Off The Shelf: Disney Planes

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Mum + I were off to the mall one afternoon after school for some errands when I asked if we can drop at the toy section. No mall visit was ever complete without dropping by this part of the mall. No, I do not buy toys all the time, but I enjoy browsing through the display of latest toys and spend time checking for my favorites, like die-cast cars, action figures, among others.

While doing her own browsing mum stumbled into these books that are up at discounted price that day. Planes is one of my favorite films, so we opted for this Disney Planes book, which we got for half the original price! A great deal, right?

This book tells the story of the first Disney Planes film. It introduces us to a crop duster, Dusty Crophopper, who has big dreams of joining the Wings Across the Globe race. Many people laughed at his seemingly impossible dream but Dusty never gave up. He joined the qualifying rounds but failed to make the cut, but one stroke of luck got him in the race and went on to race around the globe along with his idol, Ripslinger, and popular racers like El Chupacabra, Ishani, Bulldog, + Rochelle. With the help of his friends, Chug + Dotty, and his mentor, Skipper, Dusty went on to win the championship to prove that anyone who does not give up on their dreams is bound to achieve them one day.

Planes is a spin-off of another popular Disney franchise, Cars, which is my most favorite! A sequel to the first film was also shown not too long ago, it was called Disney: Fire and Rescue.

Reading about one of my favorite films is such a great way to pass the time. This is my current bedtime read. What is yours?

 

Street Pianos Bring Music to the People

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Music has the power to move people to tears, restore hope to the downtrodden and change the hearts, minds and opinions of the general population and those in positions of political authority. The street piano movement that has swept the nation over the course of the last several years brings citizens in large and small cities the opportunity to hear the music of others and create their own. From New York to Las Angeles and virtually everywhere in between, street piano programs are bringing communities together.

New York City proudly takes part in several widely recognized street piano movements that have placed large numbers of pianos in parks and other public recreational spaces across the country. While there are plenty of places to play in the city, there are also many street pianos in NY State for those who want to connect with strangers and neighbors in Albany and several locations throughout Western New York.

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From The Toy Box: Dinosaur Excavation Kit

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How is your summer so far? Are you bored or have you found some interesting ways to pass your time. I sure hope I can squeeze in a few more activities before summer is over. I would love to learn how to play one of those 60s guitars, but I am not sure if mum can find an affordable music tutor nearby.

Anyway, it was another one of those lazy summer afternoons when mum unearthed this National Geographic Channel Dinosaur Excavation Kit so I can play with it. I’ve had it for a while now but have not found the time to play with it. I was also down with coughs and colds when we received it that mum kept it until I am well and free from the sniffles. The educational toy kit include this small grey block, a small brush, + a chisel. The goal is to dig into the small block until you find the remains of a dinosaur buried somewhere underneath.

played adventurers for a day + found this seismosaurus! #jaredslittlecorner #weekend #fms_photoaday #fms_neutrals

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Mum set up my chairs outside + unboxed this toy. I dug the afternoon away, searching for a sign of a dinosaur in between the dust and the rubble. With a little help from mum, I finally managed to dig up this cool seismosaurus from the block. Don’t you think he was cool? It was also an awesome idea to be a little adventurer for a day, searching for this buried treasure. I think dinosaurs are very awesome creatures + I also currently like the film, The Good Dinosaur, which we saw at the cinema a few months back. Mum downloaded a copy + I’ve watched it several times at home.

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What is your current favorite toy? I will be featuring my new Hot Wheels Speedtropolis Playset next and I hope you stay tuned for that. Cheers!

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