EW staffers on the books, shows, movies, games, and music they are sharing with the little ones in their lives

By EW Staff
November 28, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST

”I love the books of Oliver Jeffers (The Day the Crayons Quit, Lost and Found), which I’ve been plowing through with my 2-year-old. Quirky, awesome illustrations with equally quirky, awesome stories. I may like them more than my daughter does.” —Kyle Ryan, Editor, EW.COM

”We are deep into the first season of Once Upon a Time (ABC). My three kids are so awed by the twists on familiar fairy tales that they are starting to invent some of their own. Fan fiction can’t be far behind.” —Nicole Sperling, Senior Writer

”My 6-year-old son has been watching the breathtaking Blue Planet nature miniseries on DVD, then diving back into action mode with Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD). But his most exciting new discovery is the Angry Birds Transformers iPad app. The day we downloaded it was ”the best day ever!”” —Rachel Orvino, Senior Editor

Ella Enchanted is a big hit right now, which I’m fine with because the kids are being indoctrinated into classic tunes from Elton John, Queen, etc. Ella led to The Princess Diaries, 1 and 2, and suddenly my 7-year-old daughter is on a first-name basis with Anne Hathaway.” —Jeff Labrecque, Senior Writer

”Who’d have thought a nameless, faceless toy enthusiast would become the center of my 3-year-old daughter’s pop culture universe? DisneyCollector’s insanely successful YouTube hub (no affiliation with the Mouse House) features videos of hands unboxing toys and playing with them; it is, by far, the most watched channel in our house.” —Dan Morrissey, Copy Chief

”Don’t think Shark Tank (ABC) is a show for kids? Think again! My 11-year-old daughter trains every Friday night to be a superrich entrepreneur by enjoying the financial escapades of Mr. Wonderful & Co. And I love that it’s a super-sneaky way to teach math.” —Dalton Ross, Editor At Large

”My 15-year-old niece listens to The Black Keys and I’m going to hook her up with their latest, Turn Blue, on vinyl; I’ll probably sneak in Neil Young’s Tonight’s the Night, too, which I hope she won’t dismiss as ”old people music.” I’m planning to get her FKA Twigs’ LP1 for certain — though please don’t tell her because it’s gonna be a surprise.” —Michele Romero, Photo Editor