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  • Philadelphia Folk Festival
  • Kathy with John Flynn
  • Kathy with The Diggity Dudes
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  • Kathy with 1, 2, 3 Andres
  • Kathy with Justin Roberts
  • KindieComm
  • Kathy with Lucky Diaz
  • Kathy with Soupy Sales
  • Barry Louis Polisar
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Robert Drake

This has been another wonderful year of Kindie music. What is Kindie? Kindie is independent music for kids, created by people who care passionately about good music. They just happen to create it with younger ears in mind. While there were a lot of good CDs for kids this year, Kathy O'Connell has selected ten of her most-favorite! 

Check out Kathy's Top Ten CDs of 2014

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This past spring this baby blue jay, likely having fallen from his nest, was brought into the Wildlife Clinic at the Schuylkill Center of Environmental Education. The people who found him couldn’t locate the nest to return him, and so they brought him to the clinic. For the next few weeks, this little blue jay has had many people involved in his care, from dedicated volunteers to our wildlife rehabilitators. Raising a songbird baby can be a real challenge, with a particular diet, a special nest to ensure his legs grow straight, and regular feedings until he’s old enough to feed himself. At the clinic we are careful to make sure the blue jay does not become tame or imprinted, so he can be released into the wild once he’s old enough.

Read the entire story - and see pictures - by visiting THIS LINK


Music is a BIG part of Kids Corner ... kids and adults love listening, discovering and singing along with the songs we play each night! On this MUSIC page, you can enjoy the music of Kids Corner whenever you want - with the Kids Corner Music Channel! Then take time to read CD Reviews from Kathy - learn what to add to your family's music collection! Plus explore the playlists of previous Kids Corner shows and search the database for a specific artist. You can scroll down and check out a list of who's coming to our region to perform live on stage and you'll also find the Kids Corner TV ... a playlist of some of our favorite musicians and their recent videos!

Now you can listen, watch and enjoy live the music on Kids Corner!

Enjoy!  

In a given month, Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell receives close to two DOZEN brand-new CDs from musicians across the country and around the globe! Part of her job at Kids Corner is to listen and decide which CDs are just right for Kids Corner. To help those adults shopping for good music for those little ears in their world, Kathy has begun to share some reviews of new CDs you should check out! Click here to learn more

Since we know how important the music of Kids Corner is to you - we've created the Kids Corner Music Channel! It's a audio streaming loop (about 90 minutes or so) featuring some of the best songs by some of our favorite musicians. Click here to reach the playlist and links to the artist's websites - as well as the Kids Corner Music Channel media player.

Sometimes you'll hear a song on Kids Corner but forget the title or the artist - well now, all you have to to is search the Kids Corner Playlists for your answer! Click here and you'll access our database, where you can search for a specific show date or search for an artist!

Of course, if you can't find what you're looking for, just click the envelope in the top right corner of the website and drop us a note - we'll do our best to help you out!

  •  Kids Corner Music TV

Hosted by Kathy O'Connell and produced by Robert Drake, Kids Corner is a live, interactive radio show for children that has earned over 23 broadcasting awards including a George Foster Peabody Award and a Major Edwin Armstrong Award for Creative Use of Radio.

Peabody AwardCreated in January 1988 by WXPN-FM radio from the University of Pennsylvania, Kids Corner's primary mission continues to be one that provides a stimulating variety of educational and entertaining programs for children ages 5-13. The show enables children to get involved in interactive segments and demonstrate their knowledge, talent and abilities. In addition, it serves as a resource for parents, educators and professionals in child-related fields.

Kids Corner can be heard Mondays through Thursdays
from 7-8pm ET on:

88.5 WXPN-FM, Philadelphia PA
88.7 WXPN-FM Lancaster/Lebanon, PA 
99.7 WXPN-FM Harrisburg, PA 
104.9 WXPN-FM, Lehigh Valley, PA
91.9 Hackettstown, NJ 

and live worldwide on http://kidscorner.org

WXPN is the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. Besides producing Kids Corner, WXPN also produces World Cafe, public radio's most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR.

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Did you know that you have a chemistry lab right in your own home? Join Dr. Lisa Chirlian each month on Science Thursday as she presents another Kitchen Chemistry experiment. These experiments use everyday materials and can be performed in an ordinary kitchen with adult supervision.

Explore The Experiments

 

Each month on Kids Corner our @CoolAstronomer Derrick Pitts of the Franklin Institute joins us to explore the fascinating expanse that is deep space ... from stars and planets to the great unknown. Each year scientists learn more about our solar system and beyond - click through and you'll learn more too - as well as what to see in the October night sky!

Explore Deep Space!

A young beagle runs away from his owner who mistreats his dogs. Find out what happens next in this month's Kids Corner Book Club selection, chosen by Kids Corner librarian Joe Hilton.

The Kids Corner Book Club 

Girl Meets Ghost
by Lauren Barnholdt

Kinda Like Brothers
by Coe Booth