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Snakes And Ladders Lawn Game Puts Kids Right In The Action

Pretty much everyone played snakes and ladders as a kid.  Kids today continue to enjoy this very old game, but can now put themselves right in the action.  The Snakes and Ladders Lawn Game is the same basic game on a giant scale. 

Success Process - A Plan That Gets At-Risk Students Through College

One community college in Ohio is forging a path to success for at-risk students.

Doodle Duvet Gives Kids A Chance To Draw On The Bed

Do you have kids who are constantly drawing on things they aren’t supposed to draw on?  Are you getting sick of telling them over and over not to do that?  Instead of fighting it you can now go with it and get them a Doodle Duvet. 

What's In The Easter Bunny's Basket For 2011?

The Easter Bunny will soon be making the rounds and many kids (young and old) will be looking forward to some sugary treats.  There are certainly a lot of classic favorites, but even the bunny knows that sometimes it’s nice to shake things up a little.  Here’s a look at a few of the surprises that may be hiding this year.

The 8 Best Easter Toys (To Give Your Kids Nightmares)

Do your little monsters love the Easter Bunny? Do you want to traumatize them so badly that they never want another Easter Basket in their lives? If so, you've come to the right place. Here are 8 stuffed rabbits so scary your kids will be afraid to get out of bed on Easter Sunday.

Warm Embrace - A Baby Wrap That Saves Lives

A simple new product could save the lives of thousands of babies in the developing world.

STEM Sells Research - Selling Science To Kids

The USA Science & Engineering Festival wants you to help them make science cool.

Hopscotch Floor Decals Bring Outdoor Fun Indoors

I tell you, if I had had the chance to play hopscotch indoors at home when I was a kid I would have been thrilled!  For today’s kids this is entirely possible.  Hopscotch Floor Decals are easily installed on most types of flooring and can be removed with any damage to the floor.

For Picky Eaters: Fooddam Prevents Food From Touching

Do you have a child who cringes if his carrots touch his mashed potatoes?  Recoils when the chicken overlaps the rice?  Maybe you even know an adult with touching food issues.  It can be a frustrating thing to deal with, especially when you are the one preparing the meal.  The Fooddam by FusionBrands is meant to eliminate this problem.

Social Media's Impact On Kids: Pediatricians Weigh In

In today's online edition of Pediatrics, a new clinical report on The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families, presents the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of social media on the lives of our kids.

Egg Waffle Pan Creates Bubble Wrap Looking Waffles

Waffles are great aren’t they?  They are like pancakes, but better.  In Hong Kong they have taken things one step further with “egg waffles”.  These unique waffle creations have a bubble wrap type texture and just look like so much fun to eat.  The waffle pans to create them are now available here in North America.

Relief Yourself - A One-Stop Disaster Relief Center

A new application has been designed to provide as much disaster relief as possible in one place.

Anger Management: Studies Show Prayer Helps, Even If You Don't Believe In It

Suffering from excessive anger or aggression? Well, throw away your stress balls.  A series of studies conducted at three universities show that praying helps dissipate your anger, whether or not it helps the person you are praying for.

Stacrobats Provide Positive, Magnetic Fun

Stacking stuff is always fun for a child, especially if said stuff actually stays stacked. That's the idea behind Kushies Stacrobats, a set of plush stacking toys that are both fun and cognitively developing.

Ma Cacabane Gives Toddlers Some Private Potty Time

Everyone needs some privacy in the bathroom from time to time.  Unfortunately for little kids who are potty training, time alone is often in short supply.  Ma Cacabane is a cardboard outhouse-like enclosure for youngsters to use when they are doing their business.   

Baby Bangs! Let Everyone Know Your Bald Baby Is A Girl

If you have ever had a bald baby girl you know the annoyance of having everyone refer to your little bundle as “him”.  I am not saying that it is always easy to tell if a baby is a boy or a girl just from looking at their face, but for some reason people tend to assume that if a baby has no hair it must be a boy.  With that in mind someone has developed Baby Bangs!.  They are a kind of baby toupee and headband combo. 

LunchCommunicator Guilts Kids Who Don't Eat Their Lunches

I have heard many parents complain about how much effort it takes to make lunches every day and how little appreciation they get for that effort.  My mom makes great food, but for some reason when I was a kid I rarely ate the lunches she packed and I was forever trying to hide the fact that I didn’t eat them.  With the LunchCommunicator this deception would be a thing of the past.

Wash & Brush Timer Encourages Toddler Hygiene

My three year old seems to understand the purpose behind teeth brushing and hand washing.  Sadly, while she is interested enough to ask a lot of questions, she is too restless and easily distracted to properly get the job done.  The Wash & Brush Timer by IntelliTEC is meant to encourage young children to perform these grooming actions for an effective amount of time. 

Green Goose Rewards You For Keeping Up With Life

A new program called Green Goose may offer just the incentive that many people need to get back on track with their health goals and household routine.  The system, which is currently in beta, comes with several sensors to monitor different activities such as flossing, going for walks, taking vitamins, drinking water, etc. and plays out kind of like a video game.

My Little Cupcake Creates Fun Cake Bite Pops

The My Little Cupcake is a hinged mold.  It allows you to insert a ball of cake mixture and squeeze together.  What you are left with when you open it is a perfectly shaped mini cupcake creation.