Videos That are Tricking Children

Parent and journalist Laura June almost immediately noticed something was not quite right as her three-year-old daughter was watching it. “Peppa does a lot of screaming and crying and the dentist is just a bit sadistic and it’s just way, way off what a three-year-old should watch,” June says. She wrote about her experiences on the […]

Cartoon is About Being an Outsider

Speaking to The Straits Times over the telephone from Los Angeles, where he is based, the 38-year-old says: “I don’t want to put unnecessary importance on our show because it’s still a comedy where people can just watch and enjoy it. But the way I come to understand why someone like me would create a […]

How to Make a Cartoon

Your budget might be limited, but chances are, your imagination and your talent are not. When brainstorming a new idea for a cartoon, keep in mind how much you can afford to invest in the process and what your artistic skill is capable of producing. If you are a beginner, you might want to stay […]

Video Games for the Holidays

A solid entry-level gaming choice for younger children, Nintendo’s Labo kits are essentially cardboard toy construction sets and video games rolled into one. The Labo debuted in April with the variety pack, and robot kit, and a vehicle kit that came out in September added steering consoles for car, submarine and airplane games. The car […]

TV Viewing and Childhood Obesity

Studies that follow children over long periods of time have consistently found that the more Tv children watch, the more likely they are to gain excess weight. Children who have Tv sets in their bedrooms are also more likely to gain excess weight than children who don’t.  And there’s evidence that early Tv habits may […]