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Is there a Picasso in your house?
Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Parents' Choice

Although most of us think of Picasso primarily as a painter, he was also a sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. In celebration of his varied interests and artistic media, we offer the following to encourage creativity across disciplines. Wee Society – Wee You-Things Blocks (Ages 3+) are whimsical, instructive and made in […]

Summer 2014 Movie Preview
Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

Summer 2014 Movie Preview: Here are the films generating the most buzz, along with our take on what might be worth your while on a rainy summer afternoon.

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Mother’s Day
Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2014 by Laura Fries

Mothers Day. It never adequately conveys what being a parent means. How could it? The job is the reward and, while the flowers and cards are great, we would do it even if there wasn’t an official holiday.

The 2014 Sweet 16 Kinetic Sculpture Race
Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by Kristen Faber

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
Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

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?