“Grumpy”

January 17th, 2011

For those days when you just cant seem to break your child’s bad mood, there is nothing like a bit of silliness to brighten their day and yours. David Weinstone’s song “Grumpy” is sure to get a giggle out of a little grump and as a parent you cant help but love the lyrics, “If you want to be a grump, that’s okay, but could you be grumpy kinda further away, its not that I don’t love you cause you know I do, sometimes I’m grumpy too!”

For best results, we recommend singing it with your children at the top of your lungs!

Globe Genie

December 5th, 2010

Globe Genie

Globe Genie

We all want to show our children the world and now you can give them a glimpse with Globe Genie. Using Google Earths 360 degree cameras, creator Joe McMichael lets you teleport to places all around the world. You can narrow your destination down to a specific continent or just let Globe Genie do the traveling. On our adventure we saw penguins in Antarctica and then ended up on a small island in the East China Sea, where we spotted a group of preschoolers all wearing the same adorable yellow sunhat while out on a walk with their teachers. Sit down with your little ones and see the world!

To learn more, visit Globe Genie.

Bubbles on Stinson Beach

November 3rd, 2010

We’re sure this is something everyone would love to see in person. Filmed on Stinson Beach, just north of San Francisco and paired with beautiful piano music, we think you’ll agree that you could watch this bubble extraordinaire for hours. This film makes us want to take a deep breath during the busy days of raising children and slow down a little.

Renee & Jeremy

October 4th, 2010

Renee & Jeremy

What better sight to see than a happy baby bouncing along to music. Yet most children’s music is not always soothing to the parents ear. Composing and performing duo Renee and Jeremy are changing that. Their tunes do not get any sweeter- especially paired with an adorable video to visually entertain as well.

“It’s a Big World” is one of our favorites.

Find Renee & Jeremy on YouTube or reneeandjeremy.com.

StoryCorps

September 14th, 2010

StoryCorps

Everyone loves a good story and StoryCorps is a great place to find one. They are an organization that provides people of all backgrounds a way to record and share their stories of their lifetime. StoryCorps’ idea is based on a conversation between two people who are important to each other: a child talking to their parent about their childhood or a couple talking about the 50 years of marriage they have spent together.

Dave Isay, Founder of StoryCorps says, “By listening closely to one another, we can help illuminate the true character of this nation, reminding us all just how precious each day can be and how truly great it is to be alive.” We love their book, “Mom, A Celebration of Mothers”. This archive is a collection of interviews, made of passed down wisdom from mothers to their children. To learn more, visit StoryCorps and browse through their archives or order this touching book.

Everyone Loves Babies

August 23rd, 2010

That’s the point made in the Focus Films documentary “Babies”. This film follows four babies during their first year of life around our beautiful earth: Japan, Namibia, Mongolia and the U.S. A real eye opener to Earth’s cultural differences, “Babies” shows that we all share one thing in common: love.

To learn more about “Babies” visit: http://www.focusfeatures.com/babies