Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: June 2011

Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

Like a foreign language, educational toys can fade from memory if left unused.

A Storm in Young Adult Literature

A Storm in Young Adult Literature

A controversy has erupted over young adult literature. In her editorial “Darkness Too Visible”, children’s book reviewer Meghan Cox Gurdon of the Wall Street Journal questioned whether the content of young adult literature has become excessively grim.

Time Shift Your TV: A 4th of July Round-Up

Time Shift Your TV: A 4th of July Round-Up

Sparks will fly this weekend as we celebrate July 4th, a holiday filled with fun summer possibilities. Stay home and have a family cook-out? Visit friends? Head to the beach or the lake? No matter what you’re doing, watching fireworks is the way most of […]

Teen Time

Teen Time

Cause chances are, if that acceptance letter from Hogwarts hasn’t come yet, it just isn’t going to happen.

Technology: How does it really affect families?

Technology: How does it really affect families?

“Tech: Plug in to See the Brighter Side of Life”, a new report from Communispace and Ogilvy Chicago, offers the results from a survey of over 1,000 parents.  The report responds to many of the worries we have about children, families and technologies.  Does technology […]