Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: August 2010

For Less Than a Tank of Gas: Explore the World

For Less Than a Tank of Gas: Explore the World

There are endless opportunities to explore the world around us through books, movies, educational toys and games, and websites. Extend summer travel into the beginning of the school year; learn more about places you would like to visit, places that have a special meaning to […]

License to Parent

License to Parent

We don’t often think of TV or movies to help us through the growing pains of parenting, but resources do exist if you know where to look.

Jerry Griswold’s Tall (and not-so-tall) Tales

Jerry Griswold’s Tall (and not-so-tall) Tales

Jerry Griswold’s cherished book reviews are published in places esteemed and established.  Here, we provide an excerpt and a link to his most recent and wry for the New York Times. Written especially for the vertically challenged, John Schwartz’s “Short: Walking Tall When You’re Not […]

Time Shift TV

Time Shift TV

Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas and crossed over Florida on August 23, 2005 before gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico and hitting New Orleans. Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the disaster, National Geographic Channel reconstructs what happened through the eyes of many who […]

Back to School Movie Inspiration

Back to School Movie Inspiration

As much as most parents enjoy the unstructured family time of summer, the prospect of the kiddies returning to school brings order back into the week. This is not to say that all of education need be viewed as neat and tidy to be considered […]