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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

Babysitter Games for Kids

Babysitter Games for KidsBabysitting is a job that requires endless energy. Either you keep the kids occupied or they keep you on your toes. Keeping them occupied is not so simple, however. Kids lose interest in a toy or an activity sooner than you think. Moreover, boredom makes kids whiny and irritable. Babysitter games come in handy here. There a ...read more

Clothespins Captures and Challenges Your Child’s Mind

With over 250 awards for product excellence, Briarpatch aims to capture and challenge your child’s growing mind. The game, “Clothespins” focuses on teaching children how to match using various criteria, from types of clothes to patterns. To play the game, a player must collect at least three matching laundry cards. They may be matched by s ...read more

Review: Xeko Pals Plush Toys

Toys and social consciousness rarely work together: the toy is either inherently anti-environmental (use of synthetic fibers, for example) or they are so outrageously costly that they seem to be more of an investment than a toy. Not so with Xeko Pals. Based on characters from the Xeko Trading Card game, Giant Panda, Sumatran Flying Squirrel, an ...read more

Web-Interactive Plush That Allows Kids to Create a Virtual Aquarium

Put away your snorkel and flippers, your fish tank and filter and get ready for the ultimate virtual underwater experience. Applause® from Russ, a brand of Russ Berrie and Company, Inc. (NYSE:RUS) and its subsidiary Russ Berrie U.S. Gift, Inc., introduces SeaPals™, a new line of marine-inspired plush that allows members to create their o ...read more

Got it – gotta get it!

This Oval Animal Storage and Seating Bag from Boon Inc. is a great invention. It’s a beanbag chair where the “beans” are actually all those random stuffed animals you’re tired of tripping over. The bag has 3 mesh zippered windows so kids can easily see in and grab the ones they need at the moment. So, don’t throw out ...read more

New touch

The New Touch: A Game of Sensory Perception & Memoryis a cool idea. You can’t see into the chamber to find what you’re looking for, but your fellow players can watch you. This is an educational perception game that can help build awareness and visualization skills, but is just plain fun since it uses tiny toys as the pl ...read more


So much cooler than old-fashioned sand ant colonies, this Ant Farm Gel Colony with Light Module is perfect for your budding scientist. Even a beleaguered dad can while away hours wondering why the ants do it. The answe is in the gel, which is their home, food and source of moisture. Good for kids 6+. Just make sure they keep the lid closed. ...read more

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