Weekly Web Round-Up: Week of July 6, 2012
We hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July filled with BBQs, beaches, and fireworks. That middle of the week holiday was a nice little break, and now Friday is here! And you know what that means? A new Weekly Web Round-Up! Enjoy!
THNKR TV, a relatively new YouTube channel from Radical Media, has a series of videos called “Prodigies,” which “showcases the brightest and most talented phenoms…to tell a mini-narrative about one exceptionally gifted individual.” This week’s video is about Tanishq Abraham, an 8-year-old college student and member of MENSA.
A lot of parents are fighting gender stereotypes these days by buying “boy toys” for their daughters and “girl toys” for their sons to play with. Huffington Post recently posted this photo from a Reddit user accompanied by this caption: ”To avoid perpetuating gender stereotypes, I gave my daughter a mix of dolls and toy cars to play with. This is what happened.”
50 Cent recently found himself in a bit of a pickle when he tweeted statements that offended people with autism and parents of children with autism. Celebrities and parents alike rallied on Twitter to get 50 to take the offensive tweets down, but some are saying that isn’t enough—that he should apologize for his actions.
— Miz Kp (@AutisticSeas) July 6, 2012
Christmas in July? Not quite. But Honest Toddler posted on his blog his letter to Santa. Are you thinking, “Wow! This kid sure gets his wish list in early.”? It’s not that kind of letter. Here’s one of the many highlights of the letter:
“I’m a growing toddler and sometimes I get curious about cause and effect. Consequences. Like if you leave crayons outside on a hot day, sometimes they melt. Or if you put juice in the freezer, it will get cold and hard. Or if you slap a friend on the back of the head with a plastic shovel as a reminder not to touch your toys, this “friend” might run crying like a little baby to his mom who will tell your mom and you’ll have to leave the park even though you were having a great time and your castle isn’t finished and then your mom will tell your dad and they’ll call Santa and not explain the whole story.”
For more humor from a toddler’s point of view, check out his twitter.