5th Grader Finds 14,000 Year-Old Ancient Hunting Tool While Boogie Boarding in New Jersey

by 11/07/14   filed under: kid friendly, news

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Photo © Donald E. Hurlbert for the Smithsonian Institution

Imagine going on a summer vacation with your family and returning with a 14,000 year old hunting implement that had been buried in the sand since the sea level rose after the Ice Age! For Virginia fifth-grader Noah Cordle, his interest in archaeology got fast-tracked when something odd brushed against his leg while boogie boarding on Long Beach Island. The 10-year-old, who loves science and has gone on previous searches for arrowheads with his grandfather, was savvy enough to realize that the Clovis point was more than just an ordinary bit of debris from the sea. After taking the Clovis point to a local archaeological expert in New Jersey, Noah and his family were amazed to find out that the rare find is around 14,000 years old!

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HOW TO: Make a Decadent Chocolate Cake That's Made from Vegetables!

by 11/07/14   filed under: baking, food, healthy recipe, how-to, kid friendly, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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Dotandcross Gorgeous Children's Furniture Grows with Your Child from Baby to Teen

by 11/07/14   filed under: eco decor, green bedding, green design, green kids, kids furniture

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Announcing the WINNERS of Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

by 11/06/14   filed under: announcements, contest, green halloween, green kids, halloween

Announcement Winners Tots 2014

Drumroll please, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The winning costumes of our Green Halloween Costume Contest will now be revealed. The level of imagination and resourcefulness was unparalleled this year, and we had a blast looking through all of your creative and inspiring entries. And now, without further adieu – the winning costumes!

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HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Using Chickpeas (Really!)

by 11/06/14   filed under: cooking, food, green kids, healthy recipe, how-to, kid friendly, recipe, snack, vegan cooking

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Veggie Felting Kit Offers a "Tasty" Introduction to Felting for Kids

by 11/06/14   filed under: diy kids crafts, green toys

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This sweet and crafty felting kit is perfect to add to homemade play kitchen fun or just a nice way to celebrate veggies and crafts at the same time. This kit contains everything your child will need to create three colorful felt veggies — and because it comes with clear, step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams, it’s an easy introduction to the craft of felting. Included in the kit is 100% super-soft Merino sheep’s fleece in three colors, two felting needles, a foam pad for felting on and a tutorial on needle felting. This felt art kit is suitable for beginners, but because felting needles have very sharp points and the kit includes small parts, it’s not recommended for young children.

+ Veggie Felting Kit $27.50

+ Imagine Childhood

 

HOW TO: Make Raw Broccoli & Mushroom Slow Stir-Fry

by 11/05/14   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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Boneyard Pets are Recyclable & Durable 3D Dinosaur Puzzles for All Ages

by 11/05/14   filed under: eco play, green gifts, green kids, kid friendly

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Almost every kid goes through a dinosaur phase at some point, and it is impressive to hear those long, complicated names springing forth from the mouths of our babes. Boneyard Pets (Version 2.0) is a new, successful Kickstarter campaign for a 3D puzzle that will foster that love of all things prehistoric even as your child grows. Designed in Brooklyn and made in Florida, the Boneyard Pets are made out of recyclable HDPE plastic, a material commonly used in playground equipment. The two-toned dinosaurs, which include dino favorites like T-Rex and a Pterodactyl, are fun for kids to put together (and are made easier by the material’s rounded edges) and extremely durable: they can even go outside! With a holiday early bird option and the rest of orders shipping in February, Boneyard Pets will make a great present and activity for kids of all ages. Bonus: they are cool-looking and stable enough to become a funky feature of your child’s bedroom or playroom.

+ Boneyard Pets 3D Dinosaur Puzzles $65.00 and up

 

Kitty and Sparrow's Organic Neckerchief Bibs, Burp Cloths & Blankets Have Baby Covered in Style

Kitty and Sparrow's Organic Neckerchief Bibs, Burp Cloths & Blankets Have Baby Covered in Style

The Kitty and Sparrow story, as recounted on their website, goes: “Once upon a time Kitty met Sparrow. Together they brought a beautiful little girl into the world and, like all…

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Announcing Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalists! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

Announcing Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalists! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

We are thrilled to announce we have chosen the finalists in Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Costume Contest! Now we need your help in selecting the winners who will be awarded these…

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15 Beneficial Uses for Coconut Oil

15 Beneficial Uses for Coconut Oil

1. Metabolic Support Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are delivered directly to the liver to provide an immediate source of energy. This means the body uses…

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Research Shows Older Children Benefit from Having Stay at Home Parents

Research Shows Older Children Benefit from Having Stay at Home Parents

Stay at home parents are often categorized as moms and dads who are home to raise their young babies and toddlers during their early formative years. But a new study highlights the…

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HOW TO: Make No-Bake Vegan Tiramisu With Homemade Nutella & Coffee

HOW TO: Make No-Bake Vegan Tiramisu With Homemade Nutella & Coffee

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients 6 Vegan biscuits (or vegan lady fingers) a handful of puffed maize a cup of espresso a cup of vegan Nutella 1/2 cup of vegan cream 2…

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This Wooden Organic Farm Set Has a Garden Space for Kids to Plant Real Seeds!

This Wooden Organic Farm Set Has a Garden Space for Kids to Plant Real Seeds!

There are certainly an overwhelming number of cool, eco-friendly building toys out there, but this working organic farm set may take the cake. The 145 piece set is comprised of…

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Drinking Milk is Linked to Higher Mortality Rates and Bone Fractures, According to New Study

Drinking Milk is Linked to Higher Mortality Rates and Bone Fractures, According to New Study

TweetEmail Milk: it does a body… bad? According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal which followed 100,000 Swedish people over 20-30 years, drinking…

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7 Creative Ways to Use Excess Halloween Candy

7 Creative Ways to Use Excess Halloween Candy

Image © Arina P Habich via Shutterstock 1) Save candy for gingerbread house decorating. Decorating gingerbread houses for the winter holidays (or even for Halloween) is a lovely…

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Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Now that you’ve taken more Halloween pics than you can believe, it’s time to choose the best and enter your kids’ costumes in Inhabitots’ Green Halloween™…

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Minbie Bottle Nipples Mimic a Newborn's Instinctive Breastfeeding Technique

Minbie Bottle Nipples Mimic a Newborn's Instinctive Breastfeeding Technique

Any mother who has ever tried to breastfeed her baby will tell you that the process doesn’t always come easily or quickly. The folks over at Australian company Minbie spent 13…

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