Kids + Media

Should Toys Talk to Kids?

Do new talking toys offer educational potential for children or do they limit a child's imagination? Here are some questions worth asking before you shop.

Mom vs. Daughter: A Smartphone Debate

My daughter, age 12, had been ruminating over it a lot more lately since 6th grade started. Her grumblings had begun years ago but were snowballing as this school year rolled on. She wanted a smartphone. "I need one. Everyone…

Is Your Child Singing the Video Game Blues?

Is your child singing the video game blues?If you are like most parents you may have struggled with some video game overuse during this past Spring Break week and now your child may be singing the video game blues! Whether…

More Important Than Genetics?

Did you know that your child's experiences in his life are thought to be more important to his early brain development than his genes? The activities he does from running around outside to sitting on the couch playing video games…

Can Your Child Play Without a Screen?

In spite of all the benefits of technology in our modern age, our kids may be missing out on the important and crucial brain development benefits of true play. Science tells us that real unstructured, creative free play is as…