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Watch This, Do That: Lilo and Stitch

Six-year-old Hawaiian girl, Lilo, who was raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents died in a car crash, adopts a new “dog” that she calls Stitch. Little does she know, Stitch is a small, blue alien genetically engineered to create chaos.  While Stitch uses Lilo to avoid being captured by the intergalactic federation, he…
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New Family Movies and Shows Streaming This January

As we look for more ways to have fun while we stay home, the streaming universe will keep you entertained. There are many classics to enjoy in January, along with a few new TV shows. Here are the best streaming picks to watch this month. Shrek — Hulu, Jan. 1 This isn’t your normal fairytale, but it…
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New Years at Noon at Home!

Live performance from Einstein’s Monkey and Balloon Dude Travis! BUY YOUR KITS BELOW – ALL KITS WILL BE HAND DELIVERED ON DECEMBER 30th! Buy your New Year’s Kits for just $4!
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Fun and Easy New Year’s Crafts to do at home

If you want to celebrate with the New Year with kids, here are some easy crafts to try out. You should have all the materials on hand, so a last-minute trip won’t be needed. After all, this new year we’re all for simplicity, right? Ornament Noisemaker You’ll need: Clear ornaments Didn’t have time to DIY ornaments…
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Watch This, Do That: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Photo courtesy of NBC We all know about Rudolph and his luminous red nose, but the 1964 TV special brings the Christmas story to life. Whether it’s the stop-motion animation or the festive songs, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a holiday classic for generations of children. Plus, you can catch one of its many airings annually…
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Make a Snoopy Chef Hat

Image courtesy of WIldBrain Ltd. and Sony Worldwide Supplies needed to make one hat: 2 pieces of white computer paper 5 feet of white parchment paper 1 rubber band (elastic) 1 sheet of black felt Stapler Scotch Tape Tape two pieces of computer paper together at shorter end. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and…
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

By Pam Molnar Through the eyes of a child, Thanksgiving is a letdown holiday. Sandwiched between the candy rush of October and gift giving holidays of December, it seems like more of a holiday for the adults. To make matters worse, the kids are seated at a separate table, shushed during the football game and…
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Celebrating Safely in 2020: Holiday Guidelines from the CDC

Our family will be spending Thanksgiving at home, but I wanted to share some holiday guidelines from the CDC. Maybe this will be helpful to anyone still on the fence about their holiday plans for this year! All of this advice – and more – can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html. The Stress of Disappointing Family The…
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Watch This, Do That: Frozen

Image from Frozen courtesy of Disney. For those with younger kids, you probably don’t remember that Frozen was a boon when it first came out in 2013 and critics called it a new Disney Renaissance. The movie’s release was followed quickly by a sing-a-long, a Broadway play, a holiday-inspired movie and, in November 2019, a sequel. The…
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Watch This, Do That: Monsters Inc.

Monsters, Inc., the ComEd of the monster world. Our Pixar protagonists, James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, work at the plant and they’ve got quotas to meet. Every night, they pop into the human world via children’s bedroom closets and scare the bejesus out of kiddos as they’re falling asleep. They bottle up those screams…
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