Julie’s Greenroom

There’s a great new series on Netflix…Julie’s Greenroom! It’s a way to both entertain and educate children on the performing arts. Puppets are used to play all of the children (and side characters) with Julie Andrews playing herself and Giullian Yao Gioiello playing her assistant, Gus. Netflix advertises it as a show for kids two to seven years of age and they’re spot-on in calling it a “feel-good” type of show. I feel all ages would enjoy watching this, making it a great family show that is not only fun but also teaches a lot about the theater. There are currently 13 episodes with each running approximately 30 minutes. Plus, each features a different Broadway Star with the first being Idina Menzel! The Jim Henson Company is the creator of the all-new puppet cast and you can learn even more by visiting this links within the post or reading an article about the show on Variety. Take a moment to check it out on Netflix (and hopefully on DVD soon as well)! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez  

Fred Rogers

Short and sweet in honor of one of my childhood favorites and personal hero…Fred Rodgers! Check out the legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers by visiting the Fred Rogers Company. At the website you can learn all about theirĀ current productions and even check out their store filled with all kinds of fun things. Say hello to your neighbors! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez

Quality Resource: Khan Academy

Khan Academy is one of he most amazing, free resources available for students, teachers, and parents. There is so much information available it’s hard to know where to start! My recommendation is to start by checking out the list of subjects. From there you can click on whatever subject interests you the most and start learning. The math is split by grade level and subject as this is where Khan Academy got its start. For the remaining subjects, you’ll find many more related topics once you click on one. Challenge yourself to learn something new within a subject you know very little about. One of my favorites is Khan Academy’s partner content titled “Pixar in a Box.” You can find it by searching for “pixar” in the search box. This lesson guide is filled with all kinds of information about the processes behind a Pixar film. Finally, did you know there is a Khan Academy lab school in the Bay area? Check out A Day at the Khan Lab School by Malaina Kapoor to learn more or visit their website at khanlabschool.org. Happy learning! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez