children

  • INCHworm adjustable shoes grow along with kids, feature three sizes in one

    INCHworm adjustable shoes grow along with kids, feature three sizes in one

    I don’t have children, but from what I hear they’re quite expensive. Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new shoes over the course of a couple years (that’s how much a family spends on shoes, right?) perhaps you could consider these INCHworm shoes, which adjust in size to match your child’s freakishly fast-growing feet. Read More

  • Leapfrog announces new reader "Tag Junior"

    Leapfrog announces new reader "Tag Junior"

    Leapfrog makes some great educational toys, no doubt about it. In fact, my son uses the LeapPad system to read books. Once he was old enough to use it on his own, he spends hours listening and repeating the words to learn them. Now it looks like LeapFrog is going after the younger audience. Read More

  • Video: No-good kids receive the Wii for Christmas & freak out

    This is pure, unadulterated Communism. Look at all these kids, getting all “excited” because Santa gave them the Wii. Now Mommy and Daddy are drowning in credit card debt—not to mention that mortgage that just won't go away—so you and your friends can play Wii Fun Simulator Read More

  • Kami Kami Sensor: Japanese company sells bite counter for kids

    Kami Kami Sensor: Japanese company sells bite counter for kids

    At first sight, it may look strange but Tokyo-based Nitto Kagaku’s Kami Kami sensor [JP], a device tailor-made for children counting the number of bites they make while eating food, actually seems to have a right to exist. Parents can control whether their kids chew their food properly through the sensor, which tries to motivate the little ones by making sounds after every 30 and 1,000… Read More

  • Lull: The baby light that turns on and off as the day goes by

    Lull: The baby light that turns on and off as the day goes by

    This is the Lull, a fancy children’s lamp that works in conjunction with the day/night cycle. That is, in the morning the lamp opens open not unlike a flower, shining light on your child’s face. Wake up. In the evening, the lamp closes and slowly dims, allowing your child to fall asleep while counting sheep or some such. Read More

  • BBC loses precious children’s data

    BBC loses precious children’s data

    Really, your child is not that cute. Yes, I’m sure you think your child is adorable, but unfortunately, he, she or it just doesn’t have what we are looking for. Thank you for your time… and your information. The BBC is responsible for a stolen data stick that contained the private information of hundreds of children. The group of children auditioned for an upcoming BBC show, called… Read More

  • New OLPC revealed: OLPC Dual Screen!

    New OLPC revealed: OLPC Dual Screen!

    If the first OLPC XO laptop was considered a fashion item, just think how popular this thing will be. Of course, at the moment it’s only a little bit more real than fairy dust, and the idea that it will cost $75 in 2010 is laughable, but you have to admire the project’s ambition. At half the size of the original OLPC, the new XO DS (as I’m calling it) will sport dual touchscreens… Read More

  • UK man upset that 'Wii Fit' called step-daughter fat

    UK man upset that 'Wii Fit' called step-daughter fat

    A girl in the UK who weighs around 85 pounds was told by Wii Fit that she was fat, despite being “a perfectly healthy, 4ft 9in tall 10-year old who swims [and] dances…She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn’t,” according to the girl’s stepfather, in an interview with the Daily Mail. Part of… Read More

  • Pregnant women, beware: Cellphones linked childhood behavioral problems

    Pregnant women, beware: Cellphones linked childhood behavioral problems

    A new study has found links between cellphone use during pregnancy and behavioral problems in children later in life. Just the type of news the cellphone industry wants to hear, I’m sure. The study, conducted by UCLA and a Danish university, sampled some 13,000 kids. It found that children whose mothers had used a cellphone “two or three” times a day had increased likelihoods of… Read More

  • Childhood 2.0: Your kids live their lives online and that's horrible

    [photopress:yourkidsaredoomed.jpg,full,center] PBS would like to inform you that your kids now live their entire lives online. Instant messages, Facebook, Hubbo, BFF, etc., all the while sharing their sensitive information with Bad Guys. Your kids are also bullying each other online, but we’ll just chalk that up to youthful indiscretion. Take a minute to stream this documentary called… Read More

 
  • OLPC project off to a good start in Peru

    OLPC project off to a good start in Peru

    The OLPC XO laptop seems to be a hit in Peru. The country placed the largest order for the machines (272,000) and it’s already enjoying success in many of the smaller rural villages. One village in particular, Arahuay, is featured in an Associated Press article published on Monday. It’s an interesting read about how the computers are being used in daily life and how positively the… Read More

  • Porn penalties skyrocket for internet service providers

    Porn penalties skyrocket for internet service providers

    Two bills passed in the House yesterday concerning ISPs’ responsibilities for reporting child pornography. The first bill dictates that "ISPs would have to inform the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of the Internet identity and geographic location of suspected sex offenders and the time child pornography was downloaded." Read More

  • Children learn to accept robot as friend, peer

    Children learn to accept robot as friend, peer

    Scientists have developed a robot friend for children that teaches them how to live and interact with other children. The robot, which is of course Japanese, is called QRIO, and was recently used in a study to see how children would react to it. At first, children approached the similar-sized robot like, WTF is this? Eventually, though, they became friends. The kids played with it, cried when it… Read More

  • People claim Manhunt 2 will destroy Western Civilization

    People claim Manhunt 2 will destroy Western Civilization

    Here come the outrage mongers. As you’re well aware, Manhunt 2 comes out today. Predictably, all sorts of family-oriented “leaders” are up in arms over the game’s release. (Never mind that these “leaders” would be out of a job if they didn’t complain about anything.) The big, scary claim now is that children, my God children, could log onto the Internet… Read More

  • Stupid Babies: Playskool And Creative Team Up

    Stupid Babies: Playskool And Creative Team Up

    Hasbro’s Playskool probably isn’t as “dope” as it was back in the 1990s, but it can still kick out the jams thanks to a new deal with Creative. What does this new deal entail? I’ll let you take a guess. It’s either an MP3 player geared towards toddlers or it’s a flaming motorcycle with the words “EAT MY HELLFIRE” painted on the side. Give up? Read More

  • Scratch: Because Your Kid Can't Do FORTRAN

    Scratch: Because Your Kid Can't Do FORTRAN

    The geniuses over at MIT have developed a new programming language that requires almost no knowledge of real languages like C++ or Java to learn. Dubbed “Scratch”, this new language is aimed at children and operates like a set of building blocks. Through a GUI, children can drag and drop, sounds, images, video, and other elements together to create a real, working program. Now this… Read More

  • Schools Use DDR to Cure Fat Kids

    Schools Use DDR to Cure Fat Kids

    Kids are fat these days. Kids also like to play video games more than they like to play regular teams sports like basketball or football. Light bulb! By getting kids to play Dance Dance Revolution at schools across the country, physical education teachers are helping the younglings lose weight. More than 1,500 schools are poised to have installed the game before the end of the decade, which… Read More

  • WurlyBird – Stupid Name, Fun Times

    WurlyBird – Stupid Name, Fun Times

    Totally Wicked Brahhh! Though the name sounds like something you’d pay $10 to a hooker for, the WurlyBird is actually designed with kids in mind. It’s basically an indoor fair ride that spins you round and round until you either puke or get off. Kids aged 3-10 can get in on this action and have themselves a little fun for once while breaking all the china in the living room. Believe it… Read More

  • New Version Of Wiimote Out In Stores

    New Version Of Wiimote Out In Stores

    Well, not quite. This is the Weemote 3 from SmartHome – a special remote designed for little kids so they don’t go watching scary flicks like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. An adult programs the remote so that kids can only watch approved stations that are safe for your children to view. The remote itself is incredibly kid friendly and only had a few buttons to deal with. It even has the… Read More

  • NPR Says Wii Is Bad For Children

    NPR Says Wii Is Bad For Children

    NPR hates you and it hates the Wii you bought for your kid. Kelly McBride, a parent, went on the air the other day to attack other parents for buying their kids Nintendo Wiis. McBride says that although the Wii gets your kid off the couch and his arms moving around, it gives a child “a false sense of what it’s like to compete in the world.” Ouch! Could she say anything worse? You… Read More