If you have a little Sproutlet at home, and you have an iOS device, then this one is for you! Chica, the popular star of The Sunny Side Up Show and The Chica Show on Sprout and NBC Kids has come to the iPad and iPhone in an App version of the CHICA'S ADVENTURE online game. Available for the limited-time pricing of just $0.99 through (my affiliate) the Appstore, full details can be found below...

On April 8, LAURIE BERKNER will release her first-ever lullaby album when LAURIE BERKNER LULLABIES (Two Tomatoes/Razor & Tie) hits the streets. The 21-track collection features a mix of classic lullabies and new compositions, with contributions by bandmates Susie Lampert (keyboards), Brady Rymer (bass) and Bob Golden (drums, percussion), along with the voices of children... including Berkner's own daughter, Lucy.

Published in Family Music

Originally Posted at SproutOnline on 01/01/2014. Rescued via Internet Archive on 10/26/2015

I've never been one to put much stock into "New Year's Resolutions," as they always seem to be cliche promises that are made simply to be made, and then eventually, to be forgotten more so than broken.

Published in James' Journal

Sprout Kindness CrewSprout's Kindness Counts initiative has logged nearly 600,000 acts of kindness from children across the country as they continue moving toward their goal of 1 million kind deeds performed by Sproutlets. Meant to "encourage and celebrate everyday thoughtful acts while serving as a tool for parents to reinforce kindness and compassion," Kindness Counts actions are featured each morning on Sprout during THE SUNNY SIDE UP SHOW and with Good Egg Awards. Now, Sprout is nearing the announcement of their first-ever "Chief Kindness Officer," an exceptional preschooler whose kind acts have put them in the running through The Kindest Kid Contest sponsored by ABCmouse.com. Voting is open now, and for each vote received, Sprout will donate $1 up to $25,000 to a national children’s charity, as well as an additional $5,000 in the winner’s name! Check out the finalists below...

Published in Movies, TV and More

Originally Posted at SproutOnline on 12/05/2013. Rescued via Internet Archive 10/26/2015

As a parent, it’s fascinating to see my daughters learning their place in the world while interacting not only with the other Sproutlets that we might encounter, but also through contact with the creatures that share our space.

Published in James' Journal

pjboard125The second PAJANIMALS item to make my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide here on The Rock Father (see the first here), the Pajanimals Bedtime Routine Board by TOMY features all four Pajanimals - Apollo, Squacky, Sweetpea Sue and Cowbella - each paired with a corresponding nighttime activity: Taking a Bath; Putting on Pajamas; Brushing Teeth; Reading a Story. Once each task is complete, slide the character into bed for a musical jingle. When they're all tucked in, the full "Lullaby" theme song will play while accompanied by glowing lights.

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