Father Knows Five 11-1-13

*Every Friday we serve you an “a la carte” style list of 5 unique videos, articles, ideas, etc. from all kinds of locations. (If you are viewing this blog through your email subscription, please follow the link to our website to view all videos.)  See you next week…

1.  Rise of the Robots:  A Sci-Fi History of Mechanical Men & Hybrid Humans – this is one incredible “time-machine” experience through your computer screen!  From the 1910’s and into the 21st century, The Smithsonian has detailed this incredible online museum experience with great graphics and a long timeline in which you scroll through to different periods and click on the highlighted blue words to go to interesting pictures and stories of each invention.  My favorite item is the Steve Austin/Six Million Dollar Man diagram…what fun!

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2.  For my friends who are fans of Downton Abbey, Lord Mouseton just might become your new favorite character and great children’s book selector!  Click on the picture here to see his list of books:

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3.  In the video below, Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series, explains how Reading Gives You superpowers!

4.  My niece C.J.’s favorite story right now is this gem by Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Snack time (with this many vegetables) can indeed be fun time with a great book character sitting on your plate!

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