Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: July 2014

Savoring Summer

Savoring Summer

  If your family is anything like mine, summer is anything but lazy. It’s not even half over and we’ve fit in two family visits, a   wedding, a whole swim team season, student internships and a few classes. In between that, we are trying our […]

A Ratings Ploy? Or Media Literacy Lesson?

A Ratings Ploy? Or Media Literacy Lesson?

It was Science Channel’s “most-watched series of 2013.” And now it’s back for a second season. The Unexplained Files returns this week with 12 new episodes. The series looks at “mind-boggling” incidents from around the world – things that are strange and unexplained.  Yes, the […]

Following History

Following History

They say those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  But there are many people who make it a point to relive at least a small part of our nation’s past by spending their vacation celebrating it. History takes on a new […]

The One Show to Watch this Summer

The One Show to Watch this Summer

If you tune in to one show this summer, make it Brain Games. National Geographic Channel’s Emmy-nominated series started a new 10-episode run of the incredibly fun and interesting episodes last week. Whether you are the youngest schoolkid in the family or oldest great-grandparent in […]

The Children of Invention

The Children of Invention

Often making the news today are some of the coolest, most life-changing ideas. You may think only scientists or researchers are the ones who invent these kinds of things. But some of the neatest inventions, or life hacks, come from the minds of kids and […]