Category Archives: TV

PAL Winners on FOX6 “Real Milwaukee” Today–Preschool Prep

PRESCHOOL PREP: Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers It’s not only time for school-age kids to head back to the classroom, but for younger siblings to engage with fantastic toys in fun learning play! Today I am highlighting the PAL Award’s latest … Continue reading

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Toys to Keep Language and Literacy Sharp Over Summer, NBC CT Interview

It was fun to share some of the latest PAL Award winning toys and games today at NBC CT in a live interview with Kerry-Lee. Summer is all about fun but we can also provide some great toys for our … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners on NBC CT Yesterday

I enjoyed my interview on NBC CT yesterday. It is always fascinating to watch their news hour produced. It’s much like an 8 ring circus if there is such a thing because their anchors are so professional, reading the news … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners Go to NBC Connecticut Today!

My PAL Award winners traveled to West Hartford with me today for an interview at NBC Connecticut with Yvonne Nava.  The emphasis was toys and games for learning language. I had a great time sharing some of my winners: Buzz … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

I just watched the new PBS Kids show, “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!” The Cat is back with Martin Short’s voice, pals Sally and Nick, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 to explore the world … Continue reading

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Baby Einstein Videos Co-Founder Challenges Research

This past week, the The New York Times reported that William Clark, co-founder of the company that produced “Baby Einstein” videos, has asked a judge to  release information from the University of Washington studies that showed the negative influence of … Continue reading

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Letter to New York Times on Disney Refund for Baby Videos

It’s been a week since the New York Times had a front page article on “No Einstein in The Crib? Get a Refund.” I was so amazed at Disney’s offer to give a refund for Baby Einstein DVD’s which the … Continue reading

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TV’s Influence on Preschoolers’ Language Skills

We all know the power of television and the controversy over what effect it has on learning in preschoolers. I was at the home of a 2 1/2 year old who is rapidly building his language skills and becoming age … Continue reading

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Educational TV for Preschoolers, “Sid the Science Kid”

Parents know that I stress creative play and offer lots of suggestions for good educational toys, books and games, particularly for the preschool set to prepare them for school, building strong language skills. In addition, I listen to parents when … Continue reading

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Is TV Good for Infants? Latest Research

Ever since companies like Baby Einstein started marketing to parents of babies, claiming that their DVD’s boost brain power, parents and researchers have been discussing what is truth on the subject.  The latest study, appearing in the journal, Pediatrics, was … Continue reading

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