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-Welcome to Parents TV On Demand. A place for parents to learn, share and develop a healthy family together. Parents TV. Our families, our lives. -Hi. I'm Anne Ebeling. You're watching Parents TV. Since it arrived on a pre-teen music scene in 2001, Kidz Bop has become an international phenomenon.Anne Ebeling. You're watching Parents TV. Since it arrived on a pre-teen music scene in 2001, Kidz Bop has become an international phenomenon. Just pouring 12 CDs, and now a Kidz Bop world tour. Come with
-You have to be very careful when picking out video games for your kids because some of them are extremely violent and here to tell us about the best games for our kids and the games that you may not want them playing with is executive editor of switched.com, Joshua Fruhlinger. Thank you so much-You have to be very careful when picking out video games for your kids because some of them are extremely violent and here to tell us about the best games for our kids and the games that you may not want them playing with is executive editor of switched.com, Joshua Fruhlinger. Thank you so much for coming in. -Glad to be here. -I think a lot of parents really don't realize how much they should be involved and that they really need to check out these games 'coz they can be disturbing. -That's absolutely true. They're gonna ask for games this holiday that their kids are getting that are actually indeed popular. One of the big ones is this one, Call of Duty 4. It's a beautiful game. It's fun. I've played it. I had a blast, but I wouldn't want my kids playing it especially if they are young. It's got themes of, you know, nuclear destruction, suicide, and terrorism, so-- You know, if your kids already uses that, if they've seen R-rated movies, it's fine. If they haven't, this could be a little disturbing for them. -Okay. And this Call of Duty 4 is compatible with the Xbox 360-- -Xbox 360 and Play Station 3. -Okay. -An Xbox runs for? -This one runs about 399. -399-- -Yup. -and you've bought a couple of other games-- -Yes. -one we should look out for a bit as parents. -Yes. Here's Halo 3, one of the biggest games of all time. Every kid is gonna be asking for it. If their friends don't already have it, they probably already have a copy hidden under the bed, so you're gonna watch out for this one. It is mature, rated 17+. It's not as a violent as Call of Duty 4, but it does have a lot of weapons. It does have a lot of explosions, a little bit of blood. -Okay. Viva Piata. This is one for everybody. -For everyone. -It says it right on there. -Right. So, if you have an older kid who wants to play Halo, but you have a younger kid who also wants to play video games , you don't wanna get 2 counsels, this is a good choice because then they can play this one during the day. Your other kid can play this one at night. -Okay. And this is a hot commodity here? -Yes. - Nintendo Wii . -This is the Nintendo Wii . This one goes for 249. Everyone wants it. It's got the cool controller and it has Mario, which just came out. It's one of the biggest games of all time. It's extremely fun and it's rated for everyone. You cannot go wrong with this one. Even adults will wanna play this one. -It goes back to the 80s. Who wouldn't want it,-- -Exactly. -right? -And the cool thing about this one is you can actually play it with your kids. -Oh. That's great. And Zelda, you may want to stay away from that. -Legend of Zelda also extremely popular, but this one has some monsters. It's rated teens, so if extremely young kids gets scared of the monsters, you know, a little scared of the dark, avoid that one. -Okay. Play Station . - Play Station 3. Beautiful graphics, also plays high definition movies. Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction is one of the biggest games for that one this holiday. Your kids are probably gonna be asking for that one, also rated everyone, but this is everyone 10+. So, if you kind of imagine a Pixar movie where it has a little bit of animated violence, animated shenanigans, that's kind of what you're gonna get out of that one. -Okay and-- but Heavenly Sword? -Heavenly Sword also extremely popular, but also extremely violent. Lot of blood. Lot of blades. Lot of stuff, heads rolling all over the place and that kind of thing. -It's very disturbing what-- -Can be. -what you'll be seeing in games right now, but basically what parents should do is not have the game inside the kid's bedroom. Put it out-- -Yes. -in the common area. See what your kids are doing and play it with them, right? -Very good point. Get involved. I mean, you might have a little fun yourself as well playing the games with them, but most importantly, you're gonna see what they're doing. You're gonna see what the content is and then you can make rational decisions about what they should or should not play. -Alright. And Play Station 3 runs for? -That one runs about 400 as well. -400 dollars. -Yup. -Joshua Fruhlinger, thank you so much for coming in-- -Glad to be here. -making sense of video games for us. -Sure. -Alright. -Thank you for watching Parents TV, our families our lives.
-I'm Nicole Rizzo and I'm 11-years old. I've been taking karate lessons about 6 years. I'm in the process of training for my second degree black belt. Karate gives me confidence and helps me with my-- helps me with my sports. -I've been training martial arts for 30 years now. I started on 1979 and6 years. I'm in the process of training for my second degree black belt . Karate gives me confidence and helps me with my-- helps me with my sports. -I've been training martial arts for 30 years now. I started on 1979 and fifth-degree black belt and taekwondo. My name is Charlie DiGirolano and we're at Northern Valley Martial Arts in Norwood, New Jersey . Parents should actually look for an instructor who has children, number one. A clean, safe environment and I believe someone that has a staff that has some nurturing towards children. I think instructor who has children definitely is a better martial arts teacher because they have a little bit more patience and they understand what children really need. You gotta be a leader, you
-Well, it's all ready for the kids now. -Baseball is a great American game. It teaches discipline, teamwork and the art of winning and losing. And it's also a great way to get your kids off the couch and out of doors. Here are some tips to help get your little ones started in baseball. Let's playslow pitch with plastic balls and get him seeing the hand and eye coordination . -Circles. Ready position. Get there. Go. -Gloves, obviously optional for them to bring. We have gloves and ball here all the time.
-Hi. I'm Whitney Kraft, the doctor of tennis of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, the world's largest public tennis facility and home of the U.S. Open. If you're looking to get your child involved in tennis, we're here today to give you tips on how to get-Hi. I'm Whitney Kraft, the doctor of tennis of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, the world's largest public tennis facility and home of the U.S. Open. If you're looking
Tutus & Tap Shoes
-Whether they're in tutus, or tap shoes, these little dancers are showing their stuff. Anna Kaiser teaches ballet and basic tap to little one 18 months to five years old as part of her program called Creating Station. -They learn different dances. Some of the class-- the two, three's class--Mariella Shirak, says her daughter, Arianna, brings the lessons she learns in dance class home as well. -She has a little tutu at home and she's always asking for the tutu when the music's on. She's like, "Tutu. Tutu." And so, she'll put on the tutu and she'll dance around. -Which shows that Arianna is actually absorbing what she does in dance class . -What I loved about it was they actually have to listen and pay attention and at first I was hesitant. I was-- oh, I don't know if she's really gonna pay attention. And by the end, she got more accustomed to it. She was actually listening. And she'll do it at home too, some of the stuff. So she'll do some of the positions so-- Really more, she is paying attention. -Creation Station classes take place several times a week here at Apple Seeds , a place for children to learn and play in New York City. Apple Seeds is an all-in-one play space for families with children zero to five. We have a bunch of businesses all under one roof. Founders Allison Schlanger and Alison Qualter Berna made ballet a priority when choosing the classes Apple Seeds would offer. -The reason why we took ballet-- largely, people do it as a memory of their own childhood taking ballet. But
-If you're looking for a great way to spend quality time with your daughter then soccer is the answer. It will help you create a bond and a healthy lifestyle. I'm Ashley Hammond, co-author of the book, Goal, The Ultimate Guide in Soccer for Moms and Dads. And we're going to tell you and show youable to spend our time together. And that has also been a huge advantage because it has kept us together as a unit; all of our brothers go to all of her games so that way we can stay together as a family. -When she plays soccer like she can relate to some of the things that I'm doing, and there's been plenty of hours like car rides and plane trips, and hotel room that, you know, we just stay and laugh. -We have a lot of fun and it's like a little road trips , I mean there's always a story, there's always a memory, there's always-- we can isolate each tournament like oh this is what
Chess for Success
The ancient game of chess is teaching children new skills they can use at school, at home and with everyone they meet. Parents TV's Kim Singer reports on "Chess for Success" in life.castling right now? -The kindergarten through 3rd graders learning chess at this elementary school are in one of the hottest programs in the country. Chess for Success. Teaching kids chess to hump up their brain power. -It does a lot of great things for him. It helps them to concentrate, it helps them to slow down and to think about consequences. -Instructors say, chess teaches kids lessons they can use in all parts of their lives. Players can't depend on luck or chance. They have to learn strategic thinking skills to make the right choices. -There are lots of benefits but the first one is if they start feeling like they're smart.
Kids Get Creative
-Looking for ways to nurture your kid's creative side? Well get ready because our class is in session. -We teach art. We teach them basics - drawing, painting, collage, how to mix colors, how to glue. They use different medium, they use watercolors, they use tempera, they use fingerpaints. -At Kidsengages children ages 2 to 11 in fun projects that get their creative juices flowing -The kids have the freedom to use the materials as they wish but they end up with a finished product and I think that makes them feel good about what they've done. It-- let's say, we'll cut something out and then it's