With my kids home during the day and on the weekends during the summer, it’s hard for me to come up with fun activities and outings to keep them entertained while staying on budget. Parents, does this sound familiar? This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art is kicking-off Art Splash, a new series of exhibitions, festivals, […]
If your kids are looking for some new apps to play with on the family iPad, Disney has a brand new app that lets your kids build their own stories, complete with animation, audio narration and sound effects! Based on the popular Kerpoof.com web app, Tell a Story, allows kids to create storybooks by assembling […]
The majorly anticipated sequel to Disney’s “Monster, Inc.” is just around the corner and Disney is gearing up for its June 21st debut with the release of the Monsters University Play Set within Disney Infinity. I saw a preview at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and am looking forward to trying it in real […]
We live in a technological age, and many of the Must Have gifts for the people in our lives are gadgets. Kids included! Many kids are looking for mp3 players, iPads and other devices to listen to music on or play games. Thankfully, there are more and more electronic gifts that serve an educational purpose, […]
Preserving my family’s memories is important to me, and I’ve spent many happy hours scrapbooking. Unfortunately, some of the most precious documents are not on acid-free paper. I recently received a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator to review, and I’m using it to preserve my children’s artwork, memorable school assignments and newspaper clippings. Newspaper clippings are […]
LeapFrog sent their new LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer for my family to review. We checked out some of the differences between this device and the original LeapPad and tested its functions and apps. If you are wondering whether to get a LeapPad2, just let your kids use your iPad, or skip tablets for kids altogether, here’s […]
“This summer, journey to the Bronx Zoo’s Wild Forest to check out giant LEGO sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other exotic wildlife, then visit their real-life counterparts around the zoo. Build your own LEGO sculptures at our construction zone, and enjoy Wildlife Theater performances and the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo.”
I loved the way classic Reading Rainbow episodes featured books with few bells & whistles, and I credit the show with inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Since I’m a fan, I was delighted to learn that Reading Rainbow has returned in the form of an educational iPad app.
Educating our youth is one of the most powerful tools we have at hand. Education has been proven to increase longevity, promote healthy lifestyles, bring positive change to career fields and society and have an endless number of further benefits.
The Sportos™ Build-a-Sport blocks from Rosie Hippo owner Kimberly Bloom seek to engage kids’ minds and bodies by building designs of their favorite sports as well as those that will be seen in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.