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The Power of Shoes!

For some reason, the idea of doing an episode of GG Sprinkles on shoes just occurred to me on a whim. Well, a whim and my realization that I hadn’t charged my light-up shoes in a while. And that started my taking stock of my shoe collection. I’m not talking about expensive trendy shoes they […]

Invisible Friends

One of my daughters had an invisible friend named Amo Fotebaum (no idea of the origin of that name) and Amo was a good buddy. She went everywhere Katie wanted her to go and basically was there when she was needed. I remember reading at the time that kids who had invisible friends were frequently […]

Getting in Touch with the Zoo Animals

We took GG Sprinkles on the road yet again, this time to the St. Louis Zoo. Masks were required as was social distancing, and we were good with that. We knew we’d have too much video to do only one episode, so we broke it into two. The official poem that I include with every […]

Road Trip to the Aquarium

We decided to do something we had never tried in our over seventy episodes of GG Sprinkles—we decided to take an episode out of our family room and into the world of sea life at the St. Louis Aquarium. We haven’t gone out much since the pandemic more or less imprisoned many of us in […]

Taking the Fear out of a Dentist Visit

Whenever possible, I like to use the GG Sprinkles forum for more than entertainment. I like to educate a bit or, in the case of this episode, eliminate a bit of fear. When I was a little girl, trips to our dentist—the only one in our little Tennessee town—were often not pleasant experiences. But things […]

The Music of Children

Let’s face it: We all need music in our lives, even if we don’t know it. It doesn’t have to be professional or polished. In fact, it can be music we create. Nothing fancy, of course. Instruments can be pretty primitive, and sometimes the more primitive the better. Or at least, more fun. It was […]

Trying Everything (and Not Giving Up!)

I wish I could tell you that I’ve never given up, but I can’t. I have a feeling I’m in some very good company in this. I also have to admit that I’m sometimes reluctant to try new things. And as the former nanny of a risk-taking little boy, I can honestly say that I’ve […]

Things that Go Fast! Race Cars and Roller Coasters

I always wanted to build a racetrack. Well, sort of. And I thought I could indulge that fantasy and share it with my GG Sprinkles viewers. I decided to use what I had on hand to build my racetrack, and that happened to be poster board, along with tape and markers. I built a pretty […]

It’s Okay to Be a Puzzle

Puzzles of all sorts are popular with children and adults alike. I thought doing a GG Sprinkles episode on puzzles would be appropriate. I didn’t just want to demonstrate store-bought puzzles, so I decided to make some of my own. That way I could encourage the kids to do the same. I took a Christmas […]

Baseball Heroes

The start of the baseball season, however tardy, and a late night chance viewing of the movie “A League of Their Own” got me thinking about the women who achieved so much for little girls of the future who dreamed of playing professional sports. The 600 women who played in the All American Girls Professional […]

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