Hug a Creeper With New Minecraft Plushies

Jazwares, Inc, the savy toy company behind the Lalaloopsy dolls and lots of sweet Adventure Time products have made it so that even when it’s time to turn Minecraft off and go to bed, your family can snuggle their way into a pixelated dreamland. A set of four new huggably boxy plushies straight from the […]

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Help Kids Tell Stories with Rory’s Story Cubes

When I was a kid, my mom used to drag her typewriter into my room and ask me to tell her a story while she madly typed it out, trying to capture every insane word. She would then have me draw a picture to put on the cover of my “book,” and she would make […]

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Battling it Out With TOMY’s BattroBorgs

What exactly was the appeal of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots? Was it knocking your little brother’s block off with Mom’s permission? Or marveling at how you could control your robot (sort of) remotely? Either way, TOMY’s BattroBorgs are an update on the remote boxing match that has all the appeal of the original with […]

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3 Lessons Grand Theft Auto 5 Teaches Us About Buying Games for Kids

  Despite the fact that Grand Theft Auto 5 depicts scenes of torture (the waterboarding, tooth-pulled-out-with-pliers kind of torture) and probably a lot of other things that developing minds shouldn’t be using for ethics fodder, I’m not here to be judgey. I mean it. You know your kids, and you know what’s right for your […]


How to Teach Kids to Knit and Crochet

In the most simple terms, knitting is really just looping yarn together using needles. But if you want to get more philosophical about it, knitting is a lot like life. Teaching kids to knit (or learning to knit together with them, as the case may be) can help them practice patience, creativity and maybe even […]

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5 Great Onesies for Baby Cosplay

We all know that cosplay is serious business; the costume play industry has been growing exponentially and won’t be going away anytime soon. There are as many approaches to cosplay as there are characters to recreate. Some choose to lovingly cultivate and create each painstakingly accurate detail, and some spend hundreds ordering their costume online, […]

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5 Nerdy Backpacks for Back to School

  Now that Labor Day has come and gone, our nerdy offspring are happily back in school and eager to learn. If you are a master procrastinator and still haven’t gone back to school shopping, or your nerdling is already in need of more room to cart home all that extra credit homework, here are […]

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Ninja Cats Vs Samurai Dogs is Nerd-licious

Despite your best efforts, maybe you’ve been feeling a little less-than-nerdy lately. It’s ok, we’ve all been there. I even caught myself humming a Ke$ha song today. Times like these are exactly why we need things like the free iOS title Ninja Cats Vs Samurai Dogs. Here’s an awesome list of all the awesome things […]

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6 Tetris Items That Will Fit Right In

I’m pretty glad I came into the world when I did. Any earlier, and I would have missed one of the most satisfying feelings mankind has ever experienced: building up two huge, perfect Tetris squares and sliding the single Tetris line down between them to annihilate four rows at once. Of course, Tetris can also […]

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It All Adds Up With Toddler Math Products

If there’s one thing that never changes, it’s the challenges and triumphs of teaching your toddler how to count, add, and recognize patterns. It’s a such a refreshing joy to watch them learn the things that will be with them all their lives, and math definitely falls into that category. That doesn’t mean that it’s […]

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