Sunday, May 31, 2009

Post: Thomas the Tank Engine helps autistic kids identify emotions

Per CNN Thomas helps austic kids describe their emotions.

(CNN) -- Thomas the Tank Engine, whose television adventures on the fictional island of Sodor have delighted children around the world for years, is now on a real-life mission to help kids with autism.

Thomas the Tank Engine helps autistic kids identify emotions - "The steam locomotive and his friends are the stars of a new game in Australia, designed to help autistic children recognize emotions.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), a nonprofit that provides services to people diagnosed with the developmental disorder, unveiled the game on its Web site Tuesday.
The game asks players to recognize which engine has a sad face, or which is happy or angry."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Too Old for This

My son LOVED Thomas The Tank Engine when he was a toddler, but after he hit about age 5 or so he pretty much outgrew it, favoring Transformers and SpongeBob and characters like that The other day, though, he dug out all his old Thomas stuff and is, at this moment, watching a Thomas DVD! Now, I'm ok with that...I actually prefer Thomas to SpongeBob, but still...I wonder why he suddenly wants to watch stuff he outgrew.

And I know this one weirdo that has a blog about a toy. Yeah... I know.