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A show where we use our imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

The Imagine Neighborhood The Imagine Neighborhood

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 334 Ratings

A show where we use our imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

    Season Five Trailer

    Season Five Trailer

    Hi there, listeners!Summer’s almost over, but (buuuu-uuuuuut!) that’s good news—because it means that a brand new season of The Imagine Neighborhood is right around the corner!Everyone here is so excited to share all of our exciting new adventures, and introduce you to all of our awesome new friends!  In Season Five we'll ride roller coasters, find wizard treasure, talk to space chickens, steal tiny spoons, do feats of daring, throw birthday parties, stop a royal rout, and of course, eat lots and lots and LOTS of cereal—so ask your grownup to get on our mailing list (https://bit.ly/imagineupdates) and get ready to spend some time with us in The Imagine Neighborhood!

    • 2 min
    Hastabee Proud

    Hastabee Proud

    Have you ever done something good, and it made you feel great about yourself? That happy feeling is called being proud. Maybe you felt proud of yourself for picking up your toys before someone asked you to, or when you learned something difficult like riding a bike or doing subtraction. We often feel proud when we do something special—but did you know you can also just be proud of all of the things that make you who you are? You can be proud of your family’s heritage, and where you come from. You can be proud of liking to read, or how much you care about your friends. You can be proud of being someone who always tries their best. You can be proud of all the different parts of your identity, because they are what make you, you!In today’s episode of The Imagine Neighborhood, Count Vacula isn’t sure if it’s okay to just feel proud of who he is. In fact, Vac’s worried that he might need a secret superhero identity before he can feel proud. And when bossy Queen Hastabee kidnaps Scotty to teach him a lesson about how cereal “hastabee,” Vac decides that the only way to save him is to put on a cape and become Captain Vactacular!* Will Scotty finish eating his Choco-berry Marshmallow Bransplosion before Queen Hastabee takes it away from him?* Will Vac learn that he’s always been a hero, and that the things he can be proud of are already part of his own identity? * Will Queen Hastabee ever get the Crunchulator sugar frosting out of her Supervillain outfit?To find out, grab a bowl and spoon and get ready to enjoy your recommended daily allowance of The Imagine Neighborhood! 

    • 16 min
    No Filter with Riley Black

    No Filter with Riley Black

    Oh boy oh boy! Hey, friends! It’s me—Count Vacula, starting off a brand-new season of No Filter with Count Vacula just for you!My first guest is named Riley Black, and she has maybe the most fun job in the world. She’s a paleontologist, which means she studies dinosaurs! And Riley doesn’t just study them—she’s an explorer who hunts for fossils and dinosaur bones in the desert. Riley loves to learn all about the way the world was millions of years ago, and she also loves to teach other people about it, so she writes articles and books, and she even helped make the movie Jurassic World!Riley and I have a lot in common, like, we both love dinosaurs (although her neighborhood doesn’t have a Princess dinosaur like mine does), and we both love to taste rocks! Riley does it to help her know what kind of rock it is, and I do it just because I think they’re delicious. (But you should be careful to not lick any rocks unless you ask your grown-ups first.)Riley talked to me about her favorite dinosaur (Allosaurus!), and about how she loves to be kind to her dog, and she also told me a terrific made-up story about why werewolves love fireworks. I really liked meeting Riley, and I think you’ll like meeting her too! I’ll be back soon with more new friends for you to meet, and I hope you’ve been making some fun new friends of your own! You can write in and tell me all about it, or just let me know, how were you kind today? (mailto:howwereyoukind@imagineneighborhood.org)See you soon!Your pal,Vac

    • 12 min
    The Temple of 'Do

    The Temple of 'Do

    Do you call it a see-saw, or a teeter-totter? Do you call it soda, or pop? Do you say wash, or warsh? Do you call them sneakers, or tennis shoes, or maybe kicks?  Do you “get ready” to do something, or “fix” to do it?  The way that people speak is called their “dialect,” and these are all examples of various dialects. Your dialect can reflect a lot of things about your identity—like your ethnic or cultural heritage, what part of the country you live in, and even where your neighborhood is.  Fun fact! We all learned to speak in ways that are a little bit different from each other, which means that everyone has at least one dialect—yes, even you! And some people learn to speak in more than one dialect, which can come in very handy. In fact, this week, having different dialects saves the day in The Imagine Neighborhood!  Today, Scotty, Alakazambra, and Miss Mamas are on an Epic Quest to find the enchanted spellbook The Glamoire. But the book is hidden deep inside the diabolical Temple of ’Do, which is filled with tricky booby traps . . . and Scotty falls into all of them! Miss Mamas and Alakazambra take turns casting wizarding spells in each of their own dialects, and together they save Scotty, get The Glamoire, and learn that the way everybody speaks is magical! * Will Scotty be able to tootsie-roll his way out of the bottomless pit?* Will Alakazambra and Miss Mamas uncover the speech secrets of The Glamoire?* Why did it have to be snakes? For all the answers, grab thine magic wand, your curling wand, or whatever enchanting accessory reflects your identity, and get ready to get caught up in today’s spellbinding episode of The Imagine Neighborhood! 

    • 22 min
    The Ptwanger Part One

    The Ptwanger Part One

    Have you ever come up with a really good solution to a problem? It feels great when we figure out how to fix something that’s bothering us. But what happens when you try your solution and it doesn’t work? Getting stuck in a problem can be super frustrating, so it’s important to know how to come up with new ideas!This week, Scotty and Princess Donnasaurus will need a LOT of new ideas, because they have a LOT of problems to solve. First, there’s a dangerous (and very stinky) fart tornado headed right towards the Neighborhood! And second, there’s a new grown-up in town who isn’t very good at problem-solving. Pete Twanger thinks he can fix the fart tornado by throwing things at it with his “ptwanger” machine. From sofas to people to Princess Donnasaurus’s beloved magical treasures, he ptwangs and ptwangs, but of course the fart tornado keeps on coming—plus, he’s making a big magical mess all over the place!Can Scotty and PD teach Pete Twanger how to Switcheroo before it’s too late? Will “getting large to take charge” help Pete stop creating magical kittens by mistake? Will “getting small to deal with it all” bring back PD’s enchanted record player? In any case, somebody better shake things up quick, because the Neighborhood is getting stinkier by the minute!  So, join us as we kick off Part One of this pungent parable, and don’t miss the thrilling story conclusion one week from today! In the meantime, have your grown-up get on our mailing list (https://forms.wix.com/ea540e66-a177-4ed0-a570-a7a0893eeddc:3a01c4b3-344f-4b95-a41a-7d1311a24fe5) for our weekly Wednesday newsletter with episode discussion prompts and activity ideas. And hey—we’re so excited to welcome you back to another year in The Imagine Neighborhood™!

    • 18 min
    The Ptwanger Part Two: Fartnado's Revenge

    The Ptwanger Part Two: Fartnado's Revenge

    Welcome to Part Two of our putrid parable about problem-solving, as we rejoin Scotty, Princess Donnasaurus, and Pete Twanger in the middle of dealing with myriad magical messes all over town—plus a fart tornado that’s still headed right for the Neighborhood!Last week, Pete Twanger tried to stop the fart tornado by throwing all kinds of objects at it with his “ptwanger” machine—including Princess Donnasaurus’s magical artifacts! And even though his solution didn’t work, Pete just kept on ptwanging and ptwanging. The items landed everywhere, creating lots of magical mayhem. Now the library is full of flying book-bats, Macho is having a disco dilemma, and a band of Royal Messenger Monkeys are harassing a new (and somewhat unexpected, if quite elegant) princess!With so many things going wrong, it’s going to take every problem-solving approach that PD and Scotty know to get the Neighborhood sorted out and make sure everyone’s safe inside before the fart tornado hits!  So head on over to The Imagine Neighborhood™ for cardio conundrums, mole sauce (made by actual moles), and finally finding a problem that Pete’s ptwanger can solve in today’s second stormy story installment!And hey, friends, if you enjoy the episode, you can send us your drawings (mailto:kind@imagineneighborhood.org) about it for our Infinite Refrigerator—and if your grown-up signs up for our mailing list (https://forms.wix.com/ea540e66-a177-4ed0-a570-a7a0893eeddc:3a01c4b3-344f-4b95-a41a-7d1311a24fe5), you’ll get our Wednesday newsletter full of cool things to talk about and fun episode activity ideas! We can’t wait to hear your thoughts about what’s going on in the Neighborhood, and of course, we’d love to know: how were you kind today (mailto:kind@imagineneighborhood.org)?

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

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