There was no happy ending, no neat resolution, when Moe bullied Calvin out of his toy truck. But during that two week stretch of Calvin & Hobbes strips from 1989, cartoonist Bill Watterson made a dark but salient point about how unfair life can be. It was a gutsy move, and it resonated with anyone who had a less than…
When you place your ballpark side order of peanuts and Cracker Jack this summer, be prepared for a shock. Instead of a box, your Cracker Jack will be delivered in a slimy plastic bag. And instead of a prize, you get a QR code.
Last October, we found that you could take one of the Jakks 48 inch First Order Stormtroopers and turn them into an amazing costume for your kid. Since then, costumers have been snapping them up for that very purpose, but Jim Brock just outdid them all.
We have a vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer. It’s as safe as any other vaccine, and getting it for your tween son or daughter—or yourself, if you’re in your early twenties—is a no-brainer. Don’t buy into bogus exposés on “dangers” that don’t really exist.
This is absolutely one of the coolest and most fun videos I’ve seen in a while mostly because it’s a time machine back to childhood in the 80’s and 90’s. The stop-motion video, directed by Marc Donahue, reveals the imagination of a kid and it’s filled with everything we love coming to life: Back to the Future! Candy!…
Science fairs require more parental help and involvement than ever before, writes Hana Schank in The Atlantic. Filled with tales from the front lines, including the author's, the piece also explains the pros and cons of keeping this classroom tradition going.
Kids are often some of the most interesting futurists. Their ideas about what tomorrow might bring usually include the most optimistic and far-out predictions of the culture. But they're also shaded by the fears and neuroses of their parents. The first grade class of 1988 was no exception.
Australia's got its very own pint-sized Khaleesi in 7-year-old Sophie Lester of Queensland, who over Christmas wrote a letter to the national science agency CSIRO asking for a dragon of her own. Both the letter and the agency's response are so cute you're going to feel like passing out.
Boy Genius Arden Hayes appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show to make you all feel like a pack of fools. Especially when he starts telling Kimmel how Asunción is actually pronounced. What an adorable little whiz kid.
Researchers now have a hypothesis for the reason your 4-year-old niece insists on telling you the same story over and over every time she sees you. Alas, there are no new findings on how not to look bored.
You know, when Jedi Younglings aren't being mercilessly slaughtered and having their bodies stacked like cordwood by Anakin Skywalker, they can make some pretty solid fan flicks. This potential Episode VII is action-packed, well shot and definitely family friendly — honestly, Disney could do a lot worse.
Do you have a child you'd like to get interested in Shakespeare? Are you worried that the Bard's prose might be too indecipherable, or the plays too violent, or simply not interesting enough for today's kids with their iPads and Twitters and Biebers and Pokémons? Well, today is your lucky day, because the Robot…
The Fine Bros. made one of their patented "What Kids Think" videos, this time pitting a wide assortment of children against one of the latest Hobbit trailers. I was all set to talk about how it's a fun look at the variety of reactions of those who haven't necessarily formed opinions on nerdery or Tolkien - some love…
Baby goats, or "kids," can typically stand and walk within fifteen minutes of birth. And if Buttermilk Sky*, the rambunctious little Nigerian dwarf kid featured up top, is any indication, they are fully capable of being complete and total assholes by around five weeks of age. Absurdly adorable assholes, but…
Creepy children who can see the future are a mainstay of movies and television — and a surprising number of them are artistically gifted. Put a crayon or magic marker in the hands of a little prophet, and he/she will draw you a deathly masterpiece every time.
Every parent frets over when it's appropriate to start talking to their kids about Star Wars. Here's a helpful Star Wars PSA to get you started. Remember — just say no to Jar Jar, kids.