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Back to School 2010

As summer starts to wind down, the kids entertainment scene is gearing up, with the annual fall bonanza of new kids television ready to roll, and some video game manufactures calling August 31 as the launch of the Holiday Season! *Dates and times are subject to change.  Please check...

Media Guy: Diversions with App-eal

  Darren Murtha hasn’t looked back since the fateful day he picked up his first iPod. “I always kind of badmouthed Apple products because I didn’t own one,” confesses the Delaware, Ont, web-administrator-turned-app-designer. “Then my brother bought me one for my birthday, a fifth-generation iPod. I downloaded a game...

Media Guy: Some New Twists on Old Favourites

Woody and Buzz, a new generation of Beyblade-wielding warriors and a silly little monkey promise loads of fun.   *Dates and times subject to change. Check local listings. GOOD LUCK CHARLIE, Premiered Sunday, April 4 Family What happens when kids have to do their bit to help bring up baby? Teens Teddy and...

Media Guy: The Latest in TV, Internet and Video Games

The days of TVs dominating children’s viewing time are over. With computers in 96 percent of Canadian households and 57 percent of six- to 12-year-olds reporting that they play computer and video games several days per week, ParentsCanada has expanded its coverage of new media. We’re now including websites...

TV Guy: Festival Fever

If some nine-legged creature from Andromeda is monitoring our TV signals out there in space, he’d certainly be aware that something very special happens on this little blue planet in the final days of its yearly cycle around the sun: the globe is alive with festivals of many kinds,...

TV Guy: Summer Adventure Shows

Summer’s the time when families are on the move. Whether it’s the ritual cross-Canada road trip, a whirl through Europe, or trekking in Nepal, the tube is one way to whet kids’ appetite for distant shores. Here are a few shows guaranteed to give your doodlebugs the travel bug.PRESCHOOLDora...

TV Guy: Interactive Programs for Kids

Interactive TV is television that gets kids off the couch and involved, whether it’s singing, dancing, moving, thinking or going online to actually help create the programs they watch. Kids are often stuck indoors during spring showers, so here are a few ‘televisual’ suggestions for...

TV Guy – Holiday Programming

Here are some trivia tidbits to freshen up your taste for those time-tested Christmas confections:RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEERThis stop-action animated classic from 1964 is the longest consecutively running holiday special in TV history. The voice of U.S. folk singer and movie star Burl Ives (Sam the Snowman) may...

Can TV Cure What TV Causes?

There's one great thing about fat - you can measure it. You can weight it. You can gauge the folds gathering around a child's middle, and you can make a direct connection between childhood obesity and the amount of time a child spends watching TV. That's why the Battle...

TV Parent Watch

Were talking cartoons, folks, and its no laughing matter. Time was that moms and dads could breathe easy and scuttle off to their chores when Gumby or Yogi Bear waddled onto the screen. Nowadays when your youngsters ask what a dildo is, theres an even chance that they heard...