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?:
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:
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:
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!
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!
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?