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Download a Free, Family-Friendly Tune!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Looking for fun new songs that are safe to play in front of the kids? We have a band for you!

The Pop Ups, a Brooklyn-based group comprised of Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, are releasing their album Appetite for Construction on August 19. Songs are upbeat, catchy, and family-friendly, so no need to press mute when your little one walks into the room. Themes mentioned in the lyrics include costume parties, crafts, and more. Their song “All These Shapes,” which is available for download now, is all about creativity. Lyrics include, “What can you make with all these shapes?/Triangle magnet on my fridge/Are you an Egyptian pyramid?”

Below, watch an exclusive video from the band:

The Pop Ups Talk Shapes from jacob on Vimeo.

You can download “All These Shapes” using the link below:

http://emailunlock.com/the-pop-ups/all-these-shapes

Happy listening!

Kiddos of all ages will enjoy a good beat!

Playing With Baby: Let the Music Play
Playing With Baby: Let the Music Play
Playing With Baby: Let the Music Play

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Watch Sesame Street’s Spoof of the Hunger Game’s “Catching Fire”

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

To celebrate today’s movie release of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” I’m sharing a new video made by the clever folks at Sesame Street, a spoof called “Catching Fur.” (They also have a clever spoof of “Downton Abbey”!)

As a big fan of Suzanne Collins’s book series, I love how Sesame Street transformed Cookie Monster into Cookieness Evereat, whose goal is to survive the jungle by eating his way through the “Hungry Games.” His companions include parodies of Peeta (now an animated piece of pita), Finnick (wielding a fork instead of a trident), and Wiress (who keeps staying tick tock while holding an alarm clock). For more on the names of popular characters, check out Lisa Milbrand’s “In Name Only” blog post on why names from the Hunger Games haven’t taken off.

Even though your kids might be too young to understand the inspiration behind the latest video, they can still help Cookieness as he faces challenges related to food. Kids will learn basic pattern and shape recognition by guessing which food type comes next in an apple-banana sequence and which food shape comes next after a circle-square sequence. Parents can just laugh along at the funny antics and jokes.

 

Plus: Sesame Street characters Elmo and Murray recently visited our offices! Below, watch a video where they give tips on tackling picky eating. And watch Elmo and Murray give more advice on bedtime routines and getting along with siblings!

Sesame Street Lessons: Advice for Picky Eaters
Sesame Street Lessons: Advice for Picky Eaters
Sesame Street Lessons: Advice for Picky Eaters

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Watch Sesame Street’s “Downton Abbey” Parody

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Like my colleague Melanie, who wrote about last week’s episode of “Downton Abbey” and eclampsia, I am a big fan of the popular British drama. And it’s funny seeing all the different parodies and spoofs of the show (the more PG-rated ones being “Downton Arby’s” and “Downton Abbey Canine Actors“).  The latest parody is from Sesame Street, called “Upside Downton Abbey.”

You’ll see and hear the show’s familiar opening credits (except everything is, of course, upside down) before two Muppets appear (Carson, the butler, and the Dowager Countess).  Hilarity ensues as the Dowager Countess tries to have afternoon tea…but nothing will stay put long enough!  This parody will officially air on PBS on Monday, Februrary 4.

 

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Behind the Scenes: “Book People Unite” Video

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Back in April, I blogged about the deliciously funny and clever “Book People Unite” video from Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). The video showcased various literary characters (Pinocchio, Curious George, Humpty Dumpty) along with media and music celebrities (Jack Black, Regina Spektor, LeVar Burton).

Reading Is Fundamental sent me the follow-up video below, an equally fun behind-the-scenes look at the making of the original. Several cast members are interviewed, including Raggedy Andrew and a very funny Big Bad Wolf, and there are snapshots of how the magical elements came together.

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Rock Out to “Everybody Sing” by Imagination Movers

Monday, January 30th, 2012

If your family loves the child-friendly rock music of Imagination Movers, their new CD/DVD, “Rock-O-Matic,” will be released on February 14, 2012.  The band (Rich, Dave, Scott Durbin, and Scott “Smitty” Smith) have played at the White House and on Good Morning America, and they have also been nominated twice for Emmy Awards.

Watch a fun music video of “Everybody Sing,” the first released single from ”Rock-O-Matic,” and sing along!

Visit ImaginationMovers.com to find out their concert tour dates.

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Watch New Parents.com Craft and Song Videos

Monday, January 16th, 2012

We’re so excited to share that we have over 100 new, fresh, and original videos about kid crafts and classic children’s songs. Get the whole family involved in some creative, musical fun!

In our Kid Crafts How-To Videos series, watch Eva, the arts and crafts instructor, as she demonstrates each craft in simple, easy-to-follow steps. With some adult supervision, have your kids make all 26 of our favorite Parents magazine and Parents.com crafts — like a cute clothespin giraffe, fuzzy pom pom pals, and a kaleidoscope-colored stained glass butterfly.

Entertain the kids more by teaching them fun and familiar nursery rhymes.  In our Sing-Along Song Videos series, music instructor Lindsey plays a keyboard and teaches kids lyrics and melodies.  After watching all 25 songs, your kids can show off their singing chops and hand movements by belting out “I’m a Little Teapot,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and “Hokey Pokey.”

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Some Girls Like Superheroes, Some Boys Like Princesses

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

An awesome, articulate, and very passionate young girl rails against gender stereotyping in toys:

Amen, sister! Get that girl a superhero action figure, pronto!

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Watch This Adorable Kid Imitate Our Favorite Presidents!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Today is President Obama’s 50th birthday, and we’re feeling patriotic. Check out this cute kid commemorating the legacy of Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, and more legendary U.S. Presidents by their most famous quotes. His imitation of Nixon is scarily spot-on!

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