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Kid Joke Korner: A Toy Story

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Welcome to another installment of Kid Joke Korner, where the punch lines are plentiful and the spelling is krazy kute!

Because joking around with your kids is seriously good for their development, we like to crack wise with our kiddos all the time.

Each Kid Joke Korner features a real joke set-up that one of our children made up, along with our family’s guesses as to what the punch line might be. See if you can figure out how each joke really ends – or share your own punch line ideas in the comments!

So without further ado, here’s today’s Kid Joke Korner kid joke, “A Toy Story,” as told by Our Four-Year-Old Son:
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Free Bilingual Education Kit Giveaway: Kids’ Candor

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How many languages does your child speak? One? Dos? 更多?

A constantly growing stack of research shows that kids who can speak multiple languages have a serious advantage over kids who speak only one. Being bilingual can make kids better able to focus attention. It can help them learn additional languages more easily. And it can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by about a decade compared to their monolingual peers.

So yeah, there’s no doubt that being bilingual is muy bueno for kids.

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D+D on PBS: Guided Play Maximizes Kids’ Learning AND Fun

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School’s out for the summer! But that doesn’t mean your kids have to take a vacation from learning.

Our latest article on the PBS Parents website shows parents a really easy way to help their kids keep on learning all summer long – simply by playing!

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Time Warner Cable totally doesn’t get parenting

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We like to keep the parenting discussion pretty positive here on the blog. But every now and then, we feel the need to do a little ranting – about our kids’ most terrible toys, or a paper towel ad that completely misrepresents parenthood.

Well today we’re adding another crappy commercial to our list of parenting peeves. This one comes from nobody’s favorite media provider, Time Warner Cable, for their TWC TV app ad titled “Pillow Fort.”

It goes a little something like this:

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Is my kid becoming too competitive?

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Today’s question might just be the very best question the Doctor + Dad have ever received.

A competitive edge seems to have just popped up in my preschool-aged daughter and her buds. Like who’s the tallest, fastest, strongest, etc. What’s the deal with that?
– Ashleigh

Well Ashleigh, we know what you mean. Just like Charlie Sheen during a career-threatening psychological breakdown, our four-year-old daughter is pretty big into “winning” these days too.

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A surprising reason to make your kids go outside and play

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Summer is ending and kids are getting back to school. We know that lots of you are already making an effort to make the most of this season’s remaining sunshine by spending as much time as you can outside. But in case you needed another excuse to head outdoors…

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How to make your child an Action Movie Kid

If you happen to be one of those parents who is also a totally talented, movie-making special effects whiz, you can create some truly extraordinary experiences for your child.

Here’s what we’re talking about, courtesy of DreamWorks animator Daniel Hashimoto and his three-year-old son James:

As amazingly fun as those “Action Movie Kid” videos are, you’ll be happy to know that you can give your little super hero some equally mind-blowing memories – even if you have no CGI skills whatsoever.

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