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‘Sid the Science Kid’ Celebrates Earth Day

Sid the Science Kid will be celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with four new episodes, the week of April 18, on PBS Kids.

New episodes of The Jim Henson Company animated preschool show will explore a different science theme related to the environment. As in every episode, Sid will begin each episode with a question and spend the day finding answers with help from his friends and family.

The episodes include “Where Did The Water Go?” (What happens to water that goes down the drain?) on Monday, April 18; “Clean Air!” (Why does Sid’s dad wear a mask when he paints?) on April 19, repeating on Earth Day; “Reused Robot” (Where does trash go when we throw it away?) on April 20; and  “Save The Stump” (Can an old stump be a home for tiny creatures?) on April 21.

Each episode of Sid the Science Kid focuses on a single scientific concept that is presented using Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS), a practical science readiness curriculum used in preschool classrooms. Here is Sid sharing his top 5 tips for being gentler to the environment http://pbskids.org/sid/videoplayer.html?pid=8Qmw2JiU95dkX1qaNRvjyTxc5by_BNqF

Enjoy Earth Day with Earth Friendly Toys from Sprig – Win a Sprig Toy

When I think Earth day I remember when I was a kid be talked about saving the earth. Now I feel like earth day is every day about being green and trying to be greener.  I recycle, I use green products (mainly because my wife loves them), I shop at green markets (I’ll admit living across the street from one has made it easy) but in the end the things I never thought about were the toys.

I was introduced to Sprig [Link] in the most uncommon way online – the more I read the more I thought wow this is a great company.  I started noticing their toys in the stores I shopped in as well.  At Toy Fair I had the pleasure of meeting with the CEO Craig Storey (who is also a dad), he showed me around the product line and started to discuss the companies history.

The toys looked amazing… I loved the creative design and I loved that it was imagination play (so much play is structured games these days). The best part was that these toys are totally made from recycled materials (recycled plastics and saw dust).

I was given the chance to see the imagination play with my son first hand using the Dolphin Explorer Boat.  Yes, it floats and makes for a great bath toy, but beyond that its just very cool to see my son pick up the boat make motions with it like its on the water then drop the boat (while nothing breaks!).

Sprig is rolling out some new products and two readers will be lucky enough to win one of the new toys each.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. April 29, 2010.

You must comment telling us you did to celebrate earth day, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Sprig Toys on twitter – twitter.com/SprigToys

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@SprigToys @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/c7pUo4  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @SprigToys from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/c7pUo4

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Sprig Toys is providing the toys for the raffle.