Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: August 2012

Would You Let Your Kids Take a Gap Year?

Would You Let Your Kids Take a Gap Year?

My parents desperately wanted a college education for all five of us kids and worked hard and sacrificed to make that happen. There was just one rule: Do it in four years right after high school. Times were different then.

Bringing Children’s Apps to Life

Bringing Children’s Apps to Life

Children’s apps don’t have to stay on screen. One father builds a toy to add a real life imaginative play element to his son’s favorite Toca Boca Train app.

Reconnect Project Challenges You to Go Offline for a Day

Reconnect Project Challenges You to Go Offline for a Day

The Reconnect Project challenges people to go offline for a day and spend their free time on a creative project. Would you do it?

Sara Farber Writes What Toys Say

Sara Farber Writes What Toys Say

Sara Farber “loves writing puns for four-year-olds.” Farber is a toy writer and content developer, meaning that she is responsible for the jokes, songs, and chatter emanating from many of the talking toys in your home.

Time Shift Your TV – The Political Conventions

Time Shift Your TV – The Political Conventions

The Republican National Convention kicks off on Tuesday in Tampa. We already know that Mitt Romney is the candidate and that Paul Ryan is his pick for a running mate. So, should we care about the convention? Should kids in your family care?