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Q’s Race To The Top

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One of my favorite things to do as a family is play board games. It’s a time for family bonding, learning and of course having fun. A few weeks ago we first tried out the new game Q’s Race to the Top by EQtainment. EQtainment helps kids practice emotional intelligence through fun and affordable games, storybooks, and videos. The best games are ones that make learning fun!

Q's Race To The Top Game Card
First, meet and read about Q, a lovable monkey in the storybook! It is then our job to help Q race to the top of his tree house by answering questions and performing actions on the board game! My kids are all in first grade and now is the time that practicing reading is extremely important. Reading the game cards was good practice, but the questions all help kids specifically build emotional intelligence (EQ) and work on important skills like self control, empathy and learning about “what would you do,” type situations that they will face.

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I particularly think this is an awesome game for newly adopted children because it allows conversation about feelings (for example, the game card question: Talk about something that made you happy today) and addressing situations in which there might be a cultural barrier (for example: Q is still learning how to introduce himself the way that people do. What should Q do and say when he meets someone for the first time? Why is it important to look that person in the eyes?)

Q's Race to the Top Board Game - Q Wunder

Q’s Race To The Top provides more than just practicing emotional intelligence skills for our family. It is a time where new brothers and sisters can play together, complete tasks together, ask each other questions and learn together, ultimately growing their new relationship as siblings.

Q's Race To The Top Board Game
Right now, you can support EQ Entertainment and Q’s Race To The Top on Kickstarter! Pledge $30 or more and you will receive the game and storybook at a special price with shipping included.

Coconut Water Just For Kids!

Ever since I spent time in Ghana and tried the fresh coconuts from the street vendors on a hot, sweaty day, I have turned to coconut water for hydration. There’s just something about coconut water that re-energizes your body. Coconut water is low in calories, but full of health benefits like natural electrolytes, potassium and Vitamin C.

My boys are pretty sports-obsessed and right now they are in the middle of baseball season. I’ve been a little weary of buying those sports drinks because of the ingredients, so they have been drinking Vita Coco Kids. There are no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or preservatives in these on-the-go drinks and the natural electrolytes provide the perfect alternative to sports drinks and juice boxes.

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Vita Coco Kids was even hand-picked by Target as one of their “Made to Matter,” products. The Made to Matter program is a collection that brings together 16 leading natural, organic and sustainable brands to introduce families to new products and make them more accessible.

Besides the Vita Coco Kids being a great on-the-go drink for sports or in lunch boxes, they are naturally a great addition to smoothies. Here is one of our favorite after-school snacks!

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Banana Berry Vita Coco Kids Smoothie

Ingredients:
3 frozen bananas
1 cup of berries, any kind
1/2 cup milk, any kind
(2) 6 oz. Very Cherry Beach Vita Coco Kids

Blend together and enjoy! There is so much healthiness packed into this after school or sports game snack!

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Do you want to win with Vita Coco Kids? Follow Vita Coco Kids on Facebook and Instagram and enter the #HydrationEducation social media photo contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card that will help moms stock up on Vita Coco Kids for back to school! (More info here). A monthly winner will be selected during the months of August and September. Also be sure to check out the Vita Coco Kids Family Hits radio station available in August and September!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Viva Coco Kids via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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