Kids

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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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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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
little-mermaid-second-screen-app

Firmly in the "what in heck were they thinking camp", Disney has released a second-screen app that complements The Little Mermaid.  You may be wondering what's so bad about that, after all, lots of TV shows have second-screen apps to increase your involvement with their shows.  Well, this Second Screen Live: The Little Mermaid app [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News
jawbones

Are your kids (or maybe yourself) bored with LEGO? Tired of TinkerToys? Do they even make TinkerToys anymore? Here's an alternative construction toy system that I just discovered. They are called Jawbones and they feature pieces that swivel, ratchet and snap together in all sorts of creative ways. They are billing it as The Buildable [...]

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bill-nye-science-guy-app

It was 20 years ago when Bill Nye introduced his PBS TV show that taught kids about science.  His show may be off the air now, but your kids can still learn from him with the newly introduced app for iPhone and iPad.  The Bill Nye the Science Guy app is free in the iTunes [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News
squigglefish-ios-app

The SquiggleFish iPad app combines drawing on paper and iPad apps to entertain your child.  Your child draws and colors a fish on a piece of plain paper, then uses the iPad's camera to scan it in to the SquiggleFish app.  The app then animates the fish, making it seem to come to life.  It's [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News
ibuku

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 [...]

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star-wars-slippers

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.

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ubooly

Teddy Ruxpin (animatronic toy from the 80's) always creeped me out with his freaky moving eyes and mouth. I never had one but I wonder how many kids were traumatized by that battery operated story telling bear? Fast forward 27 years and we now have Ubooly (say it like oo-boo-lee), an orange marsupial that can [...]

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geopalz

To promote physical fitness and as another tool to help fight childhood obesity, GeoPalz is pairing their kid styled pedometers with an online rewards based gaming website. Through the online arcade, users (5-10yrs old) can report their steps walked, which are logged through their pedometers and exchange steps for time with games such as Avalanche, Snow-Drift, [...]

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kids-swiss-army-knife

I've carried Swiss Army knives for years - I have two in my purse right now.  My daughter has been fascinated by those little knives, especially the one with the translucent green covers on my keychain.  She's been asking for her own knife since she could talk, but she had to wait until her middle [...]

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scribble-press-ipad-app

With the Scribble Press app and an iPad, kids can now create and share their own books.  Using the app's 50 story templates, over 500 drawing tools (markers, stamps, multitude of colors), book layout tool, stickers collection, and their own photos, kids write and illustrate stories.  Books are private unless you elect to share them [...]

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Firefly Toothbrush Review

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How do you add a little flash to brushing your teeth?  Why, with a Firefly Toothbrush, that's how! Getting kids to brush for the dentist-recommended two minutes has always been a challenge.  The Firefly Toothbrush lights up and blinks for one minute, making teeth brushing fun so kids will do it longer. The premise is [...]

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griffin-myphones-for-kids

I saw a news report recently that said kids as young as 6 were requesting electronic devices for Christmas.  When they're still tiny, you can distract your kid with the pretend device that let's them hear the kitty say "meow", but eventually, they're going to want a real device.  Some MP3 players have built-in volume-limiting [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
nathan-woodknife

Back in December of last year, I showed you a wooden knife kit by Garrett Wade that helps show kids how pocket knives work. I have an alternative kit that is less expensive, requires no tools for assembly and has nicer looking chunky parts. It's Nathan's Knife Kit from Klecker Knives. Klecker's website even has [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Kid Gadgets, News
bubcap

I don't have kids, but apparently toddlers absolutely love to play with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. And the one thing that they love to do is press the Home button. Unfortunately, doing so will pop them right out of the application and back to the icon view. In order to avoid frustrated babies, [...]

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Sony has just announced a remote control for kids. The RM-KZ1 is splash proof and features locked down battery and programming compartments. It allows parents to control channel availability by programming up to seven “favorites” buttons. It also has a “volume limiting” feature that does not allow volume to be changed +/- 3 steps within [...]

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isafe-backpack

Designed for kids ages 8 and up, the iSafe backpack has a built in security system, which is powered by batteries and can be activated by the wearer pulling on a cord. Once the cord is pulled, the bag sounds off as loud as a car alarm and can run up to 2 continuous hours [...]

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toshiba-l635

Toshiba and Best Buy have teamed up to create a full sized laptop just for kids ages 5-10. Besides featuring an Intel Celeron processor, 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, built-in DVD drive and Webcam, the L635 has a cleanable keyboard and a no-gloss Dura-cross textured finish that helps resist fingerprints. It also comes loaded with special [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, Laptops and Gear, News