children: January 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg The Moon is the place British kids would most like to visit on their next summer holiday, it has been revealed.

A poll of 2,105 British families found that 47% of children would like a lunar holiday, ahead of Disney World (41%) Lapland (25%) and Australia (4%).

But unlikely vacations don't stop at the moon, of the top 10 destinations 6 were fictional places from various kid’s television shows and films.

Children also want to visit a host of fictional locations including Narnia, Hogwarts and Bikini Bottom -- suddenly the Moon doesn't look so unrealistic does it?

275x250.jpg Hit BBC children's TV show Rastamouse has the dubious honour of being the most complained about kids' TV show in 2011.

More than 200 people complained about the Bafta-nominated show -- which tells to all too familiar story about a crime-busting Rastafarian mouse.

Many claimed the patois-speaking puppet stereotyped black people and theat kids emulating the language used on the show could be accused of racism.

However, the BBC have defended the show saying: "We have had a huge amount of positive feedback about Rastamouse, which continues to be a hit with our young viewers."

275x250.jpg A dotty 82-year-old Japanese artist has created an artwork by getting children to decorate a totally white room with thousands of colourful spots.

Yayoi Kusama says she created her 'Obliteration Room' work as a way of getting visiting children to engage with an art gallery space.

As part of 'Look Now, See Forever' at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art a large room has been decorated like an apartment, but one which was entirely painted white.

But it didn't stay that way for long, because the kids were handed brighlty coloured stickers and told to redecorate as they saw fit.


This dad is desperate to be his daughters favourite parent… but she's not having any of it. As this battle of wits proves.

In this video -- which has gone viral on YouTube -- an Aussie dad can been heard asking his young daughter a series of innocent questions.

After asking her what noise a fish makes and where her ear is, he then slips in the query "Who is your favourite, Dad or Mum?"

Quick as a flash she says "Mum" prompting him to up his game in getting video proof of his parenting superiority by bribing her with sweets.

275x250.jpg A pilot in New Zealand couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a shark swimming/flying past him at 7,000ft.

He'd been preparing to land a passenger jet Christchurch International Airport when he spotted the 1.5m long shark staring back at him.

But there was no need to worry -- because the shark in question was actually an inflatable remote-controlled toy which had flown off.

The 'Air Swimmer' toys have been a popular present this Christmas and police have been bombarded with reports of escaped inflatable sharks.

Experts say that other than giving the pilot a shock, the helium-filled shark was unlikely to pose any threat to the flight.




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