I enjoyed this Sesame Street spoof of Stranger Things almost as much as I enjoyed Stranger Things. And that’s saying a lot. (Via Nerdist)
Hey! This Saturday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Clay Studio is hosting their third annual Hand-Crafted Holidays event — a whole festive day of tastings, demos, and hands-on activities (clay ornament making! Cocoa-tea tasting!). There’s also a family-friendly workshop you can register for now — $17.50 per person, from 10 a.m. to noon, you can learn the basics of working on a pottery wheel! Good for kids from four on up. (Pre-registration required!)
What a very helpful list of local charities worth your donation. (Donations of time or money!) [Full disclosure: Ashley helped edit this over at Philly Mag.]
This Brazilian ad about a mom’s energy is rather inspiring.
Great list from Visit Philly of a whole bunch of things to do with kids over the holidays.
I enjoyed this list of weird little gift ideas from The Strategist.
Speaking of which: The Philadelphia Dance Academy’s annual Nutcracker performance is December 16 and December 17. It’s cool because it’s put on by the Philadelphia Youth Ballet.
Man, I wish I’d known about this before we got married. LOVE. (Via WHYY.)
Y’all, the holiday camps over at Music Theatre Philly sound AWESOME: The themes are Sing! and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and kids will sing, dance, act and craft for four- or five-day camp schedules.
I debated sharing this story from NY Mag because it is so, so heart-rending and I cried the whole time. So consider yourself warned.
Is a little guilt good for your kid? (The NYT says yeah.)
Some of these ideas from Parents.com are good: 30 Little Things That Mean a Lot to Kids.