OOOHHH guys, I know I've been sharing videos left and right lately, but this clip of a two-year-old and his dad jamming to The Beatles is too adorable to pass up. I dare you to not make a peep when the little dude busts out the first "DON'T LET ME DOWN" while his dad strums — video after the jump!
This is Offbeat Families's archive of videos posts.
If you guys are looking for a laugh, get pumped because I found it for you: yesterday Warmland Films released the first installment of Convos With My 2 Year Old. The video series is brilliant: they're taking actual conversations between a two-year-old and her dad and replacing the two-year-old with an adult male.
A few weeks ago my husband and I were trying to figure out how to watusi, so we turned to this video on YouTube. It turns out Michael Ivy is a dedicated dance instructor who has a whole list of instructional dance videos. We eyed the list, deduced that playing it in its entirety would take about 20 minutes, and asked our four-year-old if he wanted to dance with us.
Wow, guys: Jacob Barnett was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two, and his parents were told he would never read. According to Neatorama, when he was 3 1/2 his mother took him stargazing, and then to a lecture at a planetarium a few months later. During the lecture Jacob's hand repeatedly shot up, and he began answering questions — totally understanding complex theories about physics and planets.
During a talk at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo on April 27th, audience member Jennifer Black asked professional nerd Wil Wheaton to explain to her newborn daughter Violet why being a nerd is so awesome. Jennifer captured Wil’s inspiring answer on film for herself and others around the world to enjoy and pass on to their children.
Logan LaPlante is 13 years old and he goes to what he calls “hackschool.” Its really not a school at all in the traditional sense. As Logan says, “Hackschooling is a mindset, not a system.” In this amazing TEDx talk, Logan sets forth a bold vision for education — one he lives everyday.
Once arriving in Liberia, Suzanne is met with extreme poverty, high unemployment, and wretched living conditions — nearly all due to poor economic conditions. Monrovia is the capital city, and many of its citizens are still learning to make a life for themselves after years of civil war. Suzanne quickly realizes just how dire many living situations are in Liberia, and the documentary shows what her two weeks spent in the country were like.
While some of you may have been reading Offbeat Empire websites for YEARS, you might not realize that we have a veritable television star on staff. OH YES: years ago, Offbeat Empire Associate Publisher & Offbeat Home Managing Editor Megan Finley had a key role on Knots Landing as a baby who, among many other things I'm sure, has the fantastic ability to bring emotional women to their knees