| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:44 AM
My youngest son, Ben, has this wonderfully quirky taste in books which has led us to finding many funny reads. A few years ago, he came home from a trip to the library with an "Elephant & Piggie" book and our love for Mo Willems began. It's so great...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:34 AM
Recently, the beloved PBS children's show, "Sesame Street", introduced viewers to a new character who has a parent in prison.
Alex, whose dad is incarcerated, is part of an online kit called "Little Children, Big Challenges," featured on the "Sesame...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Judy Collins has plenty of memories of her childhood Christmases. Her father, who ran a radio show, would bring home store employees who had given him good bargains. Fruitcakes were a staple of the family kitchen, baked early in the season and drizzled...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:03 AM
With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control.
But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:21 AM
President Barack Obama's announcement last night that he is using his executive authority to shield millions of immigrants from deportation in order to focus enforcement on dangerous and violent criminals touched off howls from Republicans before he...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
It started out as a titanic clash between old and new media — and sort of petered out.
Earlier this year, Google Inc. and Viacom settled what had been billed as a landmark lawsuit over alleged copyright violations at YouTube, which Google acquired...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:29 AM
What's cooler than being cool? Ice Cube on "Sesame Street", that's what.
The legendary rapper showed up to teach Elmo the word "astounding" by using a variety of tricks and magic. Know what's really astounding, though? The fact that we didn't...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:07 PM
One out of 28 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison or jail, a rate so astonishing, and growing, that "Sesame Street" felt the need to add a fuzzy little blue-haired character, Alex, to talk about his locked-up dad.
Keeping the Alexes of the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
There may be puppets but this is definitely not kids stuff.
Northampton Community College presents "Avenue Q: The Musical," the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical featuring 11 Muppet-style puppets who interact with three human characters in a show...
| Oct 24, 2014
Sunday, Oct. 26
Meet the author Jennifer Holland, author of books about animals, will appear for a book signing and discussion at 3 p.m. at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Admission is $5 per person, $10 per family....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:54 PM
When I was a kid, there wasn't much TV watching in the house.
We had two sets in the home, both of which were behind locked doors. The adults didn't think television was good for the children. So of course, I was obsessed with it.
After school I would...