Producing one quality Parents’ Guide a day has proved more challenging than I thought. These guides each answer the same six (what, where, why, how, when, who) questions for every game covered. I love writing them, but they eat up so much time. It’s all worth while when I get to stumble upon a little […]
Some of the best conversations I’ve had this year have been off the back of my Parent’s Guide series. Again and again I’ve come across parents, guardians and even aunties who wanted to find out about the favourite hobby of the people they care about – gaming. But what surprised me the most was the […]
When it comes to kids, sometimes it can be hard for books to compete with digital devices: there may be a lot of bells and whistles (sometimes literally), but iPad apps offer a degree of interactivity that regular board books don’t. Today’s stack, however, is all about interactivity: each book has clever flaps, switches, dials, and overlays for kids to fiddle with!
We finally get around to reviewing ‘Dimension,’ the family-friendly, fast-paced sphere-stacking game.
Fairies often come to mind around Halloween. After all, it seems like half the costumes in the stores come with wands and wings. But there’s another reason fairies might be on your mind this time of year. Fairies are terrifying. Or at least, they’ve been terrifying lately. And let’s face it: fairies, at their mythological […]
Told your child reads at a certain reading level? Is your child required to read books at or slightly above that level? Avoid the common pitfalls of reading level assignments that might kill a love of reading. Understand how reading levels do—and do not—work.
This week Geek Speaks… Fiction! welcomes Corie Weaver, the editor of the ‘2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide,’ an anthology for younger readers that focuses on science fiction, diversity, and representation.
Here are a couple more great daily deals from Amazon that’ll help you round-out your holiday gifts!
The ‘No Thank You, Evil!’ Kickstarter is coming to an end. GeekDad had a chance to ask lead designer Shanna Germain some questions.
Sometimes we need stuff specifically targeted at girls. The new DC Superhero Girls line is one of those times.
Pixar is hard at work on its next film, ‘Inside Out,’ opening June 19. A short time ago, I visited Pixar’s Emoryville campus to interview Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera.
Youth Digital’s online classes teach computer programming, game design, and many other topics to kids aged 8 to 14—and your kids will love it!
GeekMom Sarah explores her parents’ attic to learn more about how the geek she is, comes from the geek she once was.
There are plenty of challenges that we face as parents. Some are simple, like learning how to simultaneously change a diaper, finish a phone call and prevent your child from knocking over everything on the changing table. Others, like helping your child when they’re sick, are a lot more difficult and frightening. As Mom to a […]
My parents were frugal long before the practice was eco-friendly. They’d never heard the term “repurposing” but my mother made slips from worn sheets and used tattered clothing as rags. (She told me I was overreacting when I refused to use my dad’s old tighty whities as dust cloths.) My father reused nails, string, cardboard, […]
After reading my November 16 GeekMom post on talking with your kids about sexuality, one reader, Angie, commented: Ok, immediately, as in right now, go to Amazon, and buy this book: Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask) by Richardson and Schuster…Andrea, this is EXACTLY what you’re […]
Despite the fact that Nintendo’s entry into this round of the console wars has proven itself a rousing success with regard to sales numbers, the Wii has been saddled with an unfortunate and lingering nickname: the kiddie console. While the …