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Review: Galaxy Zega

The nice folks at Galaxy sent me a set to play with my son. We had previously reviewed the Anki Drive racing game which is a perfect point of comparison for the Zega. In several respects, they are more than a bit similar: Cool high-tech racing cars with special powers including missile-launching (AKA "tanks") Real-life play but controlled ...read more

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Laser Pegs- Light Up Construction Bricks

These Laser Pegs are awesome! We have the motorized light up construction Runners and the Power Block truck.  Imagine legos that light up and you have Laser Pegs.  My daughter LOVES the motorized construction Runner because it not only lights up, it also moves on its own.  When we first got the sets, we set them up following the instructions.  ...read more

Koala Crate Activities

My 4 year old daughter loved the “project box” from Koala Crate.  The contents and art projects were thoughtfully planned out in order to use all of the supplies to make suggested projects.  It comes with supplies to complete three projects: an apron that the kids can decorate and then use throughout the rest of the projects, an abstract art ...read more

The John Deere fun on the farm play set

The John Deere fun on the farm play set was an instant hit for both of my little girls. It comes with four vehicles; all with working/moving parts.  It also includes the accessories such as the people, animals, fence, and hay and rocks for the trucks to carry a load.  I had fun showing my girls all of the ways the tractors can be used on the ...read more

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Nerf Zombie Strike Super Soaker – Video Review

Here’s our close-up look of the new Nerf Zombie Strike Dreadshot Super Soaker.

Toy Review: Wink from Blue Orange Games

In this video review, my son Hayden and I take a look at Wink, a new game from Blue Orange. The basic premise is that you look for winks from partners as you try to find cards not in your hand. Each player plays on his or her own - there are no teams - but each is motivated to help one another to find each card since they both get a point for succ ...read more

Quick card games for kids and dads

My kids are 7 and 11, so finding games that both will play is already a trick. But finding a game that I find fun is also a challenge. We've been trying fast-paced card games and have found a few to recommend. This genre I believe, is relatively recent. These card games requires the ability to read symbols or do simple addition at a fast pace wh ...read more

Survey: Videogames Are Not Detrimental to Kids’ Academics

A new study has shown that videogames have no adverse effects on the academic performance of kids. The research, done by the Michigan State University, reveals that video games do not affect children’s math skills and may have a positive effect on visual-spatial skills.  The study monitored the academic performance of students from 20 middle ...read more

Video Games That Keep The Family Together

Playing video games with your children is a great way to not only spend quality time with them but also to stimulate their minds and imagination. Many family friendly videogames which are entertaining are available but how do you choose one that suits your needs? It is important to select an age appropriate video game which both you and your kids w ...read more

Card Games for Budget-Conscious Dads

Cards are a great accessory to have around when you have kids. They are portable, easy-to-find, and cheap. And, after the kids are in bed, you can play gin rummy or poker with your spouse.We like ThinkFun 4 Children’s Card Games, a boxed collection of the favorite children’s card games, including Crazy Eight, Old Maid, Animal Rummy, and Hearts. ...read more

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