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Awesome Picture Sound Story Books 0

Story time often falls at nap time or bedtime, when you want your kids to settle down into silence. But many of the best picture books convey the sounds of the world onto the page, and allow readers Interact with fun sounds, songs and more.
  • David Smith

Why your Kids Should Watch Shimmer and Shine 0

Shimmer and Shine is a Nickelodeon masterpiece that tells a story about the whimsical adventures of genie twin Shimmer and Shine with their best buddy named Leah. Leah seeks help from the genie twin sisters for the shortcomings she’s dealing with. Shimmer and Shine granted three wishes of Leah to solve her problems, however, while they are resolving Leah’s dilemmas, a series of chaos turned up.

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Shimmer and Shine has been a lovely animated series for kids in the United States, Canada, and of course, Australia. We’ve gathered real reviews in Australia about Shimmer and Shine to convince you why your kids should watch Shimmer and Shine and here they are:

  • The story very impressive. It can make kids’ imagination go wild because summoning a genie is definitely a fantasy of every kid out there. While it’s good to believe that everything we want should be accompanied with hard work, discipline, and perseverance, it’s not that bad to believe in the beauty of magic brought by genies. Summoning a genie can be likened to having a leap of faith while wishing for the best things to come, so Shimmer and Shine will surely make your kids realize the greatness of believing in the power of dreaming.
  • Shimmer and Shine is adorable. Reviews revealed that kids all over the world gets obsessed with Shimmer and Shine upon watching a few of its episodes because it’s not just a funny cartoon treat, it also imparts the greatest lesson every kid should know: having a positive attitude despite all odds.
  • A great source of good moral lesson. As mentioned above, Shimmer and Shine teaches kids how to believe and how to stay positive. In addition, it teaches kids the value of friendship because Shimmer and Shine shows how friends can rely to each other when times get rough.
  • Shimmer and Shine can match the charm of other Disney stories kids have already loved. Simply put, Shimmer and Shine is definitely an awesome animated series.

Shimmer and Shine: Double Trouble Episode

Credits: Nick Jr.

If you would introduce your kids to Shimmer and Shine, make it a smashing introduction by getting them some Shimmer and Shine toys in Australia online stores out there. Shimmer and Shine merchandise such as Shimmer and Shine games and Shimmer and Shine dolls are the perfect tools to spark your kids’ curiosity about Shimmer and Shine. And of course, what comes next when they’re curious? They will find themselves watching Shimmer and Shine.

One of the bestselling Shimmer and Shine toys Australian kids have been enjoying is the Shimmer and Learning Book with Magnetic Drawing Pad because it’s not just a toy, but it’s also a fun educational material. Also, little Australian kids love the Shimmer and Shine – Sparkle and Sing Play-a-Song Little Music Note Book because it includes Shimmer and Shine familiar tunes from the Shimmer and Shine animated series.

For Shimmer and Shine games, we’ve found out that kids in Australia include Shimmer and Shine – Look and Find in their kiddie wish list. We can’t blame them because it’s not just a book with fun-filled Shimmer and Shine illustrated stories, it also comes with hidden surprises and bonus challenges.

  • Don Garcia

The Latest About Harry Potter Every Potterhead Should Know 0

Hey Potterheads! For sure, you've been waiting for the latest buzz about Harry Potter, and yes, you've landed the right place where you can get it. Let's get started!

Harry Potter's latest Android game out now

All Potterheads who loves various forms of Harry Potter collections will surely rejoice: They can now download the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game from Google Play.

This Harry Potter roleplaying game sets any player to an adventure in the world of wizardry, right before Harry Potter got his Hogwarts Letter.  Google Play listed all the amazing features of this game such as attending classes to learn and master magical skills like casting spells and brewing potions, unlocking new characters, spells, potions and locations as the player advances through the years of Hogwarts, using magical skills to investigate mysteries at Hogwarts, and many more.

harry potter hogwarts mystery mobile game

Aside from the said features, Google Play didn't forget to list the great benefits of this game to friendships such as bonding with housemates to win the House Cup, going on quests to help friends and fellow students, and earning respect and building relationships by adventuring together.

What will make you wow with this game is that any Android user can download it for free, but there are some in-app items that can only be obtained through purchasing them using the accepted payment methods on Google Play.

For Potterheads who are iOS users, no updates yet as to when the game will be released on the Apple Store, but who knows, it might magically appear there -- just have a little faith and say, Alohomora! Nah, kidding aside, this app game's developers said iOS users will have to wait for the release.

Fantastic Beasts VR experience already released

Pottermore, the world's number one online source of all things Harry Potter, just recently announced the release of Fantastic Beasrs Virtual Reality (VR) experience. All the Potterheads need to do is just to wear a pair of VR glasses and they'll be all set to get up close and personal with a number Newt Scamander’s famous beasts. Pottermore adds that aside from wearing VR glasses, Fantastic Beasts VR experience also requires plugging in some headphones to hear Eddie Redmayne channel Newt Scamander straight to the user's ears.

fantastic beasts vr experience

Just head to Pottermore's website to get the full details of this flabbergasting VR experience. For now, those are just the coolest Harry Potter updates you have to know. 

 

But wait, if you're not a Potterhead and you just came here while you're scouring for the best Harry Potter gift suggestions for someone who's a Harry Potter fan, let us help you -- since you're already here, let's maximize your visit in this Harry Potter update log. If your gift recipient is an avid collector of Harry Potter books or any Harry Potter reading materials, we'd suggest for you to give him some Harry Potter books box set or book sets.

We're glad you came here because we're happy to let you know that the Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection - Books 1-7 - By J.K. Rowling is on a 50% sale. Imagine, you can already give this one of the bestselling Harry Potter book sets to someone while you can save up half its original price? Click here to buy!

If you're overly generous and you think that the said Harry Potter books box set is not the only gift you can give, you can buy it with some other Harry Potter books. The best suggestion we can give is the J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Movie Magic Volumes 1 and 2 because these Harry Potter books already feature the 8 Harry Potter movies, including the latest Fantastic Beasts Harry Potter movie. These Harry Potter books are also perfect for those who have never seen any Harry Potter movies and just want to catch up about Harry Potter.

  • Don Garcia

The World of Peter Rabbit Movie 0

Would you believe that the reason why we got curious to see the classic The World of Peter Rabbit Movie in DVD was because my kids love rabbits? I thought only my kids would enjoy this Beatrix Potter movie, but nope, we have also enjoyed it even if we’re no longer kids.

The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends tells the wonderful adventure story of Peter Rabbit and other animal characters made by Beatrix Potters innately creative mind. The full series was released into a DVD movie in 2003. Usually, my kids are so noisy when watching any of their favourite TV series, but this Peter Rabbit movie left them speechless (also me – I was completely speechless while watching this DVD movie with them because this has been one of the excellent animation movies I’ve ever seen aside from The Lion King and Mulan) while their eyes looked amazed. It’s probably because each episode in this Peter Rabbit movie has animated sequences that were gorgeously crafted. Each episode in this Peter Rabbit has storyline that’s superb; it’s as if we’re watching a completely distinct animation tale created in a parallel universe.  To be honest, The World of Peter Rabbit could level up with the enchanting tale of Alice in Wonderland. I could say that those who produced The World of Peter Rabbit Movie totally did a great job by bringing this children’s book hit into life.

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I don’t want to sound like an annoying spoiler so if I’ve already caught your interest, better purchase a copy of The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends. I’d suggest for you to get it from online stores that offer the best deals because for me, it’s hard to find a copy of this Beatrix Potter movie in physical stores out there. 

By the way, I’ve just found out that a movie featuring Peter Rabbit will be released this 2018 starring Margot Robbie (that beautiful actress who played as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad, 2016). Because of The World of Peter Rabbit Movie, I and my kids are so excited to see this newest Peter Rabbit movie in theatres soon.

the world of peter rabbit collectionThe World of Peter Rabbit and Friends is truly a fascinating animation movie, fascinating to the point that we would love to have some rabbits as our pets. But hey, since we don’t have yet enough time to check out the nearest pet stores to get some rabbits to take care of, we’ve just bought Peter Rabbit books for my kids so that they could still be with the Peter Rabbit characters even only in a printed material. We’ve got The World of Peter Rabbit - The Complete Original Collection of Tales 1-23 In Gift Box Set Collection online, and as of this writing, my kids can’t stop reading this box set.

Since I also have a nephew whose 5th birthday is a few weeks from now, I also secured some Peter Rabbit toys as a gift for him. It’s not that I’m trying to dictate his young taste, but I’m pretty sure he would love these Peter Rabbit toys because my kids and I enjoyed the Peter Rabbit movie. These cute toys I bought might encourage my nephew’s entire family to see the Peter Rabbit movie if they have never seen it yet.
  • Don Garcia