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Products Designed To Stimulate The Young Electrician

Once upon a time, a grade school science wiz couldn’t step foot on a playground without getting trounced by a dozen bullies. But in this tech-obsessed era, we’d like to think jocks are likely to kiss up to anyone they consider a potential future Bill Gates. With that in mind, we present these products designed […]

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Seriously Stylish Eco-friendly Wooden Toys

I’m pretty proud of us. You, me, and the rest of the world are making the little changes we can to hand our kids the world they deserve. We recycle, we walk and bike to work, we make wise food choices. Now it’s time to get into the nitty gritty of reducing our footprints. What […]

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Teaching Kids about Rainbows

Rainbows are a fantastic jumping off point for kids to learn about lots of different science disciplines. The way light refracts to create a rainbow has to do with things as near to your child as a drop of water or as far away as the sun. You can even touch on folklore, since every […]

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Uncle Milton Wild Walls Shark Encounter Review

As a child my room was decorated in a nautical theme, complete with sky blue walls, old fishing nets and fake sealife. See, I wanted to be an Ichthyologist. That’s a person who studies fish, specifically I wanted to specialize in sharks. I diverted away from that path once I started college. Another story for another […]

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Is Live Star Trek Theater an Emerging Trend?

Maybe you’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park, where trained professionals perform Shakespeare’s plays in a family-friendly park setting on summer evenings. If you haven’t looked into these, they’re fun; you should grab the kids and go. There’s probably a few performances left in your area, and they’re probably pretty inexpensive. In Portland, Oregon, in […]

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Books for Teaching Younger Kids About Bullying

It’s always been important to teach kids about bullying, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Childhood can be the most delicate and brutal times in our lives. But at the same time, kids are some of the most resilient people on the planet. Teaching kids about bullying when they’re still young can help them know […]

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Hasbro’s KRE-O Sets: Dungeons and Dragons, Star Trek and Transformers

Since Wizard of the Coast was acquired by toy and game heavyweight Hasbro in 1999, its flagship game Dungeons and Dragons has seen some interesting updates. For those unfamiliar, Dungeons and Dragons is the original “tabletop” game, played with pencils, paper, and a set of odd-sided dice. If you want to be official about it, all […]

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All The Nerdy Back To School Essentials Your Child Needs

For some, back to school shopping is a pleasant experience; for others not so much. How could you not be resentful? Stores roll out the back to school gear in June. June! This is most likely due to the fact that the grownups running these fine establishments find some sort of sadistic pleasure in sounding […]

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“Bravest Warriors” and Other Manga Titles from Perfect Square

Manga publisher Viz Media announced last month that it’s rebranding its kids’ imprint VizKids to Perfect Square, which will be starting off strong with a bunch of big name manga projects targeting a younger audience. According to Viz, their kids’ imprint will be “focused on delivering comics, manga, and other children’s books with an emphasis […]

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Nerds in the Pool: 5 Great Inflatable Swim Toys

Maybe you’re going on a trip to the lake soon, or maybe your old pool toys are lookin’ a little stale. Either way, here are a few great pool toys to make your little slice of vay-cay paradise the nerdy oasis your family deserves. Big Inflatable D20 The D20 is quite possibly the most recognizable […]

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