The way we watch TV has changed so much in just a short amount of time. Almost gone are the days of flipping channels to see what your local station or cable offerings are. These days a majority of folks are tuning in to their favorite viewings through app-based programming like Roku, Fire Stick orContinue reading “The Best Kids Halloween Specials to watch for FREE on the PBS Kids app right now”
Author Archives: thedorkydaddy
A Girl and Her Dog
What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with super powers? It’s the question a middle school girl named Lacey finds herself facing when she and her dog stumble across a pair of costumes that do just that, imbuing both kid and canine with powers beyond those of mere mortals. It’s Lacey & Lily!Continue reading “A Girl and Her Dog”
The increased time spent at home by our family during this pandemic has meant that among other things, we’re definitely watching more television than we usually do. That sometimes means trying to discover family-friendly fare we haven’t already seen, or re-watching old favorites. However, there’s one particular instance where the kids wanted to show usContinue reading “Bluey!”
‘Cause Knowledge is Power!
It’s Schoolhouse Rocky, that chip off the block Of your favorite schoolhouse, Schoolhouse Rock! Learning comes in all forms. Some people are visual learners. Some auditory. Some need to get their hands in the thick of it to grasp concepts the best. I’m of the belief that regardless of what kind of ways you learnContinue reading “‘Cause Knowledge is Power!”
The future is now, but what about when it wasn’t?
Like so many others attempting to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and really just anyone whether we know them or not, safe amid the current pandemic, our family has been at home and self-isolating. Yes, irritability has been high when you’re all together in one house for such an extended period of time. It canContinue reading “The future is now, but what about when it wasn’t?”
Before and After
About a week or ago, I got an email that caught me by surprise – there was an update to my blog! I was immediately puzzled because I had not recalled scheduling anything, but I opened up the email and there it was…a blog post about always feeling like there’s not enough time in theContinue reading “Before and After”
No, you don’t.
There’s a philosophy/mindset out there being shared across the internet that’s really unhealthy, something that irritates me to no end right now, as people try their best to keep life going amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Oh, there’s different variations on it, but they pretty much hit the same notes. They go something like: If youContinue reading “No, you don’t.”
The Little Lamp by Dave Dellecese
Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
The Little Lamp Dave Dellecese, Author Ada Konewki, Illustrator Dandy Press, Fiction, Feb. 12, 2019 Suitable for Ages: 4-7 Themes: Lamp, Love, Purpose, Obsolete, Resilience, Re-purpose, Rhyme Opening: In a tiny brick apartment, / at Jasper Drive and Main, / Lived the custest little couple / Known as…
A simple thank you
I was in the grocery store grabbing a few things this past week (safely keeping my distance away from fellow shoppers and staff). Like any grocery store across the U.S. right now, it can be a madhouse. I only had a bag or two worth of items so decided my quickest exit (and avoiding gettingContinue reading “A simple thank you”
We certainly live in strange times. Like much of the world as of this writing, America is dealing with the growing impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus. The numbers seem to grow at more rapid paces each day, and this week the big word has been “social distancing.” In our area, like countless others,Continue reading “Social Distancing”