Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00441
I came home from work this morning and ran to the supermarket. It was packed at the checkout lines but people were really good to each other. I was able to find everything that I wanted and that was on the list. I was one of the first people in the building and didn’t think that I took that long. I was stunned by how quickly some other folks shopped. I was like, WOW! Full carts and not just with one item, like full on shopping. Very impressive.
I got home and took a nap which ended up being way longer than I had intended. All weekend I slept poorly and the day when I want to sleep less I end up sleeping a ton.
When I got up I needed to go and get some prescriptions at CVS. At the same time I was also asked to do some shopping for a friend of ours. So, I went back to Stop and Shop. This time a different one and there I saw the Trolls Oreos. They have pink stuff that has glitter in it. Well, it made me smile and I knew it would make the kids smile as well so I picked up a carton. The kids were excited to try them out. They also have fun designs on them as well and we’ll be watching Trolls World Tour when it is released in home in the next few weeks.
A new podcast has been launched for parents and children to listen to together. The new podcast is called Imagine Neighborhood and is hosted by Scotty Iseri. I was able to listen to the first two episodes early to see what I thought. The episodes are geared to children from 3-6 years old and is part of getting them ready for school. Each episode touches on different topics that can spark conversation between parents and children.
In the first episode where we meet Count Vacula we talk about feeling anxious and scared. I thought that the way the episode presented this was very interesting and could have been great for my own kids early on. Not only did the episode talk about feeling scared but it related how your body actually feels when you are scared or anxious or worried. Relating that feeling to parts of a song was very helpful. That was something I had never thought of before.
In the second episode we talk about being excited. Part of the episode talked about active listening and being engaged with each other. We then learn more about how your body can get too excited. Being too excited where you can’t control yourself. Definitely something that parents can relate to regarding kids bouncing off the walls. I do like how the shows ask parents and kids how their bodies feel in relation to the topics. If kids can be aware of how their body is responding they can better identify how they are feeling.
The nice thing about these episodes is that they identify feelings and have good strategies to deal with them. Calming techniques, techniques to feel braver and more. You can listen to Imagine Neighborhood on many platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and Stitcher. Continue reading The Imagination Neighborhood Podcast is a Podcast for Parents and Kids