Links We Love This Week

by ParentCo. January 15, 2016

Austin Kleon's (author, artist, bad-ass dad) rad picture book recommendations need a place on your kid's shelf. This Is The Oldest Video Footage From New York City And It's Absolutely Incredible. Because you deserve to enjoy yourself some Bagel Bites and Dunkaroos with a bit of class. Upgrade your favorite childhood lunches. As a non Star Wars fan, (THERE, I SAID IT. I DON'T CARE ABOUT STAR WARS. I'M GOING TO BE FIRED.) none of these jokes from twitter's break out star Dad Joke Han Solo make any sense to me. But I'm told they're funny. The Longest Shortest Time is Back! Improv comedian Chris Gethard attempts to answer kids' unanswerable questions like, "Do dinosaurs go to heaven or hell?" He's not even a parent and manages to do way better than we could do. Here's a two for the price of one Friday laugh. McSweeney's follow up to the brilliant "Jamie and Jeff's Birth Plan" is the even more hysterical "Jamie and Jeff's Note to the Babysitter" "I will try so hard not to hurt you." A far more realistic parental promise than happiness. Jennifer Senior's TED talk is worth a watch. https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_senior_for_parents_happiness_is_a_very_high_bar David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Recreated As Children’s Book (it's as awesome as you'd think.) You may not have 15 minutes to watch Adele do car karaoke, but if you skip to 10:30, it's a worthy investment. Ever wonder how Shaun White, Yoko Ono, or George Clooney got their starts? We're devouring these great posts from New York Magazine. 1798707_10151973254688404_1097676727_n


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