Last week we were invited to a super summer event in London hosted by Amazon Prime Instant Video. It was held at a really cool cafe called Drink, Shop, Do and as well as a pretty fantastic spread of food there were activities for all of the children and premieres of new children shows throughout the day.
The day was of particular interest to me as I have an Amazon Prime account already. You pay £79 per year and you have unlimited free one day deliveries as well as being able to loan 500,000 books on your kindle and now there is also Amazon Prime Instant Video included too which is a bit of a bargain really :
Did you know Amazon is the UK’s largest online video streaming service with more than 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes – including lots of family favourite TV shows such as Peppa Pig, Classic Digimon Seasons, 64 Zoo Lane and films such as Tangled and Toy Story?
Annedroids (for children ages 4 to 7 years)
Premiering on July 25, Annedroids is about a young scientist. Created by Emmy-nominated JJ Johnson (Dino Dan) and Sinking Ship Entertainment, and aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about a young female genius, her human friends, android assistants and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. Addison Holley (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) stars as “Anne,” Adrianna Di Liello (Stage Fright) plays her friend “Shania,” and Jadiel Dowlin plays “Nick.”
Tumble Leaf (for preschool-aged children):
Tumble Leaf comes from Emmy Award-winning director Drew Hodges and award-winning studio Bix Pix Entertainment. The preschool aged show follows Fig the Fox and his best friend Stick as they discover adventure, friendship and love around every bend. Themes found in the show promote exploration and scientific thinking through play. The talent behind the characters includes Christopher Downs as “Fig” and “Stick,” Zak McDowell as “Hedge,” Addie Zintel as “Pine,” Brooke Wolloff as “Maple” and Alex Trugman as “Ginkgo.”
Also available to stream now on Amazon Prime Instant Video is Creative Galaxy, from acclaimed creator Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue (Super Why!, Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). Featuring Samantha Bee (The Daily Show), Christian Distefano, Jason Jones (The Daily Show), Cloris Leachman (Malcolm in the Middle) and Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210). In this make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers, characters Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. To give kids and parents the real-life tools they need to re-create Arty’s experience, a live-action piece at the end of each animated episode will take viewers through the craft project that Arty showcased in the galaxy.
Myself and Chloe sat in on the Annedroids premiere and it was fun. A bit quirky and different to most kids tv in my opinion. Slightly scary for Izzy I’m parts purely as she wouldn’t understand the android elementso we won’t watch it just yet but then she isn’t yet 3 and the recommended age is 4+ so that would be why.
We had a play in the ballpit and chatted to some of the other bloggers. It was really nice to meet some bloggers which I hadn’t come across before and also to catch up with bloggers I had met previously also.
We listened to a talk about the Amazon Prime Instant Video service and learnt about the option to download films/TV shows and watch whilst offline and I have already done this and love it! I think it will be really handy for when we are travelling to festivals this summer as I can put kids tv shows onto the Kindle for Izzy to watch.
Oh did I mention we were given a super sleek Kindle Fire HDX at the end? It was a lovely surprise and I’ve really enjoyed having a play about with it. I love the Kindle FreeTime feature which allows you to set times and limits for what your children can watch. You can also set educational goals for children, younger children have apps for counting, learning letters and shapes while older children can read.
I’ve never owned a Kindle before as I’m a ‘real’ book fan but I’m a bit in love with it already.
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Thanks Amazon for a lovely day out!
*We were invited to this event and given a Kindle goody bag as a thank you for attending. All opinions are my own.