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Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: Marmaduke Potty humor and doggy romance are the hallmarks of...

Refund: Disney Offers Money Back for Baby Einstein Videos

The Walt Disney Company is offering up refunds to parents who bought the popular Baby Einstein videos and the move may be an admission that the products did not help boost babies' intelligence, as the company once claimed. Disney is offering a...

Students Watch Porn In Class By Accident

This just goes to show that sometimes too much technology in the classroom can be a bad idea. A substitute teacher at a Denver high school got quite a shock when he went to play a movie his class was scheduled to watch. According to news...

Weekend Fun and Games

This week's review of kid's entertainment features a little something for everyone - boys, girls and even parents! Here's a look at what's happening as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. At the Movies If you live anywhere...

Does Baby Einstein hurt more than help?

In a new study, researchers have found that videos such as the "Baby Einstein" and "Brainy Baby" series may delay language development in toddlers. For every hour of watching the videos, children learned six to eight fewer words than children who did...

New Baby Einstein DVD: Discovering Shapes

I've long been a fan of the Baby Einstein videos and do believe they contributed to Jared's early cognitive development. Both Jared and Sara have loved the videos and still watch them. We have, I believe, every one (thank you Costco!). At least, we...

They Might Be Giants' 123s coming to a DVD near you

Back in January, Parent Dish's very own Jonathon Morgan reviewed They Might Be Giants "Here Come the ABCs." Obviously, the CD was pretty good; Jonathon gave it a 9 out of 10. Well, for all you TMBG fans, the ABCs have some competition. They're coming...

Baby Einstein exposed?

I don't even know where to begin on this post; there are so many sides to the story. Should your babies watch TV? Are Baby Einstein videos essential to brain development? Are TV and videos just good babysitters? Is it bad that you think TV and videos...

Laurie Berkner music DVD to be co-released with Starbucks

Laurie Berkner has charmed many of the parents who write for Blogging Baby, not to mention their kids. Now Berkner's production company, Too Tomatoes Records, is hitting those parents just where they are: Starbucks. The coffee shop and record company...

Parent rant: DVD movies that don't start right away

When put a DVD on for my children, I want it to start immediately. I don't want them to have to sit through promotions for Candyland, Weebles, or Care Bears movies. I don't want to walk away to start the laundry or use the bathroom only to hear,...

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