How about an audio gift for the whole family? If you have children or grandchildren between the ages of six and 14 obtaining a subscription to Boomerang! is a sneaky way to have more fun with your kids. Imaginative, fast-paced and timely, each Boomerang! episode provides an audio treat for families with curious minds who want to know more about our world, past, present and future.
The mix of topics and liveliness of the reporters is what appeals most to the kids. Hearing facts and listening to opinions presented by other kids makes all the difference. The bonus for adults is that the episodes provide platforms for fascinating family discussions. For years our kids spoke of Dave Shmave – the Elevator Man as if he were a long lost uncle.
The innovative series introduces kids to the world of big ideas and makes useful connections to science, current events, economics, history, poetry and geography, jokes, mysteries, music and interviews – think NPR by kids and for kids. Classic episodes, all still available for download, include “Thomas Jefferson and Greed,” “Michelangelo and Dinosaurs,” and “Nikola Tesla and Globalization” and of course Dave Shmave stories which often leave listeners, no matter what age, speechless.
On road trips and plane trips, as well as carpooling to swim practice, Boomerang entertained and informed all of us. In addition to the timely topics, I appreciate the sense of community engendered with each episode.
Whether you download each episode to your I-Phone or listen (old style) from a CD it will be an audio feast which includes dessert. Boomerang! is engaging, inspirational, screen-free fun for the whole family.
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Curator of the Good Stuff for the Family Travel Files