Pet-Themed Coloring Set for Kids with Washi Tape, Stencils + More

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Super CUTE gift idea for your pet-loving kiddos! This Kids Coloring Set from Hot Focus includes: a Pet-Themed Carrying Case with Passcode Lock, Erasable Coloring Pencils, Washi Tape, Blank Card Set, Stencil, Stickers, Booklet and more.

The carrying case makes it perfect for travel, sleepovers, playdates, and also just keeps everything neat and organized. It’s recommended for ages 5-12 but I want one for myself!

Right now there is a $1 OFF coupon, making this whole kit only $13.99. It’s also eligible for free Prime shipping. Go HERE to check it out.

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As part of Project Nursery’s Skip*Hop Nursery Design event, Layla Grayce joined actress Tiffani Thiessen, Joy Cho of Oh Joy! and Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay in an exciting baby room design contest, where each participant was challenged to design a beautiful nursery on a budget! Vote for Layla Grayce as your favorite nursery design for a chance to win a Skip*Hop Springtime Birds Musical Crib Mobile and $100 Layla Grayce gift card!

Three lucky winners will win a mobile and a $100 shopping spree towards Layla Grayce! Hurry, because this contest ends on July 10th! Vote Now!

Curious George Teaches Kids About Pet Safety and Shelter Animals on PBS Kids

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curious george pet shelter episode

Pet parents and kiddos alike will be super excited about this very special new episode of Curious George on PBS Kids! In “Where’s the Firedog?” George’s canine friend, Blaze, keeps running away from the firehouse. When Blaze winds up in the animal shelter, George and his firefighter friend Sam learn how to keep her safe by putting a tag on her collar, walking her on a leash, and making sure she’s never lonely.

It’s a fun and informative way to help teach your kids about pet safety and shelter animals. We’ve got a sneak peek especially for our readers so check this preview and share with your pals!

This paw-tastic new episode premiers Monday, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS so be sure to check local listings for times in your area. For more monkey business, visit Curious George‘s website at pbskids.org/curiousgeorge. You can snag FREE  games, printables, and video clips to enrich kids’ creativity and learning. For more information on shelter animals, visit The Humane Society of the United States at  www.hsus.org.

FREE Kid’s Coloring Printable for Pit Bull Awareness Month!

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free printable for national pit bull month

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and a great opportunity for shelters and rescue organizations to spotlight the breed with adoption, education, and responsible ownership events.

free printable for national pit bull awareness month

Click the image to Download a PDF of this Free Printable Coloring Page!

To help celebrate, Angry Squirrel Studio created this free printable coloring page for you and your kiddos to enjoy! Visit the Angry Squirrel shop for stickers, posters, iPhone covers and more cute dog-themed gift ideas!

Prepare for Back to School + Help Boys and Girls Club of America!

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Have you started your Back to School preparations yet? For parents and kids it’s an exciting time of year, with lots to look forward to. Preparation and having the necessary back to school supplies helps set kids up for academic success so Boys and Girls Club of America has come up with some very useful tools to help you with your Back to School planning, while also helping support and raise awareness for their organization and kids in their club programs!

supply drive game

First, take the Back To School Supply Drive Game pop quiz and Disney will donate needed school supplies to a Boys and Girls Club kid! That’s books, folders, and supply kits to help kids get a great start this school year! Be sure to also share it with friends and family…the more correct answers, the more school supplies will be donated!

quiz for school supplies

Next, snag these helpful FREE tip sheets just for parents with loads of advice and information for you and your kids. Topics include helping children set goals, time management tips, think college and more!

FREE Parent Tip Sheets for Back to School
Finally, when you are out shopping for school clothes, backpacks and other back to school items, be sure to visit JC Penney where they are partnering with Boys and Girls Club of America as well! During the month of August, you can join JCP Cares by rounding up at the register to help support programs that benefit the Club’s programs for kids.

Be sure to also check out this inspiring video featuring the kids and programs of the Boys and Girls Club of America in action!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.