Toys, toys, toys! 'Tis the season to be buying them for children of all ages (yeah, that means mom and dad, too). But with so many things to choose online and on the shelves, what should a parent buy for his or her little one? Are electronic games really a good choice for wee ones? What else besides video games would interested my tween? Christopher Byrne, the content director for TTPM (stands for Toys, Tots, Pets and More -- formerly Time to Play Magazine) and author of the nostalgic look back at old-school fun, Toy Time!, joins us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast to tell us what the … [Read more...]
We heard the wind and snow whipping around outside, tapping on our windows and skylight. The snow was piling up faster than it could be shoveled ... at least faster than I could shovel it. There was no use to shovel at this point anyway, as meteorologists forecasted for several more hours of heavy snow. Not wanting my children to be little vegetables in front of their screens, I went for the ace up my sleeve. We went to the dining room, sat at the table and I took out Proto.Toys' new game, Build or Boom. The kids were very much on board. Build or Boom is a building game. Players race … [Read more...]
When I was approached to review a new American Girl doll, to be honest, I was slightly reluctant. My knowledge of the dolls through friends and family led me to believe they had an issue with diversity. In addition, the dolls and their accessories were rather expensive. But since this new doll is a young black girl from the Civil Rights Movement, I decided to accept their offer. I'm happy I did.
To be fair, my daughter is the one who is most happy, because she loves having a doll of this … [Read more...]