Jimmy Kimmel asked his viewers to play a prank on their children by telling their kids that they ate all their Halloween candy while video taping it. Some of their reactions were angry, some immediately started crying, and a couple were calmer than expected. Would you play this kind of prank on your kids? ~YiShaun
Imagine peacefully kayaking in the ocean when suddenly a blue whale surfaces right next to you! This is a great video that shows what it feels like, and the kayaker even dives into the ocean to see the whale underwater.
You know my love of the underwater world, and it’s amazing that the kayaker, Rick,was able to video tape his experience and share it with us… ~YiShaun
Zero gravity is endlessly fascinating to me. Objects floating in air? Wow. But what about things like water, that are a liquid instead of a solid? How do they behave in zero gravity? See this video to see an astronaut playing with a big blob of water in zero gravity.
At first, I had no idea this was a baby octopus. I thought it was a jelly fish since it was clear, but now I can see their big bulgy eyes and the beginning outline of an octopus. I have to say, even a baby octopus manages to be cute.
This video from the Vancouver Aquarium shows 6 week old baby octopi octopuses eating thawed krill, and even occasionally fighting over a piece of krill with their incredibly adorable and rhythmic version of tug of war.
I found this simultaneously fascinating and chilling, so watch it first before you decide whether or not to share with your little ones. It’s equal parts educational: what happens after a whale dies and the many lives it feeds + creative: it’s done completely in paper cutouts. Fascinating, right?
I think I was slightly scared only because the ocean, especially the depths of it, can be such a dark, overwhelming mystery, but this video seeks to shed some light on the subject… ~YiShaun
A woman I recently met and had the pleasure of chatting with asked me if there was some way I could help raise money for her child’s preschool/elementary school. My response was an enthusiastic, “Yes!”
I like to believe teachers are eternal optimists, believing in the potential and promise of all the students under their care. They teach addition and subtraction to the future actuaries, how to read and spell to the future writers and authors, the golden rule to the future leaders of our country.
Central to my mission is to nurture children’s dreams, nourish happy minds, and inspire a love of reading and discovery in children. Anything I can do to help further teachers’ and schools’ missions of nurturing the potential of children, I will do without hesitation.
With this woman’s children’s school, I suggested an Author Visit via Skype (hugely popular nowadays, with over 17,000 teachers signed up on Skype In The Classroom) so kids can learn and ask an author questions, coupled with a portion of all book sales going to the school.
Would you like me to help you raise money for your child’s school?