ABC Kids CD release OUT NOW: LazyTown Here We GO!

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LazyTown Here We GO! 

AVAILABLE NOW

 

LazyTown - Here We GO! :: ABC Kids CD release OUT NOWThings are upside-down and round and round in LazyTown. Based on the children’s television show broadcast on ABC TV, LazyTown – Here We GO! is the latest musical collection of favourite songs from Series 3 - now available on CD.

 

Stephanie, an optimistic pink-haired girl, comes to live in a new, and formerly inactive neighborhood, appropriately named ‘LazyTown’where she meets a zany mix of townspeople, urging her new found friends Ziggy, Trixie, Stingy and Pixel to go outside and be active instead of staying inside and playing video games.

 

The kids of LazyTown are trying to figure out their own worlds through this musical adventure - their inquisitive, adventurous and playful personalities sing through in many of the tracks such as ‘Never Say Never’, ‘Take It To the Top’and ‘Here We Go’.

 

Each of these characters, many which feature on the album have strengths and weaknesses that all kids can identify with making it entertaining and engaging for children of all ages.

 

Due to the timing of the show’s premiere in the US in 2004, it has been through to have been created in response to the childhood obesity issues which have been an international talking point of the last decade.

 

The popularity of LazyTown's songs and music since the shows inception has led to the production of a number of soundtrack albums that feature music from the show. Originally performed in English, the show has been dubbed into more than a dozen languages (including Icelandic) and aired in over 100 countries worldwide.

 

TRACKLISTING: 

1. Welcome To LazyTown 8. Boogie Woogie Boo
2. Never Say Never 9. We Love SportsCandy
3. Round And Round 10. Summer Is The Season
4. Life Can Be A Surprise 11. All Together
5. Here We Go 12. Holly Jolly Holidays
6. Take It To The Top 13. Bing Bang
7. Recipe For Energy 14. To 26. Karaoke Versions

LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game to be released in May 2011

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Disney Interactive Studios will release LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game in May 2011.

 

The game is an action adventure game bringing to life the Pirates of the Caribbean world and all its colorful characters in LEGO brick form. Players will experience all the memorable scenes from the first three films, as well as those in the upcoming fourth film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” in the humorous and quirky LEGO video games style.

 

LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game can be played on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ console, Games for Windows PC/Mac Hybrid , the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

 

Key Features include:
  • Exploration –Players will explore familiar locations filled with interactive LEGO objects and encounter more than 70 memorable and new characters while making their way through more than 20 levels
  • Combat–The LEGO Caribbean is full of danger! Intense sword fighting moves give the LEGO minifigure a brand new pirate flavor
  • Unforgettable Cut Scenes –Everyone’s favorite scenes from the Pirates of the Caribbean films are re-rendered with LEGO minifigures, in the humorous style synonymous with LEGO video games
  • Puzzles–Players will need all their pirate cunning to find the hidden LEGO treasures and discover the game’s many secrets
  • Two-Player Co-op –Players can join a friend or family member in the same room for two-player “drop-in/drop-out” cooperative action
  • Freeplay–Building a collection of characters throughout the game, players can then use their distinctive abilities to gain access to previously unavailable areas
  • PLAYERS:Single Player and two-player co-op on same system (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Games For Windows –LIVE and Wii)

 

 

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‘the me strategies’ encourages children's positive behaviour

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See positive behavioural changes in your child today with ‘the me strategies’ family edition 

 

Change the dynamics of your household and make positive adjustments to your child’s behaviour with the help of the newly launched program called ‘the me strategies’ Family Edition.

  

‘the me strategies’ has been developed by leading psychologist Jenny Chapman, an industry expert who predominantly works with children and is the principal psychologist of a private practice in NSW.

 

Jenny, who has worked for many years with families, including foster families and blended families, has developed a behaviour adjustment strategy which has been successfully used to amend the normal development difficulties of young children and those with severe challenging behaviours. 

 

‘the me strategies’ Family Edition is the simple and fun intervention program that is emerging as a successful alternative parenting strategy and is promoting healthier relationships between family members as well as encouraging a peaceful and relaxed household.

 

It is designed to successfully adjust patterns of behaviour, teach new skills and/or encourage participation in completing tasks and contributing to the family unit. ‘the me strategies’ is based on choices and consequences that see children motivated to choose to earn incentives and privileges.

 

These incentives and privileges are identified to promote positive changes in a child’s pattern of behaviour as an alternative to punishing. This technique in contrast to reactive methods of parenting, is preventative; a strategy that reduces the likelihood of a behaviour occurring in the first place. 

 

Whilst Jenny sees extreme behavioural issues in her practice, the successful strategies she has implemented with these families has inspired her to develop an alternative parenting technique that can be implemented in a variety of family settings. Behavioural issues can be as simple as having to repeatedly ask your child to pick up after themselves, make their bed, or set the table for dinner, which in itself is not major, but having to ask constantly every time and every day is wearing on you and the rest of the household. 

 

‘the me strategies’ kit comes complete with all the contents you and your family will need to create magnetic charts for two children. Using the tasks and character sheets with the behaviour point numbers, parents can sit down with their children to create a fun and interactive incentive program that really works. As a family, parents and kids can agree upon weekly tasks or behaviours that need improvement and negotiate incentives once these points have been achieved.  

 

Jenny notes that parents may feel familiar with this theory but ‘the me strategies’ intervention strategy is indeed unique. “Most parents have possibly tried something like this before or may recognise elements of this strategy, but it is the combination of elements, together with the rules of implementation, that set it apart from other behavioural change strategies, particularly reward charts. This strategy has evolved due to a demand for a successful alternative parenting intervention and families who use ‘the me strategies’ continue to report positive results,” Jenny says. 

 

Whilst reward charts may assist to ‘switch off’ a behaviour, they usually don’t teach the skill associated with the learning that occurs with ‘the me strategies’. Parents can use this strategy with children as young as four or five years old, right up until the child leaves home. 

 

Mother of three Sarah Smith acknowledges that ‘the me strategies’ has totally changed the dynamics of her household. “I have three children under the age of nine so getting them to complete simple and everyday tasks was often challenging. With ‘the me strategies’ I can motivate my children to do the right thing and they can see the benefits of it too. They now understand positive behaviour equals positive outcomes.”

 

 
‘the me strategies’ will be available from September and is RRP $69.95
through the website www.themestrategies.com.
 

"Infertility – the hidden causes" by Dr Sandra Cabot & Margaret Jasinska ND

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How to overcome them naturally
 
Infertility, the hidden causes by Dr Sandra Cabot, Margaret Jasinska ND

In this well researched book, Dr Sandra Cabot and naturopath Margaret Jasinska explore the many hidden causes of infertility which are often easily overcome.

 
One in six couples experience infertility. They are often left confused, hopeless and with no definitive answers as to what can be done to improve their chance of conceiving. Infertility is not a disease; rather it is a symptom of an underlying health problem.
 
By improving the health of both prospective parents, not only will this dramatically increase the chance of achieving a healthy pregnancy; it will also increase the likelihood of having a healthy baby

 

Fertility problems are escalating and it’s not just women in their late 30s that are affected. Infertility is a sign that something is not right with you or your partner’s health. A healthy body is a fertile body – our bodies are cleverly designed to reproduce, and when that doesn’t happen, there is always an explanation. This easy-to-read book offers hope and direction for anyone trying to have a baby.

 

This book covers the common and obvious causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis, as well as the subtle, often overlooked causes of infertility. It is a sad fact that scientists know more about how diet affects fertility in livestock animals than the average doctor knows about diet and fertility in humans.

 

The healthier both prospective parents are, the better quality the egg and sperm will be. The genetic material inside the egg and sperm form the basis of the child’s lifelong health. By optimising the health of the parents, future generations will be healthier.

 

Contains clear and concise explanations of both female and male health and infertility issues.

The fertility diet – how to get pregnant fast. Explanation of best foods to eat and what to avoid and/or minimise.

 

About the Authors:

Dr Sandra Cabot is the Medical and Executive Director of the Australian National Health Advisory Service. She graduated with Honours in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Adelaide in South Australia in 1975.

 

Dr Cabot began her medical career in 1980 as a GP Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and practiced in Sydney, Australia. Sandra is the author of the Liver Cleansing Diet - best selling non-fiction book of the 90’s and still selling!

 

Dr Cabot has also written over twenty other ground breaking books which cover many health related topics.

 

Dr Cabot is an experienced commercial pilot and flies herself to seminars throughout Australia, often visiting remote areas. Dr Cabot and her Beechcraft Baron aircraft do regular work for the Angel Flight Charity, which provides free transport for patients with chronic and severe disabilities in remote Australian areas. Dr Cabot’s aircraft has done well over 100 flights since January 2007 for the Angel Flight Charity.

 

Dr Cabot has conducted health seminars all over the world and is frequently asked to lecture for numerous health organisations such as The American Liver Foundation and the Annual Hepatitis Symposium.

 

Dr Cabot still has an active medical practice and does research into liver diseases.
 
 
Margaret Jasinska is a naturopath who has been in clinical practice for more than ten years. Margaret has a particular interest in disorders of the digestive system and immune system. She is a keen author and researcher who enjoys keeping abreast of new developments in health care. Margaret has co-authored six books with Dr Cabot. Margaret greatly enjoys educating individuals on how to improve their health through dietary modifications and nutritional medicine.
Pub Date: April 2011
RRP: $24.95
 

"Ranger in Danger" celebrates World Ranger Day!

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July 31st is World Ranger Day!

 

To celebrate the amazing work of rangers around the world, The Five Mile Press have published an action packed adventure series

 

Ranger in Danger by Sean Willmore and Alison Reynolds

 

Take a moment on July 31 to think about the amazing work of rangers around the world. Here in Australia we are lucky. Park rangers can get in with their job of protecting our national parks and gently educating the general public without feeling they are putting their lives at risk every day.

 

In other parts of the world, rangers have to fight for their lives against poachers. Over the last ten years, an estimated one thousand rangers have been killed just doing their job protecting nature. In one park alone – Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo – 158 park rangers have been killed protecting the homeland of the world’s last mountain gorillas.

 

Australian park ranger, founder of The Thin Green Line and author, Sean Willmore, along with author Alison Reynolds, has written an adventure series for kids called Ranger in Danger, based on real-life adventures of rangers around the world. The books are action packed, decide-your-own destiny adventures, and a perfect way for children to experience the thrills and the dangers of the natural world and the life of a ranger on the frontline of conservation.

 

Sean Willmore’s organisation, The Thin Green Line, raises funds for the families left behind by rangers who have been killed in the line of duty. He has featured on ABC’s Australian Story and The 7.30 Report, and he is the 2009 United Nationals Environment Award Winner. Says Sean:

 

‘These brave men and women need our support. The Ranger in Danger series brings kids to the frontline of conservation, as a ranger themselves making critical decisions along the way, to decide their shared destiny with the forest, oceans and animals that make them special.’

 

For more information or purchase online, visit www.rangerindanger.com.

 

 

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