First Lady Honored with Big Help Award from KCA

Saturday nights definitely aren’t like they used to be.  This past Saturday, we tuned in to watch Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.  I love awards shows to begin with, so watching one with the kid made it much more fun.  Even after the kid went to bed, I had to watch to see if any of my favorites took home the top kid honors.

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Toe Tapping Goodness: Putumayo Kids Jazz Playground Concert Tour

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains, said John Philip Sousa, the musician who put marching band on the map.

…if only he could see and hear all the tiny little feet tapping and dancing to the rich, vibrant beats at the Putumayo Kids Jazz Playground Concert last Saturday.


a glimpse of the Putumayo Kids Jazz Playground cd's kid-friendly booklet

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Give Your Heart a Valentine

The PBS Kids web property, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab, has launched a fun music video, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“Give Your Heart a Valentine” is an ode to your actual heart, as in the organ that thumps in your chest. Just like all the interesting concepts that come from Fizzy’s Lunch Lab, the music video combines education and a little bit of fun. This new music video provokes kids to learn the significance of the heart and the benefit of healthy eating decisions.

In addition to all the sweet and lovey fun this week for Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out this video and give a little love to your heart!

Ziggy Marley Wins Grammy for Family Time

Last night, our family enjoyed watching the Grammys, which was, perhaps, one of our most favorite award shows in a long time.  Amidst all the fabulous winners, crazy and entertaining performances, there were, of course, a few relevant categories to NKT.

To be a little more specific, Ziggy Marley won the Grammy for best musical album for children.  Marley, now a five-time Grammy Award winner after last night’s win, released his Family Time cd in May 2009.  The album is a diverse collection of reggae-influenced songs.

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