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Learn to Write and Draw with LeapFrog Mr Pencil

Whistler has been a proud owner of an iPad since he was 10 months old. I’ve been a huge proponent of kids and technology since day one. Like everything else in life, content and moderation make the difference. It’s important … Read more

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Learning Apps for Toddlers That Actually Teach

The staff here at Surf and Sunshine are raising a new generation of Techies. By now I’m sure you know our stance on technology and children, some of our favorite products like the VTech InnoTab and of course the beloved … Read more

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Keeping Track of Fitness with Fitbit Flex

Ever since I got the Fitbit Ultra a little over a year ago, I’ve been a little bit obsessed with Fitbit products on the whole. I actually own every Fitbit product made and some, I’ve purchased multiple times from loss. … Read more

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3 Reasons To Upgrade to The VTech InnoTab 3S

As you may recall, my toddler and I previously received the VTech InnoTab 2 for review purposes. We found it to be a great way to beat “summer brain drain”. It was her first tablet designed for kids and she … Read more


GIV Mobile: Be a Rebel WITH a Cause

According to Fox News, the first cell phone call was made on April 3, 1973, from a Manhattan street corner (6th Ave. between 53rd and 54th) by Motorola’s Martin Cooper. There was no camera, no data, no texting. It was … Read more


Toddlers and Technology: Embrace or Reject?

I was asked to write an article about early childhood technology in 2012 and it was originally published here. I am re-posting it below and welcome your thoughts and opinions. Introducing technology to children at an early age seems to be a hot topic … Read more