Lush to Blush ♥ Skirt The Rules ♥ Saving You Dinero ♥ In The Moment with Sarah Halstead

 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 2/14 and is open worldwide.

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$500 Amazon or Paypal Giveaway

Happy New Year! We’re kicking of 2014 with a fabulous new giveaway you’re not going to want to miss. We’re giving away a $500 Amazon gift card (or cash via Paypal) to one of our lucky readers!

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For your chance to win, just use the Rafflecopter form below. There are a lot of entries to choose from so take your pick… or do them all! And don’t forget that we also have daily entries, so bookmark this page and come back everyday. Good luck!

 

Prize: $500 Amazon Gift card or cash (via Paypal)

 

Sponsors: Momma T and FamilyBabushka’s BaileSimplifyLiveLoveIn The Moment with Sarah HalsteadThis Mama LovesSmartySaverStushiGal StyleSaving While Making Money,[oomph.]Finger Click SaverLush to BlushMisadventures with AndiRandom ThoughtsJade and OakBlog by Donna and Oh My Gosh Beck!

 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 1/22 and is open worldwide.

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$250 Paypal or Amazon #Giveaway

It’s December and we’re celebrating with the Totally Awesome Christmas Giveaway! I’ve partnered with a group of fabulous bloggers to give you the chance to win a $250 prize. The winner will be able to pick how they receive their prize – either by Amazon gift card or cash via Paypal. And your prize will be delivered in time for you to do your holiday shopping!

 
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Prize: $250 Amazon Gift card or cash (via Paypal)

 

Sponsors: Naturally FrugaliciousRandom ThoughtsLush to BlushThis Mama LovesMomma T and FamilyBlog by Donna and Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 12/17 and is open worldwide.

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$100 Amazon Giveaway

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I’ve teamed up with some other bloggers for this Amazon giveaway.  Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Blast. We host one of these blasts each week! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for the blast here. If you are a reader, then good luck! The winner will receive an Amazon gift card for $100. The giveaway is open WW.

Happy Nappers Deal for only $8.95!

happy-nappers-dogDo you know the Happy Nappers jingle? My youngest son does. And I was totally going to sing it for you here but I can’t remember it. Sadness! But don’t worry, I’ve got an awesome deal for you instead. Amazon has Happy Nappers on sale starting at only $8.95! Don’t forget, Amazon prices can change at any time. Plus you get free shipping when you spend $25 or more.

My son has the Happy Nappers Dog which he absolutely loves! When you turn it in to a pillow, it has a little button on the front that you can press to hear the doggy snoring. How cute is that??

Thanks Freebie Spot!

Rebates on select Veggie Tales toys

This is kind of perfect timing with Easter just around the corner!! The Veggie Tales friends are fun and funny and I’m thinking the Veggie Dough playset may be in my littlest “bunny” Easter Basket this year!!

Here is a $3 rebate on select Veggie Tales toys!

Toys included are:

Veggie Dough Playset ($15.99 at Amazon)

Larry’s Silly Suits ($15.99 at Amazon)

Veggie Xylophone ($14.99 at Amazon)

Veggie Bus ($14.99 at Amazon)

Veggie Drum ($14.99 at Amazon)

LarryMobile ($19.99 at Amazon)

You may submit for (1) rebate per toy all in the same request.

Original recipets are needed (but nothing specifying that they can’t be ordered online – just include your email receipt or packing slip from the box if it includes price)

Purchases must be made from 9/1/11 to 3/30/12.

Check out the list of Veggie Tales toys eligible for a $5 rebate also!

Thanks Saving Toward A Better Life!

Kate Spade Rain Boots 60% off!!

Amee from Madame Deals found a HOT deal l today on Kate Spade New York’s Randi Too Boot. The animal print and butterfly print are on sale for just $50 (reg $125). The black one is a bit higher it’s on sale for $79.99 (reg $150). Plus these ships free with Free Super Saver Shipping.

To receive savings on shipping fees, take advantage of Free Super Saver Shipping for orders over $25 or be an Amazon Mom or an and get FREE Two-Day Shipping.

 

Thanks MadameDeals!