electronics

Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar teaches coding basics to 3 year-olds who should be learning ABCs, not USBs

Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar teaches coding basics to 3 year-olds who should be learning ABCs, not USBs

While we’ve covered products and initiatives aimed at helping kids learn to code, the new caterpillar-shaped Code-a-Pillar from Fisher-Price aims to reach a crowd that we think should be focusing

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Traditional toys & books may trump gadgets at promoting early language development in kids

Traditional toys & books may trump gadgets at promoting early language development in kids

There are growing numbers of tech toys for young kids in the form of iPads and iPhones, baby computers, talking animals or dolls, and other electronics that promise they are boosting language development

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The SOCCKET II is a power generating soccer ball that turns harnessed energy into light

The SOCCKET II is a power generating soccer ball that turns harnessed energy into light

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Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets that teach girls how to code

Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets that teach girls how to code

It can be a tough world out there for girls who are into science, math, engineering, and other stereotypically male-associated subjects. Luckily, some companies are starting to pay attention to the

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Help stop Mattel’s talking Barbie doll from eavesdropping on children and threatening their privacy

Help stop Mattel's talking Barbie doll from eavesdropping on children and threatening their privacy

As we reported in February, Barbie may finally gain a voice of her own via voice recognition technology that is processed in “the Cloud.” As we noted before, this new Hello Barbie, will be able to

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Kids can build and program their own KIBO robot using building blocks instead of computer screens

Kids can build and program their own KIBO robot using building blocks instead of computer screens

Meet KIBO: a robot kit designed specifically for children ages 4–7 years-old. Created to encourage open-ended play, KIBO allows children to program their robot using a building block system, and

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Taiwan bans iPads for kids under age 2 and fines parents who don’t restrict electronics usage for kids under 18

Taiwan bans iPads for kids under age 2 and fines parents who don't restrict electronics usage for kids under 18

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: screen time for kids has gotten out of control in this country. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children

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‘Pink Tints of Blue’ App Shows that Gender Perceptions May be Easily Reconfigured

'Pink Tints of Blue' App Shows that Gender Perceptions May be Easily Reconfigured

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Tinitell is the World’s Smallest Mobile WristPhone Designed Especially for Kids

Tinitell is the World's Smallest Mobile WristPhone Designed Especially for Kids

Tinitell, yet another clever Kickstarter project, has recently emerged, and it’s being touted as the world’s smallest mobile phone. Though you’d think the smallest cell phone ever

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Tots Who Play Non-Educational Games on Smartphones Score Low on Verbal Tests

Tots Who Play Non-Educational Games on Smartphones Score Low on Verbal Tests

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York found that 97% of families own touchscreen devices and 60% of parents say touchscreen device usage

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TellSpec is a Handheld Device That Detects Food Allergens and Environmental Toxins

TellSpec is a Handheld Device That Detects Food Allergens and Environmental Toxins

Unless you’re making every single meal from scratch, it is almost impossible to tell what ingredients are hiding in your child’s food. For those kids with food sensitivities or serious food

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Circuit Stickers Transform Kids’ Art Into an Interactive Light Show!

Circuit Stickers Transform Kids’ Art Into an Interactive Light Show!

Light up ordinary drawings and arts and crafts projects with Circuit Stickers by Chibitronics. These electronic stickers, made from lead-free materials, let kids build circuits that stick to most

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Worst Baby Product Ever? Fisher-Price’s Apptivity Seat for iPad Turns Babies into Screen Staring Zombies

Worst Baby Product Ever? Fisher-Price's Apptivity Seat for iPad Turns Babies into Screen Staring Zombies

In what can only be considered a total lapse of rational judgment on Fisher-Price’s part, the baby product giant recently released an iPad accented baby bouncer chair. Dubbed

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The Owlet Wireless iPhone Baby Breathing Monitor Enables Parents to Track Baby’s Health via Smartphone

The Owlet Wireless iPhone Baby Breathing Monitor Enables Parents to Track Baby's Health via Smartphone

Old-fashioned walkie-talkie baby monitors just got a technological makeover with the advent of the Owlet. The device is a wireless sock-like gadget that keeps track of your child’s health via a

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Why Limiting Screen Time Will Save You Thousands of Dollars & Help the Planet

Why Limiting Screen Time Will Save You Thousands of Dollars & Help the Planet

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My First Smart Phone Encourages Imagination Not Screen Time

My First Smart Phone Encourages Imagination Not Screen Time

In a world overrun with technology, it’s fair that kids would be obsessed with smartphones. However, there are some major downsides to simply handing over your phone to your child. There are some

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School District in Texas Plans to Microchip Students to Aid with Safety and Attendance

School District in Texas Plans to Microchip Students to Aid with Safety and Attendance

Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Parents who want to know whether or not their children are cutting class or getting into trouble now have a high-tech way to keep tabs on the behavior of their sons and

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The colAR App Makes Your Child’s Coloring Pages Spring to Animated Life!

The colAR App Makes Your Child's Coloring Pages Spring to Animated Life!

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