I loved the above linked article. The home owner kept getting alerts that someone was in his driveway, so he had to do something about it. Grab your chalk and do a little research! Build a racetrack.
I am glad the article went the way it did. There are just too many grumpy neighbors out there. I was impressed when other neighbors were using the racetrack. I loved how they showed the child improving over time. Stay within the lines, kiddo.
I do hope that the child’s mom does something nice for the racetrack owner. His driveway seems to be infested by neighbors. It doesn’t really put him out much, other than a little noise and security camera alerts. I hope they have fun.
An artist took some drawings that kids had made and he turned them into photo realistic images. Some of them are scary, but most are rather interesting. I had some fun flipping through the images in the above linked article. I think the two below are my favorites.
I found this article that is linked above before Sesame Street aired the episode on racism. I haven’t yet seen it, but I know it aired and I hope to find it online. I know that Sesame Street did a great job at addressing the issue to children. I wonder if they can get the message to some adults who can’t seem to get the message lately.
These two above articles tell about how to get stories read to your child while they are home. Actors and astronauts will read to them. It seems that there are set times, but you can watch the recorded version later. What a great idea.
Fifty years ago yesterday, according to the above linked article, Sesame Street debuted Rubber Ducky. It’s still a song that everyone seems to know. What would we do without this catchy tune working its way into our brains on occasion? Happy anniversary!
The article linked above talks about literacy in children compared to the number of books in the household library. The fewer the books, the lower the literacy rates. I wonder if part of this has to do with the comfort level of the parents. If the parent is comfortable with books, and reads, there will be more books in the house. The parents being comfortable with books makes the child comfortable with books. Just my theory.
Big Bird is such an important part of many people’s childhoods. The above linked article talks about the recent death of his puppeteer. Mr. Spinner was a big part of starting up Sesame Street, which was a major part of my childhood and my children’s childhood.
On tv, there are ads for the Halloween event at the local theme park. Unfortunately, they seem to come on late at night. Things popping out and scaring you.
Why do they put them on tv at night when you’re trying to relax to get ready for bed? Why do they put the scary parts on at all? I try to look away when they are coming on, but I am not always paying enough attention to know it’s coming.
While I’m on the topic of ads, cigarette ads were banned from tv years ago. Why are we suddenly seeing ads for vaping products on tv? Shouldn’t they fall under nicotine products and be banned? They put a disclaimer on before the commercial, so they know that children shouldn’t be seeing the ads. Why haven’t the ads been banned yet?