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!

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

SPRING AHEAD, FALL BEHIND

 
This weekend Daylight Saving Time is being observed on November 4 at 2:00 a.m.  Not every state or territory observes this tradition first mentioned by Ben Franklin and first implemented during the first World War. 
 
Although not required by Federal Law, if a state or territory does observe Daylight Saving Time, the date has to be uniform.
 
The original idea was to save daylight hours.  While there is some controversy about the effectiveness, most states do participate.
 
I always loved "falling behind" and gaining an hour. It felt like a gift.  I find "springing ahead" in March, and losing an hour, more difficult to adjust to.  What I do appreciate most all the time, however, is the reminder to change your smoke detector batteries on these dates. 
 
Here is a list of the dates that Daylight Saving Time will be observed over the next few years:
 
2013:  March 10 - November 3
2014:  March 9  - November 2
2015:  March 8 -  November 1 
 
So, change your smoke detector batteries - it's the safe thing to do.  Run backwards or do a backward somersault or do a handspring forward. Teach a child about time - time to learn, play, exercise, eat right, sleep. 
 
If you are in Arizona or Hawaii, Puerto Rico and some territories, you won't be changing your clock.  If your state follows Daylight Savings Time though, don't forget, as I have, and go somewhere too early!
 
Kimbo's Telling Time Tunes is a great resource to help children learn about time with clever, fun songs such as "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", "Minute Hand and Hour Hand", "60 Seconds/60 Minutes", "5-10-15-20".  You can listen to short music clips of these songs and more on www.kimboed.com

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