Gray skies. Dreary clouds. And buckets upon buckets of rain. This year’s waterlogged winter has been tough on little jumping jacks. Take a cue from Seattle children’s band The Not-Its and pump up the jam indoors with this kid-approved playlist.
“Fort,” by Recess Monkey
(An up-tempo song about building a couch fort.)
“We R Super Heroes,” by Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine
(High-energy synth-pop designed to get kiddos moving.)
“I Love My Shirt,” by Donovan
(Learn to heart the little things.)
“Rainbow Connection,” by Kermit the Frog
(The Not-Its say: “Every frog is looking for his place in the world, and [Kermie] is no exception.”)
“Friends Forever,” by Puffy AmiYumi
(A Japanese pop favorite with a sweet message and awesome dance beat.)
“Baby Bear,” by Caspar Babypants
(The Not-Its say: “Wicked awesome backup harmonies.”)
“We Are The Not-Its,” by The Not-Its
(Kids can’t help but jump around and sing along.)
Get the scoop on The Not-Its online at wearethenot-its.com.
Celebrations Around the World
What: Mini voyagers learn about the culture and traditions of various Asian countries.
Why: Diversity’s divine.
When: Tues., Wed. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall SE (425-637-8100).
What: An eight-week group class focused on helping new moms tune in and respond to baby’s needs.
Why: Listen and learn.
When: First class, Wed., 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Where: Wellspring Family Services, 11911 NE First St., ste. 300, Bellevue (425-450-0332).
What: An improvised adventure story created by the audience and brought to life by Wing-It Productions actors.
Why: All the world’s a tiny stage.
When: Thru Feb. 7. Sat., 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 SE 40th St., Mercer Island (206-232-4145).
Photo: Courtesy of The Not-Its