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IN OTHER NEWS...
The Latest Issue of "Keeping Up With the
Kids" Is Here.
The latest issue of The Kids on the Block Newsletter was supposed to
drop before we launched our Kickstarter. Sometimes delays
happen... especially when servers crash between scheduled
backups. But, like they say, "better late than never!"
Download your copy here.
How Does New Programming Happen?
Though we were unable to fund our cyberbullies Kickstarter, the
campaign did generate renewed interest in program development.
You can learn a little more about the process here.
to Tackle the Puppet Kids' Enemies!
Puppet Kids have some natural enemies... dirt, smoke, food, liquids,
pets and children (particularly wee ones with sticky fingers or older
ones who wear lipstick and like to kiss cuddly things). The off
season is a good time to combat some of these enemies with a good "kid
the link to download puppet care tips.
Connect with the Kids on Facebook and Twitter
the official Kids on the
Block Facebook page for news and updates.
Follow @KOBpuppets on Twitter
Meet Andy Dunn!
We're proud to announce the newest addition to the Kids on the Block
Family. The Kids on the Block Program on Pediatric Brain Tumors
was developed in conjunction with a major cancer treatment
center. The program features 11 year old Andy Dunn, who was
diagnosed with medulloblastoma. Script material addresses the
social and emotional impact of pediatric brain tumors, informs about
possible cognitive changes resulting from these tumors and their
treatment, challenges myths and misconceptions about brain tumors, and
provides some details about treatment. More information on this
program may be found here.
Puppets in the Classroom
We recently found an interesting thesis on the power of puppetry in the
classroom. If you missed it on our Facebook page, check it out here.
And don't forget to share your results with your fellow KOBers!
Reality TV? Just say
No parent wants to see their kid show up on "reality television"
without their consent, but that's just what recently happened to one
of our beloved characters. Our legal team is working on
addressing this inappropriate and unauthorized use of our
character. If you are questioned about the incident during your
performances, check out the character's official response here.
Kids are thrilled to see Mark Riley popping wheelies in his "cruiser,"
but when Mark explains why his physical therapist taught him to pop
wheelies, children begin to understand the importance of
accessibility. Now Mark is sharing his friend Robert's record
breaking awareness campaign. Robert is a Guinness & Ripley's
World Record Holder for the longest non stop wheelie in a wheelchair,
covering a total distance of 6.178 miles. The reason for his record,
was to help raise money for wheelchair ramps throughout the community. Read more about Robert's
journey here. KOB troupes wishing to share info about a world
record wheelie can find an
addition to Mark and Valerie's questions here.
CHECK OUT THE ARCHIVE
On April 29, 2011, TAALK
(Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids) hosted a 24 hour internet radio
show with guest speakers each hour covering a variety of topics related
to child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and support (including Kids
on the Block presenters).