Turning Screen Time Into Family Time Connect / Fun / Kids

“We gaaaaather to-ge-ther to staaaare at our touchscreens…” From illustrator Chris Ware’s now-prescient “Unmasked” New Yorker cover, to the family room full of downturned faces,  your holiday gathering of friends, family and other loved ones may be looking like a long weekend of parallel solitude once the roast beast is consumed and the football drags into […]

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Road Trip Essentials For Summer Travel Griffin Gear / Kids / Products

School is out, the sun is shining, and the open road calls to you. You know what time it is. It’s roadtrip time! But before you head out on the highway, make sure you’ve packed everything you need to make your summer road trip a success! If you’re going to plan a trip, you probably […]


Principal For A Day! Community / Connect / Education / Kids

Every year, the Pencil Foundation, a local organization dedicated to creating and maintaining relationships between public schools and their surrounding communities, invites Nashville-area business leaders to live the dream. I mean, doesn’t every kid imagine how awesome it would be to get to the be the Principal of his own school? Griffin’s president, Mark Rowan, got […]

Five great toys, just under the wire!

Five great toys, just under the wire! Fun / Griffin Gear / Kids / Stuff We Love

It was a snowy Christmas Eve in Brownsfield, Texas.  I was 600 miles from home, writing a last minute entreaty to Santa: I only wanted one thing: Sgt Rock.  I can’t remember why I wanted it, and I don’t know where it is now.  All I know for sure is that 8 hours after I […]

Black Friday Dealage

Black Friday Dealage Griffin Gear / Kids / New / Special Events / Stuff We Love

You love tech.  We love tech.  And we love selling you tech.  Which is why we’re putting some of our most popular stuff on crazy, limited-time sale for Black Friday. Get it now!  (Updated 26 November – BLadck Friday 2012’s over.  Thanks for coming and see you next year.)

Our Newest iPhone-controlled Truck is Out Now!

Our Newest iPhone-controlled Truck is Out Now! Fun / Kids / New

Confession time.  I’ve never been particularly good at video gaming.  Even though I’m old enough to have smelled the styrofoamy wonderfulness of an NIB Atari 2600 as my next door neighbor showed it off the morning after Christmas, I’ve never really connected.  Hand/eye coordination?  None.  Patience and willingness to fail over and over in order […]

New coloring pages!  ColorStudio HD Update Available Now.

New coloring pages! ColorStudio HD Update Available Now. Apps / Fun / Kids / New

Just in time for Spring (in the Northern hemisphere, at least), Griffin has released an update to Crayola ColorStudio HD.  Colorful fun on the farm awaits with 6 new spring-fresh animated coloring pages, music and sound effects. Play with pigs in the mud, hang out with the cows, feed the horses and more.  It’s a […]