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D+D on PBS: Every Child is a Journalist

pbs parents - every child is a journalist

As parents, we like to tell our kids they can be anything they want when they grow up. But we don’t often stop to think about all the things they already are right now.

That’s right. Even though they may be years away from writing résumés or sweating through job interviews, our children are born with loads of skills that can help them perform all sorts of careers.

Like journalism.

If you think it’s crazy to say your tiny tyke is ready to take on a reporter job right now…

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7 Reasons We Have the Best Dad Ever!

In celebration of Andy’s 7th year as a father, Amber and the kids have listed the 7 reasons we think he’s the best dad ever!

1. He fills our life with music

Dad fills our life with music

Andy brings music to our days in so many different ways. Like playing songs on the piano that our one-year-old baby girl sings along to, teaching our seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son piano lessons, and picking out fun songs to play for the kids – including the recent family favorite: “Raining Tacos.”
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A family of 5 reviews the Captain Underpants movie (in between fart jokes)

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In case you’ve been living under a whoopee cushion somewhere, or found yourself in a 3-D-Hypno-Ring-induced trance, or simply don’t live with young kids who are totally into this sort of thing, we thought we should let you know…

There’s a Captain Underpants movie now.

That’s right, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie hit theaters this weekend, and our family was among the very first to check it out.

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The LEGOLAND ads that remind us how much we love our children

We recently stumbled upon some LEGOLAND ads that really got us thinking about how much we love our kids.

(We also recently stumbled upon some actual LEGOS lying on the stairs that had the exact opposite effect on us. But that’s another story for another time, we suppose.)

Anyway, here are the ads we’re talking about:

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‘Think Like a Baby’ now available in Korean!

Think Like a Baby books English Indian Korean

Are you a parent?
Would you like to know what’s really going on inside your child’s head?
And do you also speak Korean?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, we have some great news for you:

Our fun and informative parenting book, Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child’s Developing Mind, is now available in Korean!

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Why ‘Shimmer and Shine’ just kind of sucks now

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A while back, we wrote a review of a Nick Jr. cartoon called Shimmer and Shine. The article was titled “Why ‘Shimmer and Shine’ is not the worst kids TV show ever” – and we meant every single word of it.

But my oh my, how things have changed.

While every episode of Season 1 featured the easy-to-get-behind message that you shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes, Season 2 is a whole different story…

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Bad Baby Names: Kid’s Edition!

So we haven’t written any “Bad Baby Names” in a while – mostly because we’re pretty sure we were the only two people around who actually thought they were funny.

But you know what they say: the Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow’s kid) doesn’t fall far from the tree (Gwyneth Paltrow, we guess).

That’s why we were only mildly surprised – and pretty darn amused – when our Six-Year-Old Daughter started cracking herself up the other night talking about some of the silliest names for people that she could think of. These included…
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