Just about any day can be attributed to some kind of holiday or day of recognition. Today is no exception. Today, June 7, is also known as VCR Day. I’m not sure where it originated (or when.) Those in my generation, or anyone living in the 80s and 90s especially, will remember(fondly or not) those days before dvd, blu-ray, or streaming. When we struggled to remember to rewind our videos before returning them to the video rental store or, in some cases, the pharmacy. Sometimes, if you were unlucky enough your “tape” would get a kink somewhere and find itself wrapped around the inside of the VCR, never to be watched again. Gone now are the days of getting excited to see your teacher wheel a big, heavy TV into the classroom and knowing that we were watching a movie(or educational video) rather than staring at a chalkboard.
Looking for a way to celebrate? Dig that old VCR and those VHS tapes out of the attic, or go find one at a thrift store for $4 and throw a VCR party? Maybe dig out those old home movies on VCR and show them to your kiddos. Maybe take that cheap, thrift store VCR and a screwdriver and let your little ones take them apart and see how they worked. Another idea, is to check out this VCR tape craft from Artistshelpingchildren.org
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