Saturday, June 28, 2008

Get Smart! - PKTR 34

Today's topic:

Get Smart!

Here are the links for the online games that we mentioned in the show:

Here are some of the other sites and titles we told you about:
thelastmimzy (caution!)
Get Smart - the movie
Get Smart - online game

And, if you're a big Get Smart fan (of the old tv series with Don Adams) here's a fun site we found after the show:

That's the show for this week - thanks for listening!
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Scratch and Boom! - PKTR 33

School's out! So what are you going to do with your kids? How will they spend their days?

We're here to help.

On this week's show, the PKTR co-hosts tell you about a great online game and yet another fun Wii game.

But first!

We start the show discussing events of the week, like the crowning of this year's NBA champions, the Boston Celtics. Then we talk about bowling from trucks (?). Listen to the show and you'll understand.

Check out the site the kids just can't get enough of:

Here's the journalist, Warren Buckleitner, whose New York Times article we referenced. We would have never found this site without his help. Read his article. It's worth your time.

It's programming made easy for kids. They click and drag pieces of puzzles that represent commands to program software to make online games. You have to see it to believe it. For kids 10 and up.

Then we tell you a bit about the new Wii game by Steven Spielberg called BoomBlox.

Here's a video of the game:

We wrap up the show first by giving you our WiiFit update - the latest cool creative use of the WiiFit balance board. Then, telling you about a ball of whacks and finally, announcing our PKTR book pick-of-the-week.

Here's a cool one minute video to show you the ball of whacks:

Thanks for listening! Join us again next week on Parents and Kids Talk Radio.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Easy Recipes for Summer - PKTR 32


Blueberry muffins, banana pancakes, cherry maple syrup. Is your mouth watering yet? You can make them all in under 30 minutes without a mix. Listen to the show and we'll tell you how.

First, we spend just a little bit of time tipping our hats to one of our all-time favorite television personalities. Just had to. Thanks for indulging us...

Then, we'll give you some great ideas for Father's Day gifts (or anytime you need a gift for an adult male). From books to iPods, we'll help you find the right gift for your guy.

If you have a party coming up, we'll walk you through the easy way to make an ice cream sheet cake that looks and tastes like a huge ice cream sandwich.

Delicious and a huge hit with the kids! It allows for many variations, too. You might be surprised when you hear which website we found that recipe on. And it is filled with many fun, kid-friendly summer recipes. Great summer party tips, too!

The best blueberry muffins I've ever made are so easy to make that you have no excuse to rely on those less healthy mixes ever again. Visit You'll find so many great recipes, you'll come back and thank us (or thank them, more likely!).

We also talked about Tune in to find out why. But here's a clue:

Visit their site - it's well worth your time!!

Finally, do you have leftover bananas? Do you go right to your recipe for banana bread to use them? Well, you don't have to anymore. Listen to our show and we'll give you a great alternative.

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

Thanks for listening!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Kung Fu Panda Movie! - PKTR 31

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In this week's show, we review Kung Fu Panda, the Jack Black movie that was released just yesterday, June 6.

In the show, we talk about Master Shifu, Po, and red pandas. As promised, we included some pictures of each of them.

Master Shifu

Po (With Jack Black, The Voice of Po)

Red Panda

Later in the show, we talk about the Wii Fit game and picture books, including Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
, and Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester.

Thanks for listening!

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