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.
After a week of homework was completed, I needed a little break from thinking. I decided to watch a movie that didn’t require a ton of thought. I chose the Dora the Explorer movie.
I found it very entertaining, but mostly because I had watched so many episodes with my children when they were small. It was definitely a parody and poked fun at the children’s show.
This was an example of how the journey was more fun than the ending. We pretty much knew how it was going to end before we even turned the movie on.
If you watched the original show and enjoyed it, you’ll definitely enjoy this movie.
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.
The above linked article shows an adorable Star Trek rocker for kids. I suspect, judging by the size, that it’s more for the Star Trek fan parents to watch their kids fly off on the Enterprise.
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?