What’s New This Week Online 17/11/2014

Welcome to our weekly roundup of what’s new and fun stuff that we found online. From The Book of Life to 36 Hours in Dublin to the Inventioneers app:

what's new

book of lifeThe Book of Life

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy, The Book of Life, with a unique visual style.

black wreathThe Black Wreath

New from The O’Brien Press is The Black Wreath, The Stolen Life of James Lovett by Peter Sirr. An exciting historical mystery played out between Dublin & Philadelphia suitable for ages 10 and up.

inventioneers appApp of the Week: Inventioneers

This Week’s Kids Apps Pick is Inventioneers by Filimundus AB, where with the help of the Inventioneers, tiny helpers with unique characteristics, you can invent fun, creative and often quite weird inventions.

sainsburychristmasadChristmas is for Sharing

This year’s Sainsbury Christmas ad was made in partnership with The Royal British Legion and it commemorates the extraordinary events of Christmas Day, 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies met in no-man’s land, sharing gifts – and even playing football together.

stephanie rocheStephanie Roche Strikes A Huge Goal for Women’s Soccer

Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team striker Stephanie Roche has been nominated for the Puskás Award for FIFA’s best goal of the year. Roche is the only woman soccer player in the list of 10 goals now being voted on by the public. You can help her to win by voting for her wonder-goal!

colin farrellHow one ten year old released 100,000 butterflies

How do you bring attention to a skin disease EB so rare that the most senior dermatologist in Ireland described it as “the most devastating condition you’ve never heard of?”  You enlist the help of a ten year old living with it, Claudia Scanlon (10). Find out how Claudia helped release 100,000 butterflies.

36hrs_in_dublin36 Hours in Dublin

Have you seen the 36 Hours in Dublin video by the New York Times? We think Dublin looks amazing. Feeling proud.

5 Superhot Gifts from Mykidstime Store5 Super Hot Gifts at Mykidstime Store

It’s going to be a really busy month on Mykidstime Store with parents already snapping up a wide range of goodies! Here are some of the hot items flying out the door at the moment in 5 Super Hot Gifts at Mykidstime Store.

goldieblox videoNew GoldieBlox Video Smashes Gender Norms

Have you seen the new GoldieBlox Video? The video aims to tackle sexism in children’s toys particularly those aimed at girls. “Fashion dolls teach girls to value beauty over brains”.

prince george to new yorkRoyal Tour May Get Cuter with Prince George New York City Bound

Prince William is planning an official trip to New York next month, it’s still unclear whether or not his wife Kate Middleton will be well enough to join him but if she does then it seems likely that Prince George will travel with them too. So it could be the cutest Royal Tour to date with Prince George New York City bound!

people laughing on subwayLaughter is Contagious!

Have you seen this hilarious People Laughing on Subway video?

We think it’s proof that laughter is contagious!

13 Fun Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids13 Fun Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids

Looking for some recipe inspiration for the kids this festive season? Here’s 13 Fun Thanksgiving recipes for kids, that they will enjoy making, and love “gobbling” up!

mandsfairiesPenguins or Fairies: Which Christmas Adverts 2014 Do You Prefer?

The John Lewis and Marks and Spencer Christmas Adverts 2014 are out and we want to know which one you prefer! Watch the videos and vote!

1010 Free Things to do with Kids in New York City

New York, the Big Apple – the city that never sleeps! Here is our list of free things to do with kids in New York City and most of these activities are not just for kids either! Even the seasoned New Yorker should be encouraged to give these attractions another quick look!

Ice cubedCheck out the great new family game Ice Cubed!

The Happy Puzzle Company have just launched their new Christmas Catalogue featuring 89 new products. Packed with Christmas Gift ideas from the world of puzzles and games, there is something for everyone in the family. We especially like their new game Ice Cubed!

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls