children

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.


A Five-Year-Old Passed A Microsoft IT Technician Exam

Ayan Qureshi is in many ways a normal young boy. Apart from the fact that, at the age of just five years old, he passed an exam to become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional ever.


The Meaning Of Life Explained By Nine-Year-Olds

A trio of nine-year-olds and a six-year-old helped Prince Ea come up with this lovely stop-motion animation video that uses their illustrations to answer the meaning of life.


Watch An Adorable Toddler Instantly Identify Fonts

I learned two things while watching this aww-inducing video. Scarlett, the cute two-year-old girl in the video, is a genius child with an eagle eye for instantly recognising 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 to learn.


A Smart Headband That Keeps Your Kids Safe (and Forever Alone)

No one wants their young kids to fall into an unattended pool. It’s (one of) a parent’s (many) worst nightmare(s). iSwimband is designed to let you know immediately if the worst should happen. And probably also to keep your kids from making any friends.