Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: July 2010

For Less Than a Tank of Gas: Plan a Family Game Night

For Less Than a Tank of Gas: Plan a Family Game Night

Just like movies, family games are an ideal way to gather family members of all ages together for a few hours of pure family fun that’s also economical.  Look for games that appeal to each family member’s age and interests.  Our selections offer games of […]

Back When…Historical Fiction for Middle-Grade and Teen Readers

Back When…Historical Fiction for Middle-Grade and Teen Readers

Beginning in late elementary school and on through middle and high school, I pored over any book that could take me out of my own time period and into another.  Nineteenth century America, medieval Britain, World War II Europe were all fair game.  I would […]

For Less Than a Tank of Gas:  Plan a Family Movie Night

For Less Than a Tank of Gas: Plan a Family Movie Night

Summer may be all about fun, but learning something new isn’t far behind.  Every Friday, through the end of August, Parents’ Choice will be exploring this theme of what fun can be achieved for less than a tank of gas. Hope you enjoy the ride […]

Audacity: New Graphic Biographies

Audacity: New Graphic Biographies

The authors of “The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived” make the case that imaginary characters (King Arthur, Cinderella, Nancy Drew, and others) are more likely to shape our lives than real life folks. I don’t need to be persuaded; the biographies available during […]

Let’s Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs

Let’s Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs

At TEDxEdmonton, Cameron Herold makes a powerful case for parenting and education that teaches kids to be entrepreneurs. Watch now >> About Cameron Herold: An entrepreneur since childhood, Cameron Herold wants parents and teachers to recognize — and foster — entrepreneurial talent in kids.  For […]