Tuesday, March 23, 2021

"Rubber Duckie" - the Original Alan Jay Clarolyte Toy

Mostly made famous by Ernie's song on Sesame Street (see below), this rubber ducky, or as Ernie calls him, "Rubber Duckie," was created by Alan Jay Clarolyte in 1954 (per an advertisement a friend posted on farcebook).

These are photos of the one I have in my collection.  There are cleaner ones out in the world, without scratches; but, I got what I could find!  And, I love him.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Muley Reads: Oscar's Half Birthday

Baby Oscar is only 6 months old, and nobody can stand to wait until the year passes so why not do a half-birthday!? Hey, who cares when you celebrate a birthday, as long as there's cake! While watching together, can you make the sounds you read about (the train, wind, cars, and more)? Can you sing along with everyone's birthday wish for Oscar? When is your birthday, and what do you hope to do to celebrate?

Muley Reads is a volume of videos starring Muley the Mule reading some of his favorite books - and we hope some of yours - wishing to inspire a love of reading, learning, imagining, and creation in children of all ages! And, as always, we love the books that communicate about people, animals, environment, love, and friendship. Some of Muley's special friends may even pop in to request a book.
Music is Crazy Chicken by David Fesliyan. "Reading is fundamental!" Books add the fun, Muley adds "da mental!" Grab your family together, grab a snack or two, and sit back to relax while Muley Reads!! www.muleythemule.com