Posts Tagged ‘ videos ’ Helps Kids Star in Cartoon Videos

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Dora Diego and MeHas your child ever wanted to star in a video featuring Dora the Explorer and Diego? (a play on “kids” and “video”) gives kids the fun opportunity to upload their photos and customize them in videos that feature popular cartoon characters such as Dora, Diego, Spider-Man, Barney, Care Bears, and more. 

Kids can personalize their own entertainment and enjoy watching themselves go off on adventures with their favorite animated heroes.  Nine scenarios over 20 minutes long are currently available for kids to choose from including “Dora, Diego, and Me!,” “Dora the Explorer: Whose Birthday Is It?,” and “I Am the Amazing Spider-Man.”

Creating the videos are free, but keeping them involve pulling out your credit card–a streaming video costs $7.99, a download costs $9.99, and a DVD costs $19.99.  For a child who loves watching cartoons over and over again, this might be a unique and worthwhile gift for the holidays!

Add a Comment

Daily News Roundup

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup10 Controversial Toys That Won’t Be On This Year’s Wish Lists
Ten toys that reached the market over the past few years that probably never should have seen the light of day. [Wallet Pop]

Diaper Research Tracks Infant Estrogen Levels
The method, previously used in nonhuman primates, will allow researchers to learn more about the association between estrogen levels in human infants and their long-term reproductive development as well as the development of sex-specific behaviors, such as toy preference or cognitive differences. What’s more, the method will also allow researchers to look at how early disruption of the endocrine system affects long-term maturation, a growing concern among researchers and physicians. [Medical News Today]

Watch Video: The U.S. Gets Low Marks for Preemie Birth Rates [MSNBC]

Highlighting Gender Promotes Stereotyped Views In Preschoolers
In many preschool classrooms, gender is very noticeable – think of the greeting, “Good morning, boys and girls” or the instruction, “Girls line up on this side, boys on that.” A new study has found that when teachers call attention to gender in these simple ways, children are more likely to express stereotyped views of what activities are appropriate for boys and girls, and which gender they prefer to play with. [Medical News Today]


Add a Comment

Toy Fair ’09 Recap

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Taryn and I recently hit Toy Fair in New York to find out which playthings are going to be big in '09. I don't want to ruin the surprise, but I will tell you to expect lots of dragons and giraffes popping up everywhere this year. During our great-gift search, we also managed to learn some truths about ourselves–like Taryn apparently has a thing for guys made entirely out of LEGOs and I'm a master of mind control (Now if I could just figure out how to harness this power without the embarrassing headgear!) Come along with us for a sneak peek of the show.


Add a Comment

YouTube for the Kiddos

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

KideoInstead of letting your kids loose in the wild world of YouTube, send 'em over KideoPlayer. It's a new, super-simple site that only plays kid-safe YouTube vidoes. There are no complicated controls, you just hit the spacebar to move to the next one. Warning: You and/or your children may become totally entranced by the zen-like sight of rolling toy trains, sunrises, and frolicking bunnies. (Or maybe that's just me.)

found via notcot

Add a Comment

Tags: | Categories: Entertainment, Time for Fun

Spread a Little Virtual Cheer

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Far away from your family or friends this holiday season? Send a video holiday greeting instead of the usual card. TokBox, which offers free video calling and mail, is a super-easy and fast way to share your holiday wishes. (Not to mention you know that Grandma would be delighted to see a video of your little ones.) To sweeten the deal, for every holiday greeting sent between now and December 25, TokBox will donate 5 cents to the Child Foundation. Nice! If Grammy and Gramps aren't down with the Internet, your kids can "send" a letter to the newly-tech savvy Santa.

Add a Comment

Tags: , , , | Categories: Holidays

ABCs, Please

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Maybe it's just a case of the Monday-morning fuzzy brain, but I'm captivated by this adorable ABCs video. I've watched it 3 times already.

found via swissmiss

Add a Comment

Tags: | Categories: Time for Fun

Good Deed Friday: Watch and Smile Knowingly, Adoption PSAs

Friday, November 7th, 2008

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and time for me to declare my love for the TV Public Service Announcements (this one is my fave) put together by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, The Adoption Exchange Association, the Collaboration to AdoptUsKids and The Advertising Council. Besides promoting awareness, these short videos serve as a great reminder for all parents: You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. Watch and share all the videos here.

Add a Comment

Tags: , , , | Categories: Doing Good

Toy Test ’08: Judgment Day

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

After months and months of toy mania, it’s all come down to this. We’re finally walking our bosses through the top kid-tested toy picks. Come along for the whirlwind toy show, or check out previous episodes by clicking here.

But wait! There’s more! The toy fun doesn’t stop here. Next week, pick up the toy guide in our November issue, and come back to GoodyBlog for the start of a super-cool (and HUGE) giveaway.

Add a Comment

Tags: , , , | Categories: Shopping & Gear