Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: February 2011

Time Shift Your TV: February 28 – March 6

Time Shift Your TV: February 28 – March 6

Music is the highlight this week. But you may also be interested in shows about Egypt, scientific anti-aging discoveries, mythical beasts and, yes, Dr. Seuss. Monday, Feb. 28: During the unrest leading up to the recent downfall of former Egyptian President Mubarak, many of Egypt’s […]

Make Something! Celebrating National Engineers Week

Make Something! Celebrating National Engineers Week

February 20th through 26th is National Engineers Week.  Observe it and inspire budding engineers by watching PBS’s excellent Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers series.  In this clip, power tool enthusiast and product designer Judy Lee talks about her work to encourage youth engineering through […]

Time Shift Your TV: February 21-28

Time Shift Your TV: February 21-28

This week offers a wide range of interesting shows, so take your pick, starting with some presidential progamming in honor of President’s Day: On Monday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m., the History Channel offers It’s Good To Be President. But is it any fun to be […]

Bite-Sized Science

Bite-Sized Science

I would not be the first to observe that many American families are over-scheduled with activities.  So where does informal scientific inquiry fit-in? It was clear from this year’s Toy Fair that manufacturers are tackling this challenge differently. There are manufacturers, who are weaving scientific […]

Time Shift Your TV: February 14-20

Time Shift Your TV: February 14-20

Our TV recommendations come late this week because of Toy Fair, but the shows we recommend are still yet-to-air! This week’s focus is on family. – One of the most popular and highest-rated sitcoms on the air right now is Modern Family – airing on ABC […]