The Solar Do-Nothing Machine

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the first devices to convert solar energy to electricity.

Longest Domino Line

Watch these 15,524 dominoes fall for 5mins. Impressive.

Confetti High Fives

My life is complete, I have found device that enables me to have Confetti High Fives.

(Thanks Karen)

Mammals by Tinybop

The fine folks over at Tinybop have been busy and launched a new app, called Mammals. The app comes with a free handbook to play and learn with your kids. It entails interactivity tips, fun facts and questions you can ask the kids.

LEGO Tape

The idea of a LEGO Tape gets my two thumbs up!

Two-Tone Balloons

Loving these simple two tone balloons.

Fuzzy Yellow

Next time someone wants to label you with something you’re not, just tell them you’re Fuzzy Yellow. This made me and my kids laugh.

Balloon Light

This Balloon light made me look.

Good Citizens

A page from a 1969 children’s book on “how our government helps us”. Sigh.

Squid Skin

This is is remarkably fascinating: Squid speak a unique, undeciphered language using their skin

How to Draw Perfect Circles Without a Compass

Need to draw a circle but you don’t have a compass? This video will help!

Hammer Out a Geoboard

This DIY Geoboard project looks like so much fun. Definitely something I’d love to try with my kids.

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Don’t say that word!

This made me cry-laugh just now.

Adults Stay Away Flag

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My ten year old would approve of this flag.

Globe Bean Bag

Globe Bean Bag

How fun is this globe bean bag for a kids room? They also have bean bags in the shope of ice cream, pianos, whales, busses… Check them all out here.

JAM – Online Courses for Kids

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My daughter has recently discovered the joy of cooking. So I am going to gift her the cook for yourself course by JAM for Christmas. JAM offers a variety of online courses for kids. So great!

All World Maps Are Wrong

Fascinating video explaining why all world maps are wrong.

Kritzelbuch (Scribble Book)

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Zuni Fellehner and Kirsten Fabinski are the creators of Kritzelbuch, German for Scribble Book. 80 lined pages to create designs in. I would love to have this during phone meetings as I am a notorious scribbler. (I unfortunately couldn’t find it on their website, it might be so new it’s not up yet.) You can buy the book here.

Litecup

My kids always want a bottle of water next to their beds at night. And often they knock it over and it spills. This is where Litecup comes in. It emits a blue glow so your kid doesn’t have to fumble in the dark. It allows you to drink from anywhere on the lid—there’s a 360-degree valve. And when you’re done, the valve locks automatically. So even if you knock it over, it won’t spill. Pretty cool!

Me by Tinybop

The latest app by Tinybop, called Me, launched last week and I wan’t wait to show it to my six year old.

Me asks kids 100s of questions about their feelings, their families, friends, school, and home, with words, pictures, photos, and sounds to create a vibrant, dynamic self-portrait.
Me aims to help kids build skills like self-awareness, social awareness, and emotional literacy. The app is based on research suggesting that the better kids understand themselves, the more able they are to be empathetic and understand others.

Learn more about Me and find additional resources to help raise a good human.

Notabag Kids

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Notabag, the smart combination of a bag and a backpack just launched a kids version. What a fun gift! Also, they make reflective ones, for you bikers out there!

NEW! Gold Peacock by Rifle Paper

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This Peacock Tattly by Rifle Paper launched today! Looooooove it! (Their entire collection is beautiful.)

Google Arts & Culture

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Holy smokes Google Arts & Culture is amazing. You can virtually explore museums. My head is exploding! I know what I am doing with my kids tonight!

Don’t Be a Chump

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Craig Frazier is helping us bring niceness back with his latest book Don’t be a chump. You can read it to your kids, in its entirety over on his site or you can buy it as an ebook here.