December 15, 2017

Free Jewish Children’s Books & Music

Free English Jewish Books & CDs

PJ Library offers free Jewish chidren’s books for children ranging in age from 2 months to 8 years old.  The book selections for the PJ Library program are chosen from among the very best of Jewish children’s books and music full of compelling stories and captivating illustrations.  Their music CDs are sometimes tender and moving, sometimes fun and snappy and are all carefully chosen by their expert Book Selection Committee.

Each PJ Library book arrives in in the subscriber’s mailbox with an accompanying printed reading guide. This guide provides information about the Jewish concepts relevant in the book. It also suggests topics for discussion and activities aimed at enhancing family reading experience.

Visit the PJ Library website here to subscribe and begin recieving your FREE Jewish Children’s books today!

Free Hebrew Books For Children

If you have a child between the ages of 3 to 6 years old, you can help improve their Hebrew reading skills by subscribing to Sifriyat Pijama B’America, the Hebrew version of PJ Library.

Sifriyat Pijama B’America IS A HEBREW AND JEWISH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT literacy program implemented throughout the United States. They mail free, high-quality Hebrew Jewish children’s literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.  SP-BA is a program for children ages 3 to 6, aimed at creating connections to Jewish Life and enhancing Jewish and Hebrew education.  ALL THESE BOOKS, MAILED MONTHLY, ARE A GIFT FOR YOUR FAMILY TO KEEP FOREVER!!

To subscribe simply visit their website here and registerEnjoy your free Hebrew Jewish Children’s books & music!


Jewish Music for Children

Jewish Music Entertainment for Children

( I originally wrote this review of popular Jewish Children’s music for Sukkot.  But I’m reposting it now because I think any of these would make a great Chanukah gift.  There are links here to where you can get any of these CDs online)

Here is a list of some of the best Jewish music CDs and DVDs to keep your young kids happily entertained while they are at home (and moms are busy cooking) during the Chol Hamoed Sukkot holidays or anytime.

OyBaby :  This is the Jewish version of Baby Einstein.  It is coloful, stimulating and just beautiful to watch.  With gorgeous, soothing music written and played by the Shneiderman sisters it has educational Jewish content, adorable babies and is fun for babies, toddlers and children of all ages.  It is definitely a favorite in my house, especially around the Jewish Holiday season to help get us in the mood.

Of course, the original Baby Einstein DVDs are wonderful for your little ones as well.

Shalom Sesame DVDs: These DVDs are so much fun!  The newest ones, The Sticky Shofar and Monsters in the Sukkah are now on sale on Amazon for $13.49 each.  There is also Learn Hebrew with Grover with a guest appearance by Debra Messing, Shabbat Shalom Grover Starring Cedric the Entertainer and Anneliese Van Der Pol, Mitzvah on the Street with Matisyahu, and Welcome to Israel with Christina Applegate.  Starring, of course, all the famous Sesame Street characters like Grover, Cookie Monster, Ernie & Burt, Zoe and more.

Mama Doni: The newest Smash-Hit Jewish children’s music act, Mama Doni, has recieved rave reviews, The Boston Globe called The Mama Doni Band “A zany musical chicken soup of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, Klezmer, and other styles.” Her music CDs include Shabbat Shaboom! Mama Doni’s Challah Day Celebration For The Whole Family and Chanukah Fever13 Macca-Beats for the Whole Family and I Love Herring And Other Fish Shticks For Kids.  How cute are these titles!?

Rebbetzin Tap: Rebbetzin Tap’s music for young Jewish boys and girls is adored by all.  Its an educational and lively way to entertain your kids and get everyone in the Shabbos and yontif spirit.  She has Jewish Holiday Celebration DVD, Get Ready For Shabbos DVD, and Shabbos & Holiday CD.

Shooby Doob Shloimy: His lyrics, rythmic beat and hip melodies captivate the hearts of Jewish children throughout the world and across religious spectrums.  Children and parents connect to the contemporary feel of the music that span pop, ballad and rap.  The three CDs, Shooby Doob Shloimy, Shabbat with Shooby Doob Shloimy and Pesach with Shooby Doob have recieved international acclaim.

Malkali: We’ve been watching Malkali for years.  She is especially captivating for little girls with her warmth and love of children.

Yeshiva Boys Choir: This is our favorite CD to listen to while driving in the car.  We also bought the YBC DVD which my kids love to watch, sing and dance to.  We also love to see them Live in Concert often with Uncle Moishe during Chol Ha Moed.  I’ll be sure to post where and when they’ll be performing this Chol ha moed Sukkos so check back with me soon.

Uncle Moishe: The all-time favorite and well-known Uncle Moishe music and concerts is beloved by Jewish children from as young as 1 on up.  He has songs about shabbos and yontif, middos and mitzvos and much more.  He also does children’s concerts during the year, especially during Chol Ha Moed so stay tuned to The Kosher Shopaholic for showtimes and locations!

Best Prices for Boys School Uniforms on the Web

Boys Polo Shirts for $3.99

If you haven’t finished your back-to-school shopping yet, I’ve got some great news for  you.  I did some research and found some of the best prices for boys school uniforms.  Of course, they’re on Amazon!

When you buy any of the items below you can sign up for Amazon Clothes emails hereand get a promotion code for 20% off your purchase.   So not only are these clothes extremely cheap, you save an additional 20% on them.  These prices are so great, even if you’ve finished your back-to-school clothes shopping, it pays to stock up!

Here are Dickies Boys size 8-20 Flex Waist Flat Front Pant for only $12.  The sale price is  $14.99 to $23.90 (regularly priced at $23 – $26). Take off an additional 20% with the Amazon Clothes sign-up.

Here are Genuine L/S Unisex Pique Polo (Sizes 8 – 20) for only $4.99 when you take the additional 20% off they come out to $3.99 each!  They come in blue, white and yellow.

With Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom its always free shipping!

Sesame Place Coupons

If you live or will be visiting in the New York tri-state area and are looking for a nice getaway with little children, Sesame Place is a great option.  Sesame Place features all of the famous Sesame Street characters like Elmo and Big Bird who can be found walking around greeting the kids, water park, parades, street party and of course toddler and kiddie rides.

You can find $20 off the price of admission coupons at most Rite Aid and Wawa stores. I know I grabbed a few the last time I was at Rite Aid.  Groups of 15 or more can get group discounts right at the gate.

Sesame Place is about half an hour away from Cherry Hill, New Jersey where Kosher restaurants and food can be found.

Visit here for information about some free activities in New York.

Fun City – A Magical Family Fun Center Opens In NY

If you live in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut tri-state area and are looking for some fun, interactive entertainment for your kids on the weekend or when school is out, you are in luck.  Fun City,A Magical Family Fun Center” has just opened to the public in the Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY

Fun City is an indoor amusement park featuring MagiQuest, Thrill Rides, Bumper Cars, Lazer Tag, Glow Mini Golf and Arcades.  It also has a train ride and soft-play area for toddlers.  More toddler, mommy-me sections are still on the way.  

One of the most exciting and unique features is that it houses the only live-action fantasy adventure game in the New York area, called MagiQuest.  MagiQuest is a physical play video game with high-tech special effects and a magic wand.  With the wave of the wand, real things happen: video screens come alive, crystals light up, birds talk, treasure chests open and so much more.  Magis, as MagiQuest players are called, get to use thier wands and thinking skills to slay dragons, battle goblins and much more.

One of  the founders, Mrs. Nadler, explains that Fun City’s games are “a way for parents and children to play together and interact”.  MagiQuest allows parents to join with their children in solving riddles, finding clues and moving through the many levels and adventures of the game. 

Catering to the needs of one of  the largest Jewish Orthodox communities in the nation who live only 15 minutes away from the Palisades Center, Fun City also offers Kosher Pizza in their Kosher-certified restaurant/concession stand.

On our visit to Fun City my kids had such a ball, between the bumper rides and casting their magic wands – which we were able to take home  – they now walk around all day waving their wands and can’t wait to go back.  We never even had time for the Arcade or lazer tag or many of the other fun features.  On our next visit, we plan on giving ourselves a few extra hours and as a mom, I’m so pleased that I don’t have to worry about packing my own Kosher lunch for the family!

On your visit to FunCity mention “The Kosher Shopaholic” for a surprise freebie

Fun City is located on the third floor of Palisades Center, across from JC Penny.  To learn more visit funcityny or call 845-397-2613.

For Palisades Center coupons, visit here.

For directions to the Palisades Center mall, visit here.

Get a Free Mr. Potato Head Toy with $25 Purchase of Playskool Items from Amazon

You can get a Get a free Mr. Potato Head toy worth $12.99 when you purchase $25 worth of Playskook items from Amazon.

Here are a few of the Playskool toys you can buy on sale now:

Tonka Chuck And Friend Fold ‘N Go Garage for $15.30 save 25%.

Playskool Busy Gearsfor $14.50 save 50%.

Playskool Explore and Grow Tumble N Twirl for $12.85 save 40%.

For more savings on Amazon children’s games and toys click here.

New $25 off Coupon Code for My Habit: Amazon’s Fashion Deal Site

 I’ve written a lot about My Habit in the past because its Amazon’s new fashion clothing deal site and they often have really unique and beautiful clothes and shoes for women, men and children up to 60% off.  Every day at noon, they post their newest deals. 

With the newest coupon code: INTLSHIP  you get $25 off your order of $25 or more meaning that you can get some of the clothes or shoesfrom their site for free or close to it.  Of course, the $25 priced items sell out very fast so make sure you get to My Habit by 12:00 noon each day when they put up their new items.  And if you don’t score the freebies, $25 off is still a great deal!

Here’s an Adrienne Vitadini new suit, beautiful and appropriate for the Jewish Woman, for only $79.  Use your $25 off coupon code and its only $54 with free shipping.

Save 50% – 75% on Amazon Toys this week

From now through Sunday, August 14, 2011, Amazon Toys is having a huge sale where you can save 50% – 75%  on children’s toys and games

I always like to have a nice selection of inexpensive toys in my closet for those birthday parties that you are told about an hour before-hand or as prizes and rewards for my children for that extra special something that they deserve.  As an Amazon Mom member, I also get free shipping so these big sales make shopping and stocking up a lot easier. 

A nice collection of inexpensive new toys will also come in handy for that in-between time when camp has finished and school hasn’t quite started yet.  Here are some of this week’s best deals from the Amazon Toy Sale

Thomas the Train: Zip, Zoom, and Logging Adventure for only $31.50 that’s 50% off the regular retail selling price.

Kid Galaxy My 1st RC Big Wheelie Cycle Speedster for $6.45 regularly priced $25 saving you 75% off regular price.

Fisher-Price Nick Jr. 1-2-3 Counting Cash Register for $26.19 saving you 35% off the regular price.

Madame Alexander My First Baby – Powder Blue, 12 Inch for $8.18 that’s 55% off regular the regular price.

University Games Rooster’s 123 Numbers Eric Carle Game And Puzzle Systemfor only $11.53 that’s 45% off the regular price.

You can click directly onto Amazon Toys here to view the great variety of toys and games they have an sale as well.

And, if you haven’t already bought the Perplexus Maze Game original or the advanced Epic for your children yet, you can also get it on sale now from Amazon.

You can also get a Free Mr. Potato Head Toy when you buy $25 worth of Playskook Items from Amazon.

Babies R’ Us: 20% Off Coupon

You can print a coupon to save 20% off  any regularly priced toy when you like Babies R Us Facebook page.   The coupon is valid in either Toys R’ Us or Babies R’ Us stores and expires August 14th. 

For more savings on baby products like diapers, see my post about Amazon Mom.

For more savings on toys see my post about the Perplexus Maze Game.

For more Kosher Coupons, click here.

Thanks, Kosher on a budget for finding us this coupon!

**HOT** Graco Snap & Go Infant Car Seat Stroller at 23% off

If you have a baby in the house who is still in an infant car seat, or if you or a loved one is expecting a baby, and you don’t yet have the Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat Stroller , otherwise known as a “Snap & Go” get it on sale for 23% off now.  Amazon is offering the Graco SnugRider Infant Car Seat Stroller Frame for only $57.95 –  regularly priced at $74.99.  A bargain!

I have had a hand me down of one of these for over 7 years (so mine is at least 10 years old) and it is still my all-time favorite baby stroller!  It has the smoothest ride and is so easy to manuveur, the basket underneath is huge and easy to access (very important when shopping with the baby), it is so convenient – click car seat in, one hand open/close, and it is incredibly durable.   I am always sad when my babies outgrow the infant car seat and I can no longer use my favorite stroller.  The Snap&Go is a must have in any home!

Get this great Infant Stroller now, while its still on sale!