Cool Things for kids
Follow
Find
48 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by KidSmart from Heron
onto Cool Things for kids
Scoop.it!

Alice Taylor: Inventing the Future of Toys

Alice Taylor: Inventing the Future of Toys | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Alice Taylor is CEO of Makielab, a London-based startup that 3D prints customised action dolls called Makies. Customers design their doll on the Makie website, choosing facial features, hairstyles,...

Via cafonso
KidSmart's insight:

Kids can create their own look for their action doll with Makies.

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

If You Build A Crew Program For Overweight Kids, They Will Row — And Get Fitter

If You Build A Crew Program For Overweight Kids, They Will Row — And Get Fitter | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
With more than 23 million American kids overweight or obese, an innovative Charles River rowing program shows that if you design a sports program with heavier kids in mind, you can help them make real fitness gains.
KidSmart's insight:

 Kids can have fun and get in shape while they get physically active  with a crewing program in Boston.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Walmart Unveils Top Holiday Toys | License! Global

Walmart Unveils Top Holiday Toys | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
For the second year, Walmart has turned to the real toy experts–kids ages 18 months to 12 years–to find this holiday season's top 20 toys.
KidSmart's insight:

Walmart selected holiday #toys based on key trends including creativity, hot licenses, ride-ons, electronic toys, classic toys & activities.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap

The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
As large corporations miss the clamoring for products that appeal to both girls and boys, forward-thinking entrepreneurs have the chance to fill the void.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

American kids – especially boys – are getting more licensed toys

American kids – especially boys – are getting more licensed toys | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
As US toy companies such as Mattel, Hasbro and Jakks Pacific unveil their first quarter earnings for 2014, research firm The NPD Group has revealed its own report on licensed toy sales, which grew 3% in 2013 and currently represent 29% of total brick-and-mortar toy dollar sales.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Is there a future for Lego's plastic bricks in a digital world?

Is there a future for Lego's plastic bricks in a digital world? | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp discusses the future of plastic bricks in a digital world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

50 Years 50 Toys [infographic]

50 Years 50 Toys [infographic] | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Get nostalgic with today's infographic and check out some of your favorite childhood (and possibly current) playthings.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Target Redefines Top Holiday Kids’ Gifts List and Introduces a Gift Detective to Make List Building More Fun |
Target Corporate

Target Redefines Top Holiday Kids’ Gifts List and Introduces a Gift Detective to Make List Building More Fun | <br/>  Target Corporate | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
KidSmart's insight:

#Target's holiday lists includes exclusive #toys & the help of a Gift Detective who guides buyers to choose gifts for #kids.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

iKids News

iKids News | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it

Kidscreen explores the children's digital entertainment business

KidSmart's insight:

Fashion Playtes gathered data from 700,000+ online subscribers to learn what tweeen girls like- game apps and Disny star Zendaya Coleman

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by KidSmart from Play = Learning
Scoop.it!

Problem Solving 101 -Quadrilla Giveaway ($150 value)

Problem Solving 101 -Quadrilla Giveaway ($150 value) | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it

Via Jenn Choi
more...
Jenn Choi's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:52 AM

Review+Giveaway: This is no ordinary marble run and it is not a standout because it's $150 or because it is made of gorgeous wood.  The cool part is the design.  It gets kids "thinkering." 

 

Rescooped by KidSmart from 3D Printing and Fabbing
Scoop.it!

Making clothes at home with your 3D clothing printer

Making clothes at home with your 3D clothing printer | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
How we live by 2050? Industrial designer Joshua Harris has created a concept that in the future, we could use a clothing printer to manufacture our clothes at home.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
more...
Sworoba OyetKep's curator insight, March 16, 2013 7:02 AM

In this article Industrial designer Joshua Harris proposes his concept of using a 3D printer to print the clothes we wear,The author focuses intends to sharpen the idea of 3D printing and applies it to his concept of manufacturing clothes within the comfort of your home. In order for a piece of clothing to be produced, the design of the clothing must be downloaded into the machine followed by cartridges of specially designed threads. The main concept of creating a piece of clothing is still being worked upon with a high potential of productivity in future years. The main limitation of the article is that is did not take an indepth look at this theory however it goes a reasonable good of giving a breif scoop so we understand the concept. This article will not form the basis of my research; however it will be useful supplementary information for my research other influences 3D printing will portray.

Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Heroes for girls: They exist! 80 of them in this poster.

Heroes for girls: They exist! 80 of them in this poster. | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
We love finding cool artwork that celebrates heroes for girls, like this Hall of Heroes poster by Scott Park, featuring 80 kick-butt women in TV and film.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Target Unwraps Holiday Toy List | License! Global

Target Unwraps Holiday Toy List | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Target unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, featuring a number of products from licensed brands such as Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol, Disney's Doc McStuffins and more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

TRU Names Hot Holiday Toys | License! Global

TRU Names Hot Holiday Toys | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Toys 'R' Us has unveiled its 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, featured 36 items selected by play experts as the toys that will be most in-demand this season.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art

Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Hasbro and the online marketplace Shapeways said their team-up marks the first time that a major global company has opened up its intellectual property for fan-made products.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Spring Into Learning With New Toys From VTech®

Spring Into Learning With New Toys From VTech® | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Digital Journal is a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Join us!
KidSmart's insight:

Products should be designed to take into account each child's mental, emotional and physical needs at various stages of development.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

New toys that will make grown-ups jealous debut at New York Toy Fair

New toys that will make grown-ups jealous debut at New York Toy Fair | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
AT THE RECENT American International Toy Fair in New York, Gizmo Guy found playthings so profoundly juiced with tech magic he longed to be a kid again. MAKE-IT-YOURSELF TOYS: The concept has gotten...
more...
LJOnline's curator insight, July 3, 10:43 AM

Cooler toys as the years go on.

Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Smart toys for girls that defy the pink aisle - Cool Mom Picks

Smart toys for girls that defy the pink aisle - Cool Mom Picks | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
This week at Toy Fair, we searched the exhibition floor for smart girls' toys that reach beyond the pink aisle stereotypes. Here's what we found.
KidSmart's insight:

#Toy manufacturers need to create product that offers great #play value as well as appeals to both genders.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

3D Dolls + the Internet = a Paradigm Buster - Global Toy News

3D Dolls + the Internet = a Paradigm Buster - Global Toy News | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
3D Printing is becoming hard to ignore. Users are producing anything from human ears (I’m not kidding) to titanium replacement parts. The toy industry works at a less ambitious level...
KidSmart's insight:

Taking customization to a new level, kids can design their own  #Makie 3D 10" poseable #doll.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KidSmart
Scoop.it!

Moms Still Make Social a Priority - eMarketer

Moms Still Make Social a Priority - eMarketer | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Moms are a highly connected demographic in the US, with rates of internet use nearly 20 percentage points above that of the overall population.
KidSmart's insight:

emarketer estimates that mothers are more likely to be using the interent then other target groups even GenX

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by KidSmart from Heron
Scoop.it!

Alice Taylor: Inventing the Future of Toys

Alice Taylor: Inventing the Future of Toys | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Alice Taylor is CEO of Makielab, a London-based startup that 3D prints customised action dolls called Makies. Customers design their doll on the Makie website, choosing facial features, hairstyles,...

Via cafonso
KidSmart's insight:

Kids can create their own look for their action doll with Makies.

more...
No comment yet.