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Media Guy: Using Technology to Teach Kids About the Environment

As the world gets ready to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, we thought it time to take stock of what’s really out there in terms of media products designed to get kids thinking green. Given the pervasiveness of environmental messaging in society generally, we were surprised to find...

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: 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...

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