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Jason Mraz Guest Stars on The Fresh Beat Band

01/26/2012 at 02:00 PM ET

Look who’s off to see the wizard! On Friday, Nickelodeon is airing a special The Fresh Beat Band episode, “The Wizard of Song,” which guest stars Jason Mraz.

The singer-songwriter will perform his favorite hits including “I’m Yours” and hang out with the Fresh Beat gang (Marina, Twist, Kiki and Shout) as they take on the iconic roles of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin-Woman and Lion, respectively.

Justin Lubin/Nickelodeon

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Holiday Round-Up: Affordable Last Minute Gifts for the Whole Family

12/16/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy Wall Candy Arts

Holiday season is upon us. And, pretty soon, the pile of presents will be, too!

But, in order to avoid hitting the long lines to stock up on gifts this year, we’ve rounded up some last minute gift ideas that your children (and family!) are sure to love.

To get your kids in the holiday groove, we’d suggest starting things off with Wall Candy Arts‘s fun winter wall decals.

They’ll have loads of fun designing their own snow woman ($38, left) — again and again — with the adorable decal accessories, which include everything from classic button eyes to an oh-so chic scarf.

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Instant Classic! Bob Dylan’s New Children’s Book and CD

12/02/2011 at 10:00 AM ET
Courtesy Sterling Children’s Books

Imagine this: A book full of beautiful watercolor illustrations inspired by the timeless words of folk singer Bob Dylan. Well, the wait is over. Best-selling writer and illustrator Jon J. Muth lent his artistic talent to bring that dream to reality. And the result is Blowin’ in the Wind, a children’s picture book that you and your little ones will love.

“Bob Dylan’s timeless message about war and peace resonates with parents and children today as much as it did 50 years ago,” said Frances Gilbert, VP and publisher of Sterling Children’s Books.
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Giveaway: A Rockabye Baby CD Gift Set (A $170 Value!)

05/09/2011 at 12:00 AM ET
Courtesy Rockabye Baby

Celebrity moms including Nicole Richie, Denise Richards and Kate Hudson love to let their little ones rock out to Rockabye Baby‘s fun lullaby covers of pop music’s biggest hits.

Literally, they’ve transformed the songs of everyone from Kanye West and Journey to Aerosmith and Bob Marley into soothing, baby-friendly tunes. Want your tot to take a listen? You’re in luck! The company is giving away a set of 10 albums to one lucky Moms & Babies reader.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 5/9/11 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 5/15/11. See Official Rules.


Fab Sale Round-Up: Gilt Groupe, Charlie Banana and More!

03/26/2011 at 11:00 AM ET
Courtesy Gilt Groupe

Next week, Gilt Groupe is hosting a few drool-worthy sales worth checking out. You’ll find loads of chic baby and maternity clothing, music, shoes, toys and home décor from Juno Baby (3/27), Phil & Teds (3/28), Crystorama for Kids (3/28), Juicy Couture (3/30), miYim (3/29), Little Giraffe (3/30) and more.

Our fave picks: The Juicy Couture Ruffle Animal-Print Dress (now $35, originally $88) and the miYim Fairytale Victoria Bunny (now $11, originally $21), above.

Just make sure to sign-in at 12 p.m. EST when each sale starts — or risk missing out on some great deals! Not a member of Gilt? Use our exclusive link to sign up.

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Musical Duo Empowers Parents to ‘Sing to Your Baby’

03/15/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy Community Music, Inc.

Playing traditional lullabies is one way of keeping your baby entertained. But how about trying your hand at singing some sweet new tunes yourself? That sounds like music to our ears!

Musical duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (of Cathy & Marcy) have been delighting audiences for the last 25 years — and now they’re bringing their experience working with children to a new Sing to Your Baby book and CD ($19.95), out May 3.

“A large portion of what we’ve done together for all of these years is music for kids and families,” Fink explains to PEOPLE. “Singing is a vibration and babies react to those vibrations. But also they react to the parent’s voice.”
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Willow Smith Debuts New Single: ’21st Century Girl’

02/28/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
Jeff Schear/WireImage

She’s on a roll!

Following the huge success of her first single, Willow Smith is ready to debut another song — “21st Century Girl” — from her upcoming album.

And what better way than to premiere the catchy tune than during a live appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday.

And that’s not all! The 10-year-old pop star is also gearing up for an international tour with her big brother Jaden‘s best bud — Justin Bieber.

Willow’s latest song will be available exclusively on iTunes starting March 1, but you can get a sneak peek here.
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