Showing posts with label Curious George. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curious George. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Move over Dancing With the Stars, it's time for your child to shine in the Curious George Dance Contest!

If like me, you enjoyed the first episode of this season's Dancing With The Stars this week, and have been running around the house dancing since, I'm sure your child has been watching and imitating you!

As many of you remember last year I became a 'Curious George Moms' Brand Ambassador and helped host a twitter party for the Curious George Mother's Day/Dia de Las Madres episode (you can read about that HERE if you missed it the first time) and as Curious George was so special to me as a child, and I enjoyed sharing his antics with my niece and my nephews I jumped at the chance to share his latest adventure with you all.

First of all my apologies, my goal was to get this post up yesterday for you guys so I could let you know about a twitter party that happened earlier today, but I didn't come out the hospital feeling well enough so yesterday was a completely internet free day for me as per doctors orders. (I probably shouldn't be on today either, but I won't tell if you won't!)

Our friends at Curious George are back to share a new fun campaign they are working on where your child has the chance to be the star! Curious George is hosting his first ever 'Curious George Dance Contest'. Send in a video of your child doing their best monkey moves along to the Curious George theme song for a chance to win!

For more information, please visit:

CONTEST DATES: Video Submissions are due by April 2nd.

PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD: April 16th to April 30th.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of winner, available after May 8 2012, visit

Four Great Reasons You and Your Child Should Spend Some Time Dancing Together:

1. Dancing Promotes Creativity - It encourages Self-Expression, done in early childhood it helps to develop creativity and creative problem solving will serve your child for life.

2. Dancing Strengthens Social and Emotional Development -  It helps a child express themselves and communicate with the world around them.

3. Active Learning - Children glean a greater understanding of spatial development via dance.

4. Dancing Promotes Fitness - The same Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, and flexibility you gain from dance your child does too!

Does your child love Curious George? Does your child love to dance? Then grab your video camera and film your child dancing to the Curious George theme song for a chance to win. And if your child is already expressing hollywood aspirations, having their dance video featured on a Curious George DVD will help put them on their way that's for sure!

My nieces and nephews are too old to participate in the contest, but I just might get them to dance to it anyway and film them! (Hey our parents have dance videos of us, we should have some of the next generation too, to blackmail them with, ahem I mean reminisce with them about when they get older!)

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FTC Disclosure: I am a 'Curious George Moms' Brand Ambassador. My participation in this program comes with additional incentives. This post was sponsored in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and WGBH.

Images Disclosure: CG (R)& (C) 2012 Universal Studios and/or HMH. All Rights Reserved. FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Curious George Celebrates Mothers Day, Moms Celebrating Moms May 5th Twitter Party and MORE!

Do you remember your favorite book as a child? The one you would have your parents read to you at Bedtime?

I had three particular favorites that I never tired of, Curious George, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Ferdinand The Bull. My mom would have to read those to me over and over and I loved the silly voices she would put on for each character she read.

I am not yet a Mom (or actually even ready to consider Motherhood yet!), but I am an Aunt and a GodMother, and I of course shared my love for my favorite books with each of my nieces, nephews and Godchildren when they were born.

One of my nephews really took to Curious George the way I did at his age, and it became his favorite book for everyone to read to him. He shares many traits with Curious George actually, adventurous, helpful, sweet, and naturally curious!

I recently received a screening party package that contained tons of Curious George Fun, and while he is way too old for it now, my teen Nephew and my younger Nieces and Nephews came over to enjoy a screening of  Curious George "Mother's Day Surprise!' premiering Friday, May 6th on PBS Kids (check local listings for airings in your broadcast area HERE). I love that I didn't even have to twist his arm (being his favorite 'Titi' (Aunt) definitely has its advantages!).

In this special episode, which you can catch on May 6th, Curious George and his new friend Marco, decide to host a Dia De La Madres (Mother's Day) celebration for Marco's Mom as a surprise! George decides to help Marco throw a surprise party for his mom and enlists the help of Marco's Sister and the Man with the Yellow Hat to help prepare some of Marco's Mom's favorite foods and a Pinata.

On May 5th, another episode that features George's new friend Marco will air called 'George's Home Run', where Marco tries to hit his first Little League Home Run while George plays Scorekeeper.

The episodes end with a small featurette of real children learning to apply the lessons in the episode to their own life, which was a big hit with my nieces and nephews!

I only wish George had met Marco when I was little or better still when my teen Nephew who shares my love for George was still young! I remember having Pinatas at my birthday parties!


Title: MOMS CELEBRATING MOMS, brought to you by Curious George

Date: Thursday, May 5th

Time: 1pm EST/10am PST

Handle: #CuriousGeorgeMoms

Prizes: Three winners will pamper themselves with a $100 gift certificate from

Co-hosts: @Ohmariana, @mamalatina, @thoughtsofamomy, @Tracy_Iglesias. Moderated by @lbconnect, with special guest @DorotheaGillim, Executive Producer at WGBH.

To be eligible to win, you must join the party, be sure to RSVP for it HERE, follow the hosts listed above, and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT´s not eligible) using the #CuriousGeorgeMoms hashtag and answer the Giveaway questions.

A random winner will be chosen amongst those who answered correctly. Open only to residents of the United States. Void where prohibited. Rules can be found HERE

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Thanks to Curious George’s national corporate sponsors Chuck E. Cheese’s and Rainforest Cafe.

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