Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: January 2011

Time Shift Your TV: January 31 – February 6

Time Shift Your TV: January 31 – February 6

Do you  remember Art Linkletter and his questions to kids on a show called Art Linkletter’s House Party? It aired on television from 1945 to 1969. Bill Cosby revived the idea in series called Kids Say the Darndest Things, from 1998-2000. This week, supermodel and […]

Girl Power

Girl Power

Lately, I’ve found myself pining for the good old days. When I look at the various shows on TV now, I don’t see any really positive female characters. Sure, there are some that I like and enjoy, but if I scratch the surface for deeper […]

About the Author: Grace Lin

About the Author: Grace Lin

Great children’s authors, illustrators, and musicians put a wealth of thought and experience into their work.  In the weeks to come, we’ll feature interviews and performances from some of our winners. For Grace Lin, a 2009 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner, success did not come […]

Time Shift Your TV: January 24 – 30

Time Shift Your TV: January 24 – 30

If you’ve got teens or tweens in your family, you may have heard about last week’s Monday night debut of MTV’s racy Skins series, an American version of a popular British show featuring teens simulating sex, drinking, using drugs and more. It has caused quite […]

Mean Girls and Boys

Mean Girls and Boys

Bullying comes in many forms– for the teen boy, it is usually about black eyes and bruised egos and for girls, it can be much more subtle.