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Friday Funday: Sesame Street Pinball Animation Redone in 3D!

Remember that short video we used to see on Sesame Street that helped us learn to count up to the number 12 while watching a funky animation about a pinball? The one with the Pointer Sisters soundtrack? This one?:

Friday Funday! Bill Martin jr. reads (sings!) Brown Bear, Brown Bear

For today's bit of video fun, watch Bill Martin jr. SING Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


Friday Funday: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Post by Lisa C.

Who watched Mister Roger’s Neighborhood growing up?  I sure did.  PBS is coming out with an animated spin off called Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.  Check out the PBS announcement for more information.  I will be interested to hear what you all think of the new show!

Here's Mr. Rogers, appearing with Daniel Striped Tiger and King Friday, on Rosie O'Donnell's show in 1996:


Friday Funday! Pete The Cat Rockin' Out!

Post by Lisa C.

Pete the Cat's new book Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes, by Eric Littwin and illustrated by James Dean, comes out next week! Are you excited?  To get you in the mood, here's a cute stop-motion video of Pete rockin' out:


Friday Funday! First Barbie Doll Commercial

Post by Lisa C.

Johnson County Library's 6 by 6 Program

Many of you are probably familiar with Johnson County (Kansas) Library's wonderful 6 by 6 early literacy program, which encourages pre-reading skills development through storytimes, parent involvement, videos, and now, activity spaces.

Friday Funday! Don't Let the Pigeon Be the Principal

This 1st grade class created an excellent sequel to Mo Willem's Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. It follows the storyline of the original perfectly, and the child who plays the Pigeon is a natural! What talented 1st graders! Nice job!


New StoryBlocks Videos are Live!

Has it been a while since you visited StoryBlocks to check out the videos of songs and rhymes for young children that include literacy tips for parents? Well, it's time to go back, because we've added 6 new videos! 4 of the videos are in English, while 2 more are in Spanish. We hope you enjoy them, and share them widely with the parents and caregivers who visit your library!


Friday Funday! Real-life "Make Way for Ducklings"

Remember Robert McCloskey's lovely book "Make Way For Ducklings?" Well here's a real-life story that happened much the same way!

Friday Funday! Interjections!

If you are of my generation, you grew up learning about grammar, history, science, and math not only in school but via your saturday morning cartoons. Remember Schoolhouse Rock? I can still sing large parts of these songs (it's how I know the Preamble to the Constitution), so obviously, they did their job! This is one of my favorites. Which ones did you love?


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