Something is happening in households all around the free world: the Fortnite invasion. Fortnite has taken over your wifi, your child's mind and if your kid had his/her way ... your wallet. There are tears over missed opportunities to complete challenges and elation over "skins" that have tomatoes for heads. Every conversation begins with "In Fortnite...." and carries on for an eternity, while parents are hearing the teacher's voice in the Peanuts cartoons. It's exhausting, but it's not all … [Read more...] about In Defense of Fortnite
A lot of parents are, understandably, a little nervous at the idea of letting their kids play a lot of video games. After all, with the focus on constant violence and the, quite frankly, toxic environment that so many online games seem to create, it often seems like the kind of hobby that simply isn't suitable for your kids to be engaging in. However, that's really not the case for the vast majority of games. In reality, it can be an incredibly enjoyable hobby that not only keeps your kids … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Afraid To Let Your Kids Start Gaming
Disney Infinity brings gaming to a new level for my children. Instead of just playing games where they can see their favourite characters, they get to take on the roles of those characters and immerse themselves into their worlds. It is played for hours on end in my home and Disney is always releasing new Toy Boxes and characters to keep things interesting. They recently took things to a whole new level with Disney Infinity 2.0. Heroes and villains. Sorcerers and superheroes. Princesses and … [Read more...] about Put Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Under the Tree
My children were anticipating the release of Disney Infinity this year and I was pretty excited about it too, so it's no surprise that I picked it up within a couple of days of the release. I purchased the starter set for the xbox 360 and a couple of extra figures, and we brought it home to try it out. It was an instant favourite! It's no secret that we love all things Disney. We watch the Disney television channels every day. We see every Disney movie when it is released. We escape to Disney … [Read more...] about Disney Infinity is a hit for all ages
Last night I went to bed and found a note on my pillow. It was a heartfelt note from my son asking permission to play M rated video games. For those of you who aren't raising video game crazy kids, M stands for Mature and means the games are intended for people over the age of 18. My son is ten. His note laid out the reasons why he should be allowed to play these games: All of his friends are playing them. There is nothing wrong with Call of Duty. It just has some blood and … [Read more...] about No Son, you may not play Call of Duty
I spend a lot of time on the computer, which is fine with me because I love working on the computer. I love technology and having the world at my fingertips...and I really love getting to work from the comfort of my home. However, it's easy to fall into the trap of doing nothing but working, when your "workplace" is right in front of you. Thankfully, computers are not only great for work, but they offer a world of entertainment too. Whether you like to watch television programs or movies online, … [Read more...] about Computers aren’t just for work!