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The biggest meal of all

If your family is anything like mine, getting the kids to sit down for a multi-course meal on any day of the week is a Herculean task. But on Thanksgiving, the kids are in the spotlight and the out-of-town relatives are hoping to get lots of face time with their long-lost cutie-pies. As proud parents, we hope our kids will ... Read More »

Magna-Tiles will be hard to find this year

Every year, Magna-Tiles top our list of holiday best-sellers, and for good reason: they’re terrific fun for everyone, and are one of the rare toys that can captivate a preschooler or a teenager. But this year, they will be in very short supply — and for a very sad reason. Magna-Tiles are manufactured in Thailand, which has suffered catastrophic flooding ... Read More »

Retail reality check

Last month, two independent stores I admired very much announced they are closing their doors. These were talented, passionate retailers with an abundance of experience and good karma. This was a hard reality check for me. Retail is a tough business (especially this year), but we’re pretty fierce optimists around here. To realize that even a great store (or two) ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Show: November 13

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock Sunday, November 13 @10:30am Recommended for ages 3 and up Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as “A cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.” Entertainment Weekly praised ... Read More »

The Coolidge Corner Kids’ Show: Nov. 5

  The Great Muppet Caper Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:30 a.m. Great for ages 5+ Stop the presses! The crime of the century has occurred, and investigative reporters Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are out to crack the case in this song-filled, star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. Our heroes arrive in London to interview Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg), ... Read More »

The Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Show: Oct. 29

Saturday, October 29,2011 @10:30 a.m. The Airborne Comedians The Airborne Comedians are two performers who’ve traveled the globe performing their high energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages. Dan Foley and Joel Harris throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars and baseball bats in their hilarious juggling routines while balanced atop 6 and 7-foot high unicycles! A ... Read More »

Peter Pan takes flight in Boston

The story of Peter Pan is a classic. Over the years, the original story by J.M. Barrie has been adapted into plays, musicals, movies, and even video games. The new production of Peter Pan borrows from all those genres, and it is, as Peter would say, an awfully big adventure. I’ve been hearing buzz about this Peter Pan “in-the-round” for ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre: This weekend’s Kids’ Show

Bari Koral Family Rock Band Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 1+ Dubbed the “‘IT girl’ in kids/family music” by New York Magazine and the “Sheryl Crow for kids” by the New York Post, Bari’s songs are a huge hit with children and adults. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes, interactive live shows & heavy rotation radio play ... Read More »

Clek previews the Foonf

Behind closed doors, Clek was offering retailers and media at the ABC Show a sneak peek of their upcoming convertible car seat, the Foonf. In short, this seat is amazing. It is a game changer. It is also going to be expensive (starting at $450). But the technology that’s inside the Foonf well justifies the cost. I wasn’t allowed to ... Read More »

Orbit Baby comes full circle

The first time I met the Orbit Baby team, they had a real vision. They imagined a modular travel system that would encompass every stage of mobility, from infant car seat to stroller to convertible car seat to double stroller to booster seat. It’s taken them some time, but with their new product releases this year, Orbit Baby will finally ... Read More »

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