I’ll admit it, I’m a big fan of Target. I live in a relatively small city and it’s one of the only big stores we have and I frequent it fairly often. What can I say… I enjoy the color red, but this week they did something completely out of the ordinary and didn’t publicize it or catch attention with flashy light, they just did it like it was the most normal thing. Target used a model with down syndrome grouped in with all the other child models… dare I say Included with all the other child models? It was brilliant and beautiful. Plus by not saying anything at all it’s been an incredibly positive campaign that I’m sure has brought lots of business. If you want to see the ad and read a very nice post written by a father of a boy with down syndrome head on over to Noah’s Dad and check it out.
I found a great site this week through a link posted on Facebook, and if you like word games you’re sure to love it! It’s a vocabulary game where you’re given a word and you have to choose another word that means the same thing… pretty simple, but the real kicker is… for every answer you get right 10 grains of rice are donated to help stop world hunger. FreeRice is run by the United Nations World Food Program and is most certainly worth checking out.
As a child my Mom was always listening to Audio Books. She’d listen while she did the dishes, or while she worked in her studio and always seemed really happy with it. I preferred to read books, to hold their crisp pages in my hands and feel the tight binding as it rested in my palm all the while soaking up the sweet smell of fresh ink on pressed paper, but now I too am a mother and find myself with little time to actually sit down and read books, so when I stumbled across a site called Books Should Be Free and found hundreds of Audio Books to download for Free I decided to give audio books another chance, and you should too! I’m starting out by putting Alice and Wonderland on my ipod today.
Have you found any good links this week?