Mae

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Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic …

You Light Up My Bike

Kids should be able to ride their bikes all the live long day. I did, and look how good I turned out! If you need help encouraging them to step away …

The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013

<i>“It is an error … to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular family, and of the human family at large,”</i> J. R. R. Tolkien wrote in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing …

Tablets Make It Nearly Impossible for Kids to Get Lost in a Story

iPads are great at a lot of things, but engaging kids in a narrative is not one of them.<p>I’ve spent a lot of time watching my three- and five-year-old daughters explore, play, and read on an iPad. While touch-screen devices are wonderful in many ways, they do a really lousy job in one particular …

This Little Robot Teaches Preschoolers Basic Programming Before They Can Even Read

How early is too early to learn coding? If there’s a bottom limit, these designers haven’t found it.<p>Even if kids aren’t old enough to know how to read, they can still start to learn the basic concepts of coding. Primo, a new project up on Kickstarter now, is a simple kit that a four-year-old can …

Cool Name of the Week: Annabel

My daughters start school this week—and while I've loved having them home this summer, I think we're all ready to start a brand new school year. My older daughter is heading into fourth grade, which I remember as a big year for having more "grown-up" work. She's starting to work in pen, for crying …

Pink Tutu Inspired Ballerina Birthday Party // Hostess with the Mostess®

<b>Katie</b> <b>and</b> <b>Alice</b> of KaLice Events were perfectly on point <b></b>with the dreamy design of this <b>Pink Tutu Inspired Ballerina Birthday Party</b>! With adorable tutu …