Wednesday, September 1, 2010

In Honor of Grandparents

Calling all Parents, Grandparents and Children (and the child-in-you)!

National Grandparent's Day is September 12, 2010.

In celebration of the more than 50 million grandparents in the United States, this day is being recognized and celebrated through a week of episodes (Sept. 7 - 10) featuring:

Sid the Science Kid.Sid the Science Kid is an Emmy-nominated curriculum-based series from the Jim Henson Company.

During the week of September 7 through 10, the episodes feature Sid's fun, interesting Grandma who helps him answer such questions as "Why are things blurry when I look through Grandma's glasses?" and "Why are things quieter when I cover my ears?"

If you have children, or grandchildren... tune in! If you don't, borrow your neighbor/friend and their child or children for a few days and enjoy the shows!

Now, to determine when these special episodes will be televised, visit or click on the picture above. Wait for the little ladybug to finish her crawl.

At the bottom of the website, click on the button entitled 'TV Schedule.' A page will load where you first indicate your state and then your local channel name. From there you'll be given the schedule of Sid's episodes.

(After you determine when these special programs will be airing in your area, return to this web address to play a few games on 'Sid's playground!')

In addition to the programing:

I have some additional, special news. I have been given the opportunity to offer YOU, my readers, an opportunity to win a pair of cute little "Sid notebooks." Your children and/or grandchildren will enjoy using them.

You can do either of two things: 1) post about this event on your blog (advertising these special programs) and let me know by leaving a comment, or 2) describe, in your comment at the end of this post, a favorite activity you enjoy with your grandchild or grandchildren (or children).

As soon as I draw the name (yours?) of the winner, I'll ask for your address so the prize can be mailed directly to you! Good luck!! :-)

Again: Won't you please help me spread the word. This is such a nice way to recognize Grandparents and celebrate Grandparent's Day! :-)

Thank you.
Shady G


Cheryl said...

Well, I'm not a grandparent-- but I know somethings that my kids like to do with THEIR grandparents:

make apple pies
go hiking/walking
play in the back yard
play games
going in a boat

P.S. And Sid the Science Kid is really a cute show.

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks Cheryl! Great ideas. You are in the running for the give-away. :-)

Anonymous said...

It all sounds good, Shady, thanks for sharing this info! Of course, around the Fairegarden, everyday is Grandparents, and grandchildren day. :-)

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing this info about Sid, Shady, and the next time I post, I'll try to remember to include a link. But in the meantime, my favorite activities with the grandkids?--That's a tough one, because I enjoy doing anything with them:) But I suppose I enjoy being outside with them best of all, checking out the caterpillars on the fennel or showing them the praying mantises hiding in the flowers. Tomorrow I'm going to Grandparents' Day at my grandsons' school and sharing lunch with them--the six-year-old called me last night with the special invitation just for me:)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Frances, I would suspect as much. :-)

Rose, Thanks for sharing a couple of your activities... outdoors is a wonderful place to learn, is it not? :-) Have fun at school!!

troutbirder said...

I'll send the word to Colorado. Thanks for the heads up Shady!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi troutbirder, Thanks! :-)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I hope I'm not too late to see these shows. I'll go check it out.

I think the favorite thing I do with our grandson is pick tomatoes. We took him to the zoo a week ago, and that was lots of fun. I was told that on their way over the other evening to visit, KJ told his parents to, "Tell Grandma to take me to the zoo!" LOL Oh, another fun thing, is to feed the ducks and other waterfowl at the pond at the cemetery a couple blocks away. I had planned to do that Saturday, but he hadn't just played here for awhile, and that's what he wanted to do.

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Sue! You are Definitely in the running for the give-away! :-) You are a wonderful Grandma!