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Little Golden Books Now Available as an Interactive Storybook App

I think this is a bad idea. Sure, you never know when you’re going to need to whip out a storybook to occupy/distract/engage a preschooler, but aren’t Little Golden Books meant to be chewed on and thrown across the room? Where’s the fun for a toddler in a book that runs on an expensive, fingerprint-attracting computer that no mom in her right mind is going to hand over to the little cutie? I’d sooner my kid played with a LeapPad or other electronic device that is built to withstand abuse.

Remember those Little Golden Books published by Random House? Infamously known as the most popular children’s books, those timeless stories are now available as an interactive storybook apps!

Earlier today, Random House announced that The Poky Little Puppy (the first of over 5 apps) is now officially available for purchase and download through the iTunes store. Originally published in 1942, this book is actually the bestselling picture book of all time!

By swiping your finger across the screen, you can open the cover (complete with Little Golden Books’ gold spine) to read the story filled with interactive illustrations. You can either watch and listen as the words are read to you, turn off the narration and read at your own pace (if a child gets stuck on a word they simply touch it to have the individual words spoken to them) or you can even record your own voice to play on each page.

In addition the new Little Golden Books apps offer a Hide-and-Seek Challenge that can be played at the end of each page to unlock bonus stickers. After reading the story, kids can use the stickers they have collected along the way to create their own storybook scene which can then be saved on the device’s photo album.

If you’re interested in downloading the new app, The Poky Little Puppy retails for $4.99, but is available now at the special introductory price of $3.99 through Apple’s iTunes store.

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Regal Cinemas Free Kids’ Movies–Summer 2009 Schedule


Regal Cinemas Summer 2008 MoviesREG Free Family Film Festival Beginning June 2009!

When school’s out, kids around the country visit selected Regal theatres for the Free Family Film Festival. It’s a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it’s FREE!

Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer.

Tickets for our 2009 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show.

Westview Stadium 16
5243 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 620-1700

Valley Mall Stadium 16
17301 Valley Mall Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 582-1000

Germantown Stadium 14
20000 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 916-4435 Continue reading Regal Cinemas Free Kids’ Movies–Summer 2009 Schedule


Ideas, Tips, Tools & More To Help You Get Organized

I’ve subscribed to the (free) Get Organized Now! newsletter for a few years and have gotten lots of good organizing advice from it. Got an area of your life you’re having trouble keeping straight? Chances are, Maria, the woman who runs, has an article on the site about it.

In addition to all the useful free information she provides on the site and in her newsletter, she also sells guides (PDF format) that are surprisingly useful. Titles include:

  • Finally Organized, Finally Free (Office & Home Editions)
  • Easy Organizer
    Many easy-to-use forms, checklists, logs and information sheets for important family information, goals, planning, personal growth, home maintenance, cleaning, inventory, gardening, home office, computer, vacation and more.
  • Holiday Planner
    Many easy-to-use forms, checklists, logs and information sheets to help you get organized for the holidays, including holiday To Do lists, planning sheets, holiday dinner guides, holiday cards, decorations, holiday budget and much more!
  • Ultimate Guide for Professional Organizers
    Everything you need to know to start, manage and grow your professional organizing business. A ‘soup to nuts’ guide, including how you get started in the business, how much money you can make, how to advertise, how much to charge, dealing with customers, expanding your services, and much more.
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    Everything you need to know to attract customers to your business, so you can sell more of your products or service.

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For more info, or to purchase one of her e-books, click here.