Posts Tagged ‘Play’

Products: Giveaway with Wittle BabyCakes

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Say Wittle! Wittle BabyCakes is an Atlanta based children’s brand made from the softest 100% cotton, also carrying organic products. Wittle BabyCakes believes that every child should be able to wear the cutest graphic designs and the most colorful prints that inspire laughter, joy and love.

Products include: onesies, infant and toddler t-shirts, little tee dresses, customized polo onesies and polo shirts, caps, girls headbands, bibs, pacifiers and more!

Wittle BabyCakes’ goal is to be your one-stop-shop for all baby products that you can feel great about. It’s not just a brand, it’s a lifestyle. WBC makes the perfect gift for birthdays and baby showers. Spend $35+ and receive a beautifully boxed gift. Receive free shipping on orders over $50.

When shopping with WBC, you support a mother’s dream of creating a brand that gives back. Their mission is to change lives by helping single parents with clothing by donating 10% of our sales proceeds to local organizations that help them.

Wittle BabyCakes is giving one of our lucky readers a gift box for their Wittle Baby!

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To enter, comment here and for a second chance, you can submit on Instagram, by tagging your favorite kid pics to #ihk_wbc. *See complete rules on IG @iheartkids*

Ends, Wednesday Aug. 14th. Good Luck!

To shop and to learn more about Wittle BabyCakes please visit www.wittlebabycakes.com

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XOXO, <3 #iHEARTKIDS

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Photos & a special Thank you Video from the KaBOOM! Detroit Playground Build

Last Friday (9.21.12) iHeartKids spent the day building a playground for Kids in Detroit with KaBOOM!, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and the YMCA Detroit Innovation Academy.

Here are some photos from our fun day and a thank song from the kids! Enjoy:)

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The Kids were very happy! Watch them sing Thank You here!

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KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children by creating great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities.

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Quotes About Play & Learning

iHeartKids loves to PLAY!

*Enjoy some of our favorite quotes about PLAY & LEARNING*

“Play is the highest form of research.”~ Albert Einstein (scientist)

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (writer)

“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” ~ Plato (Greek philosopher)

“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” ~ Abraham Maslow (psychologist)

“The activities that are the easiest, cheapest, and most fun to do – such as singing, playing games, reading, storytelling, and just talking and listening – are also the best for child development.” ~ Jerome Singer (professor, Yale University)

“As astronauts and space travelers children puzzle over the future; as dinosaurs and princesses they unearth the past. As weather reporters and restaurant workers they make sense of reality; as monsters and gremlins they make sense of the unreal.” ~ Gretchen Owocki (childhood educator)

“Play is not only our creative drive; it’s a fundamental mode of learning.” ~ David Elkind (psychologist, author)

“Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs.” ~ James L. Hymes Jr. (child development specialist, author)

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” ~ O. Fred Donaldson (martial arts master)

“It is in playing, and only in playing, that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” ~ D.W. Winnicott (British pediatrician)

“It is becoming increasingly clear through research on the brain, as well as in other areas of study, that childhood needs play. Play acts as a forward feed mechanism into courageous, creative, rigorous thinking in adulthood.” ~ Tina Bruce (Professor, London Metropolitan University)

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning…They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play.” ~ Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood)

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” Kay Redfield Jamison (professor of psychiatry)

“Play is the beginning of knowledge.” ~ Anonymous

“Play is MAGICAL, there are NO rules. Now get UP and GO, PLAY!”~iHeartKids

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Cool stuff going on <3 Hey! Hey!

Hi Friends! What’s up with YOU!? We hope all is FAB 😎 For those of YOU reading this, YOU should be subscribed by now! If not, click here.This blog post is about YOU and Us. Together we can do beautiful things.

Check out the magical things we are working. We invite YOU to get involved!

People, Products & Purpose! Thank you Lovers & Friends for being so awesome and for your continued support :mrgreen:

Here is some beautiful kid ART from the Heart<3

Art from the Detroit Playground build with KaBOOM!! We had a Blast:)

HUGS- d&d

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Let’s Move! iHeartKids is getting involved!

Happy Birthday Let’s Move!

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

You asked on Facebook, “How will you celebrate the anniversary?”

iHeartKids is getting involved! We dedicate this blog post to you!

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We took your Pledge and share your magical words.

Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

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It’s our move.
Our kids need to eat healthier food.
They need to be more active.
We all…parents, teachers, doctors, grocers and businesspeople…need to join together.
We can’t let this generation grow up more likely to get diabetes, cancer or heart disease.
Let’s Move on this crisis!

Our work! work! work! all-digital-all-the-time world isn’t healthy for us or our kids.
We need ways for the whole family to band together.
Parents are looking for tips and tools.
To help our kids choose good food.
To help them learn that shooting hoops with friends beats shooting aliens with a laser.
Kids were meant to move!

If kids could be coaxed off computers, where would they go?
Is there a park in the neighborhood?
Is there a playground nearby?
Do their schools have enough sports facilities?
Where are they going to get that sixty minutes of activity needed each day?
Kids need places to move!

Our kids need to be eating healthier food.
We need to help our schools and grocery stores offer better options.
More fruit, less sugar. More vegetables, less fat.
More knowledge, fewer empty calories.
More cooperating to solve these problems.
Let’s Move together!

We believe every kid has the right to a healthy childhood.
We can’t let this be the first generation in our history to grow up less healthy than their parents.
The ingredients…better food + more activity…are clear.
Let’s Move isn’t just noble, it’s a necessity.
It’s not just a slogan, it’s our responsibility
Are you with us? Let’s Move!

iHeartKids is with YOU! Let’s Move Together!

Lots of Love and BIG (hugs) -Your friends, Donna & Dottie 😀

Click Here to Take the Pledge

For more information visit www.letsmove.gov

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