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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.

Hurry Up For A Chance To Showcase Your Invention On Katie Couric's TV Show!

Katie Couric is looking for all kinds of helpful inventions that will make her audience think: “Why didn’t I think of that?” You’d better hurry up though, the open call for submissions closes on October 14th!

Greatest Award-Winning Outdoor Toys For Your Little Adventurers!

I’ve collected a list of the best “Toy of the Year” industry-leading outdoor toys from the past five years, so you’ll know exactly what the cool kids are playing with from the back yard, to the driveway and beyond. They kids will have fun while getting some fresh air, so these goodies are a win-win for everyone!

Eating Peanut Butter Has Health Benefits, Especially For Girls

Results of a study published in Breast Cancer Research & Treatment indicate that girls who eat peanut butter or nuts regularly when they are young have better breast health when they are older. Specifically...

Draw A Crowd By Changing Up Baby's Grill

Some parents have a great sense of humor when it comes to their babies….others have people in their life willing to jab them. This has never been truer than with prank pacifiers – fully functioning binkies with an exceptionally silly look. Here's are my picks for funny baby pacifiers...


What Are The Best Toys For Preschoolers? Here's The Toy Industry Winners

Each year, the Toy Industry Association presents the top toys in a variety of categories the coveted “Toy of The Year” award. This week, I’m happy to showcase the premier preschool toys from the past five years, and I know I’d have had a blast with this cool stuff when I was in preschool…

SnuggWugg Eases Diaper Changing Woes

Securing your baby on the changing table can be cumbersome at times. That's where SnuggWugg comes in.