Friday, June 27, 2008

Sonic Boom

Wow. I did not know that.

Discovery Channels's Boom-De-Yada

Go Mike Rowe! Here at Arconati Kid's Korner, we love the Discovery Channel and we hope you do too!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book: 100 Top Children's Movies

In our house, we love movies. But it's sometimes difficult to pick new and interesting choices for family-friendly viewing from the rack of new releases. However, the good news is that there are many great classics available in other sections that would make great choices. Some of them may not even be in the kid's section or immediately obvious choices.

In 'The New York Times Essential Library: Children's Movies' (Henry Holt and Company), film critic Peter M. Nichols looked beyond Disney and traditional forms of children's entertainment to assemble a collection of films that are stimulating for the whole family, including adults.

See the full list of 100 top children's movies.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spirograph & More Spirographs

The Spirograph was one of my favorite art toys as a kid. Here's a digital version written as a Java Applet.

Created by Anu Garg.

A Spirograph is a curve formed by rolling a circle inside or outside of another circle. The pen is placed at any point on the rolling circle.

If you would like to get the analog version, you can find them on at the following two links.