Computer Games Good for Kids' Brains, Researchers Say

The folks at Nintendo are promoting games that stimulate the mind and improve children's IQs. Credit: Getty Images Scientists say certain computer games can boost children's reasoning and problem-solving skills, improving their grades ...Some computer games may boost kids' working memories, improve their grades.

KidPop News: Sanitized Twain, Hazardous Nintendo and Bawdy Kids' Shows

Amazon Huck Finn Gets Politically Correct In a move that has already begun to stir up rafts of controversy, publisher NewSouth Books announced that, in February, it will release a new edition of Mark Twain's classic "The Adventures ...Get the latest news from the world of children's entertainment.

New Kinnect Games System: 10 Best (and Worst) Things About It

Clear the living room: It's video game time! Credit: Microsoft.
1. No controllers! In case you haven't seen the ads filled with images of people who appear to be playing charades while standing in front of their TV sets, Kinect is ...
Can a video game actually make you a better dancer?

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 Now: How to Train Your Dragon Based on the book by Cressida Cres...

Can the Wii Make Your Kids Fit?

Over the last decade active video games have been promoted as great tools to get your kids active and off the couch watching television. Many households have purchased Wii Sports and different dance competition games with the intention of getting t...

Ball Finally Makes The National Toy Hall of Fame

The Big Wheel and the ball have made it to the big time. Credit: Getty Images
The ball (yes, the ball) finally made the National Toy Hall of Fame. Hard to believe it took this long. Barbie, G.I. Joe and Raggedy Ann already made the Hall ...

Product Recall: Nintendo lapel pins

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 71,000 Nintendo character-themed lapel pins due to the presence of toxic lead in the paint. The pins were sold at Nintendo stores in Redmond, Washington and New York, New ...

Wee lad offers Wii to we who donate

Since he was about three, Tyler Strasser has been collecting items to give to the poor. This year, in an attempt to get more people to contribute to his toy drive, he offered up the chance to win a Nintendo Wii as an incentive. The Wii is the hot vid...

Wii still hard to find - video

A year after the release of Tickle-Me Elmo or Furby, demand dropped and the patient(or unlucky the first time around) were rewarded with shelves stocked with the toys that had brought shoppers to blows. This isn't the case with the Nintendo Wii. A ...

Kids smarter after playing Nintendo DS

It's the news kids around the world have been waiting to hear for decades, and now -- finally -- there's proof. Video games make you smarter. At least that's the news from St. Columba's primary school, where 30 students, ages nine and 10, played Nin...

Project! Nintendo pixel tees

Check out this awesome geek chic, retro-gaming, Nintendo pixel t-shirt. Cool, right? The best part is that you don't have to pay through the nose at your local hipster boutique to get one. You can actually make it yourself for the cost of a plain t-s...

Japanese arcade game breaks players' arms

I never hung out in arcades as a kid. They always seemed alluring, however -- like pool halls, late-night bowling alleys, and other cramped, dingy places designed to let people kill time compulsively. And I'm sure if I'd heard that there was a video ...

Nintendo sex education

At first I assumed this video was an elaborate hoax -- just because it's so corny. But if you watch it all the way through, you'll find that Mario and Luigi actually give accurate information about puberty and human reproduction, and some fairly so...

Parent vs Parent: no video games for us

When Christy was 10, I bought her a Nintendo entertainment system for Christmas. This was back in the early 1990's, when video games were fairly new. The console came with two games - Tetris and Super Mario Brothers. Christy liked the games well enou...

Family fun on the Wii

It seems like every time I turn around someone else has fallen in love with their new Nintendo Wii. We're a little behind at my house, having only just broke out the 'ol Nintendo 64 while taking a snow day off work, so maybe it's time we got with the...


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