I watched Kid 90 which is a documentary about the teen stars of the 90s. Soliel Moon Frye had footage of her friends when they were at the height of their stardom. It was a very interesting look at this time in her life. The majority of the story was her story, and not necessarily the story of the other child stars, but it was amazing how many of them hung out.
I was very sad to see how many of these young stars took their lives when they were so young. In some ways, the film was not only the story of her teen years, but it was a tribute to those who passed away way too young. The movie was good, but it was rather sad.
There are a lot of freebies that are included with Audible. I recently found that I can listen to some podcasts on it.
Goofus and Gallant was a great comic from Highlights magazine. They recently started a podcast for kids. I listened to the first episode so far. It was fun and didn’t require too much thought. It was a story about Grandma going away and leaving the boys in charge of her guinea pigs and plants. The lesson was to find a happy medium in your tasks. Don’t go overboard and don’t ignore the tasks. The music was a little annoying, but the story was ok. Definitely for kids, though.
The above linked article tells more about Nathan Tan, a local artist who I met at the opening of Keith’s Chicken and Waffles, which is owned by a friend. Nate did the art for Keith’s, and my daughter, an art major, recognized the artist.
Nate also designed masks and put them up for sale on his website. I got some when they were avaliable. They are beautiful and worth checking out. His website for the masks is located at https://www.shopnewskool.com/accessories. He has many other items available there, too.
I’m glad that the article was written about him. He’s started a children’s show on online TV, which is linked in the article. It’s designed for the kids whose parents lack the creativity or skill to teach them art at home while we are still in the pandemic. I hope it goes far.
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.