• Loopz by Mattel – Review

    I originally saw this game at the 2010 Toy Fair, and it was interesting to me then.  Now that I actually have it in my possession, I can tell you it is pretty awesome!  It does a lot more than I had originally thought, and my 6-year-old, given the choice, would rather...

  • First Toddle – Review

    I owe First Toddle an apology, as I received this as a product to review eons ago.  My wife wrote about it after Toy Fair after seeing it at the show.  I think I personally forgot how long it was going to take my baby to get to 3 months old, as silly...

  • Yakima – Skybox 16 Review – Because my Mazda CX-9 was too small

    I made a bit of a mistake.  When looking for a car after having our third child, I thought that we would be able to pack all the kids up and store all of our gear for the vacation in our new 2010 Mazda CX-9.  How wrong I was.  After a few...

  • Wizards At War by Diane Duane – Review

    What happens when wizardry stops working? Can the end of the world as we know it be far behind? The young teen wizards Nita and her younger sister, Dairine, fellow wizard Christopher (Kit) Rodriguez, and his dog, Ponch find out in the eighth novel in Diane Duane’s “Young Wizards” series, Wizards At War....

  • Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret by Liz Kessler – Review

    Emily Windsnap is no ordinary girl.  Sure, she has problems with her parents and often has to deal with a mean girl at school, but neither of those troubles makes her any different from other girls.  What makes Emily’s adventures exciting to follow is her ability to change into a mermaid when...

  • ModNation Racers for PS3 – Kids’ Perspective

    Since I have already covered the PSP version over at our sister site, I wanted to approach this review from a kids’ angle, as this is a kids’ site.  Using my two boys as test subjects, I bring you ModNation Racers for PS3, the kids’ angle.  We will hear from them directly...

  • Clever Castle by Thinkfun – Review

    The first thing you do before reading this review is to go check out my review of Chocolate Fix as this is the same type of game just for the younger crowd.  As you know from our Chocolate Fix review, it was a big hit in our household, the only problem?  My four...

  • Rush Hour for the iPhone – iTouch – iPad – Review

    I was just introduced to the fact that Thinkfun has a Rush Hour app for the iPhone/Touch/Pad family.  Now as you know we love Thinkfun games, well because they are fun and make you think, big surprise that a company name actually makes perfect marketing sense.  Well before I went to the...

  • A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane – Review

    Eleven-year-old Darryl is many things for being one so young.  He is a wizard undergoing an interminable Ordeal against the Satanic Lone One.  He is an abdal or Pillar, from whom power flows for all the other wizards of Earth, like from out of a reservoir or a well.  He is a...

  • Instructions by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess – Review

    Neil Gaiman writes books for everyone; even his children’s books are appealing to adults.  This is one of them.  He walks us through a fairy tale adventure that is short but important because it teaches how to get along in the world by treating others like we would want to be treated...

  • ERGObaby Carrier – Our first walk at the park

    I did a little trial run with the ERGObaby carrier at home when my daughter was about 4 weeks/8 pounds and it seemed she was just not ready for it yet, however once she was 6 or 7 weeks and just a little bigger I felt very comfortable  and safe with her in the...

  • Chocolate Fix from Thinkfun – Review

    Chocolate Fix from Thinkfun is a yummy looking game that has become an instant hit at our house.  It comes with a tray to hold 9 pieces of candy.  Three ‘strawberry’, three ‘carmel’, and three ‘chocolate’, each flavor has a circle, square, and triangular piece.  The challenge of this game is to place...

  • 2010 Vacation – The Summer of Reviews

    We have a very special project here at BSCkids and BSCreview that will be starting in July.  The 2010 Vacation – The Summer of Reviews will be special posts where we review items we will be using on vacation or places we will be visiting during the vacation.  We will be able to do...

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