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Archive for May, 2011

Free iPad Apps for Kids from PBS Kids

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

PBSKidsIpad.jpgThis is great. You can now download PBS Kids Videos on a new iPad app that gives you free, streaming access to more than 1,000 videos from top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! shows. What a great way to blend education and fun where kids develop their reading skills, learn about science and other subjects through their favorite characters from these shows. 

As a true app fan, I can’t tell you how exciting this is and, of course, like all of their content, the PBS KIDS Video FREE, designed with kids in mind, and supports curricuular goals. Whether your kid is below grade level in these areas, or exceling, this is wonderful and fun content to help them work on these skills, particularly over the summer. Don’t go to school, go to your iPad.

For more information, go to the App Store on iPad or at http://to.pbs.org/pbskidsvideoipad.   More information about PBS KIDS mobile apps is available on PBSKIDS.org/mobile.

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“Something Borrowed” by Raven Sky Devanney

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

somethingborrowed.jpgOur 13-year-old youth Film Critic. Raven Devanney definitely resonated with this film which opens this weekend. Here’s what she has to say: “Something Borrowed is a brilliant laugh-out-loud comedy. I guarantee you’ll laugh so hard your sides will hurt!

I am in love with this movie! It is so hilarious I almost fell out of my set at the theater! The visual aspects of this film are great because of the crisp images and the dialogue is so funny. My favorite character is Ethan because he is so blunt and straight forward. There  is no hiding his emotions and I laugh at almost every thing he says and does!

Something that is so clever about this movie is that it is very emotional, so you can go from cracking up to crying in one scene.

The only thing that really bothers me about this film is the ending. I do not think Dex and Claire should be together in the end, I mean, I know they wait for 6 years but it just doesn’t sit right with me and I feel bad for how Claire and Darcy’s relationship ended up.

This movie is for ages 13 and up because teens and adults will love it for the hilarious adult humor and it is pretty inappropriate for children under 13. RavenAM.jpg

So if you’re 13 and up hurry to the nearest theater on May 6th! Don’t wait! I give Something Borrowed 2 thumbs up!

Credit: Raven Devanney, age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

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