Story Websites for Kids

Hey everyone! Today I want to talk about websites that have stories for kids. Today I was looking on Pinterest to see if I could find some websites or apps that “D” would like. I ended up finding a couple that were great!

The first app I want to talk about is the Read Me Stories app. This app is free to download, but does offer in app purchases. Read Me will have a new story every day. The story you get depends on which category you choose. “D” and I chose Tales of Adventure, so the book we read today was Is the Moon Made of Cheese? When opening the book two options popped up. One is to read the book by yourself and the second is to have the book read to you aloud. The first time we read the book I read it to “D”. She loved it so much that she listened to it again, this time with the app reading it to her. After every sentence that was read to her, she would repeat the same sentence back. This app was great! The one thing that I would change is that we have access to more books without having to pay for them all upfront!

The next thing I am going to talk about is a website. It is called Funbrain.com and it is awesome! This site offers books and games. “D” and I started out reading Gonk Wrecks Everything. “D” loved this story, because it was about a little monster that destroyed everything he played with. She thought it was so funny! After we finished the story she played a few of the learning games that the site offers. She really enjoyed funbrain.com!

The last thing I am going to mention is the YouTube channel, Storybook Nanny. This is such a great channel for your young children to watch. There are a ton of videos to choose from! Each video is of the Storybook Nanny reading a children’s story. “D” listened to five stories! They are not long videos, but they do entertain. A couple of the stories “D” listened to were Pinkalicious and No David! This is an amazing YouTube channel and I definitely recommend it for all your kids!

All of the things I mentioned were great resources and “D” loved them all! It is great, because not only does she get to play on my phone, but she is also learning something. She spent the rest of the afternoon talking about the stories she heard and was making jokes about things from the stories. Do you use any learning or reading apps? Let me know in the comments below!

-A

Tone it Up Products

Hey everyone! This week I am going to be talking about some of my favorite health products, the Tone it Up products! For those of you who do not know, Tone it Up is a health and fitness company run by Karena and Katrina. They have many health products along with fitness products.
One of the things I love about Tone it up is that they post workouts on YouTube. It is such a great thing for those who want a great workout, but cannot buy the DVD’s they offer. These workouts are great for beginners, and they use equipment that is accessible to everyone, whether you get it at your local Wal-Mart or from the tone it up website. Karena and Katrina also will give alternatives to certain equipment if you do not or cannot purchase what they are using. I work out to their videos at least 3 times a week!
Another great thing that Tone it Up offers is nutrition products. They offer nutrition plans, protein mix, and protein bars. My favorite thing about the protein mix and bars is that they are sold at Target! They offer two flavors of protein bars, blueberry coconut and chocolate peanut butter. I buy the blueberry coconut, and cannot get enough of them! It is a super easy breakfast, just grab and go! The protein powder is also offered in two different flavors, chocolate and vanilla. My favorite is the chocolate! With that being said I am very picky about what protein powder I use. I do not like the taste of most brands, but Tone it Up protein powder is fantastic! They also offer limited edition protein powders. The latest one was coconut, but unfortunately it is all sold out. That does go to show how great the powder is though! Another thing that is offered is organic tea. They offer a morning tea to help get your day going, and a night time tea to help end your day. The tea was the first product I bought. It is definitely a must have!
The last thing I wanted to talk about is the Tone it Up app. You can find it in the app store under Studio Tone it Up: Workouts. The app really is such a great resource. You can find daily workouts you can do throughout the day. If you do not like the workout they have planned for that day you can go through the videos they offer through the app.
Tone it Up is a great company and I highly recommend it to everyone! You will get so much out of the workouts and feel great after! I know you will love it! Have you tried any of their products? Tell me in the comments below!
-A