Suzanne Jamieson Selmo celebrates the SKY and everything in it this week as our Guest DJ on the Hilltown Family Variety Show. She takes us through a whole day, from waking up with the sun to going to bed with the stars and the moon…and lots of fun stuff in between. She threads through poetry, history, and science into the hour and showcases a variety of music… from old classics to modern pop, jazz standards to popular children’s music. It’s a celebration of the sky with great tunes!
HFVS Guest DJ, Julianna Bright, the Portland based artist and musician and mom with the kids’ music moniker Cat Doorman gathers together a passel of tunes from her family’s record collection, dotting the playlist with a few tunes from her recent release Cat Doorman Songbook. Other songs hop from Andalusia to Paris, from the 1930’s through today with a common thread of playfulness and joy.
Grammy winning artist, Danny Weinkauf (once of They Might Be Giants) joins us again about our Guest DJ for the HIlltown Family Variety Show, exploring themes of friendship. And in keeping with that, Danny brings along life long friend Francis X. Busso as his guest. Originally aired on WXOJ-LP 103.3FM on Sat., Feb 21. Listen to the podcast anytime on Hilltown Families!
Some people just have that magic dust when it comes to connecting with kids. With some people It seems to be something they are born with. Read this touching piece of an epic friendship Carrie had in college and is still maintained to this day. It’s a homage to superb organization, empathy, patience and love…and connection.
Do you have you a childhood friend – someone you’ve known since you were in diapers? Impressive isn’t it…a friendship that’s endured so many changes, and the fact that it started at such a young age is remarkable. The sincerely lovely thing about young friendships is its organic and authentic nature (take that Instagram!).
In “Let Them Grow: Fresh Ways to Engage Toddlers in Creative Free Play,” Candice shares excellent tips on how to create an environment for your toddler to foster a friendships. (Once there was an article on how Cary Grant worked a room. This is not a million miles away from that!) Modeling how our actions in front of our children can bring out the ability to form meaningful friendships in our toddlers, thus nurturing them to grow as empathetic, sharing, fun and caring individuals.
Birdie Mendoza of Birdie’s Playhouse guest DJs the Hilltown Family Variety Show with a Nature Science Episode this weekend! Birdie plays some of her favorite nature and science songs! Learn about zeroes, H2O, squirrels, butterflies, dolphins, sea turtles and more in this hour long, commerical-free, radio show/podcast…
Guest DJ, Nina Stone (aka Miss Nina) explores the elements of story and song through her show’s theme: Book Songs & Story Songs. This show is a compilation of songs from children’s books, songs inspired by children’s books, or story songs both fiction and non-fiction. It’s an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the 1970s to today. Listen to the podcast anytime! Hour long, commercial-free family radio programming…
This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Little Miss Ann is our guest DJ with an episode on friendship. Enjoy this hour long, commercial free radio show/podcast of songs that covers everything from how to make new friends, enjoying adventures with friends, playing with friends in different seasons, and having that one special best friend…
BFF 2.0: Is She Really Kidding? The Problem With “Joking” Online In the latest episode of her new series on friendship and technology, Rachel talks about how “just kidding” and “no offense” can start drama online. Rachel Simmons ♦ Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls Rachel Simmons writes our monthly column, Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls. Rachel is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of… Read More
BFF 2.0: Using Status Updates to Hash Out Conflicts In the second episode of her new series, BFF 2.0, Rachel talks about using Facebook and AIM status updates to deal with friendship problems. Rachel Simmons ♦ Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls Rachel Simmons writes our monthly column, Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls. Rachel is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls,… Read More
This week Persephone’s learning friendship skills in her kindergarten class. Important skills that will carry her through her life. Skills that teach communication, understanding and how to work through conflicts. (I wonder if there’s a refresher course available for parents?)