Choosing Great Apps and E-books for Learning to Read

Apps and e-books are great ways to help kids learn to ready independently. They can help build confidence, as well as learn new vocabulary. Here are some quick tips for picking quality apps and e-books:[more]

Disney Originals and the Disney Infinity: Toy Box Starter Pack (2.0 Edition)

When Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) came out, we were all excited to play as our favorite super hero. My son, who is nine, prefers Rocket Raccoon, while my daughter prefers Spiderman. I like Nova. But we were still anxious to add [more]

Apps and the Part-time Homeschooler

I have, on occasion, considered homeschooling. I believe that an education is most powerful when kids can learn by following their own interests, and also by putting their learning into use. I also think that our traditional classroom environments st[more]

TiVo Streaming Comes to Android

As a TiVo fan and an Android user, it has been an ongoing source of sadness that two of my besties couldn’t play well together. Well, all that has changed! The newest (bigger, better) TiVo Android app now allows you to stream your content to Androi[more]

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) (review)

My kids are more than a little obsessed with Disney Infinity. I don’t even know how many hours they have spent playing with it, but I do know that we have every single character (except the super-special Toys R Us editions – even I can’t justif[more]

LeapFrog Leapband Review

This past winter, I visited LeapFrog to learn more about their corporate philosophy, their design process, and their commitment to education. I’m not sure what I expected, but this industrial space adorned with leaf canopies from IKEA wasn’t quit[more]