Ready for our virtual summer camp – #CampWarnerBros

Ready for our virtual summer camp – #CampWarnerBros

Summer camps have been CANCELLED but you cant cancel summer and you cant cancel being a parent… so thanks to our friends at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment – They’ve created an 8 week virtual summer camp – #CampWarnerBros

Week 1: June 22
Activity: Super Hero Training

Week 2: June 29
Activity: DIY Crystal Gems

Week 3: July 6
Activity: Gummy Bear Slime

Week 4: July 13
Activity: Cooking & Coloring

Week 5: July 20
Activity: Character Bank

Week 6: July 27
Activity: Summer Goals Chart & Family Fitness

Week 7: August 3
Activity: “Drive-In” Movie

Week 8: August 10
Activity: Talent Show – Do The Urkel

Each week we have an activity and each week there will be a movie! Stayed tuned to weekly movie picks and activites.

We were super excited to be accepted into the camp so we can’t wait to share all these fun activities with you! Thanks again to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment sent us an exclusive welcome kit and I will be your camp director. Ready or Not!


My Talking Tom Friends offers a new interactive adventure for the whole family

My Talking Tom Friends offers a new interactive adventure for the whole family

As a family, we’ve played with Talking Tom for years. When the character was first introduced, he would simply mimic what you would say in a totally different voice. Over the past 10 years the character has evolved, just as our mobile phones and apps have evolved. Now there are six lovable characters in the award-winning Talking Tom and Friends franchise… And a whole new adventure to enjoy in the latest mobile game!

My Talking Tom Friends uses a ‘sandbox’ approach that allows the whole family to play any way they want. In this next-generation mobile pet simulation, you can take care of Talking Tom and Friends as they move in together – for the very first time!

The excitement begins when Talking Tom shows up at the new house with a box full of all his fun stuff and decides he wants to stay. As your adventure starts, even more characters arrive, each bringing their own unique brand of fun to the house! The characters love living together but – as we’ve found out while we played – they’re never happier than when we’re all playing together.

And there are countless ways to play! We get to care for their needs and wishes, helping them play together with cool gadgets and activities, and we really love the mini-games! You can do everything from skateboarding and karaoke, to growing food in the garden. For a change of scenery, you can take the bus into town to go shopping for new furniture for the house and clothes for the characters. There are so many things to do – it’s really up to you to explore and create your own unique stories.

Now you and your family can play this fun game together, too! My Talking Tom Friends is now available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play

Apple’s “Dads” premieres globally on Apple TV+ on June 19

Apple’s “Dads” premieres globally on Apple TV+ on June 19

AppleTV+ invited me to join a round-table video chat withBryce Dallas Howard to talk about her new documentary DADS. This is Bryce’s first major film directorial debut. Pulling together a collection of very famous faces and regular Dads that you’ve seen a playground near you.  It really is a heartstring pulling documentary, spliced between interviews and footage from when Ron Howard was becoming a dad as well.

Check out the trailer – if you’re expecting your first child or just want some belly laughs about the common things all dads stress over its a great watch. I  got to ask Bryce about what she was giving her dad Ron for Father’s day… I  think documentary sums it up pretty nicely.

“Dads” is a heartfelt and humorous documentary that celebrates the joys and challenges of parenting in today’s world. Featuring six extraordinary fathers from across the globe, this film offers a firsthand glimpse into the trials and tribulations of modern-day parenting through revealing interviews, rare home-movie footage, viral videos, and hilarious and thoughtful testimonials from some of Hollywood’s funniest celebrities, including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, Will Smith and more. Making her feature directorial debut, Bryce Dallas Howard also offers an intimate look at the dads in her own family, including remarkable interviews with her late grandfather Rance, her father Ron and her brother Reed.

“Dads” is part of Apple’s exclusive, first-look deal with Imagine Documentaries. The film is produced by Nine Muses Entertainment, in association with Dove Men+Care.

Animal Crossing New Horizons is the game helping build community between kids

Animal Crossing New Horizons is the game helping build community between kids

Welcome to our new reality of work from home and at home schooling, one piece thats been missing for kids is socialization.  Thankfully the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons [Amazon] couldnt come at a better time.  This version of Animal Crossing really pushes the user to build a digital community of friends (dont worry the friend codes are like 20 digits, so really the only way to connect with friends is by having their codes – this game is still fun if you play it alone without connecting with friends too).

You start by building your own island, build it into your own island paradise. Then you can share it with your friends, up to 8 friends can virtually hang out on the same island. Add a facetime call between friends and you’ve created a great virtual playdate.

There are virtual crafting activities, spend digital nook miles that offer up unique experiences (that is an additional cash into system), grow virtual fruit which adds into the virtual economy experience.  There is tons of experiences to enjoy in the game but at the core its about teamwork and spending virtual time with your friends and assisting them to build up their houses too.

Learn more about Animal Crossing New Horizons at

Thankfully Nintendo sent me a review code to try out the game and personally my kids have been obsessed with the game, My son whos turning 12 seriously has over a dozen friends playing and they do daily virtual parties and visit each other island (so many kids are joining them they need to have multiple islands to party on).

Disclosure: Nintendo provided a download code to review Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Celebrate Easter with Peter Rabbit on Sony Pictures Kids Zone

Celebrate Easter with Peter Rabbit on Sony Pictures Kids Zone

Sony Pictures Entertainment has a new YouTube Channel called Sony Pictures’ Kids Zone. Kids Zone features lots of family-friendly bonus features including our beloved character Peter Rabbit.

Just in time for some STAY AT HOME Easter Sunday fun, you have your kids dance with Peter…

or a fun make your own McGregor garden project. (Totally a craft/gardening project to do together with the kids)

Along with great Peter Rabbit Activity Pages, Easter Bingo, Coloring Pages that can be found on the Pinterest page.


Sonic The Hedgehog is out of this world

Sonic The Hedgehog is out of this world

Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

The trailer is really fair for you to learn pretty much everything you need to know as a parent about the film. I loved it, my kids loved it (ages: 11, 6, and 4).   I also grew up playing Sonic on my Sega genesis so there is a bit of nostalgia for this to me too.

Thanks to Paramount Pictures my family was invited out to the attend the world premiere out in Los Angeles. We stayed at the The Hollywood Roosevelt WOW if you ever want to stay at a classic hollywood establishment hotel – I highly recommend this one – you can tell there are stories and history in every hall. We started the weekend off by attending the media junket featuring Producer Toby Ascher, Director Jeff Fowler, Jim Carrey, James Marsden and Ben Schwartz. Want to watch this incredible look at inside a media junket?

The next day was the family blue carpet premiere that was AWESOME. We got a tour of the Paramount lot, set visit to Dr. Phil and a tour of the props from some of their most iconic movies over the last few years.  We walked over to all the family fun activities that were setup for the premiere.

Here’s some photos from amazing trip.