Archive for Arts

Young Writers Win Mrs. P’s “Be a Famous Writer” Contest, Chosen by Celebrity Judges

January 15, 2011 No Comments

Young Writers Win Mrs. P’s “Be a Famous Writer” Contest, Chosen by Celebrity Judges Two young writers from Colorado and Oregon have won the Grand Prize of the 2nd Annual National Writing Contest from Mrs. P, the free, interactive reading site. Eight-year-old Briana Beebe from Centenni... continue reading...

Step Back in Time with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show which Opens Today at The Riviera

October 28, 2010 No Comments

Step Back in Time with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show which Opens Today at The Riviera Want to teach the kids a lesson in the classics? Take them back in time to the old days – the days before YouTube, reality TV, iPods or even Walkmans™ (RIP). The way our parents and grandparents were entertained ... continue reading...

Sign Language DVDs Open Up a Whole New World for Deaf Children and Expand Learning for All

October 23, 2010 1 Comment

Sign Language DVDs Open Up a Whole New World for Deaf Children and Expand Learning for All Good Night Moon, Corduroy, Five Little Monkeys – these are favorite stories we know by heart and our children probably do too. A new series of videos with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation bring these sto... continue reading...

How to Raise a Musical Child

October 16, 2010 No Comments

How to Raise a Musical Child “Every child is musical. Learning the fundamentals of music is very similar to how we learn a language,” according to Mark Biesterfeld, co-founder of Petite Musician, Inc. in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Children are decoding sounds from Day One. Biesterfeld says even newborns ca... continue reading...

Disney’s Secretariat Out Today Profiles a Housewife Turned Trainer and the Horse She Loved

October 8, 2010 No Comments

Disney’s Secretariat Out Today Profiles a Housewife Turned Trainer and the Horse She Loved Secretariat was arguably the greatest racehorse in the history of racing, winning the Triple Crown in 1973. Today Disney’s version of his life and the story of the people who brought him to greatness is relea... continue reading...

This Book Will Either Make You Twitch or Liberate You – Mess by Keri Smith

September 14, 2010 1 Comment

This Book Will Either Make You Twitch or Liberate You – Mess by Keri Smith My copy of Mess – the Manual of Accidents and Mistakes by Keri Smith (September 7, 2010, Penguin Group, ISBN 978-0-399-53600-7) arrived with a skid mark on the cover from the packaging getting punctured during shipping. I ac... continue reading...

Harry Connick Jr, Faith Hill and Vanessa Williams: Celebrity Musicians Help Teach Kids the Importance of Music

August 30, 2010 No Comments

Harry Connick Jr, Faith Hill and Vanessa Williams: Celebrity Musicians Help Teach Kids the Importance of Music RESTON, VA www.ExpertClick.com  (August 19, 2010) -- MENC: The National Association for Music Education released a new edition of public service announcements that feature top musicians for "Back to S... continue reading...

5 Essential Tips for Taking Perfect Pictures of Your Kids

August 13, 2010 No Comments

5 Essential Tips for Taking Perfect Pictures of Your Kids -          Written By Rob James, owner of RCJFoto, Prairie Village, Kansas We’ve all been there. The setting is perfect; you’ve picked out the perfect matching outfits; envisioned how your little models will be arranged; and, miraculous... continue reading...

Actress Janine Turner Talks about Raising an American Patriot

July 23, 2010 1 Comment

Actress Janine Turner Talks about Raising an American Patriot Did your kids learn how to sing the Preamble to the Constitution from Schoolhouse Rock? Could they explain what the words mean to them if you asked? Actress turned activist Janine Turner, best known for her roles in Northern Exposure, Friday Nig... continue reading...

5 Summer Projects to Unleash Your Kids’ Creativity – and Yours Too

July 20, 2010 1 Comment

5 Summer Projects to Unleash Your Kids’ Creativity – and Yours Too - By Alexander Hiam (www.alexhiam.com) who is the author of Business Innovation for Dummies Arts and crafts are, like anything else, more or less creative depending on the approach you take. To use art as a way to strengthen... continue reading...

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