Thursday, April 26, 2018
Antsy Kids? Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
Sometimes we play games ("I spy. . .", I'm thinking of. . .", "Would you rather. . ."). Sometimes we ask conversational questions. Sometimes we stop for a wiggle break.
Last fall I wrote about a kid-friendly podcast we enjoy.
Peanut Butter Jelly Time: This will turn a mood around. Recorded by DJ Chapman of the Buckwheat Boyz, this song and it's accompanying animated dancing banana are simple. And talk about random. But you can can't help but dance to it. Right up the kids' ally.
The Duck Song: There are several versions and iterations of this, but they all follow the same narrative. Warning: It's an earworm. Spoiler alert: It's also clever. And maybe a little annoying. But I dare you not to grin by the punchline.
Gilligan's Island, Beverly Hillbillies, Mr. Ed, and Green Acres.
Other suggestions: Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah, and my favorite: "Thank You Very Much" from Scrooge (because its catchy, super sing-able, and I love the sentiment).
However you choose to travel, make sure you enjoy the journey; it is part of the adventure.