Getting kids moving these days can be difficult, especially with the lure of their iThis and iThat which keep their butts firmly planted on the sofa. So when I first saw the Mover Kit from Technology Will Save Us, I was elated, finally a fun and clever way to kids programming their very own wearable tech to hopefully result in some exercise and movement!
Summer holidays are upon us. AAAAAAAARGH. We have weeks of nothingness stretching ahead of us. Well. I say nothingness, but I can guarantee you, the nothingness will for sure be punctuated by lots and lots of “I’m bored” or “What are we doing todayyyyy”. Well, always happy to help a materialistic conundrum involving your kids – here’s something to keep them busy from now, until they leave for University.
I present ‘The Speaker Cube‘ by Bose – a new DIY speaker for kids that they can engineer themselves and then really benefit from the results.
My blood is to mosquitos what chocolate cake is to me: Delicious.
We all know the agony of an unscratched mosquito bite, and for kids, it is especially hard to resist clawing at their limbs especially if it offers a release. We’ve all tried the preventative sprays and creams but there is something poisonous about the smell, and who can be bothered the play the game of ‘catch the kid running away from the spray’ – not me! Plus do they ever really work?
Introducing Buglet, a stylish slap-on bracelet for kids that deters midges, mozzies, and other biting insects which is available to purchase from Treehouse Kid & Craft.
So my girls are 9. And afraid of the dark. “Mumeeee can you close my cupboard doors. All of them. Is it babyish that I think there are monsters inside?” asks Minnie. Err, no. I have NEVER to this day, gone to sleep with a cupboard door or drawer even a tiny bit open.
So as well as closing the doors firmly, my girls need a bit of night-light action in their rooms, to reassure them I guess. This I cannot relate to, I cannot cope with even a tiny chink of light. My friends and family often refer to me as the only person they know who wears an eye mask and ear plugs outside of a plane. But if my girls need something to comfort them at night, they get it. Happy kids, are sleeping kids which equal sleeping parents.
But but BUT, if you are going to do them a night-light, it needs to be stylish. So how delighted was I, to spot these guys..
If you have kids that are in to music, and want to turn it UP UP UP, then I have something for you today!
The Berlin Boombox is designed by Berlin-based designer Axel Pfaender. He decided it was time for a cool and fun mobile speaker … a sound system you want to show off, like the ghetto blasters of the 1980s. Old school, people.