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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 ball you kick around. Now you’ll really make sure the kids got enough exercise before dessert.


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 is working on a legal and kid-friendly solution.


This Balance Bike Grows As Fast As Your Kids Do

If kids aren’t breaking or destroying their things, they’re outgrowing them faster than you can replace them. That’s why stretchy clothes that keep up with their growth spurts are a good idea, as is this clever balance bike from Doppelganger with an adjustable frame that gets taller as your kids do.


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.


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.


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 story, No Cameras Allowed.


LeapFrog LeapTV: A Wii-Plus-Kinect Mashup For Kids

Video games aren’t always suitable for young kids — some decidedly so. But try explaining to a five-year-old why the Xbox is a grownup device and you’ll end up in an endless spiral of “but why?” LeapFrog’s new LeapTV aims to change that, with a gaming console built just for kids age three to eight.


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.


Dad Makes Crazy Sound Effects By Playing Drums On His Kid's Back

Video: 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.


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?


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