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

Watch an adorable 2-year-old girl immediately identify fonts adorably

I learned two things while watching this aww-inducing video. Scarlett, the cute 2-year-old girl in the video, is a genius child with an eagle eye for instantly recognizing typefaces better than most humans and that it's going to be awesome to be a parent because you can teach your kid whatever the heck you want them… » 9/11/14 8:55pm 9/11/14 8:55pm

Kickball Ice Cream Maker Ensures You Earned That Tasty Dessert

Making ice cream is pretty easy: Basically, all you do is churn some milk and sugar in an ice-cold container. Usually, that container is a tub-shaped thing with a crank, but it could take any shape. Even, say, a kickball. Now you'll really make sure the kids got enough exercise before dessert. » 8/23/14 7:00pm 8/23/14 7:00pm

Google Wants Your Children...To Be Safe on the Web

Internet services want users, and much like religions and smartphone ecosystems, it's best to convert them when they're young. But a string of federal regulation, including the last year's overhauled COPPA rules, provide necessary restrictions and protections for youngling web surfers. But Google isn't giving up and… » 8/18/14 3:00pm 8/18/14 3:00pm

5 Inspiring Science Projects Designed by Teens

The amazing thing about the Google Science Fair isn't so much the ambitious projects that spring from it, but who creates them: teenagers worldwide between 13 and 18 years. Google has announced the 15 global finalists for this year's competition. They're all spectacular, but here are five that stood out. » 8/08/14 10:29am 8/08/14 10:29am

Awesome kid snuck into 50 music festivals to make this super fun movie

Coachella. Glastonbury. Bonnaroo. The Grammys. You name the music festival, Marcus Haney has somehow snuck into it. He makes fake passes, pretends to be the press, jump fences and does anything he can to get in and has somehow made friends with famous bands and shot their album covers. Here's the movie trailer for his… » 7/24/14 10:43pm 7/24/14 10:43pm

Toys are even more fun when you can use them as weapons in warfare

Nerf guns, toy light sabers, shooting Spiderman webs, being a kid is awesome. But then kids grow up and foolishly lose their enjoyment for toys even though they're getting paid to pretend to be an adult. Build an arsenal of toy weapons people! You never know when you'll be able to use them as weapons like these adults… » 7/03/14 9:02pm 7/03/14 9:02pm

Dad makes crazy sound effects by playing drums on his kid's back

Let's not freak out, guys. It's a kid and his dad having fun. The dad, who is in the band Atticus Avenue, uses his kid's back to play the drums and ends up creating some awesome sound effects and a fun drum beat because of the combination of squeaks, squeals and laughter coming from his kid. » 6/04/14 11:40pm 6/04/14 11:40pm

Dad Invents Kid's Seat For Bike Shares—Promptly Gets Cease and Desist

There are many perks to bike shares, but there's a distinct advantage for the entrepreneurially minded: you're not allowed to make the bike better. Not by giving it an electric motor. Not by adding a seat to take your kid to school. Nope nope nope. Should bike shares really be keeping such a tight reign on their bikes? » 6/02/14 8:30pm 6/02/14 8:30pm