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Is It Okay To Leave Your Kid Alone In A Car If You're Not An Idiot?

Because it involves the possibility of a child dying, this deceptively simple concept is really difficult to discuss rationally. The act of leaving a kid to sit in a car while a parent does some sort of errand has been around since there’s been cars, parents, and kids. There’s been some real tragedies, but is it always » 5/07/15 1:19pm 5/07/15 1:19pm

Can Technology Help Us Raise Independent, Free-Range Kids?

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of a county park behind our house which was so vast to my eight-year-old mind that it might as well have been the Arctic tundra. We were constructing some kind of vine-swing over a creek, which I believe we planned to test on bikes. There were no parents anywhere. » 5/05/15 7:00pm 5/05/15 7:00pm

Clever Backpack Stroller Is Always at the Ready, Never in the Way

Unless you’ve opted for an antique carriage dating back to the 1920s, most modern strollers are able to collapse small enough to squeeze into a car’s trunk. But the lightweight OmniO Rider actually folds small enough to be worn as a comfortable backpack, giving you an emergency means to transport a tired toddler… » 4/01/15 9:20am 4/01/15 9:20am

A Stroller Trailer Lets You Run With a Kid in Tow

Kids are already a pretty fantastic workout since they require constant attention, but if you find your fitness routine hindered by having to deal with a cumbersome stroller, you'll probably be intrigued by the KidRunner. It's a new take on the stroller that's pulled instead of pushed, letting you easily bring your… » 3/23/15 10:15am 3/23/15 10:15am

This Cute Computer Could Cultivate Children's Coding Capabilities

In the early '80s, the state-sponsored British Broadcasting Corporation decided that computers were going to be kind of a big deal, and created the BBC Micro desktop PC to promote computer literacy. Now, they're doing it again—this fall, one million UK schoolkids will receive a free Micro Bit. » 3/13/15 8:45pm 3/13/15 8:45pm

Listening to this guy talking about the Universe gave me goosebumps

Remember that time when you first realized that the Universe was an incredibly gigantic place, when you felt humbled and fortunate at the mere thought of existing in this vast cosmic arena? Listen to Professor Tom Burns, of Ohio Wesleyan University and Director of Perkins Observatory. He still feels that way. » 3/04/15 10:39am 3/04/15 10:39am

This Simple Video Makes the Best Case for Printing Your Family Photos 

While the family album used to be a staple of any household, we live in a time when most people's photos remain in their digital form, forever and for always. Even the word printing conjures a fading era of physicality. Then you watch a video like this and are instantly reminded of the very human act of looking at ink… » 1/13/15 11:00am 1/13/15 11:00am

This is what 8-year-old boys do when they're told to slap a girl

The public service announcement is emotionally manipulative and strategically pulls at the most basic things everyone likes (cute kids! young love!) and might even be scripted and is definitely edited nicely but still, the message is something that even children know to be true: Domestic violence is not okay. » 1/08/15 9:57pm 1/08/15 9:57pm

What it must be like being inside a kid's imagination

Here's a cute video that I hope turns into an entire series: imagining what's inside a kid's, well, imagination. The video starts off with the toddler waving a stick as he runs around (as kids tend to do) and then transforms into a level of Super Mario Bros. Being a kid is awesome. We just see the stick, they see… » 1/08/15 2:17am 1/08/15 2:17am

This Cool App Could Help Convince Kids Santa Is Real

Spanish ad agency Shackleton has released a new clever app designed to help convince kids that Santa is real. You only have to place the iPhone behind a closed door and Santapp will play pre-recorded Santa voices, sound effects, and use the flash to make your kid believe something magical is happening at the other… » 12/18/14 9:58am 12/18/14 9:58am

This Kid-Proof Outlet Wouldn't Power Up Until You Plug Something In

Any household with small roaming humans inevitably has to block its electrical sockets from tiny probing fingers. But most of the childproof measures out there—plastic plugs, sliding faceplates—can still be impregnated by determined hands. This outlet prototype wouldn't supply any electricity to its sockets until a… » 11/19/14 5:40pm 11/19/14 5:40pm

Terrifying video of insane Russian kids jumping between electric trains

Train surfing is not new. Videos of crazy Russian kids are not new either. But a video of crazy Russian kids jumping from high speed train to high speed train, risking a deadly fall or electrocution by the 25,000-volt overhead electric lines that power the JSC Russian Railwaysthat is new. And freaking crazy too. » 11/17/14 10:31pm 11/17/14 10:31pm

The Choose Your Own Adventure Books Were the First Interactive Games

Since 1975 the Choose Your Own Adventure books have given millions of kids the chance to determine their own destinies (at least in a literary sense). Sadly, the author and publisher of those books, R.A. Montgomery, died this week. But he leaves behind an incredible legacy in both publishing and, perhaps surprisingly,… » 11/14/14 7:05pm 11/14/14 7:05pm

Unlucky Kids Lost Their School Projects in the Antares Rocket Explosion

Watching the unmanned Antares rocket explode after lift-off last night was devastating, but the loss was especially tough for a handful of school-kids across the US and Canada. In addition to the thousands of pounds of supplies onboard were projects they designed for the space journey. » 10/29/14 6:27pm 10/29/14 6:27pm