Author: Casey Holland

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game to be Released Same Day as Film

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game, which will bring players into the world of the upcoming animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie, will be available for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group on Sept. 22. The game allows players to play as ninjas Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane, and Master Wu as they defend the island of Ninjago from Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. Players get to master the art of Ninjality to upgrade their ninja’s skills. The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game features eight locations based on the story from the movie. The locations all feature a Challenge Dojo for players to work on their combat skills and battle enemies. The multiplayer Battle Maps lets players face off against friends and family in competitive split-screen local game play for as many as four players. The game’s release falls on the movie’s release to...

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Children’s Book Author Seeks to Teach Understanding of Muslim Faith

The Adventures of Imam Adam, which was released shortly after President Donald Trump’s travel ban, is the first children’s book and plush toy that teaches them about the Muslim faith. The book and toy were created by Danny Shakoj, a Circassion Muslim who recognized that there aren’t many products geared toward those who practice the Islamic faith. The Adventures of Imam Adam resembles Elf on the Shelf and Mensch on a Bench. It illustrates Imam Adam’s journey to the pilgrimage in Mecca to perform Hajj and explains different parts of Islam, such as the Five Pillars of Islam, in ways children can easily understand. While the book and plush toy are meant to help teach Muslim children about their faith, they also seek to teach others outside of the faith understanding and acceptance of the...

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Lego Group to Release 15 New Building Sets Based on The Lego Ninjago Movie

A collection of 15 building sets and series of collectible Lego Minifigures based on The Lego Ninjago Movie will hit the shelves in August. The sets are inspired by moments, mechs, and characters from the film. Along with the new sets, the Lego adds 20 Lego Minifigure characters—which feature mini versions of characters in the film—to the series of blind bag packed collectible figures. Sets will be released August through December of this year, including the Spinjitzu Training Dojo, the Temple of Ultimate Trials, Ice Tank, Ninjago City, and garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! The film opens worldwide Sept....

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Peaceable Kingdom Launches Monthly Facebook Live Series

Peaceable Kingdom is set to launch its monthly Facebook Live series, Peaceable Perspectives, to bring topics related to child development and social emotional skills into the spotlight. The series will feature experts who highlight issues such as empathy, anxiety, bullying prevention, kindness, resilience, and play. It also offers parents advice and tips on these sometimes sensitive topics. Peaceable Perspectives will begin on June 22 this year with early childhood development expert Monica Sutton as she speaks about the non-digital summer and the importance of real face time. Other speakers include experts in communication, empathy, and bullying prevention. The event will be hosted on Peaceable Kingdom’s Facebook...

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Kettler USA Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Gymnic Products

As of this August, Kettler USA will become the exclusive U.S. distributor for Ledraplastic S.p.A. Gymnic products. The KETTLER Gymnic line includes toys, fitness, low impact, and physiotherapy items. Ledraplastic S.p.A. was founded in 1963 and was one of the first manufacturing companies to work non-toxic vinyl. In 1984, Ledraplastic S.p.A. released the Rody Horse, a jumping horse to support body movement and develop balance and coordination in children. Gymnic products can be found at specialty toy retailers nationwide and select online partners....

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