Don't Miss February 2015

Family-friendly movies and games everyone's talking about.

Donald McDermott

Hairy Tales

A high school tech whiz is determined to become prom queen in Bad Hair Day. The Disney Channel original movie stars Laura Marano of Austin & Ally as a teen who has to deal with jewel thieves, a federal agent, and, of course, bad hair. Go along for the ride on February 13. Check your local listings for times.

On the Rise

Warner Bros. Pictures takes audiences across the cosmos in Jupiter Ascending. Starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, this action-packed sci-fi thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. The amazing new flick blasts into theaters on February 6.

Big Time

A big screen hit is ready to come home when Big Hero 6 comes to DVD and Blu-ray! The animated adventure follows a young boy named Hiro, his lovable robot, Baymax, and a few of their talented friends as they try to save the city of San Fransoyko from a mysterious new criminal. Pick up your copy beginning February 24.

Sweet Dreams

Rockabye Baby! continues to transform your favorite music into delightful lullabyes for your little ones. Lullabye Renditions of Maroon 5 is the calm and cozy way to lull even the most energetic child who loves to move like Jagger. Buy it on CD or digital download at www.amazon.com or at www.rockabyebabymusic.com.

Sabrina Stories

Perfect for Valentine's Day, Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch: Magic of the Red Rose offers an exciting tale for all ages. Based on the popular animated series, the new DVD release has everything from werewolf flowers to baby dragons. It is available now on DVD and digital download from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Just Dance

One of the world's most popular dance games just got even better! Just Dance 2015 from Ubisoft brings new moves, game modes, and more than 40 top tracks from Aianna Grande, Nicki Minaj, and more. Just Dance 2015 is available now for the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 game systems.

Any Witch Way

On February 28, The Hallmark Channel presents the premiere of its new original series, Good Witch. The show follows mother-daughter witches Cassie and Gracie as they breathe life, fun, and a little bit of magic into the town of Middleton. Check your local listings.

Explore with Dora

Follow everyone's favorite bilingual adventurer on some of her greatest underwater journeys in Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection. In stores and online now, this two-disc set from Nickelodeon comes with eight episodes, as well as two music videos.

Baby Love

Best-selling author and illustrator Nina Laden captivates children ages 6 and younger with, Who Loves You, Baby? The new book helps children recognize their favorite animals with adorable illustrations on each page. Find a copy at www.iseeme.com.

Teaching with Thomas

PBS Kids recently released a new Thomas & Friends app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. In addition to games that promote problem-solving skills and foster social-emotional growth for preschoolers, the app comes complete with full-length episodes of the popular series. Download your copy today.

This column appeared in the February 2015 issue.