This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Has your holiday shopping started to make a dent in your bank account yet? It’s easy to go crazy buying gifts during the holiday season, especially when you have kids. I know that I want every Christmas morning to be magical for my kids like Christmas was for me! Whenever I think I’m done with my shopping, I see something else that I really want them to have. Before I know it, our tree is overflowing with gifts!

Given the amount of money I spend each Christmas (and I know many families spend far more than we do), it would be awesome to get rewarded for all that giving, right? Chase has come up with a way to do just that!

Open to Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire and Ink from Chase cardholders, the Chase Ultimate Rewards program allows to you earn points on every purchase you make with any of these cards. You can then redeem all of those points for awesome rewards like travel (e.g., travel on any flight, any time, without blackout dates or restrictions), experiences (e.g., VIP access to concerts, sporting events, movie premieres and more), merchandise, gift cards and even cash back.

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mickeys-magical-math-worldSome kids are just drawn more to technology than others. I see that in my home all the time. Zoë could care less about technology most of the time while Kaylee just can’t get enough.

It’s so important to understand what engages your child when you’re trying to support their learning at home. Zoë loves to interact one on one, and is more visual and tactical. Kaylee, on the other hand, prefers a phone or tablet in her hands for just about everything. So it’s no wonder that she adores learning apps.

We recently downloaded Mickey’s Magical Math World to see if it was a good fit with our girls. It’s a free app, and it’s available exclusively for iPad. You can find it on Apple’s App Store in the Kids, Education and Entertainment categories.

I let Zoë try it out first because math is her favorite subject (she’ll be 7 next May). She got frustrated pretty quickly because it was too easy for her, and I was unable to adjust the settings based upon her age or skill level. I shouldn’t be surprised since she’s ahead in math. It was just reinforcement that what we’re doing with her now is working since the app is designed for kids ages 3-8.

Then I let Kaylee try it out. Lots and lots of giggles and fun ensued once she got her hands on Mickey’s Magical Math World. She especially loved the level where she got to play with a robot.

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