Tag: Kids

Karen Pence teaches at school that bans LGBTQ kids and staff: Report

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, just started a new job this week. She’s an art teacher at a Christian school that makes job candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity. Gay kids, you’re not welcome either. The Pences are nothing if not consistent. Consistently horrible. Huffington Post’s Rebecca Klein […]

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Sky’s the Limit: Foot Locker Invests $3 Million in Kid’s Sneaker Brand Super Heroic

The Land Of Motherhood We’ve been caping for Super Heroic since we first heard about the innovative, kids-focused sneakers last Spring. What’s not to love? The black-helmed brand includes matching capes with each purchase of their ergonomically-correct, high-quality, unisex kicks, meant to encourage children in active, imaginative play. (And like […]

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Children in Virginia’s Trump supporting counties became more abusive

Kids are bigger bullies in counties that voted for the incoherent mobster. NPR reports: After the 2016 presidential election, teachers across the country reported they were seeing increased name-calling and bullying in their classrooms. Now, research shows that those stories — at least in one state — are confirmed by student surveys. Francis Huang of […]

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12 Days of Gifting, Day 7: The ‘Cool Auntie’ Guide

Photo: iStock Fun fact: I am a proud auntie and godmother, as well as a fashion writer. This means the bar is set pretty high for gift-giving each holiday season, much to my chagrin. And admittedly, sometimes, I strike out—like last year, when, at my sister’s request, I gifted my […]

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Hypnotic video of 3D-printed plant forms undulating underwater

Hydrophytes are 3D-printed multimaterial forms that explore the possibilities for engineered plants of the future. Via University of Wellington: Introducing Hydrophytes, 3D printed ‘plants’ that respond to their surroundings in incredibly lifelike ways. These objects are part of unique research into multi-material 4D printing by Master of Design Innovation student Nicole Hone, and they’re drawing […]

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New YouTube Kids tools go live, with parent-approved and ‘Older’ content level settings [APK Download]

Back in April, Google announced that it was readying new features for the YouTube kids app to give parents greater control over the content their children are able to access. The ability to carefully select every channel and video available on the account is now going live, as well as a new experience for ‘Older’ […]

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Link About It: Through Video, Teens Are Turning Into Readers

Through Video, Teens Are Turning Into Readers on 02 August 2018 Using their immense influence, several YouTube stars are filming and posting book reviews, book hauls, publicizing new releases, discussing book-to-film adaptations—and garnering hundreds of thousands of views in the process. Dubbed BookTubers, these individuals are having a wildly positive impact on their mostly younger […]

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Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free

Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction that encourages kids to read by presenting stories in the form of text message conversations, is now going free. Previously, Amazon had been charging $2.99 per month for a subscription that allows unlimited access to its story collection, which now numbers in the hundreds. First launched in November 2016, Amazon […]

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Opinion: France’s total ban on smartphones in schools is too extreme

A few days ago, French lawmakers passed legislation that was written to protect children from growing up like zombies enslaved to their smartphones and tablets. Such mobile devices will be banned in schools for children up to 15 years of age, both inside and outside classes. While it’s definitely easy to see this as a […]

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Google Glass paired with the right software could make a big difference for kids with autism

Google Glass may have never been a hit with the average consumer, but it could soon become an important tool for children with autism who hope to improve their social skills.  A new exploratory study published in npj Digital Medicine provides fresh evidence that augmented reality glasses paired with the right software can make a […]

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