Saturday, December 10, 2016

Portland Children's Museum ~ Access for All

From the Portland Children's Museum Website....

We believe that all children deserve to experience the joys of playful learning at Portland Children’s Museum. We act on this belief by providing $1 admission to any person who receives public assistance through our Access Program.

Portland Children's Museum meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but for us accessibility means more than compliance with the law of the land. We are committed to making the Museum a rich and rewarding experience for all, regardless of any specific needs they may have.
Our new Outdoor Adventure area is designed with accessibility in mind, and our staff members are always on hand to offer any assistance that may be needed. Of course, our indoor space is also designed to welcome all children. 
Access Play as an event reserved for families with children experiencing disabilities, and their friends. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or feedback at 503.471.9914 or

Our next Access Play events are:
Tuesday, October 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 17, 5:30-7 p.m.
Adults experiencing disabilities are welcome to visit with their family members or support persons with at least a one-to-one ratio. Support persons are encouraged to call 503.471.9911 in advance
We are also very eager to hear about new ways to serve the children in our community and we welcome your feedback, suggestions, questions, or concerns. Please don't hesitate to contact us with your thoughts.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Cinnamon Bear - Links, Info & Appearances

The Cinnamon Bear
     Cinnamon Bear has been a tradition for many families since it was first aired in 1937.  
     Cinnamon Bear is a radio play featuring Paddy O'Cinnamon and Judy and Jimmy.  Their are 26 fun filled episodes leading up to the Christmas Eve finale.
     Portland is often called the hotspot for Cinnamon Bear because he has been broadcast each year since 1937, only missing a year or two through the years.  Many local stores often had Cinnamon Bear, instead of Santa Claus for children to visit and tell their wishes to at Christmas.  
     The Portland Spirit has a yearly schedule of cruises and you can adventure into the land of Maybe with Pirates and Cinnamon Bear himself.
     Now you can download the entire Series and play it for your family. - Cinnamon Bear.  You can listen online or right click and click "Save Target As"  which will allow you to save each episode in an MP3 format for free.
     This radio show, and lots of others, are available online for free because they are copyright free and in the public domain.  Radio shows can be a lot of fun to introduce to your family.  Kids love to listen to them and can be very creative drawing or painting what they imagine.  They can even create their own plays or movies based on the shows.
     Many shows may have historic context which may need to be explained to them, which is a great way to introduce our history and the way we used to live.

  • December 3,4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 26, 27
     Other radio Shows and websites to enjoy.