kids

  • MudWatt Lets Kids Build Batteries That Run On Mud

    MudWatt Lets Kids Build Batteries That Run On Mud

    A startup that wants to encourage kids to get excited about science and engineering, MudWatt, is now selling an affordable, fun (and, yes, a bit messy), science kit by way of Kickstarter that allows children to make electricity using just mud and electrodes. After the bacteria bloom in the mud, the kit can be used to power simple electronics, including a clock, thermometer and buzzer… Read More

  • Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

    Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

    Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new store on its site that’s dedicated to selling STEM toys and games. The shop will feature a variety of items for children of all ages, the retailer says, which are focused on encouraging kids to develop science, technology, engineering and/or math-related skills. Some of the toys include those from Snap Circuits and LEGO. And some are… Read More

  • Former Quidsi Execs Launch Primary, A New Site For Kids’ Clothing Essentials

    Former Quidsi Execs Launch Primary, A New Site For Kids’ Clothing Essentials

    A pair of former Quidsi execs, Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell, longtime employees who stayed with the company through its acquisition by Amazon.com, are today launching a new e-commerce site today called Primary which focuses on the kids’ clothing market. The two, who are both parents themselves as well as savvy marketers, believe there’s still an untapped opportunity… Read More

  • AmbyGear’s New Smartwatch For Kids Combines GPS Tracking With Educational Games

    AmbyGear’s New Smartwatch For Kids Combines GPS Tracking With Educational Games

    A company called Ambit Networks has just launched its own take on wearables aimed at children with the debut of the AmbyGear Smart Watch, now live on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The new watch includes built-in GPS and alerts for parents as well as educational content and games for kids. It’s initially available for $99, and will ship later this summer. Specifically, AmbyGear’s… Read More

  • Hulu’s Latest Kids’ Deal Brings Disney Jr. Content To Its Service For The First Time

    Hulu’s Latest Kids’ Deal Brings Disney Jr. Content To Its Service For The First Time

    Hulu announced this morning an expanded deal with the Disney-ABC Television Group which will see the streaming service gain the exclusive rights to one of Disney Junior’s top-rated shows, Doc McStuffins as well as Bunnytown, in addition to the non-exclusive rights to stream all the episodes from another Disney Junior title, Handy Manny. What’s notable about the deal is that it… Read More

  • Nickelodeon Unveils “Noggin,” A Mobile Subscription Service For Preschoolers Arriving In March

    Nickelodeon Unveils “Noggin,” A Mobile Subscription Service For Preschoolers Arriving In March

    Nickelodeon today unveiled its new mobile streaming subscription service called Noggin, which will be aimed at preschoolers and priced at $5.99 per month when it launches next month. Parent company Viacom had previously announced the forthcoming service’s arrival in January, noting also that it would not require households to have a cable or satellite TV subscription in order to access… Read More

  • Parent Co. Launches A Private Social Network For Families, Acquires Parenting App Notabli

    Parent Co. Launches A Private Social Network For Families, Acquires Parenting App Notabli

    A new company called Parent Co. is launching today, backed by $1.8 million in angel funding, with the goal of creating a line of digital products designed to meet the needs of modern parents. To kick off its launch, the company is also announcing its acquisition of Notabli, a private, social networking app that allows parents to save their child’s moments, including photo, video… Read More

  • Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    The makers of the private photo-sharing app Cluster have been experimenting with spinning off the service’s technology into different verticals in recent days, including apps designed for documenting your travels, communicating with your community at church, tracking your baby’s milestones, and more. But one of the more successful of the spinoffs, now launching to the public… Read More

  • Kiko Labs Debuts A Series Of “Brain-Training” Games For Kids

    Kiko Labs Debuts A Series Of “Brain-Training” Games For Kids

    A new company called Kiko Labs is today releasing a series of “brain-training” games for children. Think, perhaps: a Lumosity for the preschool-plus set. Like others claiming to promote cognitive skill development through gameplay, Kiko Labs’ games were developed in partnership with a scientific advisory board, who advised the company on how to best translate dozens of… Read More

  • Teddy The Guardian, The Protective Plushie, Gets $400K In Seed Investment

    Teddy The Guardian, The Protective Plushie, Gets $400K In Seed Investment

    Teddy the Guardian, unlike his animatronic cousin, Teddy Ruxpin, will not terrify your children. Teddy is actually a vital signs sensor that allows parents to check a child’s temperature and heart rate with a single tap of the bear’s paw. Because it’s also a beloved toy, the child won’t be frightened and doctors and parents can see the results inside a mobile app in… Read More

  • Bitsbox Debuts Monthly Coding Projects That Teach Kids To Build Simple Apps

    Bitsbox Debuts Monthly Coding Projects That Teach Kids To Build Simple Apps

    When Bitsbox co-founder Scott Lininger learned to code, it was on a TRS-80 color computer his mom and dad bought him when he was a kid. He says he taught himself coding by copying from the book that came with the computer. Now a dad himself, Lininger wanted to offer his daughter the opportunity to experience learning to code much in the same way he did, but couldn’t find a service… Read More

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