Browsing articles in "Age 4-8"

Solange Reveals How Much She Loves Jessie

Oct 19, 2016   //   by Solange   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Solange Reveals How Much She Loves Jessie

Hi, my name is Solange. I’m 8 years of age and today I’ll be happy to tell you about my favourite TV show.

My favourite TV show is ‘Jessie’.

In this video I tell you why.

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Angus Finds Geocaching

Sep 14, 2016   //   by Angus   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Angus Finds Geocaching
kids panellist Angus and GEO bracelet

Angus says geocaching is cool because you can look for them in cool parts of the city. “For some of the caches you can get a prize but you have to replace it with a prize that you bring along,” he says. “I got a bracelet with GEO on it.”

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Geocaching

What is geocaching?

It is kind of like a free hide and seek game. People hide geochaches all around Toronto and all over the world. Using the free Geocache app on your phone (you need data so use your parents phone), you locate the geocaches near you, then you have to try to find them. Your phone stops locating them within 20 feet so you have about a 20 foot square to explore! They can be hidden in bushes, tied to trees, and in holes under trees. The geocaches are in plastic containers. If you find them, you open the box and you write your name and your account name in the notebook. Then you click on the happy face on the app that says you found the geocache.

Why it’s cool:

Because you can look for them and go to cool parts of the city. For some of the caches you can get a prize but you have to replace it with a prize that you bring along. I got a bracelet with GEO on it.

Educational or entertaining?

Both! You learn to read maps, and explore parts of Toronto, but also have fun – and it’s great when you find a geocache. We do it everywhere we go. Always bring a pen and a little gift!!

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Emily Reads ‘Meg and Mog – Mog’s Missing’ by Helen Nicoll

Sep 7, 2016   //   by Emily   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Emily Reads ‘Meg and Mog – Mog’s Missing’ by Helen Nicoll

Emily reads ‘Meg and Mog – Mog’s Missing’ by Helen Nicoll.

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Angus Finds Adventure in The Jungle Book!

Jul 20, 2016   //   by Angus   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Angus Finds Adventure in The Jungle Book!

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My grandad took me to a movie, it was The Jungle Book. It is about a little boy, Mogli, who grew up in and lives in the jungle.

When Mogli was little, a lion killed his dad when he was out hunting and Mogli was left alone in the jungle. The good animals took him and looked after him. And now he lives by himself in the jungle.

Why it’s cool:

Mogli is amazing, he jumps from tree to tree and swings far on vines. The animals love him.

But the bad part is when the tiger who hates humans decides he wants Mogli out of the jungle.

Is this entertaining, educational, or both?

It is fun! I liked this movie a lot. I would rate it 9/10. I love animals and they were funny. I heard it’s a book, I want to read that book.

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Emily Builds a Worm House

Jul 13, 2016   //   by Emily   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Emily Builds a Worm House

Emily got a great idea from her Chirp Magazine this month.

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Angus Jumps High At Skyzone

May 25, 2016   //   by Angus   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Angus Jumps High At Skyzone

Why it’s cool:

Angus in Skyzone socks

Angus was given a pair of special socks to jump with when he visited Skyzone.

I went to Skyzone over the March break with my mom and brother and friends.

It is a place that you jump! You can have fun jumping there and that is all it is about.

We booked online, it was easy and tells you if there are spots. You can jump for 30 minutes, an hour or two hours.

When you arrive, you sign your waiver and they give you a sticker to put on your shirt and special socks to jump with.

You wait in a line for your time to start. There is a huge room with a massive Trampoline.

There is a section for adults and for kids. There is a foam pit and a basketball hoop with a trampoline in front. You jump and put the ball in the hoop – if you can.

Is this entertaining, educational, or both?

It was entertaining. So much fun to go over March break, even though it was packed, and we got rid of a lot of energy which my mom likes!

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Emily Finds a Super Book!

May 18, 2016   //   by Emily   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Emily Finds a Super Book!

In her latest kidsmediacentre kids’ panel review, Emily looks at “Superworm” by author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.

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Angus is Wild About Zootopia

Mar 30, 2016   //   by Angus   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Angus is Wild About Zootopia

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Angus Reviews Zootopia.

Why it’s cool:

We went to see Zootopia because the trailer was so funny!

The story is about a little bunny, Judy, that wants to be a hero. She wants to help the community. So she becomes a police officer, becoming Lieutenant Judy Hops – right in the future city, Zootopia!

Judy becomes good friends with the fox, Nick Wilde, her natural predator.

The city has all animals living happily together. Then the animals begin to change. They are mysteriously turning wild. It’s up to Judy to solve the mystery.

Is this entertaining, educational, or both?

I think both. The message of the movie is that we all need to work together as a team. I loved this movie and so did my mom, so it’s good for both adults and kids.  It was full of action and excitement. It has great ratings and I know why. It is a super film.

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Emily Tells us About The Numtums

Mar 23, 2016   //   by Emily   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Emily Tells us About The Numtums

This week, Emily shares her thoughts on one of her favourite shows — The Numtums!

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Angus reviews Read Up

Feb 3, 2016   //   by Angus   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Angus reviews Read Up

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Angus Reviews Read Up.

Angus reading a book

Kids’ panellist Angus reads one of the books he picked up at the Read Up book club.

Why it’s cool:

Every Tuesday I go to this book club in our neighborhood.

Sheliah Currie runs this club at a community centre near me called Read Up.

What happens when you go to the book club?

You get books. I lineup and they give me books at my reading level. What happens when I find the books to easy? They test me to see if I need to go up a reading level.

They give me a bag with three books and then I wait at colouring table. Then someone reads with me. So they read with me and I read to them.  Sometimes we read Sheliah’s books, Pesky Rooster. I love these books.

You bring your bag back every week and then get new books and a sticker. I have 13 stickers!

Why is this a good book club?

It is a great book club because it can teach me how to read and get better at reading. You get new books every time.

Is this entertaining, educational, or both?

It is educational, I like taking new books home every week and I like get better at reading.

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