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Make Your Own Action Figures From Ancient History with Famous Figures of Ancient Times: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble. History has never been so much fun! Emperors! Conquerors! Philosophers! These 20 people shaped history and our world today. Now you can make real moving figures of these world-changing individuals from thousands of years ago. Cut-and-color or pre-colored action figures really move as you play out the lives of Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Jesus, King David, Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (builder of the Great Wall of China), Hannibal (and his elephant!) and others. Their stories are right in the book-or make up your own stories about these powerful men whose fame has lasted for thousands of years. Yes, they really move! All you need is this book, a hole punch, and easy-to-use fasteners for assembly. Move their arms and legs, use their swords and shields and act out the real stories of history or make up your own and travel through time with moving figures! Read and learn more about their amazing lives, right in this book. Who

Sing-A-Lingo, an educational company that supports parents, educators and caregivers in their efforts to teach young children a new language. En Mi Casa (In My House). Featuring catchy Spanish lyrics about common activities, this collection of original songs provides a soundtrack for a typical day, helping children learn by incorporating Spanish into their daily lives.The songs included on En Mi Casa are about practical, functional topics in environments where children already find themselves, so practicing Spanish just happens. “Our philosophy is that children should learn language as part of their normal routine, so our songs cater to everyday objects and events. From the tub to the dinner table to getting up in the morning, En Mi Casa has a song for every part of the day–making life your very own musical!” says Piña Madera, co-founder of Sing-A-Lingo. One

Needlephobia doesn’t stand a chance! Know someone that gets more pokes than most, or looking for a great gift idea? With this handy insulated Cold-To-Go Bag we include the pain reliever Buzzy® and Flippits! distraction cards. The Deluxe Kit also comes with instructions, a Velcro strap, batteries, Blue Gel Wings and two White Ice Wings for longer procedures. Frozen inserts are included to keep the bag and your wings cold. All this and still leaves room for distraction toys and treats for after! Buzzy is a new device and concept launched May 1, it’s a hand-held vibrating that blocks needle pain for back to school shots, or dentistry. Buzzy is a cute new medical device available to parents or patients to relieve needle pain. Invented by pediatrician mom who got tired of fighting and drama when going for shots. Now the kids are proud that shots don’t bother them (if they have Buzzy).

mail4kids is a fun and educational collector’s card service for kids! Each subscriber receives a brightly coloured envelope with their name on it in the mail. Each envelope includes a custom designed collector’s card with a picture on the front from one of our categories and educational information on the back about that image. Each card comes with a specially designed activity sheet that continues the theme of that card. The deluxe starter kit completes the package with a personalized collector’s box, to store their collection. Index cards with the category listings for organizing the cards and a special gift just cause. The first 10 MOMS who go to and sign up for a 1-year subscription get a free starter kit. Use the coupon code 247MOM.

The Happy Lunchbox – 4 Weeks of Menus and Recipes”. It includes Mom’s Tips, vegetarian options, and even a few recipes for Mom and Dad’s lunch. Find it at

Go Pic Nic makes lunch time easy on moms and dads! GoPicnic is the innovative company behind ready-to-eat meals that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Each meal is filled with natural ingredients that require no refrigeration or preparation so both children and adults can simply open and enjoy. GoPicnic was founded in 2006 to create nutritious, delicious ready-to-eat meals that have the added convenience of being shelf-stable. MightyMunch™ Meals – This lineup of kid-tested and approved meals are packed with fun, tasty food to satisfy even the pickiest eaters! Selections include AquaMunch™, GalaxyMunch™, JungleMunch™, ExploreMunch™, SafariMunch™ and SportsMunch™. Every meal includes entertaining games, jokes, fun food facts, and a surprise temporary tattoo! All GoPicnic meals contain no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup or added MSG, and are free of artificial colors or flavors. Each food item is individually packaged and labeled, ensuring that customers know exactly what they’re eating and enabling each individual product to maintain the highest level of freshness and quality. The new GoPicnic selections include meals for special diets including gluten-free, kosher, halal, vegetarian, vegan and meals designed especially for kids.

Back to school, the three words that moms love to hear and kids dread to hear. This year, that changes….Athalon Sportgear, one of the leading companies in the luggage and sport bag industries is proud to introduce it’s newest must have item, The Deluxe Fusion Backpack, style 217. This backpack is what every student will look forward to carrying onto the bus and through the halls at school. It has a fully padded computer section, to easily bring your lap top into class, a pocket for organizing, and a music port with an interior pocket to enable I pod and mp3 listening for the long bus rides. Style 217 comes with a fully padded a molded back, deluxe padded and adjustable straps and a padded top handle; all to ensure comfort, even with the heaviest of loads. “Athalon’s goal was to design a new back to school item that would be practical and resilient and would also promote individuality by enabling students to make a positive personal statement,” Andy Nitkin, CEO.

Elmer’s glue currently has developed an innovative recycling program involving Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles. Classrooms nationwide are recycling Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles by dropping them off at a local Walmart as part of the Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program™. In the 2008-2009 school year alone, more than 83,000 classrooms and approximately one million students participated nationwide. Find your favorite Elmer’s products at

VPZ lunchboxes are lead-free & food-safe, the personalized designs are water-resistant and they can go anywhere including the lunchroom. Pack some games for travel or to keep busy while waiting at a restaurant. Perfect for storing little things like hairbows or toy cars. The same design is on the front and back.

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