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Embracing Chilly Weather With Ice Crafts

I know it’s not technically winter yet, but around here the last orange leaves surrendered their posts weeks ago. Nature doesn’t care how long you want the fall to last, it’s hell bent on delivering winter early with full gusto. Personally, I’ve moved past the complaining about the cold phase (why did I ever move […]

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How to Bring Magic to the Playroom with Fairies

  Princesses? Too romantic and helpless. Barbie? Too materialistic. Fairies, however, are the perfect playroom companions. Mischievous, independent, benevolent and magical, fairies know how to have a good time. Why not surround your kids with a little fairy dust while they play the day away? To get some design ideas, hit the books. What is […]

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Nine Necessities for Nerdy Newborns

You’ve just spent seven or eight months stockpiling a stash of regular newborn necessities like a year or two’s supply of diapers and a zombie apocalypse survival kit for your new little fam. But what about the other necessities? Isn’t life about being nerdy? Do you really want your kid to start out without a […]

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How to Teach Your Kids About Typography

To kick off our discussion about the importance of typography, let’s start at the beginning. In 1994, the new version of Windows came with a new font that would go down in infamy among typography nerds as the most hated typeface known to Western civilization: Comic Sans. What’s wrong with Comic Sans, exactly? It’s easy […]

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Teaching Your Kid To Be A Yoga Master

We’ve talked before about teaching yoga to your kids. It’s a great way to exercise, relax, reflect, learn, and imagine. We’ve even shown you a few adorable products, like this pint-sized yoga mat, or the wonderful Storyland Yoga DVD. Yoga is a great way to bond with your kid while teaching them healthy thinking, exercising, and […]

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Classic Horror at the Toy Store

To cultivate mini horror fans at home, you’re going to need to begin (or continue) their classic monster education. Rustle up some popcorn and introduce them to Boris Karlof’s Frankenstein (then, if they’re old enough, Gene Wilder’s Young Frankenstein.) Sneak in some Bella Legosi as Dracula and round out your introductory course with Claude Rains […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Anatomy and Physiology

As a kid, I remember thinking that my heart looked like a Valentine and was located somewhere near my left armpit. When left to their own devices, kids will make up what they think they know about the human body, and then will silently carry around those fallacies until they’re (hopefully) corrected at some point […]

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‘Rawr’ Means ‘Etsy’ in Dinosaur

We couldn’t think of any other way to kick off our tribute to Etsy’s dinosaur section than with Carl Sagan riding a dinosaur and wielding a light saber. Like Sagan said, “somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Does this apply to particles tinier than the atom? Or does it apply to dinosaur Christmas sweaters? […]

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How to Create a Splendid Steampunk Nursery

You may think that it’d be pretty tough to turn an average nursery into a steampunk one, but you can take comfort in the fact that it’s not as hard as you think. For example: an average nursery has bunnies, while a steampunk nursery has bunnies with monocles. An average nursery has a clock, and […]

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Cardigans: A Nerdy Kids’ Cold-Weather Essential

No fashion item transcends the boundaries of style like a cardigan. It helps trendsetters and traditionalists reach across the aisle and shake hands while it makes snuggle bugs happy to help keep frost at bay. For both boys and girls, the cardigan is as essential piece of the nerdy kid wardrobe. For those of you […]

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