Archive for January, 2016

Great Children’s Activities and Books Available for Success Club Retreat in Cancun

Proven Success: Attend an amazing Leadership Retreat in Cancun, Mexico! Learn how to Be, Do and Have all you want in life — and bring the whole family!

Join us for Leadership Retreat ’16 at the Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico, March 4th – 6th. Read details and register here.

Entrance to this exclusive weekend Retreat is only $397. The event is very KID FRIENDLY! No charge for children under two. For ages two up to 17: cost per child is $63.00 per day.

Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and energetic nightlife. Enjoy the awesome downtown area, El Centro. Or stroll along Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants.

“The Playroom” is the state-of-the-art kids club found at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, in the Sunrise and Nizuc sections. Sure to delight the resort’s tiny guests, “The Playroom” is complete with different game rooms, such as a fashion room and beauty salon, a dollhouse area, arcade and creativity area.
“The Playroom” also boasts an Xbox room, a simulated race area with “ezy rollers” and an arcade zone. The kids club also comes complete with a theatre with plush seating and concessions, two playgrounds (one inside and one outside), a pirate boat, sandbox and a mini soccer field. All children are always under the careful watch of the property’s helpful staff. Anything and everything a kid can ever desire can be found in “The Playroom.”


AXS Leadership Retreat 2016: Kids friendly Resort and Playroom | Moon Palace ® Resort

“The Playroom” in Sunrise is open to children between ages 4-12, and “The Playroom” in Nizuc is open to children ages 4-10. Children under 4 are welcome but must be supervised by an adult at all times.

The following are sample activities that will keep your young ones entertained. Please note activities and amenities vary per section and season and are subject to change:

Movie hour; Drawing Time; Piñata Making Class; Build Sand Castles; Puppet Show; Jenga Tournament; Cooking Classes; Balloon Sculpture Classes; Pijama Party; Xbox Tournaments; Chef’s Hour; Bop It Challenge; Soccer Tournaments; Mask-making Classes; Spanish Lessons; Mexican Lottery; Bingo; Zumba for Kids; Playdoh; Arts & Crafts.


AXS Leadership Retreat 2016: Kids friendly Resort and Playroom | Moon Palace ® Resort

Recommended Reading:  Visiting Cancun with your kids? Children’s Travel Activity Book & Journal: My Trip to Cancun is a fun filled activity book and journal is a great way for kids to plan and record their own travel adventures and make a treasured memory book for their trip to Cancun.

Cool Cancun specific crossword, word search, puzzles and other activities will keep them busy on the journey, they will learn about Cancun and practice their writing, reading and maths in a fun way.

Includes a great planning and diary section; which will increase children’s excitement by getting them involved in the early planning stages of the trip.

This is a great gift for children and an amazing keepsake for parents


Included in Children’s Travel Activity Book & Journal: My Trip to Cancun :

Trip Planning: Cool Places to visit in Cancun; Research your trip; Postcard Reminder & Packing List


AXS Leadership Retreat 2016: Kids friendly Resort and Playroom | Moon Palace ® Resort

Activities to do on the way to Cancun:

Word Search
Cool Facts about Cancun
Link up Puzzle; Code Cracker; Number Chains and Puzzles; A-Mazing Maze; Drawing; Coloring.

Cancun Trip Diary: Write a daily diary during the trip

Plus more activities for the trip home …

Click here for a list of other children’s and Young Adult books about Cancun

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A humorous and heartbreaking story about sisters, spies, and World War II


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“At turns hilarious, at turns heartbreaking, Shawn Stout’s story shows us the damage that a whisper campaign can do to a family and a community, and at the same time shows us, each of us, a way to find our hearts. Frankie Baum is a hero from a distant time and yet a hero for all times, the kind of hero who never gets old. I loved this book from the very beginning to the very end.”—Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor book The Underneath

In my classrooms, historical fiction illuminates time periods, helps integrate the curriculum, and enriches social studies. It piques children’s curiosity and puts people back into history while addressing complex issues.

So I was glad to discover and enjoy A Tiny Piece of Sky (the book will be out in January. I receive advance review copies). This humorous and heartbreaking story about sisters, spies, and World War II on the American home front present a well-told story that presents authentic settings and artfully folds in historical facts. It is a heartfelt, charming, and insightful novel that is based on true events,

World War II is coming in Europe. At least that’s what Frankie Baum heard on the radio. But from her small town in Maryland, in the wilting summer heat of 1939, the war is a world away.

Besides, there are too many other things to think about: first that Frankie’s father up and bought a restaurant without telling anyone and now she has to help in the kitchen, peeling potatoes and washing dishes, when she’d rather be racing to Wexler’s Five and Dime on her skates. Plus her favorite sister, Joanie Baloney, is away for the summer and hasn’t been answering any of Frankie’s letters.

But when some people in town start accusing her father of being a German spy, all of a sudden the war arrives at Frankie’s feet and she can think of nothing else.

Could the rumors be true? Frankie has to do some spying of her own to try to figure out her father’s secrets and clear his good name. What she discovers about him surprises everyone, but is nothing compared to what she discovers about the world.

Shawn K. Stout weaves a story about family secrets, intolerance, and coming of age. Kirkus Reviews said he “uses an archly chummy direct address at several points, successfully and humorously breaking up tension in this cleareyed look at bad behavior by society….Successfully warmhearted and child-centered.” In the book, Frankie experiences for the first time ethnic and racial prejudice in her father’s restaurant. Many community members want to shut down the restaurant because of its owner’s German descent and because he hires African-Americans. It is great for Black History Month units.

And by keeping readers guessing to the end, it is an entertaining read for anyone.

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