The Children's Hour

9:00AM Saturday

Enriching, educating, enlightening and entertaining radio for kids of all ages. Want to join the KUNM Kids Birthday Club? Just email a request to kunmkids@kunm.org.

Earth's Birthday

13 hours ago
http://practicallyharmless.blogspot.com/2007/10/on-very-special-holiday.html

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, celebrate the Earth's Birthday. Plus we'll have folks from the Bees and Seeds festival, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music, and so much more. Wake up with us! 

Dinosaurs Of New Mexico

May 15, 2015
nmstatefossil.org

Sat. 5/16 9a: Dinosaurs ruled New Mexico for hundreds of millions of years. This week on The Children's Hour, we'll learn about some of the dinosaurs who lived here from 3rd graders in Mrs. Estes class at Albuquerque's Manzano Mesa Elementary School. We'll also have great music, a family events calendar, and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club. You can count on us to start your Saturday right! 

Celebrating Mom

May 8, 2015
Cristina Ortega

This Saturday (5/9, 9am) on The Children's Hour, celebrate mothers! Mothers Day is Sunday and we'll help you kick it off with music, stories, the history of this national holiday, and poetry for mothers from the Young Leaders of Promise. Plus, learn about Galloping Grace Youth Ranch and their efforts to bring horseback riding to kids in New Mexico. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Start your Saturdays with us at 9am!

Women in Science

Apr 29, 2015

Saturday, May 2 on The Children's Hour we heard kids from Mr. Pence's class at Jimmy Carter Middle School educating us about women scientists. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and a family events calendar, start every Saturday with us. 

Pajarito Elementary Soaring Eagles

Apr 24, 2015
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Saturday at 9am, The Children's Hour features Pajarito Elementary fourth graders telling us what they love about their school. Plus we'll find out about a hopping good time from herpetologist Dr. Tom Giermakowski.  We hope you'll join us. 

Summer Camp

Apr 17, 2015

Saturday, April 18 9-10am:  Is there summer camp in your future? Or in your past? We'll be talking about summer camp on The Children's Hour with The Full Circle Project, singing songs, roasting marshmallows, and telling jokes. Plus we'll have great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. 

Kids Cook

Apr 12, 2015

On Saturday, March 28th, kids from Kids Cook came into our studio to talk about what they've learned when the program came to their schools. 

Grammar Zoo

Apr 10, 2015

  

The Children's Hour was visited by 2nd graders from Mrs. Phillips' class at Bellehaven Elementary to teach us all about grammar. Plus we raised money for high quality kid's media on KUNM, and we covered what's new at the Albuquerque Zoo.  Join us at 9am every Saturday!

Helmets & Kids

Apr 3, 2015

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, we'll learn why wearing helmets when biking is so important and where kids can get one. Plus bike safety, a visit from our friends at Animal Humane New Mexico, where to find egg hunts, and what's going on in and around Albuquerque for families and kids. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, all in an hour. Won't you join us? Sat. 4/4/15 9 to 10am. 

Remembering Cesar Chavez And Essays In Peace

Mar 20, 2015
brownpride.com

The Children's Hour will remember Cesar Chavez, and Britney will read her award winning essay about peace.  We'll also have a visit from Albuquerque's Quelab. With a nod to the spring equinox, great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and more, all in an hour. Join us, Saturday, March 21 from 9 to 10am. 

Epic Pi Day

Mar 13, 2015
http://susanmidlarsky.com

Sat. 3/14, 9am:  It was Pi Day on The Children's Hour, and Einstein's birthday! Albert was with us in the studio. We enjoyed the epic Pi Day moment, at 9:26am.  

Pipes & Drums, and Remembering Selma

Mar 7, 2015
Andrew Stone

Sat. 3/7, 9am: On The Children's Hour we remembered the 50th anniversary of the Selma March to Montgomery. Also, we welcomed the High Desert Pipes & Drums to our studios.  We had a visit from AirDance New Mexico, plus we learned about the history of International Women's Day. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. All in an hour!

Hakim Bellamy on The Children's Hour

Feb 26, 2015
Courtesy of Mr. Bellamy

    

Sat. 2/28, 9am: Albuquerque's first poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy talked about Black History with us. We learned about influential historical leaders, heard excellent poetry, and great music. Plus we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. Always start your Saturdays with us!

Valentine's Day Children's Hour

Feb 13, 2015

Sat. 2/14, 9am: It's Valentine's Day on The Children's Hour! Kids are invited to call in to wish their loved ones Happy Valentine's Day. We'll keep your morning moving right along with great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Do join us! 

Celebrating Black History Month

Feb 6, 2015
http://nmblackhistorymonth.com

Sat. 2/7, 9am: The Children's Hour welcomes the Wiz Kids and the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee to the studio to let us know what's going on all month to honor the history of Black Americans. We'll also celebrate a certain pioneer author's birthday, and we'll give a nod to International Epilepsy Awareness Day happening this Monday.  Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family calendar of events, and so much more. 

Spoonerisms!

Jan 30, 2015

Saturday, 1/31 at 9am on The Children's Hour, Anna and Julia covered spoonerisms. We promise, it wasn't a lack of pies - or a pack of lies! The good folks from Animal Humane also joined us, plus we learned about new science classes for kids at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and a family events calendar. Wake up with The Children's Hour every Saturday!

Asteroids And Comets

Jan 23, 2015
http://rosetta.esa.int / European Space Agency

Get up with us, 1/24 at 9am on The Children's Hour. We mean really far up. We'll be exploring comets, asteroids and learn about classes for kids at The Balloon Museum. The fun starts at 9am on KUNM.Our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, family events calendar, and great music, all in an hour.  

Warehouse 508, Math Wizards & Martin Luther King

Jan 15, 2015
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Sat. 1/17, 9am:  Warehouse508, an organization that provides programs for youth ages 11 to 20 to participate in urban arts, music, outdoor recreation and extreme sports led by youth, will visit our studios. We'll also have Andy Klee, the Math Wizard. Plus we'll celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.  Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and more. Join us!

Kids At The RoundHouse

Jan 9, 2015
nmindepth.com

    

Sat. 1/10, 9am:  New Mexico State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino will explain how kids can be a part of the legislative process during the upcoming 60 day legislative session. Also, the Bad Ad Contest is coming to its deadline, and  the Media Literacy Project will let us know all about it. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more, start your Saturday with The Children's Hour! 

Sandhill Cranes

Jan 1, 2015
John Hamilton Farr, Taos, NM / http://www.jfarr.com

1/3, Sat. 9am:  Every cold season, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes  spend their winters in New Mexico. What are they doing here? How long have they been coming? How and why do they make their trumpeting calls?  We'll learn all about the magestic sandhill crane with UNM professor Dr. Crhsitopher Witt, Curator of Birds at the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Plus, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and great music.  Join us!

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Dec 26, 2014
Ujima Collective, Manchester, NH

Sat. 12/27, 9am:  Learn about Kwanzaa on The Children's Hour with special guest, storyteller Ramona King. We'll learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how they are uniquely celebrated. Join us! 

Happy Holidays

Dec 19, 2014
http://thegreenmama.com

Sat. 12/20, 9am:  We're geared up for a holiday show celebrating you, our listeners. Full of giveaways and holiday songs and stories, we'll make your Saturday morning light up with joy. Join us! 

Waiting for Snow

Dec 12, 2014

Sat. 12/13, 9am:  We're peeking into the National Weather Service's crystal ball with meteorologist Kerry Jones to determine if it will snow in New Mexico. How does the NWS predict winter weather, and what kind of patterns do they see in our climate?  Also, Ophelia will talk about what's going on at the Railyards in Albuquerque, and we'll celebrate the birthday of science fiction writer Tamora Pierce. Plus great music, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and more.  Join us! 

Singalong with Susie Tallman

Dec 5, 2014
Chanda Shaw

Sat. 12/6, 9am:  Susie Tallman and Friends will join us for a sing-along dance party live in our studio. Plus, we'll learn about winter break camps for New Mexico kids.  Along with the KUNM Kids Birthday Club members, we'll celebrate the birthday of the lyricist, Ira Gershwin. Join us!

Toxic Toys & The Invention of the Phonograph

Dec 4, 2014

Sat. 11/29:  What makes a toy toxic?  We'll learn how to identify toys that present a danger for children with Jacob Peters from the New Mexico Public Interest Research Group.  Also, hear the first recording ever made, by Thomas Edison, and presented November 29, 1877.  

Gratitude

Nov 21, 2014

Sat. 11/22, 9am:  There is so much to be thankful for, as we explore gratefulness with teacher and musician Sean Etigson and some of his students. Gratitute ... it's an attitude. 

Screentime & Kids

Nov 13, 2014
Katie Stone

Sat. 11/15, 9am:  We're opening up the phone lines to kids (and kids only) to find out what you're doing on computers at home, school or for fun. How do kids balance the physical world and the digital worlds, and what rules are in different houses?  Plus we're releasing chipmunks in the studios. We'll have great music, a family event calendar, and celebration of birthdays - join us! 

Yoga & Kids

Nov 7, 2014

Sat. 11/8, 9am:  Stretch your body and relax your mind, we're doing yoga in the studio with Zhenya and Erin. Let your inner light shine and find out how fun yoga can be with kids.  We've also got birthdays to celebrate, tickets to give away, and a calendar of family events. Join us!

Brush 'Em If You've Got 'Em!

Oct 31, 2014
http://www.toothachesremedies.net

    

Sat, 11/1 9am:  Want to have your candy and eat it too? Just in time for the day after Halloween, we bring you University of New Mexico student dental hygienists to talk about oral hygiene and kids.  It's the tooth and nothing but the tooth on The Children's Hour. 

Poop Happens, Then What?

Oct 21, 2014
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

  

 Sat. 10/25, 9am:  It all comes out in the end, they say, and when it does, where does it go? We learned exactly what happens with Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority educator Sharon Savinski. Plus, we explored the methane world of flatulence. It stinks!  

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