Kid Gadgets

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Never again will you have to wait months until you can sink your teeth into a Thin Mints cookie!  This fall, Wicked Cool Toys will introduce a Girl Scouts Cookie Oven and refill packs so you can bake your own Girl Scouts Cookies anytime you want.  The oven is reminiscent of an Easy Bake Oven. [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
organickidz-baby-grows-up-set

The Gadgeteer has featured a lot of articles about water bottles to keep adults and kids hydrated, and stainless bottles seem to be favored by many because they don't leak harmful chemicals like some plastic bottles can.  But what about infants?  Baby bottles are usually plastic these days.  What do those bottles add to the [...]

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leatherman-leap

When I was a kid, I loved taking things apart to find the magnets, gears and other cool little components. I even had my own little toolbox which I kept under my bed where I stored tools and parts that I had scavenged. I would have loved a multi-tool in those days. The folks at [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pocket Gear
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, you quickly realize your child can learn important lessons and skills through playing.  Toys don't have to look like homework to help you learn.  They can even take the shape of cute little color-reading robots, [...]

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ghostbusters-marshmallowblaster-00

"Funny us going out like this---killed by a 400-foot Marshmallow Man!" Of my favorite movies (and there are many), Ghostbusters has always been on my short list. It has action, ghosts, special effects and best of all, a near constant barrage of quotable one-liners from the top-notch cast. ("Tell 'em about the twinkie.") And while marshmallow-flinging [...]

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Bitsbox

One of the biggest regrets I have is that I didn't learn how to code when I was a kid. I'm a bit envious of those that can soon get a Bitsbox, a monthly subscription box teaching kids how to write programs through simple, fun games and activities.  It's currently up on Kickstarter for funding, but the [...]

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Dino-care

Don't want to get a dog, cat, or gerbil for your kids? How about a fascinating different kind of "pet" - one that glows in the dark? Dino Pet is simply a container of photosynthetic bioluminescing dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates are single celled algae that produce their own food via photosynthesis just like plants and will [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pet Gadgets

Tic Stac Toe game review

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We are a family who loves board games.  Every night we attempt to play something as a family (mom, dad and Joey, age 8).  Today we've added Tic Stac Toe to our library of games.   As the name implies, Tic Stac Toe is a three-dimensional twist on the classic "tic tac toe".   It's [...]

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harold

One of our regular readers sent in a tip about a very cute book for aspiring gadgeteer kids. It's called Harold and the Wimple-Dimple Dimmer-Wimmer by Carolyn Donovan and it's about a 7 year old boy who moves into a new house and finds a pile of junk (what his mother calls it) in the [...]

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If the cutesy diaper bags with pastel-colored baby animals aren't for you, you probably have had a hard time finding a diaper bag that you can use.  Tom Bihn, after time spent coming up with the best design they thought they could make, has introduced the Parental Unit.  This diaper bag looks like a standard [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Kid Gadgets, News
marblue-headfoams-headphones

When she was younger, my daughter was the monster all the mother headphones used to scare their little headphones into being good.  Rachel could kill a pair of headphones or earbuds in no time, and then she'd come asking to borrow mine!  If the MarBlue HeadFoams had been around then, I might have gotten to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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