Katniss. That’s the buzzword in the girl’s toy aisle. Has been for over a year, since Hunger Games was splashed across thousands of big screens. Brave piled on, and lowered the age demographic for the slings, bows and the arrows of outrageously fun outdoor play.
My relationship with fire is pretty fluid: I was a mild pyromaniac in my youth, discovered a fire in my home as a tween, and today as an adult I refuse to throw away a match that hasn’t soaked in the sink for 24 hours.
by Cooper McHatton Ever since I could remember, I’ve been obsessed with LEGO. My obsession has taken over every shelf, every wall, every available open space. My room is a testament of my fierce loyalty. Many brands have attempted to emulate LEGO’s famous brick style, and I’ve been very apprehensive […]
A quick look at a handful of new apps for kids, including the just launched My PlayHome Stores!
The board game with no board blends the delicacy of Operation, the nervous energy of Jenga, and the vocab requirements of a Dabble or Scrabble, while also demanding mental agility, focus, patience, a dash of gumption, and a bit of physical strength.
We are lucky. Of course, the story, if told from then to now, is more involved than that. It always is. It always has to be. Our summers look a lot like what summers used to look like; kids running free inside and out of the house, bedtime routines lax, […]
We were warned. Rainbow Loom is taking youth culture by storm in a way not seen since Silly Bands. And we were warned. But unlike those passive shape-based rubber bands, shapes that, regardless of how clever in the package and on the floor waiting to be vacuumed up, take on […]