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ABC Monsters: Starring ABCD – Fun and Creative Way Supporting Early Language Skill Building

This DABCMeetMonsters.2D.jpgVD from N Circle Entertainment, a leader in children’s entertainment is a compilation of four episodes of this charming TV show for preschoolers. Produced by the French production company La Pompadour, it pairs letters of the alphabet with a corresponding, and not too scary, movie monster. These four stories follow a crew of big, hairy and not too scary “Monsters.”  Twenty six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle, each representing a letter of the alphabet. Should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped clean from every book in Capital Town, so it's very important to make sure that all the ABC Monsters are safely back in Alphabet Gardens before the sun goes down. This isn't as easy as it sounds as the ABC Monsters are always curious and happy creatures so they tend to wander off from Alphabet … - read more...


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Crayola DJ - Neat and Fun to Play With, Especially if You're Into Mixing

CrayolaDJ_214231.jpgThis app allows you to create the perfect music and play with tracks in different genres, including dance, pop, and hip hop. Layer your loops and add fun sound effects, then take your beats to the dance party. Your color-coded music creates an exciting color and light show. Perform for an audience and earn points for mixing and scratching your music! You can then save your music and share with friends and family! Carissa P., KIDS FIRST! juror, age 16 comments, "Crayola DJ is another one of those easy, fun games that lets children create their own music in the palm of their smart phone device." Mia A, age 11 adds, "The Crayola DJ app is very fun, especially if you love music and creating music." Kamren W. wraps it up, "Crayola DJ is fun for all ages. I recommend downloading this app especially for kids who have an interest in mixing." See their full reviews below. Kamren2.jpgThe - read more...

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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

Last Week to Enter XPRIZE Competition for "Miles from Tomorrowland: Space Missions"
MilesfromTomorrow_1.jpgHurry! Only one week left to submit an entry for the Miles from Tomorrowland: Space Missions, a nationwide program based on the hit animated series that invites kids ages 3 to 8 and their families to develop their own "out-of-this-world" creations within three themed categories – technology, vehicles and planets. After completing the design, take a picture of it and upload it to the Miles From Tomorrowland website. All the entries will have a chance to win incredible prizes, such as a 3D printer from 3D Systems and the Grand Prize of a VIP trip to Cape Canaveral to experience the past, present and future of space exploration firsthand, including a … - read more...


The 7th Dwarf, Z for Zacharia, Shaun the Sheep, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - Listen to Our Reviews!
KF.ComingAttractions.2014.jpgListen in to our reviews of The 7th Dwarf, Z for Zacharia, Shaun the Sheep and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. We also interview Mary Flynn, CEO of N Circle Entertainment about their new slate of DVDs including ABC Monsters, Gumby and more and be sure to catch our debate about which of Tom Hanks' films is his quintessential best. Hosts Keefer Blakeslee and Brianna Hope Beaton are joined by KIDS FIRST! reporters Willie, Tre'ana, Gerry and Morgan. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1950/kids-first-coming-attractions - read more...

From the Jury

The Computers Documentary – By Brianna Hope Beaton
The_Computers.jpgIn 1946, six brilliant women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). This was a project run by the U.S. Army as part of a secret project. Their names are as follows:
  • Frances Bilas Spence (1922 – 2013)
  • Jean Jennings Bartik (1924 – 2011)
  • Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer (1922 – 2008)
  • Kathleen “Kay” McNulty Mauchly Antonelli (1921 – 2006)
  • Frances Elizabeth “Betty” Holberton (1917 – 2001)
  • Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum (1924 – 1986)
eniac2.jpgThese women learned to program a computer without the programming languages and tools that we have today. With all … - read more...


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