Archive for November, 2007

Great Thanksgiving Craft

Monday, November 19th, 2007

The Thanks Thanksgiving TurkeySubmitted by children’s writer, Gregg Golson.This is an easy and fun project for both kids and their parents to do together.The turkey is drawn by tracing your feet and hands. The project also leaves enough leeway for a young artist to make their turkey unique.Supplies needed:ScissorsGluePen or pencilConstruction paper (brown or tan, red, orange and white)Making your Turkey–full instructions on the KIDS FIRST! craft page.

Safety is No Game

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Microsoft is stepping out to help families keep gaming safe and fun. This fall the Xbox 360 will debut its Family Settings program. Parents or system owners can set permissions that allow all members of the household to enjoy Xbox 360 in a user-appropriate environment from games to DVDs and Xbox LIVE memberships and managing access to Xbox LIVE. You can even set a time limit for how long a game/DVD can be played on a daily or weekly basis. Read more about it here.

New Hosts for PBS Kids

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Miss Lori is joined by two friends, Miss Rosa and Mr. Steve in season three of the preschool block. Jennifer Pena, aka Miss Rosa, is a teacher who will introduce Spanish-language words and phrases into the block.  Steve Roslonek, aka SteveSongs, will portray Mr. Steve, a teacher who will fold original music elements into each morning.  The two-hour-preschool block, available on free PBS TV stations, is produced with Out of the Blue Enterprises.

What’s Your Viewpoint?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Current, the media company Al gore co-founded six years ago with partner Joel Hyatt, launched a new web site that integrates television and the Web in an unprecedented way. It provides, as never before, a platform for citizens to make the media their own.One of the features Gore is most excited about on Current.com is called Viewpoints. Viewpoints is a virtual town hall where you can share your opinions, in video, about the issues that matter in the 2008 election: from global warming to government eavesdropping, and many more.This digital town hall is already bustling, and you can find viewpoints from me and from a lot of people, including the candidates running for President. Come and listen to their positions and, more importantly, tell them and the rest of the world what you think at Viewpoints!

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

It may still be warm out, but snow is definitely in the air … or on the airwaves at least, in an enchanting collection of six winter-themed adventures featuring preschool favorites Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas the Tank Engine™, Kipper,™ Fireman Sam™and Pingu™ the Penguin – in Winter Wonderland, available November 20 from HIT Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.HIT Entertainment creates entertaining content and rich characters that become lifelong friends to children, encouraging exploration of their imaginations and the world around them and teaching early lessons to help them grow in both heart and mind. Read More About Winter Wonderland.

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