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Spot It! Reinvents Classic Matching Game Genre

Blue Orange, makers of the award-winning matching card game “Spot It!,” has made the most interesting innovation of the genre since Milton Bradley’s “Guess Who?” made its debut 1979. That’s a pretty remarkable achievement for a set of 55 cards and a tin!

Eight Cutest DIY Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Kids love crafts, and they love showing off their creations. Thanksgiving, with gatherings of family and friends, is the perfect time to indulge kids with easy to make cute crafts. Here are 8 of my favorites:

Moon In My Room Is The Ultimate Lunar Nightlight

Uncle Milton’s globular “Moon in my Room” is one of the prettiest and most entertaining nightlights that I’ve ever seen. What little astronaut wouldn’t want to fall asleep to the gentle glowing lunar cycle on their wall?

Battroborgs: Punch-Powered Robot Fighters!

TOMY’s Battroborgs are an interesting combination of the Nintendo Wii’s motion controls and the classic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game that makes the theme of colorful pit fighting robots an exciting, innovative and exciting new toy.

Meet Quirky’s 5 Newest Inventors!

Crowd-supporting website Quirky regularly receives ideas from inventors for a chance to have their proto-inventions made into mass manufactured products. Let’s take a peek at the latest batch of innovators and their interesting ideas:

Industrial Designer Develops Wireless 'Smart Jacket" For Premature Babies

An industrial design student received her PhD cum laude last month for her design of a Smart Jacket for premature babies. Her creation will, no doubt, launch a successful career for a new graduate, but change the lives of millions of premature infants and their families...

Teach Your Kids About Programming With Play-i's Adorable Robots

I've always sort of regretted never learning programming as a kid. With how digitized today's sociey has become, it seems a downright indispensible skill. Parents: do your children a favor. Teach them. There's even a robot to make the job easier: it's called Play-i.

 

Pregnant Moms Who Exercise Give Newborns A Head Start

The further along a mom gets in her pregancy, the more she longs to just sit down and take a load off her feet.  But not too much, indicates the latest research from the University of Montreal; she should be mindful of the power of exercise to give her newborn a head start.

Creative, Constructive & Fun: The Top 5 Activity Toys

Here’s the ultimate list of the best “Toy of the Year” industry-leading activity toys that will get kids to create, build and doodle from the past five years. These creation-centered toys promote inventive and artistic playtime, and they’re all together in one handy guide:

12 DIY Thanksgiving Crafts By Kids Only A Blind Mom Would Love

School kids across America will begin making Thanksgiving crafts and decorations soon, encouraged by their teachers. We love their enthusiasm, but we pity the parents that must display these treasures. Take a look at some of the truly ugly and funny DIY craft treasures we found. Are the projects around your home as "special" as these?

Tackle Land & Sea With The RC Morphibians!

If you’re looking for a safe, unique, durable and downright cool-looking first RC car for the kiddos, do I have the animal/vehicle hybrids for you!

Put Cardboard Tubes To Good Use With Toobalink!

Why waste a perfectly good cardboard tube in the recycle bin when you can make a sword, abstract models and other cool stuff with Toobalink construction sets?

Meet Illumivors: The Ghastly Glowing Predatory Fish Robots You’ve Always Wanted!

They’re growling, chomping, shining, fishy robots that glide across your floors for chills, fun and to scare the wits out of your poor cat: Check out the Illumivors!

Design A “Smart Baby Lunch” & Win €2,000 From Chicco!

Internationally recognized baby goods brand Chicco is looking for designers from all around the planet to create innovative mealtime kits for parents and their hungry little kiddos for a big cash prize!Chicco, the biggest baby brand in Europe, hopes to receive a wealth of new designs for what they call a “Smart Baby Lunch.” Such a kit would include the following components:

Medical Intervention Successful In Rats With Gambling Addictions

Rats who are compulsive gamblers have reason to celebrate today as researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the first successful drug to inhibit this compulsive behavior in its test group.  The test of 32 laboratory rats over a 16-month period involved the development and deployment of the only slot machine-style rat casino in North America, a casino built by the UBC Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Meet Massbricks: My First Construction Toy

They’re huge, colorful, strong, your kids can’t choke on them, and they won’t hurt if you step on them a fraction as much as their smaller and more popular cousin, making Massbricks a great introduction to the wild world of construction toys!

Design Our Home Among The Stars For The 2014 NASA Space Settlement Contest!

Ever since 1994, NASA has looked to grade school students from around the world to dream up potentially viable orbital settlements that humanity could thrive in for a chance to win $5,000, and this year is no different!

Original, Innovative & Fun: The Top 5 Specialty Toys

Here’s the latest list of the most unique “Toy of the Year” industry-leading specialty toys that were originally available through select retailers from the past five years. These one-of-a-kind toys offer new entertainment experiences, and they’re all together in one handy guide:

An Introduction To Skylanders: When Toys Meet Videogames

If you’ve walked past the toy or videogame isles in a department store recently, you might’ve seen some of the new Skylanders gaming/toy hybrids on the shelves. But what exactly are these neat little figures anyway?

Top Ten Baby Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes for babies are their first initiation into the one holiday of the year that requires them to be someone else.  Yes, even though your baby don't even 'what' they are, let alone 'who' they are, this doesn't stop parents from wanting to confuse them even more, by dressing them up in a clever disguise.