Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sledding Fun in Central Park, NYC

After sharing a matinee performance with my dad, we took a walk through Central Park, which has got to be one of the most beautiful public spaces in the world. Blanketed in snow, Central Park is, perhaps, even more beautiful than … Continue reading

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Can Rollerskates Be Cool Again?

As a kid growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, we only had roller skates, not the new fangled roller blades. Wearing them always made me feel as tall as a tree (not that I was short) and super-strong. I … Continue reading

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The Joy of Making Snowmen

For kids (and grown ups), there is nothing like playing in the snow; in fact, being the first to plop into fresh snow is probably one of the most joyful feelings in the world. We all know that a snowman is an anthropomorphic snow … Continue reading

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Learning to Play Angry Birds Before Tying Shoes?

In a Wall Street Journal blog post, Learning to Play Angry Birds’ Before You Can Tie Your Shoes, reference to a recent survey states that 14% of kids ages 4 or 5 could tie their shoes, while 21% could play … Continue reading

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KAPi Awards Honor Digital Playthings

I attended the mammoth CES show in Las Vegas for 3 of the show’s 4 days. It is hard to imagine how big CES really is; billed as the world’s largest consumer electronics show, the event’s main hub is the … Continue reading

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At 14, her 6th Consumer Electronics Show

For some kids, doing adult-like work is sheer play. Case in point, Jennifer Smart, age 14, who was visiting the Consumer Electronics Show for the 6th time! Jenni (with the help of her parents) is the force behind JenniRadio (www.jenniradio.com), … Continue reading

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More Of “I Was Jane Jetson”

Here is the video of me trying out the new GM EN-V electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show. It was fun channeling Jane Jetson for a few minutes! This car looks like a toy yet it’s super high tech … Continue reading

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