Tinybop Monsters

I just spent a ridiculous amount of time designing monsters with Tinybop’s Monster app.

My favorite Nightlight

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This GRDE LED nightlight is one of my favorite practical objects in my house. Never thought I’d say that about a nightlight. It gives off just the right amount of light so that my kids feel comfortable in their rooms AND it charges our devices. Total win win!

Missions for your little one

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The folks behind Red Paper Plane believe that “Missions” are a whole new way to learn and play for little ones. They created mission based design challenges for the whole family, based on a creative process – 20 minutes per day for several days. This is fantastic! Especially for snowy winter weekends!

I’ll totally try the Spaceship Mission with Tilo (5) this weekend.

A Kids Room Dream

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This is the kids room of my dreams. Minimal and functional and with a cozy cave-like-bed-area. YES!

Smart Portable Kids Car Seat

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I have been saying for years that I will throw a party once my kids are over the car seat stage. This smart car seat, called Mifold has me ridiculously excited. It’s a tiny booster seat for kids, only instead of lifting the kid to the position of an adult, it pulls the seatbelt down to the correct height for the child. Brilliant!

I wonder though how comfortable it is for the kid sitting on it…

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Whitings Thermo

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Withings Thermo will make parents around the globe rejoice! It is a handheld device that looks about the size of a toothpaste tube and lets you take a person’s temperature by simply holding the device to one’s forehead. 16 infrared sensors will go to work, taking individual readings to find the hottest spot on the person’s skin. A light vibration indicates it has completed its reading, at which point the results will be displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit via an embedded LED display.

Thermo Thermometer is supposed to be available sometimes early this year. I can’t wait. (I am already a big fan of their Home Security System)

LEGO Lunch Box

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I am not convinced this LEGO Lunch box is all that practical but it sure would make a my little boy’s head explode!

Face Swap Live

Want to see your kids giggle their heads off? Download Face Swap Live and swap your face with your kid. I haven’t laughed this much in a while.

(via Cesar)

Giant Paper Snow Flakes

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Totally want to make some of these giant paper snow flakes with my kids this weekend!

(via BB)

Iceland Baggy Leggins

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I am a grown woman and I want a pair of Iceland Baggy Leggins in my size.

Boo!

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Boo Who and Happy Halloween everyone! May your candy collecting be successful!

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

The makers of the wonderful lost my name books are at it again: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home. My kids will eat this up!

Guide To Candy Trading

With Halloween just around the corner, this Guide to Candy Trading made me laugh out loud.

The Everything Machine

Tinybop just launched The Everything Machine. It reminds me a bit of IFTTT but for your iPhone or iPad. By using a visual programming language The Everything Machine lets you connect the camera, microphone, speakers, light, gyro- scope, and display on your devices.

I don’t think I have been this excited over an iOS app since Monument Valley. Tinybop really experimented with this one. I love experiments.

The Slinky Machine

This Slinky Machine just made my kids heads explode. FUN!

Gallery Art Rail

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Got lots of kids art, photos or posters sitting around the home? This oversized Gallery Wall Clip by Land of Nod will help!

Cloud Nightlight

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This cloud nightlight is all kinds of adorable.

Caran D’Ache Pencil Set

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I was just browsing the NEW section on the MoMA Store site and noticed this colored pencil set by Caran D’Ache. These are the coloring pencils I grew up with. Who knew they are MoMA Store worthy! Made me smile!

8 Lessons from Mister Rogers

I didn’t grow up with Mister Rogers, but his advice rings true even as a grown-up. Better late than never.

Exploding Plants

Slow-motion footage of “exploding plants” compiled by the Smithsonian Channel. Mind blown!

(via Laughing Squid)

Make your own LEGO Gummy Bricks

Grant Thompson shares a tutorial on how to make completely edible gummy LEGO bricks and figures using a mixture of corn syrup, Jello, and gelatin.

(via colossal)

Clair De Lune

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How incredibly cool is this oversized, glow-in-the-dark moon wall sticker?

Synchrony

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Synchrony made me look. It is a music therapy platform that helps parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding with each other through improvised music play.

I want to touch it.

Simple Machines by Tinybop

Simple Machines is the latest app by Brooklyn based Tinybop. The app allows you to explore the playful side of physics. Just like all their earlier apps, Simple Machines is *beautifully* illustrated and thoughtfully executed. Team Tinybop continues to create apps that I *want* my kids to play with; Educational, fun, and well-designed. Two swissmiss thumbs up!