Earth Day Activities and Videos for Kids

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Poppy here, with a cool Earth Day video for you – you can totally get your green on with the GirlMoguls. Feel free to share the video with your parents, friends and teachers – and check below for more cool Earth Day links.

To share the video just use this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C79BOCVSDaU

Or copy this embed code:

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Check out more Earth Day Activities here: http://girlmogul.com/category/feature-articles/girlmoguls-go-green/

 

Or Here: http://www.livestrong.com/article/127117-things-kids-can-earth-day/ Please note – this is an offsite link to the Live Strong site – please check with your parents before clicking!

Are You Afraid of Being a Smarty Pants

Afraid of being labeled a Nerd?
Afraid of being labeled a Nerd?

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Poppy here, and since it’s back to school time, I wanted to talk about something that I see all the time.  As you may know, umm, so people consider me kinda of a nerd.  Yup, it’s true, but you know what I’m over it – I embrace my nerdiness.  But it wasn’t always like that.  I mean we all know that the kids at school like to make fun of smart kids.  Have you ever played dumber than you are because YOU WERE AFRAID you’d get made fun of?

Well if you have, then SMARTEN UP Sister!  Being smart is a good thing, and it doesn’t mean you have to be a nerd.  The reason other kids make fun of the smart kids is because they’re jealous – jealous of your good grades, your study habits, of how easy school is for you.  They feel bad and they want you to feel bad too.

BUT don’t let them hold you back – and if you show you’re insecure about they may tease you even more.  And holding back in school may really mess up your future – I mean after all, wouldn’t you rather be called a nerd every once a while but know you’re heading off to college?  When you’re accepting your diploma, you probably won’t even remember the names of all those kids who dared to tease you, the proud, the smart – the NERD!

GirlMogul Poppy
GirlMogul Poppy

Posted by GirlMogul Poppy, aka the Nerd

How to Ace a Test, Part Deux

a-grade
How to Get an A-Plus

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Poppy again, with some more test taking tips.  So you practiced my study tips and you’re totally ready to ace the test, right?  Here are a few test day tips that will make sure you don’t feel any of the test day panic – ok so, maybe you will, but you’ll be able to beat and get a good grade:

  1. Relax- We’re not just saying chill-lax here.  Try a relaxation exercise – like closing your eyes and taking a few slow, deep breaths as you tell imagine yourself getting the test paper back with a big fat A on it.
  2. Warm up – Every test has easy questions on it and hard ones. Go through and answer the questions you know. Stumped – just circle that question and go back to it later – but don’t try to sweat through it on the first go around
  3. Trust yourself – studies show that our first answer is usually the right one – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check your work.  If you have time, go through your answers, but don’t second guess yourself.  Your first instinct was probably the right one.
  4. Read the directions – trust me, we’ve all done it – forgotten to answer the last page of the test, or answered questions wrong because we didn’t bother to read the directions.  So don’t risk points off because you think you know it all – take a second to read the directions – all of them!

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GirlMogul Poppy
GirlMogul Poppy

Littlest Pet Shop Online Dancing Dog Giveaway

Win a Littlest Pet Shop Dancing Dog
Win a Littlest Pet Shop Dancing Dog

Hasbro and GirlMogul are sponsoring a giveaway of their latest offering from Littlest Pet Ship Online (LPSO) – the Dancing Dog, which debuts this fall and normally retails for around ($24.95)

BUT YOU CAN WIN ONE HERE!     You’ll find yourselves  bopping and grooving alongside cutiepie Harmony Groovemore, which plugs into most MP3 players or computers so you can listen to your favorite music and dance along with this adorable friend.

The Dancing Pet also comes with a code for virtual rewards and access to LITTLEST PET SHOP ONLINE (LPSO.com).

We’re giving away 5 of these to some lucky readers – all you need to do is to tell us your favorite name in the comments below and what kind of pet it belongs to – whether it’s a dog or an iguana…and if you don’t have a pet, then tell us about what kind of pet you would want – will pick 5 winners at random to win their own Dancing Dog.

(Must have a US shipping address!)

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LITTLEST PET SHOP ONLINE (LPSO) DANCING DOG

(Ages 8 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $24.99; Available: Fall)