Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: February 2014

Announcing the Spring 2014 Mobile App Awards!

Announcing the Spring 2014 Mobile App Awards!

Has all the memory on your favorite device been eaten up by gobs of games that turn out to be one-hit wonders? Wish you could find a list of apps that help your children learn in a playful and age appropriate manner? The Spring 2014 list of Parents’ Choice Awards for Mobile Apps is here to help.

Time Shift Your TV: White House Student Film Festival

Time Shift Your TV: White House Student Film Festival

Get your popcorn ready!  The President is hosting a film festival. It’s the first White House Student Film Festival, and on Friday, Feb. 28, more than 100 students, teachers and parents have been invited to the East Room to view more than a dozen young […]

Time Shift Your TV – Two New NBC Comedies

Time Shift Your TV – Two New NBC Comedies

NBC is unveiling two new parent-focused comedies, About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher. They got sneak peeks over the weekend before they settle into their regular timeslots on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Are they worth watching?
They’re not exactly Modern Family. But they have real moments of charm and, at times, offer solid messages about parenting and childhood.

Olympic Mettle

Olympic Mettle

Viewers can find plenty of stories within medal counts and gold-winning performances, but this Olympics has produced several golden stories that didn’t make the television coverage. It’s great to celebrate Olympic wins and events with your kids, but don’t forget to point out that Olympics […]

Home Movies

Home Movies

Our home movies, grainy, color faded reels of kids scrambling over each other for camera time are definitely a thing of the past. With so many apps and new kinds of technology, taping recitals, birthdays and holidays is hardly novel. In fact, if we record nearly every facet of our kids’ lives, how do we make it special? How can it be entertaining to anyone other than grandparents?