The San Diego Zoo YouTube Channel

If you love animals you (ages 13+) or your parents should subscribe to the San Diego Zoo YouTube channel which has the latest animal and conservation news from the San Diego Zoo. WARING: May cause a visit to the San Diego Zoo. Here are just [...]

The Mouse Guard Graphic Novels

Mouse Guard is an all ages, award winning comic book series written and illustrated by David Petersen. Digging into his love of animal stories and medieval roleplaying games, David created a fantasy adventure world of cloaked, sword wielding [...]

Peanutty Sesame Noodles from ChopChop

It’s getting close to the time of year when a cold noodle salad is the perfect meal. We went to the ChopChop Magazine website to see what was on the menu and decided on “Peanutty Sesame Noodles.” We love this dish because of [...]

Homemade Ice Cream with Steve Spangler

We’ve seen many videos on how to make ice cream at home and most of them involve plastic bags. We liked this one from Steve Spangler because it talks a bit about the science of freezing ice cream and allows you to roll your ice cream [...]

Bubblegum Post Presents “PEEPS ON A SHINGLE”

All families have a snack that others might find odd (at least I hope they do). And “Peeps on a Shingle” is my family’s weird, seasonal snack. I had fun making a video showing how to make Peeps on a Shingle from the originator [...]

Making Pita Bread Pizza with Instructables

Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document and share your creations, and boy do they have a lot to share. We weren’t expecting to find instructions for how to make a pita bread pizza on Instrucables, but we’re happy [...]

How to Make Fresh Salad Rolls

Fresh spring rolls, also known as salad rolls, are so crunchy and delicious! They come primarily from Vietnam and Thailand and there are many, many ways to make them but we found a couple of YouTube videos which we feel will give you a good [...]

Retro Cartoon — Professor Balthazar

Professor Balthazar was a Croatian cartoon series for children about an old inventor that ran from 1967 to 1978. It was created by animator Zlatko Grgić. The cartoon has been shown in several countries besides the former Yugoslavia, including [...]

Spring Break Activities at Springfield Public Library

Spring break is March 24-28! In addition to the scheduled activities shown below, the Springfield Library will also offer fun make-and-take craft activities all week in the Children’s Area. We will add new information as it becomes available [...]
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Tips to Improve your Digital Photography

Back in the old days, when we used film to take photos, we had to think a bit more about whether the shot was “worth it” or not. Thanks to digital technology, we can experiment and take a lot more photos. Taking more photos will [...]

Pardon Our Dust!

Bubblegum Post will be better than ever in just a couple of weeks. In the meantime, please pardon the mess as we change our format and move things around. To find out more about the new Bubblegum Post visit our About page here. Meanwhile, if [...]
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For Parents — Sneaker Waves are No Laughing Matter

I had never heard of a “sneaker wave” before I moved to Oregon and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Now that Spring is on the way, and Summer around the corner, it’s time for a reminder about this innocent sounding [...]
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You Probably Need More Sleep

Technology, inactivity, and other factors are keeping us awake when we should be sleeping. Any professional you can name will say that most adults, teens, and kids are not getting the proper amount of sleep they need to thrive. It makes sense [...]
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For Parents — Is YouTube Safe for Kids?

Is YouTube safe for kids? The short answer is no, of course YouTube, where more than 24 hours of video are uploaded every minute, is not safe for kids, but there’s more to it than that. There are measures you can take so that your child [...]