Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: September 2009

The Fall TV Line Up, or the Fall of TV

The Fall TV Line Up, or the Fall of TV

Every fall season marks the promise of something new, but really, Hollywood has been recycling for years. This season isn’t so much new as it is familiar—old shows have been reworked and popular trends repackaged.

Welcome to Read More. Play More. Learn More.

Welcome to Read More. Play More. Learn More.

Welcome to the Parents’ Choice blog, a place to read more, play more and learn more about
children’s media and toys, and the people and policies that shape them.

ASHA Safe Listening Series to Travel West

ASHA Safe Listening Series to Travel West

On September 22 at 10 a.m., the Glendale, CA, Civic Auditorium will be the site of a free American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) safe listening concert for nearly 1,000 area first- and second-graders. The event will be part of ASHA’s national “Listen to Your Buds” campaign (www.listentoyourbuds.org), which educates the very young about practicing safe listening habits such as turning down the volume and taking listening breaks when they use personal audio technology.

The Parents’ Choice Fall 2009 Small Screen Awards

The Parents’ Choice Fall 2009 Small Screen Awards

Each year, thousands of new websites, software, games and DVDs are developed for children of all ages making it difficult for parents to screen every product their child encounters before the next version arrives on store shelves. In addition to the “fun factor,” parents look to software, video games and DVDs to provide creative and playful learning opportunities for their children.