Zoobean | Remarkable books for kids

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Zoobean helps parents find books that children can identify with (character background, age) or fits specific circumstances (bullying, death & loss, holidays, etc.). So, for instance, if you want to find a book about self-esteem that features African-American characters for a 4 year old, you can.

(thank you Matt!)

Traffic Mobile

Traffic Mobile

If I was looking for a mobile for a boys room, this one by Tom Schamp would get my vote.

Swoop Mini

Swoop (LEGO) bags now come in “mini“. Perfect for New York City sized apartments.

GameKlip

Two days ago I had the pleasure to meet all of this year’s Shopify Competition winners. One of the winners, Ryan French, left a huge impression. He is a student at the University of Washington, majoring in Applied Computational Math Science and the inventor of the GameKlip.

The GameKlip attaches your Android phone to a PlayStation3 controller and allows you to use a real controller to play your games on your smartphone. I’ve tried it, it’s all kinds of fantastic.

Ryan has single handedly built this business and created everything himself; the clip, the packaging, the site and he even currently still ships the items himself.

If you are a buyer for a big retailer, please reach out to Ryan. He is currently looking for large retailers to carry his product. He deserves to be picked up by a big chain.

Hot And Cold Pack + Ice Pop

Hot And Cold Pack + Ice Pop

How adorable is this reusable Ice Pop gel pack ? Use it to soothe aches and pains or to cool your sandwich in your lunchbox.

Old School Ruler Growth Chart

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I absolutely love this old-school ruler growth chart by Little River Designs.

Fluffy Animal Wrist Cushion

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I know for a fact that I don’t *need* these Fluffy Animal Wrist Cushion but I want to need one. Too cute.

Super Powers

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Infographic Super Powers Poster, perfect for a kid’s room!

Children’s Market Stand

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IKEA came out with this incredibly adorable cardboard kids market stand. It’s a mere $15. Imagine the fun to be had.

Tiny Ping Pong Table

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I am all for multifunctional furniture like this kids ping pong table gone coffee table gone chalk board surface by Huzi.

Golden Shoe Wings

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These Golden Wings that attach to shoe laces put a giant smile on my face. They sure would look stylish on my three year old. Also available as Gold Strike.

Helveticat

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A typeface made out of cats? I am not even a cat person but this is making my head explode: Helveticat. Congrats to Bethany Lesko, the designer.

Uanyi Pixel Backpack

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The Uanyi backpack caught my eye. It comes with a box of assorted silicone pixels to get creative. Fun idea, right?

Wee You-Things Blocks

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If there was an award for cutest kids building blocks, Wee Society would take it home! The Wee You-Things Blocks are a thing of beauty. I can’t wait to show them to my kids tonight and then, when they are in bed, prominently display them on our coffee table! These are too pretty to hide in one of my kids’ room!

Each set of blocks is created with replenishable basswood, printed with non-toxic inks and made by really nice folks in Michigan who have been making heirloom wood toys for generations.

Yay for well designed, and well crafted kids toys.

Big Questions

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I truly love the concept behind this book: Big kids questions answered simply by truly great minds. A sample question would be: If you’re on a boat, with no food or water, what do you do? The answer is by Roz Savage, first woman to row three oceans. Or, Why is space so sparkly? Answered by Martin Rees, an astronomer.

Get it here: Big Questions from Little People: and Simple Answers from Great Minds

Alphaberry

Alphaberry

My three year old, letter obsessed Tilo, is seriously in love with his Alphaberry by B. Toys. I am usually not a big fan of toys that teach the alphabet, but this one won me over.

Internets Banner

Internets

I am a big fan of Banter Banners and this new INTERNETS one made me chuckle. Now, if only it came in just white. Which reminds me, you can make your own. Hmm…

My son Tilo has the Magic Surround one in his room.

Letters Puzzle

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Tilo’s recent obsession with everything ABC makes me want to splurge and buy this Wooden Letter Puzzle.

DIY Stories

DIY STories

DIY, the fantastic maker network for kids, launched Stories today. I would have *loved* this as a kid. So much.

Geometry Stamp Set

geometry stamp set

This German Vintage Rubber Stamp Set from the 70s is full of wooden stamps, each one being a geometric shape and painted in a solid colour. #wishlisted

Cord Taco

Cord Tacos

Cord tacos will help you clean up all of those wires in your bag. The premium leather taco greatly changes the look from messy to cool and organized.

Bike Horn

Bike Horn

I am so totally getting this old school bike horn.

Astronaut Bedding

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How incredibly fabulous is this astronaut bedding by SNURK? Made me smile, ear to ear.

(Via coolmompicks)

Solar System Hard Candy Lollipops

Solar System Hard Candy Lollipop

These Solar System Lollipops made me rejoice. They’re a Laughing Squid find from last year. They’re available at the Vintage Confections Etsy shop.