Category Archives: Kids

National Autism Awareness Month on BlogTalkRadio

April is National Autism Awareness Month and BlogTalkRadio hosts, as ever, are on top of the current events that matter.

Tonight at 9pm ET, Naked Soma Raw Consciousness Radio welcomes special guest Patti Littwin, creator of the Yackle Ball. Littwin, with Ttalf Toys, is the Inventor of America’s new ‘X’ shaped ball, the Yackle Ball, which she created to help eliminate the problems many have with traditional balls to make it so that any age or athletic ability can be active.

On Friday at 1:30pm ET, Mrs. Jackie and Mrs. Jeanine bring it home and discuss how to be the best parent, family member, or friend to people dealing and living with a person that has autism.

And on Saturday at 10am ET, Autism Mom opens a forum for learning and sharing. Kids with autism have interest in all kinds of things and this show will teach you more. Hosted by “Hoverboard,” all are invited to share! Music, movie, book and game reviews, fun quizzes – Live on BlogTalkRadio.

Animal Planet’s Nigel Marven on BlogTalkRadio

Animal Planet’s Nigel Marven slithers onto BlogTalkRadio for some wild fun.

Marven Tonight at midnight eastern / 9pm Pacific zoologist Nigel Marven joins Reptile Radio right here on BlogTalkRadio. Nigel will discuss his adventures while filming down in the Amazon for his latest series, set in the swamps of Pantanal.

Nigel is known for his unorthodox, spontaneous, and daring style of presenting wildlife documentaries while still dropping the education dirt. He’s knowledgeable and entertaining!

Find out how Nigel went from reptile enthusiast to a world famous television personality and film maker. Nigel is also now running his own production company, Image Impact, and making films that are screened all over the world.

Animal Planet's Nigel Marven on BlogTalkRadio

Animal Planet’s Nigel Marven slithers onto BlogTalkRadio for some wild fun.

Marven Tonight at midnight eastern / 9pm Pacific zoologist Nigel Marven joins Reptile Radio right here on BlogTalkRadio. Nigel will discuss his adventures while filming down in the Amazon for his latest series, set in the swamps of Pantanal.

Nigel is known for his unorthodox, spontaneous, and daring style of presenting wildlife documentaries while still dropping the education dirt. He’s knowledgeable and entertaining!

Find out how Nigel went from reptile enthusiast to a world famous television personality and film maker. Nigel is also now running his own production company, Image Impact, and making films that are screened all over the world.

House Fairy Theater: Happy Children, Happy Parents

The Christian Science Monitor posted a neat little clip about BlogTalkRadio this week, featuring one of our newer hosts, The House Fairy.

The post titled “Web Talk” reads:

Talk Radio no longer narrowly confined to radio stations? Or celebrity hosts? Blogtalkradio.com lets anyone with a phone and a computer make their voice heard. The offerings range from politics and entertainment to spirituality and golf. Currently popular with the younger set: a weekly children’s show called “The Adventures of the House Fairy” with a host who resembles Dame Edna.

HouseFairyHouse Fairy Theater is a weekly youth-oriented show based on the simple premise of “Happy children, happy parents,” which as any parent knows is the simple truth.

Who knew that getting children to clean their rooms, make their beds and cooperate with family chores could be so easy and so much fun? You will when you check out the Adventures of the House Fairy today!

StandUp For Kids, MissionFish and Holiday Recipes

We love when hosts use BlogTalkRadio to promote good causes. Especially at this holiday season, it makes us feel all warm and fuzzy to provide a platform for the dissemination of information. Today, like most, is such a day.

Rick Kocha, Founder and CEO of StandUp for Kids will join The Recipe Box today at 2:30pm ET to discuss his organization. StandUp for Kids has been recognized by both the Clinton and Bush standupforkidsAdministrations for their work as advocates for America’s homeless youth population. From their website:

The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to help homeless and street kids.

We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.

Our focus goes beyond street outreach and extends to deterrence and resource programs that we provide in schools and via the Internet. But all facets of our mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers shall tell kids they care about them and then, at every point, prove it.

Visit www.StandUpForKids.org for more information.

As an added bonus, listening to The Recipe Box today could net you a FREE Download of a Christmas Cookbook with over 40 recipes! In addition to the hosts sharing favorite holiday recipes and memories, Danna Crawford, eBay PowerSeller, will be sharing information about the Children in Need Campaign on MissionFish.org, as well as charity auctions on eBay. Big show!

Healthy Holiday Eating – Even for Kids

Is it possible to not overdose your kids (and yourself) on sweets and treats this holiday season? Many people don’t think so, but it can be done. You just need a little know-how.

SmartFoods Motherhood Uncensored will host special guest Kelly Corbet of Smart Foods Healthy Kids tonight at 9pm ET.

Consider these statistics from Corbet’s website:

  • This is the first “modern” generation the Centers for Disease Control predicts will have shorter lifespan than their parents
  • Today in the US, one in fifteen kids under three-years-old has a food allergy
  • Children born after 2000 have ridiculously huge chances of developing diabetes.

Join them tonight to get the skinny on how to eat healthy and still have fun this holiday season.

Hear that? It’s Alan Menken on BlogTalkRadio

Who’s won the most Oscars of any living film composer? It’s Alan Menken and he’ll be on BlogTalkRadio Tuesday on Movie Addict Headquarters.

Menken Hear Menken discuss the wonderful music he’s written for the new movie Enchanted as well as his general experience as a movie composer with host Betty Jo Tucker on Movie Addict Headquarters at 4pm ET on Tuesday.

Menken has composed the musical scores for many Disney films, including Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules. His eight Oscars came to him for the outstanding original songs and scores he created for Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas.

During Menken’s interview, the following topics will be covered:

  • Menken’s biggest challenge in writing the music for Enchanted.
  • His favorite musical selection from Enchanted.
  • Where Menken gets his inspiration for his movie music.
  • The key to an effective relationship between a film’s director and composer.
  • Menken’s most satisfying musical accomplishment.
  • Film composers from the past he admires.
  • Advice for wannabe film composers.

This show airs live at 4pm ET (archive here, too) and listeners are invited to call in with questions or comments. The call-in number is 646-478-5668.

Hear that? It's Alan Menken on BlogTalkRadio

Who’s won the most Oscars of any living film composer? It’s Alan Menken and he’ll be on BlogTalkRadio Tuesday on Movie Addict Headquarters.

Menken Hear Menken discuss the wonderful music he’s written for the new movie Enchanted as well as his general experience as a movie composer with host Betty Jo Tucker on Movie Addict Headquarters at 4pm ET on Tuesday.

Menken has composed the musical scores for many Disney films, including Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules. His eight Oscars came to him for the outstanding original songs and scores he created for Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas.

During Menken’s interview, the following topics will be covered:

  • Menken’s biggest challenge in writing the music for Enchanted.
  • His favorite musical selection from Enchanted.
  • Where Menken gets his inspiration for his movie music.
  • The key to an effective relationship between a film’s director and composer.
  • Menken’s most satisfying musical accomplishment.
  • Film composers from the past he admires.
  • Advice for wannabe film composers.

This show airs live at 4pm ET (archive here, too) and listeners are invited to call in with questions or comments. The call-in number is 646-478-5668.