Piggybacking off of this sweet Mr. Rogers post about talking to kids, what is your favorite memory of Mr. Rogers as a kid? What lessons have you taken into your life as a parent? Mine is just patience. Mr. Rogers was also so patient, so happy to talk to kids. I try to remember that when I get frustrated with my own LOs. https://winnie.com/post/on-freddish-mr-rogers-thoughtful-3958a848
'Won't You Be My Neighbor' opened in select cities over the weekend and is being released in more cities throughout the month. Has anyone seen it yet? Was it amazing?? http://focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/theaters
“Once, Rogers provided new lyrics for the “Tomorrow” song that ended each show to ensure that children watching on Friday wouldn’t expect a show on Saturday, when the show didn’t air.”
I’m on a road trip and looking for some kid friendly podcasts, preferably for kids ages 6-10. So far we’ve tried Tumble, which is a cute science one, and The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel (which my kids liked but I think is more geared towards like ages 10-12). Looking for anything science related, comedy, storytelling, or mystery.
We just got an Amazon Fire for Kids for my baby to entertain him on a long flight. We are bringing books and I already downloaded a bunch of spongebob episodes (he loves them!). Looking for other suggestions to keep him entertained as he does not like to sit still!
At what age did you take your kiddo to their first “real” movie and they were able to handle it? I don’t mean a Wednesday kids matinee of the re-release of Lady and the Tramp, but a Friday night popcorn and fruit punch viewing of Homeward Bound (yes, I’m aware I’m dating myself 😁)?
For those that have children who loves trucks check out Twenty Trucks on YouTube. There are songs and videos for every truck imaginable. My boys are obsessed! I never knew what a Feller Buncher or Delimber were until we discovered this. The songs are so catchy and educational. Highly recommend!
Awesome toy alert! We got our Nintendo Labo “Toy-Con” today. They are little cardboard kits that you assemble into different mechanical contraptions. One of them is an RC robot, one is a house with working switches and levers, one is a piano with moving keys... it’s so cool! Then you plug the Switch into them and play games using the devices. My 5yo was able to assemble the kits with a little h... More
i’m ok with my kid watching a little tv but i wish it was easier to contain and control. you set a limit and it becomes an assumed daily intake instead of an upper limit. on top of this, she always seems to pick out, you know, garbage from the library and netflix. i wish i could better steer her towards programs i’m more comfortable with her watching but i also don’t want to rob her of agency. ... More
Fun Q&A: Q. What was/is your child’s favorite movie that you have watched at least 200 times and have memorized nearly every line? How old were they? A. My son is 18 months and he LOVES Moana. He won’t watch anything else. He will run to the gate to go downstairs where our television is saying, “NANA!?” (Moana)