I often share big thoughts on trying to nurture/balance both my creative career and family life. A few nitty gritty lists of tools/rules coming up in the next few weeks. (Hoping to add to these lists with your input.)
Today: videos for toddlers. Even if you don't "do" TV at home, an ipod loaded with imaginative movies is a great device for your travel toolkit. Put an old ipod in a toddler-proof case like this, and your kid can hold it by himself.
- Jungle Book (great music; and Kha the snake always elicits giggles)
- Shaun the Sheep (silly; and with no dialog, this works with the sound off)
- Thomas the Tank Engine short stories, with great narration by either Ringo Starr, George Carlin, or fabulous Alec Baldwin. (hard to believe this series ever seemed odd to us--so familiar and comforting now)
- Cat in the Hat and other Dr Seuss animated stories. The old ones are gentlest. Though Martin Short's narration is also hilarious.
- I, Crocodile and other stories.
Got any faves? Do tell! And please pass the Trader Joe's Kettle Corn...