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This the Season to Enjoy Music!

As the holiday season approaches, we have something special to share with you - some of the fabulous music CDs that we've recently endorsed. This music will surely be enjoyed by your children but, like most wonderful music, adults will find it equally pleasing. In 2014, the knowledgeable music critic John Wood joined our ranks as a music judge and, of course, our KIDS FIRST! Critics added their two cents in addition. Take a look below. I'm sure you will find some fabulous choices to share with the youth in your universe this holiday season. APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION  (AGES 2-5).  These songs provide an active participation point for whole-family engagement, celebrating imaginative play, building, dance, puppet making and more.  "We wanted to make something that wasn't only about listening, but could actually be recreated and re-imagined at home," explains Stein. "The … - read more...

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Calling all Indie Filmmakers! Submit Your Films Now for a KIDS FIRST! Endorsement.

Submit.Nov.2014.Horiz.jpgFor all indie filmmakers, you have until November 30 to submit your films for a KIDS FIRST! Endorsement. To get your endorsement before the end of 2014, send it in today. The sooner you get it to us, the quicker you get your endorsement.KIDS FIRST! has been supporting quality children's media for 23 years and is the most highly respected media endorsement program in the country. Unlike an awards program which limits the number of winners, every title that meets our criteria and is approved by our kids' juries receives an endorsement. Our base-line criteria includes: NO gratuitous violence or abuse NO inappropriate sexual behavior NO bias in terms of race, gender, culture or religion NO condescension toward children NO replicable unsafe behavior KIDS FIRST! Endorsed Titles Receive
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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

Looking for our next Film Critics

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Our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Local Search continues this fall. We are looking for kids ages 7 to 17 in select cities nationwide including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Santa Fe, Vancouver and Washington DC. Here’s your chance to. Watch and review the latest films! Meet and interview celebrities! Report from the red carpet and premieres! Talk on our weekly radio show about films you have seen and interview celebrities. To enter, go to http://2013critic.kidsfirst.org/ You only have to … - read more...

KIDS FIRST! Radio

Meet Stirling Gardner, founder of AnOpenApology.com and listen to our kids review the new Disney film, Big Hero 6
KFCA.2014.jpgListen in as we interview Stirling Garener, founder of AnOpenApology.com and find out what the scoop is about apologizing online. Then, listen to three of our top reporters review the new Disney animated film Big Hero 6 which opens nationwide in theaters on November 7. Catch all this and more with your hosts Brianna Hope Beaton and Gerry Orz joined by Jeremy Badour, Katie Griffith and Harmony Makhfi. Listen here.  - read more...

From the Jury

Who is Gerry Orz, by Briana Dincher
Gerry.O_1.jpgRecently I had the chance to interview Gerry Orz, a KIDS FIRST! Film Critic who has been with the organization for almost two years and has done over 100 reviews. Read on for the full exclusive interview to find out more about the young critic and film-maker who has big plans in the film industry for the future! Why did you decide to join the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics? I had a short film made called Days of Silence and another film called Words of Bully. Pretty much I kept submitting it to the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival and somebody, I am pretty sure it was Ranny who emailed me and said "Hey, do you know about the KIDS FIRST! Film Critic program?" We … - read more...

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