Want a signed copy of “Happy Halloween Daniel Tiger”?
Happy Fall everyone! Our 4th Annual Halloween Photo Contest almost snuck by me!
Simply LIKE my Facebook page if you haven’t yet (If you have, thank you & jump to #2)
Send a photo to me at Angela@AngelasClues.com – Subject: “Boo 2015” by Sunday 11-1
DOUBLE your chances to win by simply tweeting:
“I entered my boo-tiful lil’ pumpkin in @AngelasClues’ #Halloween Photo Contest! http://bit.ly/1ihpwgZ”
I’ll personalize a copy of my Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood story, “Happy Halloween Daniel Tiger” for the winner and post their winning photo on my site (winner chosen Monday 11-2).
By entering this contest, you agree to have your photo posted on AngelasClues.com.
All decision making will be final & entirely up to the discretion of our Fearless Judges: Mr. Willy Wonka & Miss Veruca Salt.
Good luck & have a Happy Halloween!
Most parents will admit a little unease about raising their child(ren) within this digital age. But sitting on the sidelines with a myriad of unanswered questions will only worsen our concerns and will leave our kids in harms way. Yet again, the answer is in education. Well, last night, WQED aired the Like, Follow, Share episode of iQ: smartparent. If you missed it, I’ve attached it below.
In this episode, we discussed common parental concerns of raising a child in a digital environment, one that relies so heavily on Social Media. I spoke with Caroline Knorr (Common Sense Media‘s parenting editor), Kelly Kochamba (Primary Media Representative & Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI Pittsburgh Field Office) and Rick Wallace (Director of Special Operations/Global – National Security Analyst) to get varied perspective on what we can do to keep our kids safe within this sea of tech.
Check it out and I would love to hear your feedback on the issue.
Children and teens are using social media to define and share their personal narratives. When there is no “delete” button on Facebook or other social platforms, what story does your child’s online identity tell, now and into the future? What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Join us for an eye-opening discussion on how parents and children can have safe and positive experiences online.
As a result of your incredible feedback, I let you know (over a year ago) that our second show for Amazon Studios, Wishenpoof, had received the green light for series production. After many, many months of notes, scripting, sketches, character designs, storyboarding, scoring, animatics, recording, rendering, editing, research, more research and much, much more, I can finally see the light!!
So on August 14th, our latest, most magical Wishenpoof will premier for Amazon Prime Members in the US, UK and Germany! A fun, magical adventure series that teaches lessons through imaginative play, Wishenpoof inspires children to solve life’s big preschool problems in creative ways.
There’s been a nice amount of press about Wishenpoof‘s release and with a BIG premier party staged in New York City’s Central Park, everyone will start to feel there’s magic in the air!
I can’t thank you all enough for your incredible support and I hope your kids LOVE it!!
Not a Prime member yet? You can sign up for a free trial at amazon.com/prime.
I really wish I could tell you that I break into song every time the mail arrives just like Steve/Joe from Blue’s Clues does. But well, I don’t.
I’d love to say that when one of my daughters has a problem, my usual response is to cheerfully chant, “When you have a problem, we look…in a book!” just like my characters from Super Why. But no, I don’t do that either.
So, what do I do? And what have I learned from writing hundreds of preschool episodes for television?
Seriously. Singing anything. We even sing when the mail comes on Blue’s Clues. Because, well..mail is exciting when you are four! And truthfully, most mail is exciting. It’s like a little surprise present. Singing about it makes it celebratory.
So why not sing about other things? Sing when we are cleaning up, which preschool teachers have been doing forever! Sing when we are sad (Hello, Taylor Swift?). Sing when we are excited (“I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it!”). Sing when things don’t go our way (“You Can’t Always Get What you Want”).
Feel free to belt out a tune today. Just watch how it helps!