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10 Rules for Making An Awesome Kids Mix CD

Rob Sachs | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Rob Sachs

The very first thing you should do is to simply ask your child what songs they like. This may sound obvious, but it's easy to forget this step in your zeal to put in music you think they like or want them to like.

Sirah's 'Up & Down,' Chatting With GlobalGrind's Tricia Clarke-Stone, PopMatters Again, and Daryl Hall & John Oates' Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Since her memorable appearance on Skrillex's "Bangarang," Sirah's been focused on even more high profile projects, including her "Up & Down" video. Spin magazine included Sirah in its "50 Biggest White Girl Rap Moments of All Time" list.

Make Every Day International Peace Day: At Home or at School

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

How can we create a sense of International Peace Day every day? It takes work, and mindful effort, but it doesn't have to be complicated.

From Woody Guthrie to Little Nut Tree: Chatting With Rob Wasserman and Dan Zanes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On Woody Guthrie: "in a short life he saw so much, but he was really present and there with people. I think he's just really vital, not just in his vision, but as a spokesman for America."

What's Up for March From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Observation is the core of the scientific process, and we have a great way to start good science habits in your kids. Each March, Kidspace Museum in Pasadena hosts Caterpillar Adoption Days.

An Interview with Dan Zanes, Plus Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Smokey & Santana, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With the new DVD release The Fine Friends Are Here!, Dan Zanes and Friends present colorful music and images that are not just for children, but also for the big kid in all of us.

Not Just Kid Stuff: From Kidz Bop to The Fuzzy Stones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

When did children's music get so awful? It wasn't always as painful to listen to. Some historic recordings, though not exactly classified as "children's," have been cherished forever.