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Quote Of The Day

"If I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able to speak any language. Now that's a weird super power. It might not come in handy to rescue folks from a burning building, but I’ve always wished that whatever country I went to, wherever I met somebody who spoke a different language, that I could right away speak their language.”

- Barack Obama on his choice of superpower

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Watch The Dictator's Opening Scene

LOLz!

If you're on the fence about going to see The Dictator in May, maybe the opening scene (above) from Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy will change your mind.

Ch-ch-check it out if you want to learn all about General Aladeen and what happens when you change the pronunciation of over 300 words to…Aladeen.

While Borat exposed some of the more ignorant aspects of our country, The Dictator may end up proving how lucky we really are to be living in it!

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Bully Gets A PG-13 Rating!!

FINALLY!!!

After WEEKS of protests, petitions and official statements, the dispute over the rating for the documentary Bully is finally over. The MPAA has finally decided to give the movie a PG-13 rating!!

In case you've been taking a nap for the past month or so, here's what you missed: the rating for Bully has been the center of a HUGE controversy.

The doc was made to educate KIDS on the effects of bullying, but the MPAA gave the pic an "R" rating cause of its adult language. It was pret-ty lame that kids couldn't see the movie, and the whole reason for making the film was lost. Eventually producers decided to release the doc as "Unrated" - meaning theater operators could decide who would be allowed to see the movie.

BUT now they've got their way — and all they had to do was remove three naughty words!

Bully's director, Lee Hirsch, released a statement saying:

"I feel completely vindicated with this resolution. While I retain my belief that PG-13 has always been the appropriate rating for this film, as reinforced by Canada's rating of a PG, we have today scored a victory from the MPAA."

We're sure Canada's rating did help, but celeb support from Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and Meryl Streep and MANY more didn't hurt either!

Now that you can… GO WATCH BULLY TODAY!

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Welcome To Megan Fox Island!

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For your sake, you better speak English!

A Brazilian-based language school is hoping to inspire the youth of South America's largest country to learn our language by preying on their greatest weakness: their hormones.

In this new ad for CCAA, two young dudes end up shipwrecked on their own fantasy island, complete inhabited by Megan Foxes (emphasis on the plural.) The only problem is, Megan Fox x 10 is only interested in — you guessed it — titilating conversation in English. When they boys can't muster a single world in her language, they get … well, you'll see for yourself!

Check out the video (above) to watch the clever commercial and get hooked on FOXnics!

Wonder how much she got paid for this gig? (We're thinking WELL)

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Look Out Univision And Telemundo! News Corp Is Coming Out With New Spanish Language Network

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News Corp want to turn up the heat on Univision and Telemundo!

The media kingpin has patnered with Colombian broadcaster RCN Television to create MundoFox, a network to be launched this fall.

MundoFox will be a part of Fox International Channels and features content from RCN, Fox Deportes, and more.

Fox International Channels chief Hernan Lopez said the following on the partnership:

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Toddlers Banned From Doing 'Rude' Dance To Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Toddlers Banned From Doing 'Rude' Dance To Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Is the above sign a diamond shaped star or a lady-part?

Toddlers all around the world have been taught to make certain gestures while singing the well-known nursery rhyme, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. But now a school in the UK has banned the gesture - in case it offends deaf people.

Bosses at the Sure Start children's group in Acomb are reported to have introduced the ban after realising one of the hand actions could be misconstrued as the sign language gesture for vag-jay-jay.

WFT?? Most the deaf people we know are not so easily offend.

Even if there was a super sensitive deaf person, it's unlikely, they'd ever know these that the kids at Sure Start where being "perverted" cause there no deaf children OR parents currently attend the school.

One parent that doesn't support the ban argues that:

"These are innocent little children just making a sign to show a star. No-one would give it a second thought. Now every parent may worry their child may be making an offensive gesture when they're singing this song."

Totally! Now they have to explain to the kids why the sign is offensive, something we're sure the mature toddlers will likely abuse.

This is just as silly as that one school that took the word "Gay" out of Deck the Halls.

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EXCLUSIVE: Is Your Pre-Schooler Gifted?

EXCLUSIVE: Is Your Pre-Schooler Gifted?

Q&A with Dr. Kim Har!

Perezito's educational expert Dr. Kim Har, director of early childhood education at the Aristotle Circle in NYC, was asked:

"How do I know if my child is bright or truly gifted?"

Dr. Kim Har's answer:

"It's difficult to give a one-size-fits-all description, but certain characteristics emerge more frequently in young children who are identified as gifted. Gifted preschoolers often show strong creative or lateral thinking, which means that they problem-solve in novel ways. They are curious by nature and ask questions to understand things beyond the scope of the information they're given."

As for whether children are born gifted or become so from their environment, Dr. Har said that giftedness tends to run in families, but early exposure to rich, educational experiences can certainly make a difference for all children.

She suggests parents,

"Create a language-rich environment with a lot of exchange. Talk to your kids, read to them, ask open-ended questions that encourage them to understand why and how things happen. They will then start to build early reasoning skills."

Thanks for the advice!!

For more information about early childhood learning CLICK HERE!

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