Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: April 2014

The 2014  Sweet 16 Kinetic Sculpture Race

The 2014 Sweet 16 Kinetic Sculpture Race

The east coast version of the Kinetic Sculpture Race occurs every year in Baltimore, taking advantage of the city’s good-natured acquiescence to the ridiculous, even when it puts city traffic at a standstill.

Time Shift Your TV  – Doozers

Time Shift Your TV  – Doozers

Fraggle Rock’s Doozers now have their own show. Remember the hardworking little green creatures who made the buildings that Fraggles ate in the 1980s hit series by Jim Henson?

Home Repair

Home Repair

It’s that time of the year for ritual house cleaning, rebuilding and repairing–but this year, don’t forget to repair or re-route the emotional cycles set at home. All families fight and all have misunderstandings at one time or another. Conflict is a part of life and is part of the learning process for kids. The most important part of an argument, according to experts, is what happens after a disagreement.

Earth Day 2014: Green Cities and green selves

Earth Day 2014: Green Cities and green selves

Every year on Earth Day, more than one billion people take part in activities and gestures to help make the planet a better place. Here are a few ways that you can join this growing community of environmentally concerned citizens.

Time Shift Your TV – Ken Burns’ ‘The Address’

Time Shift Your TV – Ken Burns’ ‘The Address’

Ken Burns’ The Address – Melding history, using black and white photos from Lincoln’s time, to footage taken at the school now, Burns shows how what may seem like a simple task – memorizing 272 words – isn’t simple or easy at all, especially for these boys, who have dyslexia, attention-deficit, speech disorders and other issues.