Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: March 2010

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Sure, habits are hard to break and change is often met with resistance, but isn’t it time we give them some good food for thought?

Thinking Outside of the Toy Box: 4 Children’s Gizmos That Inspired Scientific Breakthroughs

Thinking Outside of the Toy Box: 4 Children’s Gizmos That Inspired Scientific Breakthroughs

Scientific American magazine explores how the Etch-a-Sketch, Legos, Shrinky Dink and the balloon inspired new ideas in “Thinking Outside of the Toy Box: 4 Children’s Gizmos That Inspired Scientific Breakthroughs.”

Your Undivided Attention….please?

Your Undivided Attention….please?

Funny that a show about teenage vampires was really a gateway for my daughter to express her fears and ask questions.

Life on Discovery Channel

Life on Discovery Channel

Any Planet Earth fans out there? As a follow-up to that fantastic and beautiful 2006 series narrated by Sigourney Weaver, the Discovery Channel is about to debut a new epic TV event called Life.

Alice in Wonderland, The Reviews are In

Alice in Wonderland, The Reviews are In

With all the anticipation surrounding the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, we asked Jerry Griswold, Director National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, to pose an adventurous review assignment to his graduate students. Here we present the unedited reviews, in un-Alice fashion, […]