Happy (Belated) Thesaurus Day!

extra! extra! We’ve got a little extra! nonsense to celebrate Thesaurus Day! On this extra! episode we celebrate words by sharing a Thesaurus Day game YOU can play here or there and you also get to meet a few peculiar Buttons & Figs kids! AND…Be sure to call in and share YOUR list of synonyms that best describe YOU 623-282-4080. Wishing you and your family a Happy, Delightful, Cheerful, Joyous, Peaceful, Pleasant, Jubilant (Belated) Thesaurus Day from Buttons & Figs!!!

Thanks for listening to me and you.

#34 – Rhyming Rocks

On this episode we introduce new Buttons & Figs kids who set us sailing to the land of Rhymes…isn’t it about time?! We’ll be sharing three literary devices for creating rhymes, Consonance, Assonance and Rhyme (C.A.R.), we’ll have great original examples of each, and we’ll also try to sell you a C.A.R. so you can go far. Beep, beep!

Happy Peculiar People Day!

January 10th is Peculiar People Day! What makes you peculiar? Be sure to celebrate all the peculiar people in your world, for they make the world great!

#33 – Adaptation Play – Arizona National Parks

As we adapt to the new year, take a listen to this special episode of adaptation stories written by the 4th grade students in Ms. LaBrie’s class at Simis Elementary School in Phoenix, Az. The student’s combined researched facts and scientific concepts about adaptations to create imaginary beings that have adapted to Arizona National Parks. Have fun listening closely to these stories, because they are filled with fact and fiction…see if you can tell which is which! Enjoy the unique, playful, creative voices of Ms. LaBrie’s class and be sure to visit a National Park this year and create your own imaginary beings.

Food Play inspired by Gunnar Madsen – Kid Art

Kids, inspired by Gunnar Madsen’s song “I Am Your Food,” selected foods they wanted to be then they drew pictures and made them talk.  Enjoy their art and the full episode.