The Thundermans — Download a Free Episode of Nickekodeon’s New Series

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

Nickelodeon’s new series “The Thundermans” begins this week and you can download an episode for free from iTunes.  It’s the story of a superhero family, twins Max and Phoebe, their younger siblings Nora and Billy, and their parents Hank and Barb.  The twins partake in a little sibling rivalry when Max plans to sabotage his sister’s dinner party, when they compete against each other in the Math Bowl, and when a prank war breaks out. The twins eventually start to work together as a pesky plant takes over the house, and they get into some ditch day trouble at school. Max must create a clone of Phoebe when she has to be in too many places at once, the twins help each other fill a big order at their new pizza parlor jobs, and much more.  Watch this super family work together to use their extraordinary powers to create an ordinary life.

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Contest: H2O — Just Add Water

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 8:00 am

“H2O” is the delightful Nickelodeon series about three teenage girls who gain special powers after a visit to a mysterious island.  And I have copies of the whole first season to give away, with a special bonus — a 90-minute feature film version.  Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with H2O in the subject line and tell me what superpower you would most like to have.  Don’t forget your address!  (US addresses only.)  I’ll pick the winners at random on March 12.  Good luck!

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Gift Guide 2012: Kids

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Is there a Wimpy Kid in your life? Fans of the movie series will enjoy the box set of the books by Jeff Kinney and the Don’t Scramble The Egg Game.

My very favorite DVD series for children is the Scholastic Storybook Treasures.  They introduce the very best in children’s literature to kids and encourage them to learn to read. New this year: My First Scholastic Storybook Treasures Vol. 2 features 13 stories on three DVDs, including That New Animal, Is Your Mama A Llama?, the hilarious Smile for Auntie and the classic Blueberries For Sal.  I also love Volume 3 and Treasury of 25 Storybook Classics: Fairytales, Magic… and More!

 

Preschool and early reader Nickelodeon fans will enjoy Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure and Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure, and older kids will will have a lot of fun with Fresh Beat Band’s “The Wizard Of Song”.  Bonus: I have one copy of each of the Nickelodeon DVDs to give away to the first person who writes to me at moviemom@moviemom.com with the name of the DVD you want in the subject line.  Don’t forget your address!  (US addresses only)  Good luck!

 

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Nickelodeon Explains 9/11 to Kids

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:00 am

Linda Ellerbee’s news programs for kids on Nickelodeon are some of the best journalism for any age available today and very important for family viewing and discussion.  Tonight, she explains what happened on September 11, 2001 to children who were not born when the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked.

She will give kids their own forum to talk about the events of that day, address some of their misconceptions and answer their questions, in “What Happened?: The Story of September 11, 2001,” premiering Thursday, Sept. 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The special will air commercial-free and is being complemented with an online discussion guide for parents, educators and caregivers, specially created through a partnership between Nickelodeon and the American Psychological Association (APA).

To help address kids’ questions and misconceptions, “What Happened?: The Story of September 11, 2001,” tells the story of that day and features first-hand accounts from young adults who were kids at the time, including: Lucas, 10 years old when he watched the Towers fall, one block away from his home; Magee, 11 when she ran from debris and was evacuated from her home five blocks away from the World Trade Center; Alexis, 7 when her father, a NYFD paramedic, was one of the first responders; Sarah, 14 when her sister was a passenger on hijacked United Airlines Flight 93; and Jaimie, 7 years old when he was in the second-grade classroom where President Bush was first told of the attacks.

Nick News also assembles experts to take on kids’ questions about 9/11 and its aftermath. Tackling kids’ queries about who was responsible and their motives, sentiment toward Muslims in America since the attacks and the significance of Osama Bin Laden’s death, among others, are: Aaron Brown, principle anchor for CNN’s original Sept. 11, 2001, coverage; Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary under President George Bush; Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; Tom Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission; Akbar Ahmed, American University’s Chair of Islamic Studies; and Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University Professor and author of Inside Terrorism.

Nick News will end the program with a montage of cards and letters written by kids following the 2001 attacks, displaying, as Ellerbee notes, “under the most horrific circumstances, the triumph of the human spirit.”

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Contest: Kai-Lan and Mr. Troop Mom

Posted on November 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm

The first three people to respond will win DVDs of these two great new family releases. Many thanks to the folks at Nickelodeon for these wonderful prizes.

In Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Kai-Lan’s Great Trip to China, the adorable cartoon heroine goes to visit her great aunt, bringing along her friends for adventures and learning about new cultures, new foods, and new words. Preschoolers and their families will enjoy the gentle lessons and colorful journey, especially the pandas.

Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Kai-Lan” in the subject line. One prize to a family.

Mr. Troop Mom stars George Lopez, Jane Lynch (of “Glee”) and the adorable Naked Brothers (Alex and Nat Wolf) in a story about a widower who becomes the troop leader for his 13-year-old daughter and finds himself in the middle of an all-female campout and competition — and connecting to his daughter — in a story that is fun, funny, and very sweet.

Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Mr. Troop Mom” in the subject line. One prize to a family. Good luck!

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