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July 20, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / SCOTT ROWAN
Putting the animals to bed" night at Springton Manor farm, sponsored by the county Parks and Recreation Department, gave little folks a chance to compare bedtime in the barn and in the pasture with their own bedtime experiences back at home. They discovered that the pigs don't squeal for one more story, and the calves don't beg to see one more TV show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
WHEN ADAM Mansbach's book is made into a movie, it could be the first bedtime-story film adaptation that's rated R. It's hard to see how it could be avoided: Mansbach's book is called "Go the F--- to Sleep. " "Go the F--- to Sleep" is a plea to Mansbach's 3-year-old, Vivian, to please, for the love of all that is holy, go to sleep. The book reads and looks like many other less explicitly worded children's books - "Goodnight Moon," perhaps, or "Where the Wild Things Are. " It's written in quatrains, such as: The cats nestle close to their kittens, The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2013
PARENTS LOOK forward to their children going through stages, such as first steps and first words. Even that first time on the potty can look pretty good when you've been changing diapers for a year. But as children grow into preteens, we start to dread the next stage or the newest "first. " Not because our kids are so terrible, but because we were so terrible. When I was in fifth grade, for instance, I didn't want to listen to my teacher. I needed to make bad decisions, and I needed to make them consistently.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1994 | By Beth Arburn Davis, FOR THE INQUIRER
Jane Norman's creations are based on fantasy, but their marketability is anything but imaginary. As Pixanne, an elflike character with a strong likeness to Peter Pan, Norman entertained children first in Philadelphia, on WCAU-TV (Channel 10), and then across the nation in the 1970s and early 1980s with a syndicated television show based on the character. Now, another creation - a pudgy, plush teddy bear named Tick-i-ty Ted - may help put recalcitrant children to bed and Norman back on television.
NEWS
March 28, 1994 | By Christine Lutton, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The fathers stood somewhat awkwardly, lining the perimeter, watching as their children raced about the school's all-purpose room, chatting with their fourth-grade classmates. Being in their children's school on a Friday night was certainly unusual. Add to that an all-night slumber party with 58 antsy 9- and 10-year-olds staying up way beyond their bedtime, and you have a sure recipe for nervousness. Still, more than 30 fathers, uncles and brothers of students from the George C. Baker School took the plunge Friday night.
NEWS
August 14, 1989 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON TARVER
CASTING A WARY GLANCE at a mannequin in the rocking chair used in Psycho III, 7-year-old Mark Deyoc of Pottstown makes his way through an exhibit of Hollywood memorabilia. The exhibit yesterday at the Burlington Center included items such as Michael J. Fox's denim jacket from Back to the Future and Ronald Reagan's suit from Bedtime for Bonzo. The "Magic of Hollywood" will continue on a tour of area malls through August.
NEWS
November 4, 1990 | Marc Schogol from reports from Inquirer wire services
KINDERGARTEN DROPOUTS Don't - repeat, don't - take a casual attitude about children's kindergarten attendance. A study by the superintendent of schools in Kane County, Ill., found that the vast majority of students who dropped out of high school had missed a large number of school days during the first few years of their education. When compared with the dropouts, the students who graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class had missed two-thirds fewer days of school in kindergarten, and about one-half the number of days that the dropouts missed in first through third grades.
NEWS
December 29, 1994 | New York Daily News
You've flown across the country, checked into your hotel and have a busy week of business - or pleasure - ahead of you. The last thing you need is trouble falling asleep. The National Sleep Foundation, in cooperation with Hilton Hotels Corp., has compiled some helpful tips from the experts on how to minimize jet lag and get quality sleep on the road: DO anticipate time-zone changes. Get up and go to bed earlier a few days prior to an eastbound trip and a few hours later for a westbound trip.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2011
1. Keep a regular schedule. Try not to vary your sleep time by more than an hour. The brain likes consistency. 2. Allow yourself eight hours. You can't cram a full night's sleep into half a night. 3. Ease into sleep. Relax for awhile (light reading, soft music) before you go to bed. 4. Avoid bright lights (TVs and computers) close to bedtime. Don't expect to turn off the lights and turn off your brain. 5. Get regular exercise. Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for good sleep, but don't exercise too close to bedtime.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2011
DEAR ABBY : My son invited two friends to our home for the weekend. We had never met them before, but they seemed nice. At bedtime, the young man was on the couch and the girl was in our spare bedroom. In the middle of the night, I was awakened to loud lovemaking noises. They grew louder and louder, and the headboard was banging against our bedroom wall. My husband and I were mortified. Finally, I banged on the wall and it stopped. We couldn't believe these kids would act that way in someone's home.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
Brian Sanders' Junk's production for the 2013 Fringe Festival, Hush Now Sweet High Heels and Oak , swings between childhood dreams and nightmares. Set to a haunting score of familiar lullabies created by his sister, Stephanie Sanders, this show, at the 23d Street Armory, departs from his usual dark, hard, techno look and sound from past Fringe seasons. The glowy white, softly draping set consists of huge banners hung from the rafters over three white-sheeted beds, a parachute covering a raised mound of sand beneath, and an "oak tree" that reaches to the ceiling of the armory.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2013
PARENTS LOOK forward to their children going through stages, such as first steps and first words. Even that first time on the potty can look pretty good when you've been changing diapers for a year. But as children grow into preteens, we start to dread the next stage or the newest "first. " Not because our kids are so terrible, but because we were so terrible. When I was in fifth grade, for instance, I didn't want to listen to my teacher. I needed to make bad decisions, and I needed to make them consistently.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Driving is dangerous enough without people falling asleep at the wheel, so on Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged patients and doctors to lower the bedtime doses of a common insomnia drug, which was prescribed about 40 million times in 2011. The new safety warnings are for the sleep drug zolpidem, which is sold as a generic and under the brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, and Zolpimist. The new warnings came after clinical tests for a recently approved drug were coupled with tests involving driving simulators.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2012
DEAR ABBY : I just read the letter from a fellow frustrated night-shifter, "Working a 40-Hour Week at Age 73. " I have worked 12-hour shifts for many years to accommodate our family life. I thoroughly agree that the rest of the world does not understand! I've had the strangest requests from people because I'm home during the day. My solution has been to turn off our home phone. This year I made a laminated sign for my front door, asking for peace and quiet. It says, "Please do not ring my doorbell.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2011
DEAR ABBY : My son invited two friends to our home for the weekend. We had never met them before, but they seemed nice. At bedtime, the young man was on the couch and the girl was in our spare bedroom. In the middle of the night, I was awakened to loud lovemaking noises. They grew louder and louder, and the headboard was banging against our bedroom wall. My husband and I were mortified. Finally, I banged on the wall and it stopped. We couldn't believe these kids would act that way in someone's home.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2011
1. Keep a regular schedule. Try not to vary your sleep time by more than an hour. The brain likes consistency. 2. Allow yourself eight hours. You can't cram a full night's sleep into half a night. 3. Ease into sleep. Relax for awhile (light reading, soft music) before you go to bed. 4. Avoid bright lights (TVs and computers) close to bedtime. Don't expect to turn off the lights and turn off your brain. 5. Get regular exercise. Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for good sleep, but don't exercise too close to bedtime.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
On Saturday, you can help animals prepare for bedtime, learn about the environment, and watch a puppet show at Philadelphia Zoo's Sunset Safari. From 4 to 8 p.m., visitors can observe animal keepers as they feed the zoo's inhabitants, such as the African lion, the Humboldt penguin, and the Rodrigues fruit bat, whose species was saved from extinction. While watching the feeding, zookeepers will talk about the Footprints program, which uses an integrative approach to addressing global climate change.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2011 | By Gregory Thomas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bedtime is a battleground. Just try to find a parental chore that's harder than getting an unwilling toddler down for the night. "Sleep is a hot button," says Adam Mansbach, who gives that button a push with his new book Go the F- to Sleep (Akashic Books, $14.95). The profanely titled parody is a far cry from the typical "tuck 'em in" stuff of bedtime books, but scores with moms and dads as a "children's book for parents. " It zoomed right to the top of Amazon.com's best-seller list in April, thanks to Internet buzz, even though it doesn't officially debut until Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
WHEN ADAM Mansbach's book is made into a movie, it could be the first bedtime-story film adaptation that's rated R. It's hard to see how it could be avoided: Mansbach's book is called "Go the F--- to Sleep. " "Go the F--- to Sleep" is a plea to Mansbach's 3-year-old, Vivian, to please, for the love of all that is holy, go to sleep. The book reads and looks like many other less explicitly worded children's books - "Goodnight Moon," perhaps, or "Where the Wild Things Are. " It's written in quatrains, such as: The cats nestle close to their kittens, The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
I was one of those kids who lived for the bedtime story. Having grown up during a time when television actually "signed off" for the evening, I looked forward with eager anticipation for the story my mother would read to me and my big brother Reese every night. And Mom was a gifted storyteller. When she read, she added voices and sound effects that really brought the stories to life. As we got older, Mom got books that had voice parts Reese and I would fight over representing the characters in each tale.
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