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PBS Kids’ Miss Rosa at Fairyland

PBS Kids' Miss Rosa (Courtesy PBS)Well, this is fun — PBS Kids’ Miss Rosa (Jennifer Pena) is making a surprise appearance at Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland this Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10:45 a.m. to launch a special interactive storytelling activity.

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
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The Princess & the Cookbook

Tiana's Cookbook (Disney) As you may have guessed, we had some technical difficulties here on the aParently Speaking blog, but we’re back now and playing catch up! OK, first off, let’s give away last week’s prize, “Baking Kids Love” by Cindy Mushet — and the winner is… Monica!

OK, on to the next delightful thing… This week, in honor of the new Disney flick, “The Princess & the Frog,” the story of a New Orleans waitress whose dreams of opening her own restaurant are sidelined by a kiss-seeking frog, we’re giving away a copy of “Tiana’s Cookbook.” It’s a colorful, kid-friendly collection of Louisiana-style recipes inspired by the movie. So we’re talking beignets, jambalaya and frog cupcakes. Not to worry. The cupcakes only look like frogs, they don’t contain any. And this book can be yours! Click “comments” and tell us which movie your family is most looking forward to (or has most enjoyed) this holiday season. We’ll draw a winner’s name on Monday.

Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
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PARENT TALKS: Video Games, Siblings & More

Video game controller Don’t Lose Your Child to Video Games, the Internet and Texting
Dec. 3 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
Lecture and Q&A by Richard Freed, a Bay Area psychologist who specializes in children’s media issues, including internet addiction. This is the second of three parent education workshops at Seven Hills. Admission is $15 per person (educators are free). Register at Educators are admitted free of charge. Click here to register.

Sibling Harmony
Dec. 6 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Whether you’re having your second or fourth child, helping siblings develop harmonious relationships is a goal parents strive for. Nurse Rona and guests, Meg Zweibeck, author of Keys to Preparing and Caring for Your Second Child, and Dianne Danzig, author of Babies Don’t Eat Pizza, discuss sibling harmony.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
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