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Reward Your Kids by Teaming Up With Sprout Characters

Did your child clean her room? Did he make his bed? Or maybe help you set the table? While you may have thanked them profusely, how thrilling would it be for them to get a special shout-out from their favorite TV character as well? Thanks to Sprout, the 24-hour preschool network — through a partnership with StarGreetz — now they can.

It’s all part of Sprout’s Kindness Counts campaign, where kids’ are encouraged to perform small acts of kindness in an effort to establish positive values and social behaviors. By simply clicking on http://www.sproutonline.com/kindnesscounts, parents are directed to a section of the Sprout website where they can record their child’s good deed and customize a message of thanks from Barney, Big Bird or Chicka the Chicken.

As parents we know that a little positive reinforcement goes a long way. Send a message of thanks to their child for a job well done!

3 New FREE Disney Apps – WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior

The Disney/ABC Television Group just launched 3 additional FREE apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that will allow you to take full episodes of your kids’ favorite Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior shows with you wherever your summer travels take you this year. A selection of full episodes from Disney Channel favorites including “Good Luck Charlie,” “Shake It Up” and “Phineas and Ferb,” Disney XD’s “TRON: Uprising,” and Disney Junior’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will all be available. If you’re not on an Apple device, never fear! You can WATCH online as well at: www.WATCHDisneyChannel.com, www.WATCHDisneyJunior.com, and www.WATCHDisneyXD.com.

If you’re a Comcast customer, you get an added bonus. You will be the first to be able to access a LIVE stream and next day episodes from each of the networks online or from the apps anywhere, anytime you can access wifi.

The new WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior apps are available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.


WHO: Quaker Bridge Mall wants its Kidgits members to enjoy a morning of information and activities to promote healthy eating and exercise.

WHAT: The event will kick start with a demonstration from Schaefer Gymnastics School, followed by an interactive performance from Grammy-Nominated Rock n’ Roll Fitness Guru, Miss Amy. Whole Foods will be on site sampling healthy fruits alongside the local Girl Scouts, who will be promoting healthy eating and portion control. Finally, local arts school Destiny Arts, will be performing a Story Tellers Class.

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2012 starting at 11 a.m.
Please note the new location is Lord & Taylor Court.
Schaefer Gymnastics School starts its demonstration from 11:10- 11:25 a.m.
A performance by Miss Amy runs from 11:30- 12:30 a.m.
Destiny Arts Story Tellers Class is 12:30- 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Quaker Bridge Mall
150 Quakerbridge Mall
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

WHY: The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.

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NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music! I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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