Science and engineering are cool, right? That’s a matter of opinion, but there is an increasing need in our country for students to study the STEM subjects–Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. And with more information showing a link between technological innovation and creativity, why not foster both in your kids at the same time? Describing [...]
I’ve seen lots of accessories designed to protect an iPad while children use it, but this is the first accessory I’ve seen for the Kindle Fire tablet. Amazon has two versions of the Inflatable Play Cube for Kindle Fire – Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob SquarePants. These cubes weigh about 2 pounds, and they inflate [...]
Did Santa bring you a bucket of LEGO bricks and now you have no idea what to build with them? Never fear my brick snapping friends, I have 4 books that will have you building cool stuff (or dreaming about building cool stuff) in no time.
Koko and Dunbar not included. When I was offered the opportunity to review a toy train set, I thought it would be interesting to try it in conjunction with my expert team of train set testers – my sons, Franklyn (7) and Matthew (4). They willingly agreed to work with me on the project and [...]
Kids love gadgets that often require headphones or earbuds, but there’s the possibility of hearing damage from the high volumes that are possible with these gadgets. Some devices have software features that allow you to limit the volume levels, but not all do. These kid-sized Crayola-branded earbuds and headphones from Griffin protect your child’s hearing [...]
If you have small children and an old iPhone gathering dust in a drawer, you can put it to good use by pledging to the iBuku Pets Kickstarter project. An iBuku is: What can best be described as a modern day,“Teddy Ruxpin”, iBuku Pets are a great way to put your old outdated iPhone’s and [...]
As any self-respecting gadgeteer parent, I put a lot of thought towards the appropriate gadgets for my son. As Christmas approached last year I had decided to get him a tablet, and had my list down to the V-Tech and LeapPad Tablets when V-Tech offered one for a review. Unfortunately (for me) last Christmas was a hot season [...]
Sears has licensed Star Wars plush slippers for the kids on your holiday gift list. They are available in Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett designs in youth and toddler sizes. The slippers are $12.99 a pair.
Your kids won’t be losing their earbuds with the HoodieBuddie jacket in kids sizes because they won’t need earbuds. These jackets use HB3 technology to build audio technology directly in. There’s a 3.5mm plug in a zipper pocket to plug in an MP3 player or phone and speakers in the hoodie. Your kid can hear [...]
Piperoid is a paper craft robot kit designed and produced in Japan. The robots are made of paper pipes that have pre-drilled holes and marks to show where to cut, fold, and connect them. All you need is a pair of scissors and about 30 minutes for assembly. No need for glue or tape. Many components of [...]
While not an electronic gadget, the Ciao! Baby high chair would have been my favorite piece of equipment when my daughter was a baby. As any young parent can tell you, baby gear is expensive, but some things you really need because they do make things easier for you. A high chair was something we [...]
A couple of years ago, I asked the question Are Gadgets Just for Guys? and said that making it pink doesn’t mean it will appeal to women – it just guarantees it won’t appeal to men. The real problem goes beyond pink and making gadgets appeal to females. It goes to the very heart of [...]