Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: July 2012

Learn About Curiosity from William Shatner

Learn About Curiosity from William Shatner

Curiosity is not just a state of mind. It’s also the name of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, a car-sized rover that will land on the Red Planet on August 5th.

Featured Album: Tumble Bee by Laura Veirs

Featured Album: Tumble Bee by Laura Veirs

What do you get when you mix rollicking and soulful folk songs with captivating vocals and a first-rate mix of harmonies, guitars, banjo, piano, percussion, accordion, brass, strings and whistles? A topnotch family folk album, shaped, layered and made shiny new by skilled musicians led by vocalist Laura Veirs.

Day at the Museum

Day at the Museum

To make sure dinosaur museums don’t become, well, dinosaurs, curators are always looking for new ways to excite younger visitors.

Nick News Special Covers Young U.S. Olympians

Nick News Special Covers Young U.S. Olympians

Recently, Nick News host Linda Ellerbee turned her focus toward athletes. “Going for the Games, Glory, and Gold”, first aired in April, features aspiring young American Olympians.

Imaginative Toys Use Play to Make Hospitals Less Scary

Imaginative Toys Use Play to Make Hospitals Less Scary

Hospitals are scary, for adults and, especially, children. A hospital visit involves intimidating machines and scary procedures that young ones might not understand immediately. Through play, children can explore and confront their fears in a nonthreatening environment, and they can begin to understand what happens at a hospital and why they are there.