Children's Toy & Media Reviews Since 1978

Month: June 2015

Are the new Amazon and Netflix kids shows any good?

Are the new Amazon and Netflix kids shows any good?

I was recently on a plane, sitting next to two young kids. They looked to be about three and six years old. Soon after we all got settled into our seats, their mom handed each of them a tablet. The kids plugged in their headphones […]

Start with a book!

Start with a book!

Rachael Walker, our dear friend at Reading Rockets, has lots of resources and ideas to help encourage kids to learn, read, and have fun this summer. Start with a Book, features 24 kid-friendly themes, like dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes, music and more! Each theme […]

Parents’ Choice Book Awards: Fiction

Parents’ Choice Book Awards: Fiction

The pages of these Parents’ Choice Award winners practically turn themselves. The War that Saved My Life, The Missing Pieces of Me, Black Dove, White Raven, One Thing Stolen, The Water and the Wild, The Cottage in the Woods and Some Kind of Magic.   […]

Parents’ Choice Awards: Picture Books

Parents’ Choice Awards: Picture Books

If you’re headed Home By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge, keep an ear out for Trombone Shorty. He’s no longer The New Small Person and he knows how to Telephone. In other words, the latest Parents’ Choice Award-winning Picture Books are utterly delightful.