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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 […]

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.

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Time Shift Your TV – ‘None of the Above’
Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

National Geographic Channel kicks off a new series, None of the Above, on Monday, March 24, with a Mythbusters-type show that pushes science to the limit. For this show, the phrase “Kids, don’t try this at home” really applies.

Medalists in the Ladies' Ski Halfpipe event celebrate the late, beloved champion of the sport, Sarah Burke. (Photo by Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune)
Olympic Mettle
Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 by Laura Fries

Viewers can find plenty of stories within medal counts and gold-winning performances, but this Olympics has produced several golden stories that didn’t make the television coverage. It’s great to celebrate Olympic wins and events with your kids, but don’t forget to point out that Olympics are as much about character as performance.   Drive, ambition, […]

The Year of the Horse
A Super Weekend
Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Laura Fries

Once the holidays are over, winter seems pretty bereft of big celebratory events. This weekend, however, is a veritable triumvirate of exciting activities. Okay, so Groundhog Day isn’t really a holiday, but as weather temperatures decline and cabin fever rises, parents will take any excuse to break the boring winter routine. Here are some fun […]