Lousy weather could mean a nightmare when you're stuck inside with restless tots. Or, you all could have a blast teaching them to play baseball, tennis, or golf. All you need is a TV.

The new 3-in-1 Smart Sports from Fisher-Price uses a remote-controlled base unit plugged into a TV's video ports to help kids virtually learn those sports, with a remote-control grip with baseball bat, golf club, and tennis racket attachments (included). On-screen characters teach via nine interactive games, with progressive levels of play. Runs on 6 AA batteries (not included).

Nice way to wear them out while having fun.

3-in-1 Smart Sports is $60 at www.fisher-price.com; Info: 1-800-432-5437.

- Judi Dash