Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: March 2014

Time Shift Your TV – Little girls, pink weapons

Time Shift Your TV – Little girls, pink weapons

Little girls like pink things, and little boys go for blue, brown and camouflaged. That’s the traditional thinking, and that’s how it often appears in the toy aisles. Girly items there. Boyish items here.

Fair Factories

Fair Factories

Popular movements to buy local food or support small business aren’t just about economics. They’re about knowing where your products and food come from and whether the people who build, grow or produce them work in fair and safe conditions.

Time Shift Your TV – ‘None of the Above’

Time Shift Your TV – ‘None of the Above’

National Geographic Channel kicks off a new series, None of the Above, on Monday, March 24, with a Mythbusters-type show that pushes science to the limit. For this show, the phrase “Kids, don’t try this at home” really applies.

The World As We Know It

The World As We Know It

Studies show that Americans–young adults in particular–are geographically illiterate. Fifty percent of 18 to 24 year olds can’t locate New York. These statistics though embarrassing, aren’t meant to shame—but rather inspire everyone to sit down and get to know the world we live in.

Time Shift Your TV – Is your child bossy?

Time Shift Your TV – Is your child bossy?

This past week, several celebrities helped draw attention to a new campaign launched by the Girl Scouts of the USA and Leanin.Org, the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook honcho Sheryl Sandberg, author of the book Lean In. It’s the Ban Bossy campaign, and the goal […]