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Folding Paper, Part 2: Paper Airplanes

There are many things that can be done with a sheet of paper. While “Kick Me” signs and those ridiculous fortune-teller doohickeys have gone out of style, the act of turning paper into a flying machine is still cool, and it is still a mark of one’s intellect. Paper airplanes are cheap, easily replaceable toys […]

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Focus on Microscopes As Science Toys

A few days ago I made a point of talking about telescopes and how simple it should, in theory, be to encourage kids to learn via the usage of such a simple and relatively inexpensive technology. But now that you’ve got that telescope and space is all learned up, where do you turn next? Simple, […]

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How To Make Your Kids Spend Time With You and Science: Telescopes

It can be really, really hard to get kids interested in anything even remotely related to science or education, especially when it comes with the word “toy” somewhere. Kids aren’t clueless. They know when you’re trying to sell them something other than what they want. That’s why you have to find science and learning toys […]

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Time for Green Tea Again: Top Eco-Toys 2010

Everybody is going green these days. It’s rather trendy to say the least, so it’s no surprise that toys are following the trend and selling big when it comes to eco-friendly categories. If you’d very much like to give your kids something fun to play with that they’re guaranteed to enjoy plus is quite possibly […]

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The Most Popular Educational and Learning Toys As Of This Moment

If I were pressed to defend the educational value of video games, I probably couldn’t do much other than say they can teach reading, math, problem solving, community interaction, cause and effect, and hand-eye coordination skills, so really I’d have an uphill battle talking about their benefits (wink). However, there are a handful of very […]

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Mattel’s Mindflex Showcases the Power of the Brain

Technology never ceases to amaze me. At times, there are products that seem years ahead of their time, making what once seemed impossible a reality. Recently, Mindflex has been released and already is making new advancements in the entertainment industry. Like something out of a science fiction movie, Mindflex by Mattel is operated by the […]

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Brain Age: Dozens of Celebrities Can’t Be Wrong

Brain Age! What a game! In case you haven’t been paying attention to the world, Nintendo has been making quite a name for themselves by means of making games for their two major consoles that…aren’t technically “games” as the hardcore community sees fit. Thus far, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day and […]

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Blast off with the Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit

The Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit is the latest version of a line of Stomp Rockets made by D+L Company.  It consists of a foot-powered pump, connected to a stand which mounts a foam dart.  Stomping on the pump propels the light, aerodynamic dart high into the air. While a simple mechanism, this line of […]

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Here Comes LEGO’s Mindstorms NXT 2.0

The new LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 goes on sale August 5, 2009.  Hard to believe, but back when I was growing up, building forts and other objects with  tiny plastic bricks fro LEGO was all I needed to be happy. But times have changed, and so have today’s youth.  That same little plastic brick company […]

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Science Kit Review of Electronic Snap Circuits

The award-winning Electronic Snap Circuits SC-300 by Elenco is a science kit with more than 300 building projects in one box. Recommended for ages 8 and up, this kit is great for those who show an interest in learning more about how electronics work as well as for those who simply love to build. The […]

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