Category: Children

Podcast for Kids — Stuff to do #15

Last blog post featured the Story Pirates podcast. Here’s another fun podcast listen for kids during our social isolation roller coaster. This one courtesy of the American public broadcaster National Public Radio.

Called Wow In The World it consists of shorter ‘game show’ style episodes about 10 minutes long along with longer in-depth episodes running about 30 minutes.

All feature comically presented educational content for kids. Worthy of a look for parents.

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world

Podcast for kids! — Stuff to do #14

I’m a big fan of podcasts. Been an avid listener for about 8 years. Here’s an fun choice for families with kids…

Story Pirates is a great podcast which takes stories from kids and brings them to life as ‘radio’ plays. (Am I mixing genres when I say radio plays?!) They even toss in the odd joke or two for the big kids.
Explore their website. Much more than just the podcast to check out.

Bored Games? — Stuff to do #11

Are you surviving these strange times? Personally I need my barber but at this point would settle for your dog groomer…!

I have mentioned the wonderful aggregator site, Kottke.org, before. Lots of fascinating posts covering a broad range of topics.

A recent link was to a list of online resources for those into board games, card games and puzzles.

It’s a Google doc and you can see it by clicking here.

Old favourites and new challenges; there’s bound to be something for every Social Isolationist’s (is that a real name yet? barf!) interest be it individual or family.

Wacky Colouring Pages — Stuff to do #7

I’m a regular visitor to a groovy aggregator site called Kottke.org, (Home of Fine Hypertext Products!), lotsa fascinating links updated almost daily.

A recent post featured some far-out (am I still allowed to use that expression, far-out?) printable colouring sheets for kids and, I suppose, these days, adults too. All drawn by a generous chap named Mackenzie Child.

Here’s the link to his Colorable.es website. Enjoy!

You can also click on the photo below.

Online Magic Show! — Stuff to do #5

Two more family friendly social isolation options for you…

A whole whack of magicians will be coming together online to present a magic show on Wednesday April 1st at 2:00 pm EDT.

This will be on the Magic And Miracles Facebook page.

Click here for all the event details. You’ll need to be signed into your FB account for this one.

Free. They will probably solicit donations during to benefit a charity called A Kid Again.

And at 7:00 pm the same night another online magic show hosted by Greg Frewin with a different line up. Also free with this one to benefit the Niagara SPCA.

Frewin’s is a YouTube live stream thingy. Click below on Wednesday night although you may need to click thru to YT proper to see it. No biggie, I hope.

Guessing both events should run 75-90 minutes.