Kid Gadgets

kidfit

Activity trackers are very popular right now. Every tech company under the sun seems to be announcing a new tracker every week or so. These trackers are almost exclusively designed for adults, but younger kids can definitely benefit from motivation to get more active too. The latest kid centric activity tracker to come on the [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Kid Gadgets, News
battroborg warrior 06

Remember "Rock'em Sock'em Robots"?  That was one toy Santa never brought.  Imagine my surprise when I was given a chance to check out a modern variant, the Battroborg Warrior by Tomy. Click on any image for full size. The Battroborgs are remote-controlled robots that respond to your "sword" controller motions via infrared. I received the [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
thinkgeek-costume-hoodies

With ThinkGeek's costume hoodies, you can have a great Halloween costume without too much work.  They have a variety of designs, from a medieval knight's armor to a ninja to Harley Quinn to the zombie seen above.  Some of the hoodies can be zipped over the face to complete the costume; mesh panels over the eyes and [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
kindle-fire-hd-for-kids

This isn't some tablet-like toy that will disappoint your kids.  The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is the latest-generation Fire HD tablet, wrapped in a kid-proof case.  Amazon is so sure of the protective abilities of this case that they'll replace the tablet for free if the kid manages to break it.  The Fire HD [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Kid Gadgets, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
playtape

PlayTape is a roll of tape similar to painter's tape that looks like a 2-lane blacktop road or railroad tracks. It's a low-tack adhesive tape that is easy to tear and sticks to any flat surface without leaving behind sticky residue. Kids can stick it to hardwood or low pile carpeted floors to create race [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
boon-naked-baby-bathtub-2

Any new parent is aware of how much stuff a baby requires, and they're also aware of how much room all of that stuff requires.  While you don't have to have a special tub to bathe the baby, those infant tubs do help make bath time feel a bit safer.  We had a nice baby [...]

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balancing-tree-toy

I thought of Jenga when I saw the Balancing Tree toy, but the Balancing Tree looks much less difficult and frustrating for children.  PlanToys developed the Balancing Tree using its principals of sustainability.  They are  a"leading company that has created a new material and process as part of our zero waste goals. Continuing our commitment [...]

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nunaleaf-1

Parents who are looking for a battery, electricity and noise free way of gently getting their little ones to sleep should look into the Nuna LEAF. It's a leaf shaped chair attached to a sturdy frame that can be locked into a stationary position or unlocked to swivel side to side with a slight push. [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
pinhole-press-memory-card-game-2

I've heard of people who make little photo books for their young children that contain pictures of their family members who live far away.  The child may not see Grammy very often, but she'll be familiar with Grammy's face from looking at the photo album and talking with her parents about the pictures as they [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
LEGO-research-institute-set-for-girls-1

LEGO worked with  Ellen Kooijman, a geoscientist, to create this new play kit that shows female minifigs as scientists working in the Research Institute.  Then LEGO Ideas members selected this kit that contains everything these three scientists need to "explore the world below, around and above us."  The chemist figure has a lab with glassware and [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
happy-sunflower-wall-lamp-2

The Happy Sunflower Wall Lamp will add whimsy and light to your child's room.  The kit consists of a circular 10.8" wall lamp with a face design on it and a collection of stickers to form the petals to turn the lamp into a potted sunflower.  (The stickers are easily removed.)  The fixture uses E14 [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
gabby-2

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Years ago when my nephew was a toddler, Teddy Ruxpin was the ultimate in animated toys.  Old Teddy groaned and ground his way through a few eye movements as his lower jaw moved a bit while a cassette played.  There was no interaction with Teddy; [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
kidizoom

The Kidizoom is a kid-durable smartwatch that has been designed to withstand drops and bumps as well as being splash proof and sweat proof. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 weeks. In addition to normal watch functions (alarm, timer and stopwatch), the Kidizoom also features 50+ clock displays, a 1.4 inch [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Watches, Clocks
aqueduck-faucet-extender-2

As any parent knows, there's a bit of danger associated with very young children trying to wash their hands on their own.  When my daughter was very young, we had to keep a footstool in the bathroom so she could reach to wash her hands - so there's a falling danger.  There's also a scalding [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
little-passports-2

With these educational sets, your child can go on a virtual trip with Sam and Sofia as they explore the USA or the world.  Each month, she'll receive a package with a letter from Sam and Sofia, maps, stickers, souvenirs, activities, and access to online activities.  The World Edition includes a suitcase and a passport [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
kano-computer-kit-2

The Kano computer kit was successfully funded on Kickstarter in December 2013 - and when I say "successfully", I mean it got more than 15X its $100,000 funding goal.  Kano will be shipping in July, and the company is now taking pre-orders for those of us who didn't get in on the Kickstarter campaign.  The [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
dinnertime-app

If your child has his or her own Android phone or tablet, you might want to set some limits on exactly when they can access the apps on the device.  Using the DinnerTime parental controls app, you can set times during which the child cannot use any app on the tablet.  There's a Dinner Time [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News
nomis-child-carrier-2

When you have a tiny child, you can choose from a variety of ways to "wear" your child for easy carrying while keeping your hands free.  Some choose to carry their very young child in a sling, others choose a product like a Baby Bjorn.  Once your child gets big enough to walk, you lose [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Outdoor Gear
mindstorm_ev3-1b

I love building things with LEGO, from as far back as I can remember to this day, with the Gadgeteer Kid.  I would argue that LEGO are one of the greatest toys ever invented, enabling kids and adults alike to transform their imagination into reality. Back in my day, all we had were the classic bricks, [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
mamaroo-bouncer

Anyone who has tried to soothe a crying baby who just can't be soothed will wish they had had a Mamaroo Bouncer when they needed it.  The Mamaroo Bouncer rocks and bounces it self; you can use it to simulate motions of a car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye, or ocean.  You can also have it [...]

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