A Simple Trick That Makes Batting Around Balloons More Fun

I am so doing this with my kids this weekend.

(via Laughing Squid)

Tattly Subscriptions

Tattly Subscriptions

Did you know Tattly sells Subscriptions? Give someone the gift of 3, 6 or 12 months of Tattly showing up at their door.

3D Space Cookie Cutter

3D Space Cookie Cutter

Love this 3D Space Cookie Cutter.

(via Joanna’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide)

TACO TRUCK!!!

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My studiomate Mans just launched the OTO Taco Truck. (You might have seen the Icecream truck from last year) I don’t know about you, but my son’s head will explode when he gets this for the holidays. Goes perfectly with his favorite book Dragons Love Tacos.

PS: Use SWISSMISS at checkout and get 10% off.

Brush Brush Brush

For all my fellow parents: Brush Brush Brush by “Of Montreal”, animated by Kangaroo Alliance for the season 2 “Teeth” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.

Jumbo Bananagrams

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I would totally love playing with this oversized version of Bananagrams.

Tinybop Homes

Team Tinybop has been hustling: They just launched their third app, illustrated by Tuesday Bassen, called Homes.

It allows you to explore four unique homes around the world, from NYC to Mongolia. Wander in, cook, and play. You can investigate the utilities but watch out for wires spark and tubs overflowing…

The best part, you’re totally allowed to make a mess! Or clean up, with help from a curious cat. What I love the most is that you can personalize each space with your photos and drawings; see yourself in mirrors.

I love the Human Body and Plants, but Homes is definitely my favorite Tinybop baby so far. Try it!

Toca Boo

My daughter (8) is getting such a kick out of the newest Toca Boca game called BOO. (My favorite is still the Hair Salon)

Miximal App

Miximal is one of these kids apps that I secretly play with when the kids are in bed. It allows you to mix and match over 1000 unique animals. Miximal is available for iPhone and iPad and in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

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Miximal

Play House

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The Land of Nod folks keep coming out with the coolest stuff for kids. They never cease to impress me. Check out this Bungalow Play Home. My kids would go nutty over this.

The Dancing Traffic Light

As a NYC mom, concerned about my kids’ street safety, I love the dancing traffic light concept. And how surprising that this is an idea by smart, the car company.

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Felt Popsicles

Felt iCe Cream

I love felt and I love ice cream. Two thumbs up for Freezy Dream Treats.

oogi

My kids are obsessed with oogi, a rubber figure toy by Swiss company moluk. Watch the above video, you’ll understand why.

Plus Plus

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My daughter (8) is madly in love with Plus Plus. I am amazed at what she comes up with. I am all for toys that fuel my kids’ imagination.

Warp Speed Bubble

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Love Love Love this Warp Speed Bubble Backpack by Madpax.

This Fox Likes Tattoos

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Team Tattly partnered with North American Bear on tattoable dolls, called Cutie Tattootie. Seriously adorable, right. (Not to mention the girl!) The fox comes with 12 Tattly tattoos that the kid can either apply on themselves or on the doll. Put the doll in the washer and the tattoos disappear. Fun, right?

Tattly Turns 3 (Birthday Sale!)

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Three years ago today I posted about the launch of Tattly. Today, we have a team of 14 shipping orders around the world. Never in a million years would I have imagined Tattly would grow the way it did. Talk about a humbling experience!

To celebrate the occasion, we will take 50% off your order with discount code TATTLY3. This sale lasts as long as a Tattly – up to 5 days! Happy our Tattly birthday to you!

sugru + LEGO = Awesome!

Sugru

My love for sugru is so big.

Have you watched the sugru founders wonderful 99u talk?

Just launched: Plants by Tinybop

I am so incredibly excited for my friends at Tinybop: They just released their second iOS app called Plants, a vibrant, interactive diorama of the world’s biomes!

Plants is the second app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. The first, The Human Body, reached the #1 spot on the App Store’s education charts in 143 countries and was named one of the App Store’s Best of 2013. Like the Human Body, Plants is a slow-play app which aims to help kids make connections about the world and prompt big questions. Can’t wait to explore it tonight with my kids!

Buy Plants for $1.99 in iTunes. And most of all, make sure to check out this epic (!) stop animation by Kelli Anderson.

SlideRunner

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This SlideRunner takes an indoor staircase into a giant slide. Amazing, right?

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KidCam

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My kids *love* taking photos with my iphone, which results in thousands of shots cluttering up my library. KidCam is about to solve that. It’s a brand new photo app for kids that limits the number of photos and videos your kids can take. After the limit is reached, the oldest photo or video will be deleted to make room for any newly snapped photos or videos. But the best part is that it keeps a separate photo roll/library. And as for younger kids tapping a shutter button can be difficult, KidCam gives you the option to tap anywhere on the screen to snap a photo or record a video. And, my son of course, is mostly excited about the monster overlays!

Dinner Conversation With My 8 year Old

Me: “What do you think I do at work all day?”

Ella (8): “Sit at your computer and laugh!”

Dead on. The fact, that Ella knows my job makes me happy, is the *best thing ever*. Now I just have to help her find her path…

Look Birdy

Look Birdy is a simple photo app that makes kids look! Made me smile.

littleBits Space Kit

Woah! littleBits just launched a Space Kit, in collaboration with NASA.

littleBits is the LEGO of electronics. It’s a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.

I am a fan.