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Introducing Peek-A-Doodle-Doo!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
How To Draw Your Hand In 3D
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?
Monday, June 30, 2014
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Friday, June 27, 2014
Should We Be Eating Bugs
Thursday, June 26, 2014

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OK Go's New Video Will Stretch Your Visual Perception
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
New Video For One Of Our Favorites - Steppers
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Amazing Time Lapse of Stellar Explosion From Hubble
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Happy 30th Birthday Tetris
Friday, June 6, 2014
Reading Rainbow Makes a Comeback Through Kickstarter
Thursday, May 29, 2014


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Coach of the Year - Little League World Series Coach Gives Speech of a Lifetime Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Video

Last night Rhode Island lost in the Little League World Series. That is not the story here. The real story is Dave Belisle, the coach of Cumberland American Little League. The speech he gave his team after they were eliminated sums up the value of extra curricular activities as a whole. So whether your child is active in music, drama, athletics, or something else, it is these lessons we take with us to life.


Apparently This Will Be the Next Child Interview to Go Viral Posted Thursday, August 7, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Video

If you are a fan of kids enthusiastically answering questions from local news reporters this one is for you. From a long line of great viral videos including, I Like Turtles, this young man from Wilkes-Barre nailed this interview. Upon being asked, what he thought about a ride from Newswatch 16's Sofia Ojeda, he uses the platform to apparently steal the show. Hopefully this is a start to his career in show business like this video of a young Dr. Dre.


Your Brain On Play From NPR Posted Monday, August 4, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Education | Video

REPUBLISHED FROM NPR.COM
Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play duck, duck, goose? We love it all. And we're not the only ones. Dogs, cats, bears, even birds seem to like to play. What are we all doing? Is there a point to it all?

The scientist who has perhaps done more research on brains at play than any other is a man named Jaak Panksepp. And he has developed a pretty good hypothesis.

In a nutshell, he, and many others, think play is how we social animals learn the rules of being social. Sort of counterintuitive ... (click here to read more)


New Sphero Video Explains Their Future of Play Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Education | Video

Combining the simplicity of a remote control ball with the never ending ability for programming is the secret behind Sphero. Check out this new video from one of our favorite out of the box education toys. For more information on Sphero, check it out here.


Teeter Popper Has Arrived! Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Education | Special Needs | Video

The Hottest New Toy of the Year has officially arrived at the best specialty toy stores across the country! Meet Teeter Popper, the never ending bubble wrap, balance toy, source of fun!

A NEW utensil for play... how it's used is up to the kids!

Whether they rock it, roll it, sit in it or stand... kids want to move with Teeter Popper! How wildly fun it is!

“POP-POP-POP... POP-POP-POP!” Senses go for a ride every time they play.

A cinch to maneuver - stand, sit, rock, tilt, wobble, wiggle, spin. How children play is however they choose.

Hand kids a Teeter Popper and walk away... but don't look away. Seeing the ... (click here to read more)


Kevin Bacon and Jeff Bridges Explain Their Love of Pass the Pigs Posted Friday, July 11, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Video

Now Remember...Everything Depends on This -Kevin Bacon!

 

Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon, during separate visits to Jimmy Kimmel explain their obsession with Pass the Pigs game. You know when The Dude from the Big Lebowski and Ren from Footloose get together the pigs fly. Click Here for Pass the Pig Party Edition! 


WWII Vet Forms Unlikely Friendship with Preschooler Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Education | Video

One of the best friendship stories we have seen in a long time. This story features little Emmett, just a preschooler, and his best friend/mentor Erling an 89 year old WWII Vet. Warning have your tissues close because this may result in a strong emotional response. Please take the time to watch and share this video today!

REPUBLISHED FROM KARE 11
FARMINGTON, Minn. – For nearly a decade Bryan and Anika Rychner had little interaction with the elderly man next door.

At best, they'd flash a wave or say hello in passing.

That changed last year when their son Emmett, just 2 years old ... (click here to read more)


Kaleidograph Featured on The Five with Dana Perino Posted Thursday, July 3, 2014

TOPICS | Education | Video

Check out this great endorsement from Dana Perino about one of our featured Fat Brain Toys, Kaleidograph from Pattern Design Toys. Not the greatest video quality but the impact of the toy is apparent.


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