Saturday, May 31, 2008

Movies and Munchies - PKTR 30

Summer vacation is almost here, so we thought it was a good time to provide our top picks for movies for preteens.

In this show, we'll tell you about a movie that's coming soon to theaters near you, a couple of movies that are already showing and many that you can rent on DVD.

Bridge to Terabithia

The Road to El Dorado

Indiana Jones and
The Kindom of The Crystal Skull

To go with those movies, we'll give you some easy recipes that your tween can make for him/herself.
Thanks for listening!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Kindness - PKTR 29

Have you seen the blog called Acts of Kindness (run by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation)? It's worth checking out. In fact, we liked it so much that we decided to devote an entire show to its topic.

But first!

On today's show, we start out by talking about the two Davids on American Idol. We called it, ladies and gentlemen. You probably put your money on David A, didn't you? But noooo...he didn't win. Do you remember what we said? Yep, that's right, back in April we first said that we were rooting for him and by May we described David Cook as a star.

But...nobody really cares about AI anymore, do they? And we would never say, "I told you so." So we moved on pretty quickly and started talking about kindness.

Listen to the show and you'll hear Nicole talk about people who've inspired her to be kind as well as all sorts of simple ways to show kindness and why it's important to learn to forgive.

We end the show by expressing a little appreciation for our listeners as well as presenting them with a challenge. Are you going to accept it? If you do, let us know. Drop us an email or leave a comment here.

Thanks for listening!

Join us again next week on Parents and Kids Talk Radio.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Preteens, Online Games and Responsibility - PKTR 28

Club Penguin, DGamer, Webkinz.

Do your kids play any of these online games? Do you play with them?
What do you think of them?

In this show we spend a good deal of time telling you what we think about them.

We start the show talking about, of all things, paninis. You have to listen to understand. Then, we make brief mention of Rachael Ray (yum-o!) and WiiFit.

Thanks for tuning in and join us again next week on Parents and Kids Talk Radio!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tween Time - PKTR 27

What do tweens think about the world today?

We talk about a variety of topics in this show and check in with our resident tween to get a sense of what she and her friends think.

For example:
Passion? What does it matter? Who has it and why? How does it affect what people do? Do we see people display it on American Idol? Does David Cook have it? Archuleta?

Hannah Montana's takeover by Miley Cyrus. What's the deal?

Politics. Very briefly. Okay?

Blogs by tweens and about tweens. Good idea?

The hottest book series for tweens. Do you know what it is?

Then ... back to passion. As it relates to music programs in schools. Is your school cutting back on the arts due to lack of funding? Let us know!

Have you ever been to that diner that Jerry, Elaine & George frequent on Seinfeld? We ate lunch there and had an experience that could have been right from the show. We tell you a little about it.

That's the show!

Thanks for listening.

Join us again next week on Parents and Kids Talk Radio!