Let Me Introduce You To Disney Imagicademy! #DisneyImagicademy @Imagicademy

Parents, You Are Going To Love The New
Disney App- Disney Imagicademy

This morning I had the pleasure of attending the kick off of something I have only heard dribs and drabs about along the way. Disney Imagicademy was unveiled to a intimate group of Disney media and bloggers at the Intrepid Museum in NYC.
Being a mom of three and a former teacher who spent twenty years making sure children were engaged in their learning made me chomp at the bit to find out any information on this new Disney venture. Of course Disney has a way of making learning fun and creating ways for children to play as they learn. Go Disney! You are very much my hero!
We were graced with Boby Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products. He shared the background of coming up with Disney Imagicademy by serving parents needs for apps to progress with levels. It looks like Disney has it with the upcoming apps for sure. We are at an age now where children are learning from apps and parents are looking for quality!

Disney Imagicademy will debut on December 11th with the ipad app, Mickey’s Magical Math World which is loaded with math activities- sorting, counting, etc. There are add on activities that range from $4.99-$19.99 for the complete set. Frozen fans can rejoice, too. Our Anna, Elsa and friends will soon be helping our children understand and gain more knowledge in the Science department! There is also an extension of interactive toys and books in the works.
You can also follow along as a parent with your own partner app on your device. There you can check in our the progress of your little one and even give a digital high five from miles away! Yay! This app will also suggest offline activities to complete together or as a family. What I loved the most about the entire program of apps is that it is curriculum driven. That is music to my ears as a mom and teacher.
PS. An Mickey Mouse Smart Toy is coming, too in 2015! He will interact with the apps! Go Disney.
No wonder we all love you, Disney! Check it out!


Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. Media invitation provided by Disney. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com

Check Out Trafalgar.com For Awesomeness In 2015 Travel! #Travel

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With Trafalgar Travel
If your family is like ours we are always trying to come up with a new place to visit and create memories. In my eyes you can never book your vacation early enough. We have dates circled on the calendar that are a year away. Time goes fast and the countdown is part of the fun of the entire trip experience. Not to mention that with Trafalgar you can get some amazing discounts by booking early! Speaking of that,it’s not too early to start thinking about 2015 travel! Sure, the holidays are right around the corner, but the greatest choices and travel deals for next year are available right now. In fact, leading international guided vacations company, Trafalgar, recently released its 2015 programs available for sale now and many of their packages have early payment discounts– which means you can save a lot of money!! For example, if you book one of their Europe & Britain vacations, you can save 10% if you book and pay for it by Dec. 18th. 

Some of Trafalgar’s new programs include Europe & Britain (which includes 117 vacations across Trafalgar’s 10 travel styles and 44 countries), CostSaver Europe (budget-friendly Europe trips with more experiences that are optional), worldwide At Leisure (relaxed trips with lengthier stays), Family Experiences (action-packed trips for the whole family) and Hidden Journeys (tours with smaller groups).  All of the Trafalgar vacations offer unique Insider Experiences like getting to dine with a local family– how cool is that?!  Visit www.trafalgar.com or talk to your local travel agent for more information!  Oh and if you happen to be in any of these cities– they are hosting what’s called Travel Talks– FREE event where you can go to talk to travel experts, learn more about vacation packages, savings and even get a chance to win some cool travel prizes!  Sign up to one of their upcoming Travel Talks. Check out the video below all about Travel Talk!
Check out the map and see if Travel Talk takes place in an area by you:
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this post. We love to travel and hope to travel with Trafalgar after we learn more about their programs. #FamilyTravel #TravelBlogger.
Contact Diane Sullivan at ELGEorgia@aol.com.

Peter Pan Live Tonight December 4th at 8pm 8/7c NBC Tweet Live With Us #PeterPanLive

Peter Pan Live Tonight
December 4th at 8pm 8/7c NBC
Tweet Live With Us #PeterPanLive

Who doesn’t love Peter Pan? Being a BoyMom for 16 years before Emily arrived has made me an expert at all things Peter Pan and especially Captain Hook. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours of my life were spent on the living room floor being a pirate, or Peter Pan or Captain Hook!
So when our family heard  about Peter Pan Live, we knew it would definitely be a Must Watch!
Tonight is finally the night! It is going to be awesome to see Christopher Walken as Captain Hook!
We will definitely be tuned in at 8pm NBC. We’ll also be tweeting live throughout the movie.
 Join us? Please use #PeterPanLive See you in Neverland!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nbc #PeterPanLive