Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: April 2011

The Importance of Being Earnest (and Tech Savvy)

The Importance of Being Earnest (and Tech Savvy)

My daughter marvels at how old and clunky the “fancy” computers look in old(er) pictures and movies. In fact, she thinks “War Games,” with its giant pong-like computer, is a comedy. My writing career actually started on a typewriter and though I’m not completely clueless […]

Parents’ Choice 2011 Spring Small Screen Awards

Parents’ Choice 2011 Spring Small Screen Awards

We are happy to announce the Spring 2011 Parents’ Choice Small Screen Awards!

Play and Learn: Celebrate Earth Day All Year

April 22nd is Earth Day.  Founded in 1970 as a U.S. environmental teach-in, Earth Day is now celebrated by over 175 countries.  Spend the day teaching your children about climate change, energy, food, and other ecological issues that will impact their generation.  If you’re not […]

Bee Friends

Bee Friends

There is a delicate balance to the way the world works and even a small shift can have rippling consequences. One of the hardest workers on our colony called Earth is the honeybee. These guys probably don’t get enough credit for all their busy little […]

Time in a Bottle—or a Book

Time in a Bottle—or a Book

Our kids grow up fast. Our lives change so quickly sometimes it’s hard to keep track. Fortunately there are now easy and innovative ways to capture our memories.