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

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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!

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

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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.

Introducing Peek-A-Doodle-Doo! Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Education | Special Needs | Video

The find and hide game of chickens and eggs!

Cluck! Cluck! What an “egg-cellent” memory you have!

A “My First Game” for your clever little farmer. With constant motion, Peek-A-Doodle Doo engages your child's memory and concentration in a farm fresh way!

Part 1: Cluck! Find the Eggs!
Can you rule the roost? Collect all twelve eggs and return them to the crate. Choose carefully little farmer. Keep an eye on your fellow players and where they are moving their chickens.

Part 2: Cluck, Cluck! Hide the Eggs!
Next, players take turns removing an egg from the ... (click here to read more)

How To Draw Your Hand In 3D Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Check out and share this very fun perspective activity with your children. Teach them to draw their hand in 3D!

Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids? Posted Monday, June 30, 2014

TOPICS | Parenting | Education | Video


Over the past 50-60 years, play time in kids’ lives has been drastically cut. School days and years are longer and parents often schedule enrichment activities for their children instead of giving them space to direct their own play. Children are rarely given the freedom to direct their own activities, leading to a persistent rise in children feeling that they have no control over their lives. And, while correlation doesn’t prove causation, Dr. Peter Gray, who has been studying play for years, says there’s strong evidence that in this case, the decline in play is leading to a rise in depression and acute anxiety among young people.

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Peter Gray compelling brings attention to ... (click here to read more)

North Dakota Coffee Shop Runs Completely on Honor System Posted Friday, June 27, 2014

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A North Dakota coffee shop has no employees, and runs entirely on the honor system…and it’s working

In the town of Valley City, North Dakota, a former bank has been renovated and is now The Vault, a go-to coffee shop for the small community. Of course it has coffee, tea, and a few pastries…otherwise it wouldn’t really be a coffee shop.

But what it doesn’t have is what sets it apart — Employees.

Nobody works at The Vault. The owners Kimberly and David Brekke stop by to keep it stocked, but that’s it. Prices are clearly marked for customers who get whatever they want, add up their own total, and then swipe their credit card or slip cash or check into the slot on the counter. It’s entirely run on ... (click here to read more)

Should We Be Eating Bugs Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014

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An interesting and fun video from ASAP Science. They discuss whether we should all be eating bugs for their health benefits and lack of resources required to raise and harvest bugs. Definitely worth a watch and discussion.

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