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Parents Rejoice! Sesame Workshop Has Made 110 Sesame Street eBooks Free via Gizmodo

March 27th, 2020 No comments

If your recent transition to working from home every day was made all the more challenging with a house full of kids not able to go to school, Big Bird and his Sesame Street gang are offering a little relief by making 110 ebooks for kids absolutely free on all the major online book platforms.

Accessing the free titles, which include everything from books teaching kids timely lessons like sitting still to sparking an interest in becoming the President one day, does require access to a mobile device like a smartphone, tablet, or ereader. But the Sesame Workshop has extended this offer to platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook, and even Kobo, with no specified expiration date just yet.

A bunch of Amazon kids shows are now free even if you’re not a Prime member via TechHive

March 23rd, 2020 No comments

Attention parents with school-aged kids who have way too much time on their hands: Amazon has opened up 40 of its most popular family shows to stream for free to all, meaning you don’t need to be a Prime member to enjoy them.

Among the titles available are full seasons of Amazon animated originals such as Bug Diaries and Pete the Cat, as well as older fare including Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Just Add Magic. Additionally, PBS Kids has taken down the Prime paywall for much of its content, so shows such as Arthur and Caillou are now free. You can browse the full selection of titles on a dedicated page, but it’s unclear how long the offer will last or whether new shows will be added over time.

Home School: Whale experts launch free, virtual marine biology camp to entertain and inform kids via GeekWire

March 22nd, 2020 No comments

The scientists running Seattle-based Oceans Initiative more typically apply their marine mammal expertise to research on endangered orcas or conservation of white-sided dolphins in Washington’s Puget Sound.

But the upside-down world of the new coronavirus and the closure of their nearly 6-year-old daughter’s school inspired them this week to launch what they’ve dubbed their Virtual Marine Biology Camp.

FREE Audiobooks for kids (and adults) from Audible

March 20th, 2020 No comments
No need to download or log in or anything. Click the book and start listening immediately! Maybe it’s time you finally read/listened to one of those classics, like Frankenstein, that you have always been meaning to read. — Douglas
 
For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
Read Audible Stories | Audible.com via Audible.com


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@gogojosephw Cooks up curry for dinner via Instagram

March 18th, 2020 No comments

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@gogojosephw Cooks up curry for dinner

@gogojosephw Cooks up curry for dinner via Instagram

@gogojosephw Cooks up curry for dinner via Instagram

Might as well make the best of being stuck at home.
Joseph whipped up a batch of his Japanese-style curry for us all.

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LEGO Millenium Falcon built by Joseph Welch via Instagram

March 8th, 2020 Comments off

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LEGO Millenium Falcon built by Joseph Welch

LEGO Millenium Falcon built by Joseph Welch via Instagram

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* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

On the tree 2… via Instagram

December 25th, 2019 Comments off

Finding That Perfect Spot of Christmas Eve Sun via Instagram

December 25th, 2019 Comments off

On the tree… via Instagram

December 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Order Now – Unique Christmas Cards Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

December 2nd, 2019 Comments off