It’s common knowledge that reading to your kids is one of the most important things you can do for them, but did you know just how far-reaching those benefits can be? From developing a closer relationship with you, to setting them up for academic excellence, to reinforcing basic speech skills and enforcing concentration and discipline — reading early and often to even the littlest kids provides an impressive foundation.
Summer is over, and it’s time to get ready to go back to school. But Brady isn’t sure if their summer romance will survive school where they come from two different worlds. To let Mack know he’s serious about her, he stages a romantic last night summer movie under the stars date in the exact spot they met.
It’s a habit. I can’t watch a Disney • Pixar film without looking for the hidden messages (also called Easter Eggs). You know, those fun bits that refer to previous movies, characters, etc. So of course, while I sat mesmerized by the color and sound of INSIDE OUT as it played before me on the screen at the historic El Captain Theater in Hollywood, I almost got so caught up in the film that I forgot to look for them (read: INSIDE OUT Movie Premiere: My Candid Celebrity Snapshots).
I’ve been reading social media posts over the last few days ever since the Disney * Pixar’s INSIDE OUT movie was released in theaters. It’s pretty easy to see that the standout character so far is Bing Bong. He’s the imaginary friend Riley tucked away into her memory when she out grew him. But when Sadness and Joy get lost in long term memory, they find Bing Bong, and he becomes a major player in saving Riley.
Kyle MacLachlan seems very relaxed and polished, and it’s not hard to imagine that is him at his core. He has small town roots here in Washington having grown up in Yakima in the 70’s. His slightly sarcastic humor is one I understand well having spent severals summers during High School cruising the “Ave” in Yakima. It’s highly likely he was one of the many fine looking boys riding with friends in fabulous Mustangs with their radios booming; the Ave was the place to be seen.
Teen Beach 2 is playing on the Disney Channel and it’s available on DVD. Since it’s now officially summer, the kids are going to start clamoring to see their friends. Let them throw this simple to do Teen Beach 2 themed party! The recipes are easy enough for tweens and teens and younger kids can make them will a little help from mom and dad.