Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: May 2012

Graduation Gifts

Graduation Gifts

If you have more than one grad to honor this time of year, it can be tough on the budget. Now is a good time to think back to your own graduation and remember what you received that was particularly helpful or inspirational.

Interactivity Isn’t Just a Digital Phenomenon

Interactivity Isn’t Just a Digital Phenomenon

Technology clearly has a place in modern learning, and it holds enormous benefits for our children’s education. That doesn’t make traditional activities obsolete.

Time Shift Your TV – Hatfields & McCoys

Time Shift Your TV – Hatfields & McCoys

Talk about a family feud!

At some point your kids will hear a reference to “the Hatfields and the McCoys.” If you don’t want to – or maybe don’t know – exactly how to explain who the families were and why they were in such disagreement, set your DVR this week to tape the History channel’s three-night, six-hour miniseries that brings the family rivalry to life.

Rags

Rags

There’s a theory that in the whole history of literature, there’s really only seven basic story plots. If you ask me, there should be an addendum for Cinderella.

Roominate: Playfully Inspiring Girl Engineers

Roominate: Playfully Inspiring Girl Engineers

As a parent, finding products that will encourage girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can be tricky. Enter Roominate, the creation of three young women who studied science, engineering, and math in college.