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Personalized busy boards beckon tots to learn and explore

Personalized busy boards beckon tots to learn and explore

Beginning a little before their first birthday and lasting until they are three or so, kiddos are all about repetitive motions: opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, flicking every

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Inventor uses found objects and blocks to make kid-friendly Rube Goldberg machines

Inventor uses found objects and blocks to make kid-friendly Rube Goldberg machines

Rube Goldberg machines are often quite complex and highly creative ways to problem-solve and demonstrate cause and effect. One example would be the extensive steps taken in order to open a gate, as seen

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LEGO toys are becoming more violent and featuring more weapons, according to new study

LEGO toys are becoming more violent and featuring more weapons, according to new study

LEGO is among our kids’ absolute favorite toys, and we’re pretty fond of them too since they encourage creativity and imaginative play and build motor and spatial skills. But a new study

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Artist recreates famous paintings in painstaking detail using only an Etch A Sketch

Artist recreates famous paintings in painstaking detail using only an Etch A Sketch

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9 small magical touches that make fairy houses spring to life

9 small magical touches that make fairy houses spring to life

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The Mover Kit: the first active play wearable that kids make and code themselves

The Mover Kit: the first active play wearable that kids make and code themselves

Kids catch on to new technology amazingly fast, and this new wearable gadget will get them thinking out of the box and creating games, activities, light patterns, and codes. And, unlike many tech

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Braille Bricks help blind children learn to read and write through integrated play

Braille Bricks help blind children learn to read and write through integrated play

Learning through play is an important tenet in education. This methodology combines fun, hands-on, and multisensory ways to engage kids in the learning process and get them working together.

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Father and his astronaut son boldly explore life’s daily adventures in Small Steps are Giant Leaps

Father and his astronaut son boldly explore life's daily adventures in Small Steps are Giant Leaps

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13 stellar Star Wars themed crafts and activities

13 stellar Star Wars themed crafts and activities

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Doing your laundry by riding the Bike Washing Machine gives a dual purpose to the spin cycle

Doing your laundry by riding the Bike Washing Machine gives a dual purpose to the spin cycle

We’ll admit it: two of the less pleasant, not-so-surprising effects of having children include losing out on time to exercise and the never-ending piles of laundry. An invention from students at

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Samsung’s Bedtime VR Stories joins parents with their kids in virtual reality when they’re apart

Samsung's Bedtime VR Stories joins parents with their kids in virtual reality when they're apart

Bedtime stories are going into an entirely new dimension with Samsung’s new Bedtime VR (Virtual Reality) stories. Currently in a prototype face, the new app allows parents and children to

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The ultimate inspiring and empowering bedtime book

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The ultimate inspiring and empowering bedtime book

We have nothing against princesses or your typical story time characters, but this new bedtime book-to-be is about to mix up your sleepy time routine in the best way possible. Designed to introduce

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BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Pediatric occupational therapist and mother Angela Hanscom has seen some alarming trends among kids today: an inability to sit still, bad posture, increased falling, weakened immune systems, and a

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The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

It’s a match made in heaven: the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Street are using their combined resources to commit to promoting the power of play and creating meaningful, hands-on learning experiences

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Kid’s Table offers exclusive culinary experiences for young diners only, at some of NYC’s most renown restaurants

Kid's Table offers exclusive culinary experiences for young diners only, at some of NYC's most renown restaurants

Just when we were warming up to the idea of bringing our tots to eat at fancy restaurants, a new initiative for slightly older children is taking seed: bring them to some of New York’s most

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INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It's OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

Heather Shumaker’s new book It’s Okay to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids covers topics ranging from whether or not you should force your child to kiss Grandma,

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The Swurfer is a reinvented swing that raises your family’s backyard fun potential sky-high

The Swurfer is a reinvented swing that raises your family's backyard fun potential sky-high

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Giant glow-in-the-dark inflatable bunnies are popping up in San Francisco today

Giant glow-in-the-dark inflatable bunnies are popping up in San Francisco today

San Francisco residents and visitors will get to herald spring this April with the help of 23 foot-tall inflatable bunnies. “Intrude,” the creation of Australian artist Amanda Parer, is a

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