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So are the new Muppets too adult? | By Ann Oldenburg
Before the premiere of the new Muppets show last week on ABC, a conservative family group called for a boycott of the primetime comedy. The One Million Moms organization was worried that this updated version of the old favorite gang would not be appropriate because it is “aimed at a mature, modern audience and addresses subjects [...]
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He Named Me Malala | By Laura Fries
The name has been heard all over the globe. It’s in the news, magazines, even on the book shelf. It’s the name that was called as the winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace prize. But the origin of Malala, the symbolic, and utterly astounding meaning of the name is explored in the poignant new documentary [...]
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Caution: Ear Worms Ahead | By Parents' Choice
Lucky us. We’re pleased to announce the Fall 2015 Parents’ Choice Audio Awards, which includes the categories of music, storytelling and audiobooks. You can dance in the kitchen, call to the elephants and speak Penguinese. In this list, even lullabies can become earworms. We were moonstruck by one mother/daughter team, and could swing forever with [...]
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Journalist and author says digital play is good for kids | By Ann Oldenburg
Do you worry about your kids and video games? They’re playing too much? They’re playing games that aren’t good for them? Greg Toppo, author of the April book The Game Believes In You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, says he saw a “real divide” among parents during his researching and writing. “There [...]
Carpe Small Screen | By Claire Green
Ah yes, the small screens that fill our lives. Many of us can’t seem to get through a day without them. But that’s a conversation for another day. Today, we’re pleased to announce the Fall 2015 Parents’ Choice Small Screen Awards for Mobile Apps, Websites and DVDs. For those who like numbers or neurons, our [...]
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