October 17, 2016
Apps, children, family, Gadgets, Games, Kids, Mobile, PBS, PBS Kids, tablet, Uncategorized
The public broadcaster PBS today unveiled a new plan to bring its children’s television programming to its young audience, who spend more time behind tablets rather than sitting in front of TV sets. It’s debuting its own branded tablet, called the Playtime Pad. The tablet, which is produced by Ematic will come preloaded with PBS Kids’ entertainment, including games, video clips, music videos, and more, as well …
October 7, 2016
astronomy, Brad Pitt, cate blanchett, children, cosmos, family, Kids, movies, NASA, picks, Post, Science, terrence malick, Uncategorized, voyage of time
You know what America needs right now? A little perspective.
For that, I recommend you head to your local IMAX theater and see Terrence Malick’s “Voyage of Time: The Imax Experience.” It’s a psychedelic meditation on the history of the cosmos that’s very kid-friendly, and a wonderful reminder of the big, big picture. Image from ‘Voyage of Time,’ courtesy IMAX/Broad Green …
Lylah, who is five, can now begin training for “American Ninja Warrior” in earnest, thanks to the DIY ingenuity of her most excellent dad.
Father Gavin MacCall built a back yard course for his daughter Lylah at their home in Denver, Colorado. Dad’s Facebook video shows stuffed animals in the crowd, cheering her on.
From USA Today:
“The day she turned …
October 6, 2016
claws, crafts, dragon, FUN, Kids, origami, papercraft, Post, Uncategorized, Video
Jeremy Shafer shows how to make flexible finger rings that look like reptilian claws by allowing joint movement. He also shows a handy way to maximize the number of squares you can make out of standard printer paper. Each ring is folded from a 3-inch square and about 3 rings and one claw tip can fit on each finger, so in all it takes …
The Grid Kit makes a range of DIY toys that you punch out of precut cardboard sheets, glue-gun and assemble; the finished toys have working joints and can be painted or left plain.
(via The Kids Should See This)
report this ad This video depicts a man in the Dijon Apple store …
September 27, 2016
Delightful Creatures, dioramas, Games, happy mutants, Kids, parenting, Post, rpgs, twitter, Uncategorized
Jim Jones writes, “I have been playing The Warren, Marshall Miller’s role playing game about being rabbits, with my three kids for a little over a month. We play in an area based on our suburban neighborhood. My second grade daughter chose to do a diorama of a suburb for school so she could talk about our game and we built it so that …
September 22, 2016
books, Comics, Feature, gift guide, happy mutants, Kids, Reviews, Uncategorized, unicorn, webcomics
Phoebe and her unicorn are back in Razzle Dazzle Unicorn! / Boing Boing Since 2015, our family has been in love with Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn books, a kind of modern take on Calvin and Hobbes, only Calvin is an awesome little girl, Hobbes is a unicorn, and the parental figures can see and interact with the unicorn, but are not freaked out …
We were stuck inside, on a rainy day, and decided to sculpt some robots! Clay Bots has everything you need, and some great design suggestions!
Use the included brightly colored air-dying clay to build your robot. Wind-up feet serve as the platform you start with, add a little creativity and Robot’ll be stumbling along before it has even dried. This is a …
September 19, 2016
books, Feature, gift guide, Halloween, happy mutants, horror, Kids, nevermore, parenting, poetry, pop-ups, Uncategorized
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” – the pop-up book edition / Boing Boing Pop-up book veterans David Pelham and Christopher Wormell have collaborated on a just-in-time-for-ween edition of Edgar Allen Poe’s magnificent torch, 1845’s The Raven. report this ad
Pelham and Wormell have serious pop-up/illustrated book chops (Pelham was on the 3D Human Body team, while Wormell’s back catalog is more …
September 19, 2016
education, Gadgets, gift guide, Kids, makers, Old school, parenting, Post, tandy, Uncategorized
While looking into the Kano snap-together learning computer kit (Kickstarted in 2013, reviewed here last January) I got to thinking about Radio Shack’s classic, much-loved 150-in-One Electronics Kit, which occupied literal years of my time when I was a boy.
That took me on a journey to Gareth Branwyn’s 2010 Make piece about scratch-building a replica, a project that seems to have either …