"Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself." -- George Bernard Shaw
When we started Boing Boing, our mission was to make a zine and a blog that we wanted to read ourselves. And when we launched the Apps for Kids podcast, the idea was to review apps that kids and parents could both enjoy.
When we started thinking about a Boing Boing website for kids, we planned to call it Boing Boing Kids. But we wanted it to be interesting to kids and their parents, so we changed our mind and called it Boing Boing Family instead.
Launched today, Boing Boing Family covers entertainment, technology, and culture, with a focus on the parent/child experience. From DIY activities like "How to make a stop-motion cartoons" or "Building your own jug band instruments," to reviews of products and apps that keep families connected through technology, Boing Boing Family is a launch pad for parents and kids to have a great time together -- learning, exploring, playing, and being creative.
Jerry Seinfeld once famously quipped, “There’s no such thing as ‘fun for the whole family.’” Boing Boing Family proves him wrong.
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I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
It’s time for a power upgrade — throw out that tired-out power strip and swap in this family-size USB charger, packed with 6 high-speed ports. With a built-in control chip, Kinkoo optimizes each port to ensure the fastest charging possible for all your devices. The Kinkoo is made from high-grade and durable materials so you […]
Watching Netflix, Hulu or other streaming services can unfortunately be difficult while traveling outside the US. Rather than bypass these restrictions with the help of a complex and slow VPN, choose a faster and simpler solution with Getflix. Instead of rerouting all your Internet traffic through a different server, this handy service only routes the […]
Shake, stir, and muddle your way to delicious homemade cocktails with this must-have bar set. Expect only the finest quality tools from MakersKit — enabling you to unleash your inner mixologist.Top 12 Favorite Things of 2014, Sunset MagazineQuart-size vintage-style Mason jar shakerRetro double jigger for accurate measurementsStrainer & spouts for a mixologist-style smooth pourHardwood muddler […]