Feb 12


*** WARNING *** Total Geek Alert!!!

When I first learned of this on Kickstarter – I lost it. I couldn’t pass up such a cool toy that marry’s gadget geekery with full on nerf lazer tag fun.

The AppTag Laser Blaster ($35) will turn your iphone, iPod touch, or any android smartphone into a laser tag gun/shooter that works via IR and high frequency sound.

Nerd out and watch the video below!

Sponsor this project and let see these things in action!

Jan 11

Favorite Kids Apps

This post was jacked from vitamindaily.com – view the full post in it’s original glory here:  http://vitamindaily.com/content/appy-days-are-here

Baby GO! (toddler) Free
Fabulous because it reinforces the letters along with the child’s keystrokes, and the girl’s voice is adorable to boot.
Katherine Holland,VitaminDaily.com contributor and blogger atwww.katherineholland.ca

Talking Carl (pre-schooler) $0.99
Fun little monster that repeats everything you say in a silly voice. Sort of like a real child!
Erika Pantages, VitaminDaily.com guest editor and blogger at www.thisishowistroll.blogspot.com

Pocket Pond and Cake Doodle (baby to adult/kindergarten) Free/$0.99
This realistic, serene koi pond lets you swish the water and make the fish change direction with a satisfying sound. Hours of zen. Got a little Cake Boss on your hands? With Cake Doodle, they can tip and shake the iPad to add ingredients, then mix, bake, ice, decorate and “eat” their cake creations.
Sarah Bancroft, VitaminDaily.com Editor-in-chief

Pocketphonics (pre-schooler) $1.99
I love this app because it helps children recognize letters and their sounds through repetition. It also tweaks their fine motor skills by having them trace letters. It involves three of their senses and thus reinforces learning. Just keep the volume down low because the mechanical voice makes you crazy.
Laura Keogh, co-founder ofwww.sweetpotatochronicles.com

Horse’s Collection and Audubon Owls (pre-schooler to elementary) $1.99/$0.99
Budding equestrians will love identifying the different breeds of horses in this addictive memory game while little naturalists will be all over Audobon Owls, which is like an interactive field guide with pictures, fun facts and video.
Susie Wall, Vancouver reporter, eTalk.

Total Baby (moms) $4.99
A lot of moms I know rave about Total Baby. It keeps track of everything baby related (feeds, poops, naps, doctor appointments) so you can keep your head above water when you’re too exhausted to remember your name.
Athena Tsavliris, VitaminDaily.com Toronto editor

May 10

Cool as Ice – Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Create your own customized frozen pops, including cream-filled varieties, in as little as seven minutes. Simple and easy to use, our freezer ensures flavorful fun for the whole family.

$49.95 @ williams-sonoma.com

Mar 10

25 top iphone apps for toddlers

our friends at Babble.com compiled this great list of iphone apps for kids. Don’t forget to view the top apps for parents.

Nov 09

KidZui’s Newest Browser For Kids Is All About Sharing

KidZui, the web browser that’s built for kids, is today launching KidZui 5.0, featuring more functionality for parents and children to discover and share the Internet together.


With one click, children can now send KidZui-approved videos, websites, and pictures to their parents with the browser’s new built-in ‘KidConnect’ capabilities. Parents can now also easily send content directly to their children to return the favor. Essentially, KidZui aims to maximize parent and child computer screen time as an opportunity to connect and converse with each other through shared content online.

KidZui says it currently boasts over 2 million games, websites, photographs and videos, and that all of them are approved jointly by parents and teachers.

Check it out – Free @ KidZui.com

Nov 09

Made 2 Measure – Kids growstick by Donkey Products

Say good-bye to the door frame: Mark the growing of your kid from birth to move-out on the colourful Made 2 Measure yardstick – wherever you stay.

Made in Germany – $20 via donkey-products.com


Nov 09

The Fuji Instax Instant Camera

How cool is this??? It’s like a little stormtrooper camera, think all-white, sleek plastic that develops credit card size prints. NICE! Who needs 10 bajillion mega-pixels anyways? Cop it for $90 @ Photojojo