Posts Tagged ‘Education’

The Kid Should See This

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The Kid Should See This has hours and hours of entertaining, educational videos that are “Kid-friendly not-made-for-kids videos for all!” From chemistry experiments to harvesting honey to views of the suns’ surface to zoetropes – and that is just part of what was posted in the last week! Amazing. We especially loved the video about Lil’ Drac shown. Lots of oohs and aahs.

Collected by Rion Nakaya and her four year old co-curator. Here’s what she has to say about why she created The Kid Should See This:

There’s just so much science, nature, music, art, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…

But we don’t underestimate kids around here.

Tip Jar: Curating this ad-free blog takes work! If you like the videos on this site, please support the science education projects that we’ve picked on DonorsChoose.org.

 

 

Wednesday Morning Storytime

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

It’s Summertime and Wednesday Morning Story time is taking a summer vacation just like you!

We do have loads of new books arriving over the summer and can easily pull out a pillow or two anytime if you’d like to get comfy and read with your child.

We hope you’ll join us again come Fall.

4Cats Arts Studio is coming to The Drive!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

We are excited to welcome 4Cats Arts Studio to the growing community of kids related businesses on The Drive!

Join them for their opening celebration this Saturday, June 25th from 1-5 pm at 1650 E 12th Avenue + Commercial Drive. Any questions? Call them at 604-569-2287.

There will be cake and light refreshments and a draw to win 1 of 3 paint splatter parties (value of $175 each). Plus they will be handing out loads of Goodie Boxes for kids ( dandelion treats are in there!)

For Summer Camps or their Fall Artist of the Month Sessions, there is a 10% Grand Opening Special if you book by June 25th. You can book online at www.4cats.com/commercial to take advantage of this offer.

The Wheels on the Bus for Wednesday Morning Storytime!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Please join us in reading The Wheels on the Bus by beloved children’s musician and songwriter, Raffi. The song’s natural rhythm and rhyme make it a joy to read or sing aloud. With sweet illustrations by Sylvie Kantorovitz Wickstrom, it is sure to be a delightful storytime at dandelion KIDS Port Moody!

Maybe everyone chatting and singing along to this energizing book will also bring us some sunshine!

About Wednesday Morning Story Time: We will be reading a different book from our vast (and growing!) selection of amazing children’s books on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at our Port Moody location. Swing by Wednesday mornings… and we’ll read to your child while you can enjoy the book, browse, shop or just daydream. If you like the book we’ve read, you will be able purchase it at a special price on the day of the reading. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!

The National Parks Project

Friday, May 13th, 2011

National Parks Project – Trailer from Ryan J. Noth on Vimeo.

In honour of the 100 year anniversary of Parks Canada (which, by the way, was the First National Parks Service in the World! Another reason we’re proud to be Canadian!) 13 short films have been created to capture Canada’s beauty and sound. Altogether 52 of Canada’s best musicians and filmmakers coast to coast worked on this project with each short film consisting of one film maker, three artists and one National Park. The creative quartets then spent 5 days in the parks exploring the sights, sounds of nature, collaborating on the music and images. The National Parks Project spans across Canada including each Province and Territory. A memorizing, breathtaking, and inspiring way to see the country we are lucky enough to call home.

Maria’s friend, Scott Smith, along with singer-songwriters Sarah Harmer, Bry Webb and Jim Guthrie were gifted the opportunity to capture the breathtaking beauty of Gwaii Haanas – National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.

After an initial sold-out screening at the Vancity Theatre, these films will be shown again as part of DOXA Docuentary Film Festival this Sunday, May 15 at the Pacific Cinematheque at 4 pm. An afternoon event not to be missed and the only time we are able see these beauties on the big screen!

For more info, please visit http://nationalparksproject.ca for all the info and bio’s.  The films will be available online as of May 19, 2011.

 

4 Free Tickets for EPIC Vancouver – The Sustainable Living Expo!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada’s largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer. Join this annual celebration of planet-friendly living and surround yourself with over 300 exhibitors, inspiring ideas, exciting entertainment, and smart shopping in one jam-packed weekend.

We have 4 free tickets to give away for this amazing event! Like us on Facebook, mention you read our Blog and we’ll include you in the draw for two sets of two tickets by the weekend!

 

Here are some of the highlights:

Shop and learn from hundreds of earth-friendly businesses
Expert advice from a great roster of speakers on greening your home, work and play on the Main Stage
Taste and sip with some of BC’s finest restaurants and wineries in the
FortisBC EPICurean Corner
Fashion Zone with daily Fashion Shows, DIY Sewing Workshops, and
an Eco-Wedding Showcase
Test drive a Toyota hybrid or luxury Lexus hybrid vehicle
ING Direct KidZone with arts & crafts, eco-educational activities, and the
BC Hydro AquaVan!

We are also thrilled that the underlying theme of this years EPIC is Protecting our Oceans and ocean conservation. Find art installations around the main floor of the show, listen to inspirational speakers on the subject (we are dying to hear the fellas from Ocean Gybe speak at 6pm on Friday!) and visit the BC Hydro AquaVan.

EPIC is this weekend May 13-15, 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

 

The Lonesome Puppy by Yoshimoto Nara – Wednesday Morning Storytime

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

In his first book for children, renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara tells the charming story of a puppy so large that no one notices him until a determined little girl climbs high enough to meet him and become his friend. A sweet tale from an artist for whom childhood holds a magical appeal, The Lonesome Puppy is sure to delight young readers and Nara fans of all ages. Yoshitomo Nara is one of the most popular and influential contemporary artists in Japan, whose work, often featuring little girls and puppies has attracted a worldwide following. This is his first book for children. He lives in Tochigi, Japan.

About Wednesday Morning Story Time: We will be reading a different book from our vast (and growing!) selection of amazing children’s books on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at our Port Moody location. Try to swing by Wednesday mornings… and we’ll read to your child while you can enjoy the book, browse, shop or just daydream. If you like the book we’ve read, you will be able purchase it at a special price on the day of the reading.

Please RSVP with a phone call or email so we have an idea of how many pillows to put out.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!

Bruno Munari’s ABC – Wednesday Morning Storytime

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

 

In this imaginative ABC, acclaimed artist, designer and children’s author, Bruno Munari shows how fun letters can be. From an Ant on an Apple to a Blue Butterfly to a Cat in a Cage, Munari pairs words in whimsical ways until Fly frees itself from its page, lands on the Hat, buzzes near the Ice Cream and provides the final sound for Zzzzz.

About Wednesday Morning Story Time: We will be reading a different book from our vast (and growing!) selection of amazing children’s books on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at our Port Moody location. Try to swing by Wednesday mornings… and we’ll read to your child while you can enjoy the book, browse, shop or just daydream. If you like the book we’ve read, you will be able purchase it at a special price on the day of the reading.

Please RSVP with a phone call or email so we have an idea of how many pillows to put out.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!

 

Wednesday Morning Storytime: And to Name But Just a Few

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Olives, trees, pickles, peas . . . What do they have in common? All of them are green! In her debut picture book, Laurie Rosenwald-a New York-based designer explores the world of color through humorous poetry and dynamic collages. Pink flamingos aspire to be ballerinas, yellow taxis screech to a halt at red stop signs, and black cats relax with the morning crossword puzzle.

More than just an introduction to basic colors, this book shows how colors interact and enrich our everyday lives. Clever rhyming text and bold, graphic illustrations are sure to make this book a favorite read-aloud.

About Wednesday Morning Story Time: We will be reading a different book from our vast (and growing!) selection of amazing childrens’  books on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at our Port Moody location. Try to swing by Wednesday mornings… and we’ll read to your child while you can enjoy the book, browse, shop or just daydream. If you like the book we’ve read, you will be able purchase it at a special price on the day of the reading.

Please RSVP with a phone call or email so we have an idea of how many pillows to put out.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!

The Red Shoes – Wednesday Morning Story Time

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

All of the shoes in the store are plain and dull except for one pair: the apple red shoes, just waiting to be picked. The little girl knows they are the shoes for her, but can she convince her mom? This cheerful tale is matched with charming illustrations that depict the fashions of the 1960′s.

The Red Shoes is written by Eleri Glass and illustrated by Ashley Spires.

About Wednesday Morning Story Time: We will be reading a different book from our vast (and growing!) selection of amazing children’s books on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at our Port Moody location. Try to swing by Wednesday mornings… and we’ll read to your child while you can enjoy the book, browse, shop or just daydream. If you like the book we’ve read, you will be able purchase it at a special price on the day of the reading.

Please RSVP with a phone call or email so we have an idea of how many pillows to put out.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!