If a magical pickle is ever delivered to your house be careful what you say around it! Our furry friends on Sesame Street star in the Prime Time special, When You Wish Upon a Pickle and discover sometimes wishes aren't everything they're cracked up to be. My kids love Elmo and friends and I cannot wait to show them this extended (running time 76 minutes) episode as our next movie night feature. Learn more about the special and watch the trailer after the jump!
Movie nights are always a great excuse to get creative and have a little fun with theming either by way of printable activity sheets, decorations or food. I'm not usually one to try out a bunch of DIY projects or get super crafty, but every once and a while I get an idea in my head that I just have to try. When you think about Poppy, Branch, Guy Diamond, what is one thing that comes to your mind? Their hair! I had some extra cotton candy in the house left-over from Easter and I had recently bought ice cream cones for make your own sundaes when a light bulb went off.
May is an exciting month for kids who love to watch PBS KIDS shows. PBS Distribution is going to release not one, but TWO new DVDs this month; one fifteen-episode compilation featuring multiple PBS KIDS favorite shows and one three-episode collection featuring the Berenstain Bears! On top of that, PBS also announced they are adding new summer and outdoor themed episodes to the PBS KIDS Prime Channel. Read on for episode details and release dates for the two new DVDs.
Mother's Day is this Sunday and Sony Pictures interactive, family You Tube channel, Kids Zone has added new, themed content for moms and kids to enjoy at home.
Are your kids big fans of Dr. Seuss? Why not surprise them one night with a Seuss-ified movie night featuring everyone's favorite "shortish, and oldish and brownish and mossy" character, the Lorax! While watching the movie (either the half hour cartoon from 1972 or Illumination Entertainment's feature film from 2012, your choice!) your family can enjoy their popcorn in these printable popcorn boxes inspired by the Lorax himself.
Something really special has come out of needing to stay home, and that's that companies across all platforms are working to release content and programing geared for kids who are home from school (and are unable to go hangout with their friends). This is uncharted territory for a lot of families; children needing to stay home and be homeschooled while parents also need to do their own work by working from home. Sony Pictures employees are going through this as well and that's when the idea for Sony Pictures' brand new YouTube channel was born. This new channel provides videos of crafts, science experiments, dance routines and sing-alongs all in a way that can get kids involved in their own homes.
I love watching movies and have since I was a kid. I've always enjoyed animated films and I have been looking forward to having family movie nights since my first was born. Now that they're both toddlers (ahh!) we've tried it a few times and it has been so much fun! We pop popcorn, get under a blanket, and spend some quality family time together. My girls aren't old enough to go sit in a theater (they still get ants in their pants) but home-viewing has really been working for us and come April 7th, I know we'll add another animated film to our collection (one I'm super excited about), SWIFT. Learn more about this family film and download some fun, printable activity sheets!
Confession: I let me toddler watch TV. Shocking, I know. This is not to say the TV is on all day (or every day for that matter) but I do allow TV to be watched in our home because I enjoyed TV as a child and I think I turned out just fine. That being said, the shows my toddler watches are hand selected by me (even if she thinks she is picking the show). One of my toddler's new favorites is Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, currently airing on PBS Kids. This half hour show is split into two, easy to digest episodes with a break in-between that showcases real life kids. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is entertaining and also educational. Here are four lessons my toddler has learned from Daniel Tiger.