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The Witching Hour Solved

Each night my kids get cranky in the late afternoon and there’s no amount of snack or game or entertaining that seems to satisfy. This usually happened at the same time I need to cook dinner. Normally I enlist the grumpy duo to help in the kitchen, but being pregnant and moody myself it’s more than I can take. Lately I’ve been resorting to the TV. Unfortunately, I’ve got an almost three year old boy and a six and a half year old girl and one TV. What’s a mom to do when they fight over which show to watch?  I’ll tell you what, get the Jake’s Never Land Pirate School and Mickey Mouse Club House Road Rally for the iPad.

My girl can go watch her shows and the boy can have a blast finding treasure and connecting with his inner pirate on Jakes NeverLand Pirate School. Then he can head on over for some Mickey Mouse Club House Road Rally where he can actually interact with the iPad. Seriously. It’s so cool. Micky asks you to talk to him and there are directions like shake the iPad to release the coconuts from the palm tree or it turns the iPad into binoculars to search for the chipmunks. My little guy was having so much fun that his sister came out to see what all the fun was about. What happened after that was a miracle indeed. They played together, not fighting over the iPad or what to play, they found treasures together and did the hotdog dance together.  All of this was FREE and I got to watch while I cooked up a fabulous, uninterrupted dinner. Thank you Disney and your genius and for giving me that ‘having it all’ feeling.

Join us August 8th at 9 PM EST for a Disney Junior Twitter party! You could win an iPad. RSVP here and use the hashtags #spon and #mackidtips

Disney Junior Disney Junior WATCH makes full length episodes of its popular shows available online at www.watchdisneyjunior.com and via the Disney Junior WATCH app on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. And it’s all free!

Comcast Xfinity subscribers have access to premiere content, including a live feed of the network online and through the app.  After the live feed, current shows will be available “on demand”. Perfect if you’re in the middle of a show and need to run out to do errands.  No complaints from the kids that they’ll miss the end of their show. Or perhaps there are several kids in a family who like different programs.  One can watch on the TV, while the other watches on their favorite device. Missed their favorite show?  They’ll have up to 10 days to catch up on WATCH! Fans who aren’t on Comcast can contact their cable provider to ask for the service via the website or the app.

A big thanks to Disney Junior for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

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