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The holidays are the perfect time to start a conversation with your children about giving back. The Everywhere Society and Macy’s Heart of Haiti partnered to create the “Growing Up Giving” - a digital guide that is the perfect starting point for parents, teachers and caregivers to learn how to raise a generation of charitable children.
To learn more, please take a look at the guide below:
My children have written their holiday wish lists, and among the toys, the electronics, and other items that pepper the list, there leaves space to talk to them about helping others during this most magical time of the year.
Throughout the year, not just during the holidays, I make it a point to give back to our community. I engage my sons by having them go through their clothes and old toys to see what we can give away to a child in need. Our dialogue contains the reasons why we are helping, and how important it is to give to others.
Recently, the UN Foundation released a study that discovered that “Talking to children about charity has a greater impact on their giving than role modeling alone.”
Imagine, if every parent talked to their children about being charitable and actually showed them how this benefits those in need, the ripple effect would be set into action and we would definitely see a better world as a result.
Macy’s Heart of Haiti is a “trade-not-aid” program devoted to supporting economic development in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. Heart of Haiti is an initiative that employs groups of artisans skilled in crafting home decor and jewelry and sells their wares online at Macys.com with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the artists. This money provides a reliable income for the artisans allowing them to feed their families and send their children to school. This holiday season, Heart of Haiti’s community of supporters, bloggers, parents and writers were asked about the best ways to engage kids in conversations surrounding philanthropy and the importance of giving back. Their responses have been compiled into a guide filled with suggestions, tips, real life examples and organizations you can share with your children. All illustrations are courtesy of burgeoning Haitian painter and survivor, Marie “Maye” Chantale Coriolan.
Disclosure: I was provided a review copy of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure and gift items by Click Communications in order to facilitate this post.
On DVD TODAY December 3rd
Synopsis: Zoom! Wow! It’s Super Mickey, Wonder Minnie, Super-Power Pup, Super Goof, Dynamo Duck and Upsy-Daisy to the rescue! In an exciting adventure straight out of a comic book, Power-Pants Pete swoops down and starts shrinking everything insight down to teeny-tiny size! To save the day, Professor Von Drake transforms the Clubhouse Gang into super heroes with incredible powers. But Pete’s merely a sidekick; a wily villain named Megamort is the true mastermind behind theshrinky-dinky caper. Can our heroes outsmart the bad guys? Only by working together, with help from YOU… and the right Mouseketools! Packed with action, surprises and nearly two hours of fun – including three additional episodes – this Super Adventure celebrates the unstoppable power of teamwork and friendship.
This is such a cute movie for your little ones. If you have a Mickey Mouse fan in your home, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure would make a great holiday gift. I have great nieces and nephews who just adore Mickey, and this movie will be perfect for them. It contains all of their favorite Clubhouse friends, and features them as super heroes, and the viewer can help them too!
This movie is 2 hours long and also features three additional episodes. Check out the following clips:
Clubhouse Heroes Song
On DVD TODAY December 3rd
Packaging: 1-Disc DVD with free exclusive, collectible Mickey and Friends trading cards with one lenticular card
Full-Length Feature: Super Adventure
Bonus Episodes: Aye, Aye, Captain Mickey! Mickey’s Mousekersize! Mickey’s Little Parade
One of our holiday traditions is the chocolate Advent calendar. My youngest can’t wait to see what chocolate he will get each day. Now he has a fabulous Mickey and friends Santa hat to wear while he retrieves his chocolate. It’s always better to celebrate the holidays with “friends” like Mickey and pals.
I get to share the holidays with Mickey and Pals too with this cute ornament. As soon as our tree goes up, this will take center stage.
Click below for some awesome Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Printable Activity Sheets
FROZEN is in theaters now, if you haven’t already seen this wonderful film, check out this clip and head to the theater ASAP!
”Big Summer Blowout”
FROZEN opens in theaters everywhere on November 27th!
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Disclosure: I received the information, pictures, and video from Click Communications. No compensation was exchanged.
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, BRING HOME THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE ULTIMATE TRANSFORMERS PRIME FAN AND COMPLETE THEIR HOME ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTION!
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE – BEAST HUNTERS
The perfect gift for families, kids and fans of TRANSFORMERS PRIME arrives in stores everywhere just in time for this holiday season! On December 3, 2013, the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE – BEAST HUNTERS, the complete third and final season of Hasbro Studios’ Emmy® Award-winning series, debuts on a special 2-Disc Blu-ray™ collection and a collectible 2-DVD set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
Check out the movie images below: