New Case Logic Laptop & Tablet Backpacks

Disclosure: I was provided with 2 new Case Logic laptop and tablet backpacks to review, any opinions are my own. Giveaway prize is fulfilled by Case Logic. My husband and I carry a lot of technology equipment to and from work daily. On the weekends if we are off to sporting events or family activities, […]

Barbie iPad Makeup Mirror Giveaway

When I was at Toy Fair this past February I got a chance to preview the new Barbie iPad makeup mirror for the first time. For little girls who love makeup and mom’s who can’t stand spending money on real makeup with ridiculous colors or the mess that it makes in the bathroom, then this […]

Review of the InnoTab3 & InnoTab3s Wi-Fi Learning Tablets from VTech

Disclosure: I received a sample of the InnoTab3 and InnoTab3s Wi-Fi Learning Tablet from VTech to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Over the last three years, the children’s toy department has grown to include learning tablets geared for children ages 3-9. Some of these tablets include the InnoTab series from VTech. This […]

Free PBS Kids Games

I started blogging on this website at the suggestion of my husband, who saw my passion for sharing unique toys, products and experiences with clients and friends. There are some days when I meet with people, or hear about initiatives that are completely in-line with my passion as an educator, and I absolutely can’t wait […]

What’s the Best Video Streaming Service for Families? Netflix vs. Hulu Plus

With the iPad, iPhone, Wii, Xbox 360 and televisions that connect to the internet, video streaming services like Hulu Plus and Netflix are increasingly popular family entertainment options, available for a monthly subscription fee. Here are my experiences to help you decide, if you are looking for the best video streaming service for your family. […]

New Barbie iPad Makeup Mirror

At Toy Fair in New York City, I got a chance to preview some of the newest Barbie toys, set to be released in 2013. Aside from the typical dolls, and play sets, this year there is a new Barbie iPad makeup mirror.  Through facial recognition and a special wand, girls are able to put […]

Teaching Kids to Write With Kids Writing Apps

Everyday as an occupational therapist I’m teaching kids to write letters, numbers and draw pictures.  For most of the children I work with who are challenged by how they hold a pencil, or the ability to pay attention, it’s a daunting task, often met with refusal, especially when I hand over the dreaded pencil and […]

Dealing with Tantrums over iPad and iPhone with Toddlers

The iPhone, iPad and Apple computer have revolutionized my life. So much so I even wrote a post about  Steve Jobs the day he died on how much this forward thinking individual has done for individuals and the special needs community with these devices and innovative technology. I can’t imagine my life without them and […]

An Educational App for Preschoolers: Dr. Panda, Teach Me!

These days it never ceases to amaze me how quickly my 2-year-old navigates our iPad 2. We’ve created a folder for him with all of the apps appropriate for his age, and he can already flip through multiple pages to locate it. I also can’t believe how “in-tune” he is to the icons on the […]

Create a Monster HD iPad App Review & Giveaway, but you must act quickly!

Though many children often go through a fear of monsters, it seems that very quickly, at least little boys, all of a sudden get really giddy about blood, yuck, slime and silliness that monsters bring to their pretend play fantasies. The Create a Monster HD iPad app geared for children ages 4 and up, encourages kids to […]

Tonka Chuck and Friends Educational iPad App Review

It didn’t take long from some great toy companies like Hasbro to get involved in the iPad app market. With the addition of online worlds, there is a big push these days to bring multi-user experiences for kids. The same car you push across your living room floor, might make an appearance with his friends […]

LeapFrog LeapPad Debut

These days, time for myself is pretty much nonexistent. So I literally “leaped” at the opportunity to head into New York City for the day just to get a glimpse of this exciting new tablet from LeapFrog. So on a beautiful, summer day in New York City, I not only got a chance to play […]

ALEX Moody Monster Manor App Review & Monster Bingo Giveaway

One of the biggest differences we saw at Toy Fair this year was how many toy companies not only showcased their new products, but many have dived into the development of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps for children to enhance their visibility. ALEX has been one of the standout toy companies in this arena. […]

ABC Song Piano app by Kiboomu

Since we have been incorporating more app reviews into the website, I have recently been using the ABC Song Piano app on my iPhone  and iPad with my son and other young children as part of my home based visits. The ABC Song Piano app by Kiboomu.com sweetly sings the traditional ABC’s with an integrated […]

VTech InnoPad coming in September 2011

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