Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: April 2010

Twilight Revelations

Twilight Revelations

“Any suggestion from me is obviously tainted by uncool mom germs. Then something very surprising happened: I, her mother, was actually right.”

Pushing the Envelope

Pushing the Envelope

My teen daughter is a big fan of Glee. She’s one of the millions of young viewers who’ve caught the singing bug and enjoy the musical frivolity that is the latest TV sensation. Just so we’re clear, aside from musical numbers, Glee isn’t anything like […]

PBS Kids Celebrates Earth Day

PBS Kids Celebrates Earth Day

Set your TiVOs – On April 22, PBS KIDS will host “Share the Earth Day” as 15 different series present eco-friendly, earth science and outdoor exploration-themed episodes. Families can join favorite characters from CURIOUS GEORGE, SESAME STREET, SUPER WHY! and more as they learn about solar power, pollution, water conservation, biospheres and saving the rainforest. 2010 marks PBS KIDS’ largest “Share the Earth Day” event.

Looking at Autism From the Pages of a Family Album

Looking at Autism From the Pages of a Family Album

My Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon Showtime Summers in South Hampton, tennis and golf clubs and a big apartment in Manhattan seems like a charmed life, but as Tom Murray’s poignant documentary “My Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon” reveals, it was anything but. Murray’s youngest […]

5-Minute Marvels Encourages Kids & Parents To Draw A Little Every Day

5-Minute Marvels Encourages Kids & Parents To Draw A Little Every Day

We’ve seen quite a few tweets and blogs about a site called 5-Minute Marvels which encourages parents and kids to draw together each night. Here is what our friends at Wired had to say: 5-Minute Marvels is a site based on a simple idea: parents […]