Welcome to Kimbo's Blog!

Welcome to Kimbo's Blog!

Kimbo was founded in 1958 and is based in Long Branch, NJ. Kimbo Educational's award-winning line of over 350 CDs and several DVDs address children's needs for exercise, learning basic concepts and skills, and abundant opportunities to enjoy play and fun. Kimbo recently launched a download site so customers can purchase our music in MP3 format and enjoy their music instantly!

Please enjoy our blog and come back often. We love questions and comments as well!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Congratulations Graduates!

Whether your child is graduating from preschool, high school, or college, it is a special time for everyone.  The day marks the end of an era and the beginning of the next stage of their life.  It was always an emotional day for me.  I felt proud of my child, in awe of how much they had accomplished, a little anxious about what was ahead, moved by the pageantry of the ceremony, and excited about all the festivities that marked their accomplishment.  I even reflected on the majesty of my own graduation many years ago.

Music is almost always a part of the graduation ceremony.  Patriotic Songs & Marches offers the traditional and majestic, Pomp and Circumstance, a song often used for the very moving procession at commencement.  For little ones, the ‘Graduation Day’ song, from Learning Time Tunes is perfect and meaningful.  Use these CDs at home or school, they will add to the wonder of the day.

Congratulations to all grads and their families from the Kimble Family!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Heat is On - Don’t Wait ‘Til You Are Thirsty!

It’s the good old summertime, and most of us are feeling the heat.  Every year I experience headaches and other heat-related symptoms because I forget that I need to drink more when the thermometer soars.  

Kids are no exception.  How much fluids they should drink will depend on their weight, age, and their activity level; especially when they perspire.  A general rule for all of us is to drink before you get thirsty.  Drink before you exercise.  Check with your doctors for specific guidelines for your child.  

Taking in fluids is important at any time, but it’s essential in hot weather.  Bringing along a water bottle can be refreshing and invaluable whenever you go out.  To help increase fluids and encourage kids to drink more, water is important, but you can also offer milk, soups, shakes, and frozen fruit cubes.  Fruits and vegetables also help increase fluid levels to maintain good health – and they taste good too! 

RONNO’s song, Mission Nutrition, from the Smart Fitness, Smart Foods CD, offers the following excellent advice in a fun way that kids will relate to:

Fluid Intake:

Water, milk and juice
Water is a super fuel
It’s the drink we choose
When we’re feeling tired
When we’re feeling hot
Our bodies need hydration
We need to drink a lot!

Fuel up to feel well, and have a healthy and fun summer.

p.s.  Remember to keep your furry family safe and hydrated too!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

It’s Dad’s Special Day!

Our best wishes to all you Dads from Kimbo.  Your love and guidance is so important to the children in your life.

Kimbo Founder, Bob Kimble, left a legacy of love, including his 2 sons, 5 grandkids, and 1 great grandchild.  Bob cherished his family, and devoted his life to them and to the children’s music company he and his wife, Gert, developed and nurtured.  He will always be remembered.

The Kimble Family wishes an extra- special, Happy Father’s Day, to all new dads.  It’s a wondrous time of caring for your new child and developing a strong relationship.  A little music and some activities designed just for them will add fun to your time together.  It will also help baby’s motor development while strengthening your new bond.

CDs for babies include these popular titles...

Diaper Gym, play “Cuddle Up a Little Closer” and “Wiggles and Giggles” from this Parents’ Choice Award winner.

Baby Games, share pint-size movement activities from “Baby Cheer” and “Toe to Ear Stretch”.
Baby Face, won’t you be the proud Dad when you sing, “Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby” and discover your baby’s excitement when you play “Peek-a-Boo”, a much loved traditional game.

These CDs are filled with unique songs that your new little ones will love.  Kimbo also offers lullabies and musical resources for your toddlers, preschoolers and school age children.

Make memories with Kimbo.  Happy Father’s Day!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Flag Day!

Attention KIMBO Kids, ages 1 to 12! 

Here is our first-ever KIMBO Coloring Contest!

Color this picture of our American flag in honor of Flag Day, and you and your family will have a chance to win a free download of the popular Kimbo CD, Patriotic Songs and Marches!

Contest Start Date: June 14, 2012 -Flag Day. All submissions must reach KIMBO by July 3, 2012. Submit this flag coloring page to Kimbo Educational via email: service@kimboed.com, fax: 732.870.3340 or mail:PO Box 477. Long Branch, NJ 07740.  

Please include the contact information for the parent, guardian or teacher, as well as the name and age of the child.  You may enter one submission per child.  Every entry is eligible to win the contest as one winner will be randomly drawn from every coloring page sent in.  

The winning coloring page will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this Kimbo Blog on July 4, 2012, Independence Day!  With the written permission of the adult, the child's first name and age will also be posted.

Remember, the contest winner will receive a FREE download of the Patriotic Songs and Marches CD.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hoist the Flag! It’s Flag Day on June 14th!

Do you get a thrill when you see the United States red, white, and blue flag flying in the breeze?  I love to see our flag proudly displayed at public buildings and in front of private homes.  While I respect the flags of other countries (and they have their own flag days), my heart beats faster when I see our “Old Glory”.  It means home, unity, and shows respect for our country.  

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States back in 1777.  The flag has changed over the years with the addition of states, but the original design by seamstress, Betsy Ross, can still be envisioned.

Today, there are 13 equal horizontal stripes of red, alternating with white, along with a blue rectangle displaying 50 five-pointed stars in white.  The 50 stars represent our 50 states, and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies in the Union.

Although Flag Day is not an official Federal Holiday, we are encouraged to fly the flag for one week.  Proclamations are given all over the U.S; why not find out if your town or city will have a special ceremony you can share with family and friends. 

Treat your flag with respect.  There are many rules we must follow when displaying the flag.  Celebrate America, celebrate our freedom, and celebrate the military people who have fought for it.

It’s a grand old day!  Sing our national anthem, the Stars Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key, from the popular Kimbo CD, Patriotic Songs & Marches.  Enjoy the song, Let’s Make a Flag for Flag Day, from Holiday Songs for All Occasions while you make your own flag out of craft sticks and colored markers.