Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: January 2015

Free Range

Free Range

In the news recently is the story of parents in trouble for letting their young kids, ages ten and six, walk to school and to the park, unsupervised. The parents subscribe to a parenting style called Free Range Kids. These particular parents, however, were cited […]

The PlayAbility Scale™

The PlayAbility Scale™

The PlayAbility Scale. Expanding the scope of the internationally recognized and respected Parents’ Choice Awards® program, Parents’ Choice Foundation has developed the The PlayAbility Scale ™ – a rating system rooted in a scientifically based methodology – that measures a toy’s or game’s skill-building properties, […]

Downton Arthur

Downton Arthur

The Dowager D.W.? Lord Binky? The popularity of “Downton Abbey” has reached a new level with a fun send up courtesy of Arthur and PBS Kids to debut on Monday, January 26.(check local listings) Muffy Crosswire, excited to get the results of an ancestry study, […]

Announcing the 2015 Parents’ Choice Television Awards

Announcing the 2015 Parents’ Choice Television Awards

Television isn’t what it used to be. Not only are there more channels than a preschooler can count, there are networks, satellites, online platforms, and more than a handful of screens on which to watch “tv.” Competition for attention—and retention—is fierce. In selecting the winners […]

Parents’ Choice Magazine Awards: 2015

Parents’ Choice Magazine Awards: 2015

  We’re pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Parents’ Choice Magazine Awards. Magazines are like a personal media monitoring service, a briefing session, or a print version of a Google alert. Articles, stories, and games geared to and around a reader’s areas of interest, are […]