Tag Archives: kids

Kids play matchmaker for single parents on UK site

by Krisha Kinnersley WHAT’S HAPPENING They say kids know best — but could that apply to the dating game for single mums and dads? A British dating site is putting that concept to the test by inviting kids to create profiles for their over-50 parents (HuffingtonPost.com, 17 August 2012). My Lovely Parent was created by […]

Maily offers email for the pre-K crowd

by Robert van Alstyne WHAT’S HAPPENING After baby’s first steps comes … first emails? Parents eager to get their tots electronically communicating early are downloading Maily, a free iPad email app aimed at users as young as 4 years old. Maily’s image-rich interface allows kiddos to send virtual finger-paintings if they aren’t yet literate, making […]

ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

by Becky Sun Christmas is 46 days away, a bit too early to predict the hot toy of the season. Maybe Squinkies will be 2010’s Zhu Zhu Pets. Or perhaps Sing-a-ma-jigs. (“They chatter, sing and harmonize!” — which means parents will be forced to buy more than one, if they can stomach it.) Amazon’s list […]

THE SWEETER SIDE OF SPOOKY

by Stefania Revelli As this year’s crowd of cowboys, witches and, of course, dentists gear up for the sweetest night of the year, they might be seeing a whole new side to trick-or-treating. Despite the $1.8 billion Americans are expected to spend on Halloween candy, individuals and nationwide groups are teaching kids that there’s more […]

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