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The Highest Compliment Maurice Sendak Ever Received

A few weeks ago I posted an entry called 8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail. Well, I recently happened upon one more that should be added …

Maurice Sendak

In test-based systems, even young kids resist learning

Children show a vastly improved ability to absorb knowledge when they are allowed to make some of their own decisions about what they want to …

Kids

A Beautiful Message From Fred Rogers to All of the Kids Who Grew Up in ‘Mister Rogers’ Neigborhood’

Just a few months before his death in 2003, the wonderfully eloquent Fred Rogers recorded a message to all of the children, most of whom are now …

Fred Rogers

A Fascinating Look At Kids Lunches From Around The World

A Fascinating Look At Kids Lunches From Around The World Depending on which school you went to as a kid, lunchtime was either something you looked …

Kids

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.

1. Thai Shrimp Curry

Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Food

Student Says He Won't Go to Class Unless the College President Shovels His Driveway. Guess Who Showed up?

(Photo: Michael Benson)Devan Dannelly is a student at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. It's cold. There's snow everywhere. So he …

Shovels

20 Somewhat Horrible Things I Do to My Kids That I in No Way Feel Guilty About

The following list was compiled by my wife, me, and a few other guilty parties whose names will be protected until my death. They know who they are, and they don't feel guilty, either.

I've been trying to use up the gross generic peanut butter that we bought a while ago. When we make sandwiches, the …

Kids

Daycare Accuses 9-Month-Old Of Being ‘Aggressive’ In Hilarious Note To Mom

Babies might seem innocent and unknowing, but they're actually evil geniuses with curly mustaches who crawl around plotting to inflict harm and …

Babies

This Toy Will Hone Your Kid’s Hacking Skills

When you think “learning to code,” you probably envision something like a kit, app, book or game. But did you ever imagine that table straws could help you build up your hacker skills? Neither did we, until we saw this amazing project on Kickstarter called Quirkbot.

Quirkbot is a “microcontroller …

Toys

8 Celebrities Who Look Just Like Their Moms

Goldie Hawn

Google Released A New Service Called YouTube Kids

February 23, 2015 Google released today a new service called YouTube Kids which is ‘a new family-friendly app that makes it easy for kids to explore …

YouTube

6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class

February 22, 2015 Earlier this week we received a request to post about digital flyer making tools. Below some of the best options we would recommend …

Mobile Learning

Storm & Skye - An Animated Magical Adventure Story for Kids

• By: digimoo studios

Have your children go on a storybook adventure filled with fantasy, animations and audio stories in Storm & Skye: The Secret of …

Sugru Is The Home Hack You Never Knew You Needed

Are you a little kid trapped in an adult's body (and by body, we mean life)? Meet your new friend, Sugru.

The stuff looks an awful lot like Play-Doh, but it's actually a totally useful (read: adult-friendly) silicone rubber that basically hacks everything in your home -- nay, in your life -- …

Sugru

22 Of The Best "Lazy Parent" Hacks Ever

Parents: with everything you do, you definitely deserve to have a few lazy loop-holes. Here are all the best "lazy parenting" hacks to make your life …

Parenting

An App That Lets Kids Report Bullies Anonymously

Stop!t is an app thats lets students anonymously report instances of bullying, and it's gaining ground in schools across the country.The post An App …

Anonymous

How to view, remove Exif photo data on your iOS device

A simple app lays out every detail embedded in photos on your iOS device.

Exif data is embedded into each photo you take. The information details what …

Metadata

Minimum Age Kids Can Be Unsupervised at Home by State

There have been numerous stories in the news lately about parents who leave their children home alone. Parents engage in “free range” parenting when …

Kids

6 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

February 21, 2015 Once every month, EdTech and mLearning team prepares for you a list of new interesting educational web tools that we have collected …

Teaching

Google's YouTube to launch kids' app

YouTube will launch a new app specifically for children on Monday in a bid to make using the service safer.

It is understood that YouTube Kids will have parental controls and restrictions on who can upload content.

The app will run separately to the main YouTube service and it will initially be …

YouTube

21 Hilarious Tweets By Celebrity Parents

Kids don’t care if you’re a rock star but they do care if you packed a snack.

When Olivia Wilde welcomed her son into the world:

And when she learned what it’s like to change a baby boy:

When Hilary Duff had “one of those days” while shopping with her kid:

When Jim Gaffigan spoke the truth about snow …

Parenting

DIY Light Up Fireflies Craft

Are you and the kids looking for a super cute and easy craft? These DIY Light Up Fireflies are great for Spring Time and Summer Time. Trust me the …

DIY

12 Products That Will Make Traveling With Kids Insanely Easy

Little can exhaust and overwhelm parents as quickly as saying the words “travel” and “kids” in the same sentence. Some would sooner choose to take the SATs or help a friend plan a wedding. (You know, less stressful endeavors.) When organizing a trip with kids, with so much to think about, who …

Kids

DIY a Family Charging Station

Cut cord clutter and power up all your electronic devices in one spot.

We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great projects.

This …

DIY

Valentine’s Day Paper Straw Easel Craft for Kids

This Valentine’s Day decorative paper straw easel and darling crayon resist watercolor art would make the perfect takeaway for any kids Valentine’s

Kids

Barber Cuts Kids' Hair Like Old Men To Stop Them From Misbehaving

An Atlanta-area barbershop is offering a controversial haircut free as a means of punishment for misbehaving children.

Russell Frederick of A-1 Kutz in Snellville, Ga. says the "Benjamin Button Special" is meant to be a creative, last-ditch effort at discipline.

Not everyone has been receptive to a …

Kids

Latch key kids: Leaving school-aged children home alone may soon be illegal

A Manitoba mother accused of child abandonment will appear in court next month and all Canadian parents should be paying attention to this precedent …

Kids

The Truth About How Mom's Stress Affects Baby's Brain

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DENVER — My daughter is sitting in a high chair, watching a black-and-white robot almost as big …

Babies

This Single Dad Couldn't Do His Daughter's Ponytail, So He Went To Cosmetology School

Colorado-based dad Greg Wickherst has been shaving his head his whole adult life, so when it came time to put his daughter Izzy's hair into a ponytail, he was clueless. "Hair has definitely not been my thing," Greg told The Huffington Post.

Greg and Izzy's mother split up over a year ago, and the …

Ponytails