Crash Course: Bubble Guppies

No Child Life Specialist is ever without bubbles and so I was drawn to Bubble Guppies during my internship because of the bubbles! One of my little girls loved blowing bubbles and she was so excited when I brought a Bubble Guppies Look and Find book. Here’s your Crash Course on the Bubble Guppies!

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Molly is one of the lead characters who is kind and friendly. She enjoys singing during the show with her fish microphone.

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Gil is the other main leader in Bubble Guppies. He is an energetic and curious Guppy.

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Deema’s hair is as big as her personality. She is funny, energetic and enjoys being the center of attention.

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Nonny is brainy, cautious and very calm. When he talks, you hear a vocabulary that is very advanced.

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Oona is gentle and empathetic. She’s known for being very aware of other people’s emotions.

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Goby is a creative and imaginative Guppy who enjoys telling stories and dressing up.

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No school is complete without their teacher. Mr. Grouper is the Bubble Guppies friendly teacher who leads them on field trips and encourages them to discover.

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Bubble Puppy is a playful pup whose favorite activity is popping bubbles.

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The Little Fish appears in groups of two or three to help the viewers learn the answers to the questions that the Guppies may ask.

Check out the show’s catchy theme song below;

 

To learn more about the Bubble Guppies, check out the Bubble Guppies Wiki Page

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Crash Course: Doc McStuffins

The Doc is in! This week’s Crash Course is about Doc McStuffins. As Child Life Specialists, Doc McStuffins is especially important because it is focused on the medical environment. In each episode, Doc McStuffins fixes up her toys by using things that children could see in the hospital like stethoscopes and X-ray machines.

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Introducing Doc McStuffins! Doc McStuffins is our 7 year old friend who wants to grow up to be a doctor just like her mom. Some of her phrases are “It’s okay, everyone gets scared,” “I have a diagnosis” and “It’s very brave to ask for help.”

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No show is complete without the main character’s trusty sidekicks. Lambie loves to give cuddles to all the patients at the clinic and tells them all “You look like you could use a cuddle.”Image result for stuffy doc mcstuffins

Stuffy is the stuffed Dragon who is brave and also a little clumsy. Stuffy has a fear of spiders and he is Chilly’s best friend.

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Chilly here is our snowman friend. Although Chilly is stuffed, he is still concerned about melting like a real snowman. Important thing to know about Chilly is that he is a hypochondriac, so he shows up in Doc’s clinic often with a variety of illnesses.

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Hallie is here to keep everyone in line. As the nurse, she assists Doc in examining patients and helping all the toys feel better. Some of her phrases are “This looks like a case for the Big Book of Boo-Boos” and “There there, Sugar. This won’t hurt a bit.”

Not gonna lie, the theme song is super catchy. Check out the video below to hear it, learn it, and love it!

To learn more, visit the Doc McStuffins Wiki Page

Crash Course: Paw Patrol

Welcome to our new series, Crash Course! The easiest way to relate to kids is to talk about something that they are interested in. One of my favorite distractions is just talking to kids about their favorite TV show or their favorite song. I’ve definitely changed at least a few tears to giggles by belting out the Paw Patrol theme song. Not everyone has the time to watch these shows and research them, but I do! So here is your crash course on Paw Patrol!

Paw Patrol is about Ryder and his pups that go out on missions and save the day. Below is your guide to the characters and a little about them to start your Paw Patrol discussions.

File:PAW Patrol Chase Standard.pngThis is Chase! Chase is a police puppy. He wears blue and his most popular catchphrases are “Chase is on the Case!” and “These paws uphold the laws.”

Image result for marshall paw patrolOur next friend in Marshall! Marshall is a Dalmatian who drives a fire truck. Marshall’s catchphrases are “Ready for a ruff ruff rescue!” and “I’m fired up!”

Image result for skye paw patrolSkye looks pretty in pink flying above everyone! She is known to say “Let’s take to the sky” and “This pups gotta fly.”Image result for rocky paw patrolI’m gonna be honest, this next pup is my favorite. Rocky wears green and he’s known for caring about the environment. His symbol is a recycling symbol. Rocky’s phrases are “Don’t lose it, reuse it!” and “Why trash it when you can stash it?”

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Rubble is our construction friend. Always ready to dig up some dirt, Rubble rocks his yellow outfit! Rubble’s phrases are “Let’s dig it!” and “Rubble on the Double!”

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Zuma is our water loving friends. He scuba dives and cheers “Let’s dive it!” and “Ready, Set, Get wet!”

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Everest isn’t part of the theme song or in every episode, but she is a part of the team and someone you should know. Everest is the snow puppy. Her catchphrases are “I was born to slide,” “Ice or snow, I’m ready to go” and “Off the Trail, Everest won’t fail”

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Last but not least is the puppies fearless leader, Ryder! Ryder is a 10 y.o boy who calls the pups to action when there’s an emergency. His catchphrases are “No job is too big, no pup is too small,” “PAW Patrol is on a roll” and “Whenever you’re in trouble, yelp for help!”

Now you know the characters, the next thing is to learn all the words to the theme song. Make sure to turn on the captions when you watch so you can know the words.

 

Check out the PAW Patrol Wiki Page to learn more!

Fabulous Find Friday: Do It For The Love Foundation

Instead of telling you about today’s find, I’m going to let the founders of this organization explain it to you.

 

The Vision of the Do It For the Love Foundation:

WHY WE DO IT

Do It For The Love is a wish-granting nonprofit organization that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. Through the healing power of music, our goal is to inspire joy, hope and lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma.

 Music helps us feel alive!

Music speaks louder then words, so be sure to check them out!