| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK -- “The Lego Movie” this winter reawakened many people to the colorful plastic bricks they hadn’t thought about since childhood. But a raft of people inside and outside the Danish company have been clued in to its pleasures...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Save on hot holiday toys from Barbie, Nerf, Lego, Hot Wheels and many more brands with mobile coupons from Target.
First, grab a 50 percent off Furby Boom! with a Target Cartwheel coupon good through Wednesday. Next, text KIDSGIFTS to 827438 to get $5...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Toys "R" Us isn't playing around.
The toy retailer is opening most of its stores, including those in South Florida, at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Retailers have began announcing earlier than ever openings this holiday season hoping to attract the most...
| Oct 27, 2013
Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved to stake a claim in the competitive toy market back in September by releasing lists of top toys for Christmas and Hanukkah.
Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Year in and year out, West Hartford is one of the best places in Connecticut to live.
That's why those in charge at town hall — a Democratic-dominated town council under the leadership of Mayor Scott Slifka — deserve to be re-elected when...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
My son said to me last night, with a very serious look on his face, "Mom, I need to talk to you about something important."
I wondered what it could be. Lately, all the talk has been about his birthday, which is coming up, so I figured it had...
| Dec 3, 2013
When parents tell me they're going to Europe and ask me where to take their kids, I'm sometimes tempted to answer, "To Grandma and Grandpa's on your way to the airport."
It's easy to make the case against taking the kids along. A European vacation with...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Changes to the Apple Store website appear to indicate that the Cupertino tech giant is now placing more importance on Apple TV, a product Chief Executive Tim Cook has referred to as a "hobby" many times before.
When Apple updated its store website to...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:34 AM
You don't have to celebrate New Year's Eve on your sofa just because you can't get a sitter. Ring in 2014 with kids in tow (in some cases, a little early) at one of these fam-friendly celebrations.
"Build it Big" Bubble Bash
The DuPage Children's Museum'...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Free is good.
Free is really good for traveling families when it's something you want — say free kids admission to SeaWorld, as opposed to something you won't likely use like kids-eat-free from the kids' menu. (Don't you hate those promotions?)...
| Nov 8, 2013
Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.
The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:55 AM
On January 13th, 24-year-old Crystal Lake native David Howard started a new job kids (and more than few grown-ups) dream about: Master Model Builder at the Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg. Howard joins an elite team of master builders all over the...