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Watch This Dad & His Daughters Hilariously Rate Movies, Barbie & Pizza

Posted on May 21st, 2017
BY JOANNA C. VALENTE for Kveller

 

  • (Note from JVillage:) Nothing inherently Jewish about this, but we thought it might be a fun thing to do with your kids, sitting down and interviewing them on subjects and getting their opinions.  


Don’t you actually want things, like toys and kids’ movies, to actually be rated by kids themselves? Well one dad has done it. Hamilton Leithauser, a musician (formerly in the band The Walkmen), made a video where he and his daughters talk pretty seriously about the movie “Trolls,” pizza, dad on dad fights, sleeping in the car, the Barbie Dreamhouse, play-doh, the kids’ menu and more in the latest episode of “Over/Under” on Pitchfork.

The Barbie dreamhouse, for instance, was determined to be: overrated. His older daughter said, “I hate it!! I don’t like it at allllll.”

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The Netflix Show You Can, And Should, Binge-Watch With Your Kids

Posted on May 14th, 2017
BY DR. CARA BERG POWERS for Kveller


“Here is a cup of tea, Ima.” My daughter mimed handing me a hot mug the other night as we sat on the couch together watching her favorite episode of the new Netflix series “Julie’s Greenroom.” This particular episode features Ellie Kemper (aka “the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) teaching a charming group of puppet children about improv. And thanks to an earworm song called “Yes, And,” I know exactly how to respond to my daughter’s kind offer: “Yes, and… it is very hot.” I took improv in High School, and so I’ve known the cardinal rule for a long time, but I never expected my 3-year-old to be able to use it.

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The Best Medicine: Bikur Cholim

Posted on May 7th, 2017
From BimBam.com


Grandpa has a broken toe and is stuck in bed! The Plonys feel bad but are too busy with their elaborate weekend plans and Shabbat picnic to do anything about making him feel less lonely. ”SHABOOM!” The Sparks rain chicken soup down, and then send over a flock of quacking ducky pals to cheer everyone up. But what really makes Grandpa feel better is when the Plonys learn a lesson about visiting the sick, or bikur cholim.

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Yom HaAtzmaut Painted Planters

Posted on May 1st, 2017
From ReformJudaism.org



Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) arrives just as the weather turns warm. Celebrate with patriotic planters.


Materials
Unglazed terracotta planters
Blue and white acrylic paints
Paintbrushes


Directions
Paint the rims of each flowerpot blue and the lower part of the pot white.
When the paint is dry, add a blue Star of David to the white section of each planter.
Plant seeds of your choice. May we recommend blue and white perennials?


Source:  ChallahCrumbs.com: Bringing Judaism Home
 

I’m a Grandmother, Not a Babysitter

Posted on April 23rd, 2017
BY SHYRLA PAKULA for Kveller 


I’m not a gooey, super-affectionate type. I’m into competence and capability and problem solving. I have had to teach myself to be less Dr. Spock (as my children used to refer to me) and more Mr. Rogers, so to speak. I have a profession, and while I’ve practiced less than full-time since becoming a mother–it still keeps me pretty busy.

So when my kids started having their own kids and the demands on grandma started coming in, it wasn’t easy. Can I pick up from school? Something’s come up. Can I come to the house? The babysitter has to leave, mum is held up. Can I do this? Can I go there? I’m the Go-To Granny.

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