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Rad Dad Chat with Rick 'The Temp' Campanelli - Parenting Article

Rad Dad Chat with Rick 'The Temp' Campanelli - Parenting Article

When I’m not entertaining children from around the world with my rap-a-long books & songs, you can find me with my kids. I am a stay-at-home Dad by day and there’s just no job like it. 

While working on Friendly Fables I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with some incredible parents. One rad dad in particular is someone who I have followed in various capacities over the years: Rick ‘The Temp’ Campanelli. From world trips with his kids, to nature hikes or just reading a good old fashioned book, this dad does it all with style and a smile.

It is now my great pleasure to share with you a recent Rad Dad Chat I had with Rick where he discusses parenting during a global pandemic, what he is looking forward to most, and some other fun answers about his life as a dad. We hope you enjoy reading it!

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Farts - The Story Behind The Story

Farts - The Story Behind The Story

This is my favourite behind the scenes story for sure! Many of you are familiar with our best selling ‘Farts’ book and the Farts Rap-A-Long song on YouTube but not everyone knows how they came to be.

A few years ago I was very excited to be returning to my elementary school, Lakeside P.S, to share my Friendly Fables stories with their elementary students. 

I arrived in the library and was greeted by smiling, eager faces. I could picture myself as a young boy in the crowd, so I really wanted my performances that day to be special. 

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Happy first day of school from Friendly Fables!

Happy first day of school from Friendly Fables!

The first day of school is approaching and parents everywhere are shedding a tear, letting out a big whoop of joy or both. Whether your baby is starting JK, grade three or university, it’s a big day! We hope the back to school experience at your house is a great one.
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Sick or hurt? Don’t be scared - be a Heroic Hospital Warrior!

Sick or hurt? Don’t be scared - be a Heroic Hospital Warrior!

Childhood is a brief chapter in life that leaves a lasting imprint as we grow. It’s the foundation of our whole lives; the place where our stories, relationships and memories begin. Ask anyone about their childhood and you’re sure to get a visceral reaction - the good, the bad, the endless discoveries and the pure joy of being a kid. It truly is an amazing time!

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The magical, never-ending, old school joy of books

The magical, never-ending, old school joy of books

We love books - always have, always will. From the magic of a childhood picture book to the fascination of a good novel, books are an integral part of our lives, education and imagination. They’re the perfect escape, an excellent gift and a key part of our intellectual and emotional growth. A book is a window into another world and an amazing way for family members to connect. After all, what is bedtime without a good story?
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