• AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Children’s IDs

    AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Children’s IDs

    ID and fraud protection service AllClear ID, is launching a new feature today which aims to protect kids’ Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from being stolen and used to secure things like mortgages, loans and other big ticket items. It’s a major problem, the company says, noting in a new study that 10.7% of children have had their ID stolen. The idea with the new service is to create… Read More

  • Launches First Subscription Music & Video Service For Kids Launches First Subscription Music & Video Service For Kids

    Parents looking for a curated selection of music and videos that’s a little more kid-friendly than YouTube have another option now, thanks to the launch of The new iPad app is the first subscription-based music service for kids, and is targeting the 2-7 age range. Included in the app are videos and music from top kids artists like 23 Skidoo, The Jimmies, Laura Veirs… Read More

  • FarFaria Brings A Hulu For Kids’ Stories To The iPad

    FarFaria Brings A Hulu For Kids’ Stories To The iPad

    “Grumpy Cat! Grumpy Cat! More Grumpy Cat, please!” – That’s basically my two-year-old’s review of FarFaria, a new subscription-based children’s storybook app for the iPad. (To translate: she loves it, and especially that story about the grumpy cat.) The app, to be clear, doesn’t just offer the one story – not that my kid seems to care right… Read More

  • Yes, It’s True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The Winners

    Yes, It’s True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The Winners

    If you own a tablet and have children, chances are that this will not come as news to you. For those who don’t but work in mobile, it’s something worth remembering when you’re concocting up your next big product: Kids are crazy about tablets. According to some research out today from Nielsen in the U.S., in households that own a tablet, seven out of 10 children under the age… Read More

  • Woozworld Launches WoozIn, A Facebook For Kids

    Woozworld Launches WoozIn, A Facebook For Kids

    Sometimes, reporting startup news can make a person feel old. Case in point: Woozworld, the virtual world maker for tweens, is launching a social networking service called WoozIn, which I’m saying with a straight face. I swear. WoozIn. It’s essentially a Facebook-lite/virtual world mashup that allows prepubescent youth to share, comment and like their friends’ updates… Read More

  • Researchers trying to find out why baby cries

    Ever wonder exactly why the baby is crying? Is he hungry? Is she tired? Does she have gas? Does he need changed? All these questions whirled about in my head whenever junior would wake in the middle of the night and start making noises. Researchers in Japan however, are working to find an answer to the first question, however they haven’t made any progress with the followup question… Read More

  • Lok8u: GPS wristwatch keeps tabs on kids

    UK-based Lok8u (Get it? Locate you?) is a GPS-enabled wristwatch meant to be worn by children. The watch also features a built-in cell signal, too, which enables location information to be relayed rapidly to parents while waiting for the GPS chip to get its bearings or when there’s no line-of-sight to GPS satellites. Read More

  • 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 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

    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… Read More