Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: March 2012

“Grant”-ing Wishes

“Grant”-ing Wishes

Did you know that children can learn the dance moves from Broadway hits from shows like Hairspray from the actual stage stars? Or play the Bach Double Violin Concerto with renowned musician Midori? How about listening to a sound check with Coldplay?

Parents’ Choice Spring 2012 Small Screen Award Winners

Parents’ Choice Spring 2012 Small Screen Award Winners

We are excited to announce the Parents’ Choice Spring 2012 Small Screen Award winners! Our testers sifted through hundreds of DVDs, mobile apps, video games, software, and websites to find only the most innovative, educational, and entertaining ones available for children and parents.

Is ‘The Hunger Games’ appropriate for your child?

Is ‘The Hunger Games’ appropriate for your child?

One of the most anticipated films of the year,The Hunger Games, opens today. Centered around a futuristic society, in which its version of Olympics games is a deadly fight for survival, the book has been devoured by fans. Main character Katniss Everdeen, 16, is a brave literary heroine. But the movie is about kids killing kids, which prompts the question: Is your child ready to see The Hunger Games?

Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

Sure you can make great party foods for the movie premiere, but you can also use The Hunger Games and this unofficial cookbook as a conversation starter.

Spring Break

Spring Break

While the idea of spring break can conjure up images of ill-fitting swim suits and underage drinking, it’s really an opportunity for kids and parents to recharge their batteries in order to finish up the school year right.