Weekend Reads 10.15.11 (And the video that made me laugh so hard I cried….)

I just had to share these Kid History videos someone shared with me this week.  I laughed so hard I cried.  Then I watched a few more episodes and laughed some more.  I figured anyone who spends much time with kids would appreciate this take on how kids retell stories.  So, enjoy – but maybe have some tissues handy!  (I think the one above was my favorite.  You can also start with the first episode here.) 

Articles:

Reading a Book While Holding a Child Contributes to Brian Wiring {Early Childhood Brain Insights}

Smelling Roses (Taking Babies on Errands) {Janet Lansbury}

Alison Gopnik: What Do Babies Think? {TED Talks} <-via Janet Lansbury, I believe!

Activities:

Memory Lane: Flying Machines {Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning}

31+ DIY Halloween Treats {Frugal Family Fun Blog}

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating {Tinker Lab}

5 Introductory Activities for the Montessori Newbie {Modern Parents Messy Kids}

Enjoy the Weekend!

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10 Responses to Weekend Reads 10.15.11 (And the video that made me laugh so hard I cried….)

  1. Kirsten

    I’m interested in the Montessori article, but the link takes me to the pumpkin article…

  2. Sara

    Thanks for sharing the Kid History videos!! I laughed so hard I cried too…so so funny!

  3. Nollie

    Their stuff is so great, I hadn’t seen this one. Just imagine if those hilarious brothers got together with the equally creative Morgan brothers. I’d pay to see their collaboration. :)

    • notjustcute

      I can only imagine……
      Lately when the boys say something funny, particularly Cole in his sing-songy voice, I can’t help but imagine it coming out of one of those actors’ mouths. Too funny!

  4. Okay, I am wiping away tears and Kyle just came in here to see what I was laughing about. That video is FWIPPIN’ AWESOME. I have to make time later today to watch the other episodes because those are just INCREDIBLE. Thank you, Amanda!!!

  5. Thank you, Amanda – that was hysterical! Of course, I then had to watch all six episodes… But the best part is that I was able to incorporate one of their videos into my own blog. Today’s entry is about the pronunciation “mistakes” that young children make. One of the suggestions I make is to encourage children to tell stories (gives them lots of language “practice”), so naturally, I provided a very realistic example of children’s storytelling in action (in all its hilarity!). Thanks again for sharing, Amanda!

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