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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:47 pm

Okay, this might be a coupla years down the line but The Phantom Tollbooth was always a favorite.

Then later, you teach and learn that Jules Feiffer, who did the illustrations, was also a celebrated playwright.

So there is that.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby Teacher's Pet on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:47 pm

oops I forgot the best one:

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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:50 pm

Teacher's Pet wrote:oops I forgot the best one:

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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby MWilke on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:51 pm

Teacher's Pet wrote:oops I forgot the best one:

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Bullseye.

Shit you buy primarily induces excitement. The cardboard box induces creative thinking and joy. I have no hesitation saying it's the greatest toy of all time.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby NewDarkAge on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:54 pm

The MayorofRockNRoll wrote:Okay, this might be a coupla years down the line but The Phantom Tollbooth was always a favorite.


THIS. THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby Wood Goblin on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:12 pm

Read this one to my oldest recently:

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It's completely fantastic.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby ERawk on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:13 am

Expose your kids to some classical music, you phucking philistines.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby seanurban on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:04 am

Music: Weird Al, LMFAO, Miley Cyrus, They Might Be Giants, Beatles
Comics: Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Popeye, Tin-Tin
DVDs: Woody Woodpecker, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Muppets, SpongeBob, Bugs and Daffy
Books: Alvin Ho Image, This is a really great series. I got a little emotional in parts. You don't have to have half-Chinese kids to like it.
Calvin Coconut Image, Beautiful books told through the eyes of a Hawaiian boy with his single mom. Another great use of "foreign" vocabulary.
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He is not quite interested in or ready for Narnia, Harry Potter, or the Hobbit. Didn't let him read Hunger Games. He was all over Magic Treehouse from the age of 5-6. Done with that now.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby tocharian on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:04 pm

Boys under three universally love the "Fire Truck" song by Ivan Ulz.

Properly terrifying Slavic folktales like Vasilisa the Beautiful will inoculate your child against all things Disney. So will translations of Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm with the suffering and loss intact.
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The Stranger by Chris van Allsburg is great. It's beautifully illustrated and kids really enjoy figuring out who the Stranger was and what he was up to.

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A fantastic film for 11 and 12 year olds is The Man Who Planted Trees.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby tocharian on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:50 pm

Recommend me some songs with an interesting historical context that a fifth, sixth grader can analyze.

I was thinking along the lines of

Buffalo Soldier--Bob Marley
Woodstock--Joni Mitchell
just about any Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger song
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby Major on Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:04 pm

tocharian wrote:Recommend me some songs with an interesting historical context that a fifth, sixth grader can analyze.

I was thinking along the lines of

Buffalo Soldier--Bob Marley
Woodstock--Joni Mitchell
just about any Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger song


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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby W.L.Weller on Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:30 pm

tocharian wrote:Recommend me some songs with an interesting historical context that a fifth, sixth grader can analyze.


Depending on your interpretation of "interesting", Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" or Charles Mingus's "Original Faubus Fables" might qualify.



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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby 6079smith on Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:42 pm

tocharian wrote:Recommend me some songs with an interesting historical context that a fifth, sixth grader can analyze.

I was thinking along the lines of

Buffalo Soldier--Bob Marley
Woodstock--Joni Mitchell
just about any Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger song


Neil Young's Powderfinger doesn't have specific historical context, but it's a great narrative and kept me awake at night thinking about it when I was 10. Same goes for Dylan's Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (whatever it's called). Really good involved story. Captivated me for years, still does. Andy Irvine's Rude Awakening has a bunch of great songs (that are spoiled by horrible production choices but anyhow). Actually anything Andy Irvine does is gold, lyrically. Oh yeah Bohemian Rhapsody, seriously they know the words already, and I've had loads of fun yelling it with my 9 year old nephew.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby Tom on Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:20 pm

Heads up... Estes Rockets is having a killer deal on their rockets right now.

I got a Big Bertha that's still sitting in my garage. When my daughters are a little older we'll have a hell of a time launching rockets.

You should by a model rocket for your kid. One of the greatest things ever is going out into a big field in the spring time and launching rockets.

Here:
http://www.estesrockets.com/rockets/spe ... =price&p=3

Go buy a cheap rocket.
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Postby seanurban on Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:22 pm

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For the fifth grader in your life.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby a leg plaster on Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:43 pm

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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby black taj on Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:34 pm

I have an outdoor movie setup that I invite a number of neighborhood kids to view. My twins are 8 and they and most of the neighbors are convinced that The Naked Gun is the greatest comedy of our age. They also love UHF and Airplane! I'm pretty sure they thought Monty Python and the Holy Grail was a slightly funny documentary.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby seanurban on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:52 am

Spy School
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Pearls Before Swine
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:52 pm

Teacher's Pet wrote:Image


Damn, I would buy the shit out of that box set.

Also, Studio Ghibli films. Can't go wrong. My girls are 14 and 3 and both love them. I love them too.

Adventure Time, we all like that.

The Nintendo Wii U. Fucking brilliant console for kids, families, people who aren't dead inside. Non-violent, mixed ability games designed to be played together.

For young kids - Yo Gabba Gabba. Fun music, creative animation and Devo. You'll come to appreciate that it's not the Wiggles.
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Re: Entertainment for kids

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:04 pm

My little girl is taking musical cues off her mother at the moment.

This is her favourite one right now which she calls "Bay-behh what I can do?" and she sings along with it which is very funny especially when it gets to the climax and she starts singing the guitar solo.



This is her other favourite which finds its way into regular conversation as "Ooh you X you drive me crazy" where X can be anything. She sings "Ooh you dog you drive me crazy" to the dog.



Ha I'd never seen the video before, they've recreated After Hours.
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