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GoldieBlox Knows it Takes More than Just Making it Pink to Appeal to Girls

on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

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 ofRead More…

Roominate is Designed to Spark an Interest in Science, Math, and Technology in Girls

on Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Way back in the dark ages when I was earning a degree in chemistry, I was one of the few females in my chemistry, physics, and math classes.  I’m sad to report things haven’t changed much in the intervening years, since “only 15% of female first-year college students intend to major in STEM (Science, Technology,Read More…


Dora Links Doll – A Gadget for Girls

on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

When my daughter was younger, she owned Gameboys and Nintendo DS, but it was always difficult to find an age-appropriate game that appealed to her.  She did have a Dora the Explorer computer game she liked, but it was very repetitive and quickly grew boring for her.  I wish they had the Dora Links DollRead More…