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This Adorable Robot Can Help Children To Program

Getting kids to code is a great idea — but it’s not always easy. Now a team of researchers from Harvard has developed this little robot, called Root, that’s designed to make writing code a more tangible experience.


How To Set Up Accounts For Your Kids On Any Computer

Kids are great, aren’t they? But you don’t necessarily want them using all of the apps, viewing all of the websites, and tweaking all of the system settings that a grown-up has access to. Windows, OS X, and Chrome OS each have tools for creating child-friendly accounts — here’s how to set them up.


That iPad App Will Not Fry Your Baby's Brain If You Follow These Rules

The “NO SCREENS UNTIL 2” guideline issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 has practically inscribed itself onto the foreheads of new parents. Now, the AAP says its position has “evolved,” and released a more nuanced set of guidelines when it comes to babies and screen-based media.


The Case For Unlimited Tablet Time For Toddlers

This sounds extreme, but first let me ask: how many parents do you think actually keep track of their kids’ screen time? If the TV is on but one of the children wanders out of the room, does that count? What if they’re following along to a yoga video? What if the kid borrows mum’s phone at dinner to ask Google what snails eat?


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.


Awesomely Cute Baby Surfs With His Dad For The First Time

Before you stick the No Fun Federation of Parenting onto Jorge Tirado, an awesome dad and surfer, just look at how much fun his nine-month-old baby who was apparently born for the thirst of the ocean is having. And just think about how awesome he’s going to be when he grows up after having such crazy experiences.


This Is What Eight-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 OK.


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 another world.


You Could Hang These Giant Family-Friendly Tablets On Your Walls

Is your home lacking a giant interactive slab of glass for you children to leave giant paw prints all over? Then the latest additions to Fuhu’s Big Tab range, including 42-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch versions of its gigantic family-oriented tablet range, could be just the thing.


Google Is Making A Porn-Proof Search And Other Kid-Friendly Products

As much as parents want to protect their kids, it’s damn near impossible today to totally block access to the internet. Google is moving forward with plans to create child-friendly versions of its most popular products to help kids under 12 go online safely.


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