What I’ve come to realize with clarity in these dark, anxious times is that so many of our problems “with technology” don’t emanate from the screens that our children are glued to but from the disruption and alienation that creeps into our own relationships with ourselves and others as we allow our experiences and tough emotions to be mediated, numbed out, blurred, by media. The phone is like a fentanyl lollipop; yes, it’s possible to abuse, but our pain, and the massive pain of the world driving us to it, is arguably the real problem.
We’ve all felt rushed at times, and this can lead to accidental omissions. How can we slow down, and make sure we keep track of what matters? This is the challenge that Thomas the Tank Engine™ faces in the book Thomas’ Train. It is the fourth in Caribu’s series of Thomas & Friends™ 75th Anniversary Video Read Alouds featuring Kevin Jonas.
Saturday, May 16th is National Love A Tree Day, and it’s a great time to think about how to protect our leafy friends. Most of the world’s paper comes from trees, and the more paper we consume, the more we deplete the world’s forests. Deforestation is a major concern on planet Earth, since it can result in habitat loss, wildlife extinction, and climate changes. Since trees help filter pollutants in our atmosphere, fewer trees means more air pollution.
Some say that real growth begins when you leave your comfort zone. So what does it look like when you take on a new challenge? Join Thomas the Tank Engine™ to explore the ups and downs of chasing a new goal in the book Thomas and the Freight Cars. It’s the third in Caribu’s series of Thomas and Friends™ 75th Anniversary Video Read Alouds featuring Kevin Jonas.
What do you do when a friend gets off track? Thomas the Tank Engine™ knows how to help! Join Caribu and Kevin Jonas in a Video Read Aloud of Thomas and the Breakdown Train. It’s the second in Caribu’s series of Thomas and Friends™ 75th Anniversary Video Read Alouds.
All aboard! Do you have any Thomas the Tank Engine™ fans at home? Join Caribu to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Thomas and Friends™ with our first of four Video Read Alouds featuring Kevin Jonas. The series kicks off with “Thomas and Gordon,” an exciting tale that teaches Thomas a lesson about respecting the hard work of others.