The Park Slope parents pummel continues...
Thu Apr 16
We wrote a little something about it last week and planned to leave it at that. But the drama continues. Now it seems other moms and dads in the coverted area are starting up their own listservs in protest of ParkSlopeParents' impending annual fee. The Post covered one daddy, Craig Bromberg, who started up Park Slope Kids & Parents in a matter of minutes. On his blog, he also mentions that there are two other free listservs: theotherparkslopeparents and Free Park Slope Parents. I've resisted taking a stance on this situation. While it's clearly easy to make fun of (see Gawker), I can see the merits of both sides. Plus, while I am a parent, I live in East Harlem, and frankly, we just don't have these kinds of power struggles there (at least not yet. Give it a few years). So Park Slope parents, if you're listening, tell us, what is going on? I mean really. I feel like a therapist would have a field day analyzing the underlying issues that brought this drama to such a fascinating...
Paul Rudd shakes it on Sesame Street
Thu Apr 16
In honor of Earth Day (next Wednesday, April 22), Paul Rudd decided to get his green on with the Sesame Street crew. In this super-cute video, Rudd, dressed as a giant earth, sings about why our planet rocks. Oh, he dances too. And does a lip curl. If you weren't already in love with the swoon-worthy actor, you will be now. Happy (almost) Earth Day!
Heidi Klum is preggers---AGAIN!
Thu Apr 16
Heidi Klum, 35, and her husband Seal, 46, are expecting baby No. 4! The new addition will be welcomed by siblings Leni, almost 5, Henry, 3, and Johan, 2. Okay, yes, that's a lot of children, but their kids are admittedly adorable—not to mention, they have the means to support them. Congrats to the ever-expanding family!
LeapFrog releases iPhone apps for kids
Wed Apr 15
Ask any kid and he'll tell you: Daddy's iPhone is really Junior's plaything. Well, Papa no longer needs to have a panic attack when he spies his son messing with his cell. This week, LeapFrog launched a line of iPhone apps that cater to the sandbox set. The first of several planned learning games, "Number Rumble" invites 6 to 10-year-olds to shake, tap and spin their way to mathematical mastery on the iPhone. The game opens with a fill-in-the-blank query. Once completed, kids shake the iPhone to move on to the next puzzler. Unlike a real math quiz, though, kids can shake past the questions they don't know how to answer. Score! The lack of annoying sounds is, forgive me, a plus. I'm well beyond gradeschool and yet I had a blast getting jiggy with it. Education doesn't come cheap though: LeapFrog is charging $2.99 for the application at the Apple store . On the bright side, your newly numbers-minded kid will be able to figure out how much of his allowance the app eats up.
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