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Q&A with Singer, Songwriter, Dad – Kevin Griffin

Q&A with Singer, Songwriter, Dad – Kevin Gr...

Recently we were contacted by a reader named Kevin Griffin who pointed us to a song he recorded about his daughter Cici and wondered if it warranted a blog post on FunctionalFather.com. Well, we like to reward people who are outgoing and we really have no limitations on what we blog about, and getting to know how other Dads balance their lives is part of our mission. So without further background, here is an online...
Nick Jr. Special “Let’s Hear it For The Laurie Berkner Band” Coming to DVD

Nick Jr. Special “Let’s Hear it For Th...

Big news in our household this week was the announcement that the Nick Jr. special “Let’s Hear it for the Laurie Berkner Band” is getting released on DVD on September 28th, 2010.  The special first aired in July of 2009 and my daughter was already an avid Laurie Berkner fan – a product of Laurie’s frequent appearances on Jack’s Big Music Show.  We recorded the special on our DVR...
TV Review: Jack’s Big Music Show

TV Review: Jack’s Big Music Show...

Jack’s Big Music Show is an often forgotten and underestimated show currently in syndication on Nick Jr. most weekdays and weekends. From the research I’ve found on various sites, the show was produced between 2005 to 2007 and is not currently in active production, which is upsetting because this happens to be one of my daughter’s favorite shows. The format of the show is relatively standard –...
The Muppets Singing Bohemian Rhapsody

The Muppets Singing Bohemian Rhapsody...

Came across this new YouTube video posted by The Muppets Studio and showed it to my daughter (22 months) who cannot get enough of it.  She’s a big fan of the Muppet films already, so the fact that this is new footage of the Muppets (posted 23 Nov 2009) is both exciting for her and refreshing for her parents.  She particularly loves Animal’s solo singing the “Mama” section of the song. My daughter...
The YouTube Advantage – Entertaining Your Toddler During Meals

The YouTube Advantage – Entertaining Your To...

At about 6 months I knew my daughter would love watching television. Her father (me) was already a TV junky and it was only natural that she also inherit this trait. By 1 year she was starting to have a preference on what shows she loved, with the clear front runner being Sesame Street. While we are in our den the TV is always on and most of the time it is playing Sesame Street or other shows we have recorded on our...

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