It’s always amusing when a kid is good at an activity usually reserved for grown-ups, such as shooting pool or trading stocks.Well, maybe not always. Last month, air traffic controllers at JFK airport allowed a child to make transmissions to pilots. But what started as fun-and-games has quickly turned into a serious investigation. Click here for the AP story via Yahoo.
A new optional feature on YouTube allows parents to browse the site a little more comfortably–safety mode filters content, searches, and inappropriate language on comments. See how it works in this YouTube video:
Growing up, lunch was always the best part of the day, not because of the food, but because as soon as you finished eating you could go play on the playground!Now, a new article in the Health section of the NY Times points out that scheduling playtime immediately before lunch (instead of after) might result in less food waste, less upset stomachs, and more focused students when they get back into class.So simple it just might make sense?
Allison Louie-Garcia posted a video titled “The decade according to 9-year olds.” For these kids, born in the year 2000, Selena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers are bigger celebs than Britney Spears, and dial-up internet is a long-lost relic. Since Speakaboos is a children’s website, we’re definitely looking out for interesting insights about technology from these kids:
A study from Reading University in the UK says that toddlers are more likely to try unfamiliar foods if they’ve seen pictures of them already. Definitely an interesting hypothesis–if you’re having trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies, picture books could be the solution. Has someone told the publishing companies about this yet?For details on the study check out the story at Telegraph.co.uk
I hate to be a Debbie Downer and post two recall notices in a row–but this one is apparently one of the largest crib recalls of all time, and seems very important.Drop-side cribs branded Stork Craft (sold Jan. 1993 – Oct. 2009) Fisher-Price (sold Oct. 1997 – Dec. 2004) have been voluntarily recalled due to the possibility of the drop-side become detached and the infant entrapped.Please check the recall notice to see if your crib is affected (cribs with fixed sides are not included in the recall), and contact Stork Craft for a repair kit.
Just a quick reminder to keep little hands and fingers away from any folding product or hinge (doors, cabinets, playpens, etc.).Maclaren is voluntarily recalling strollers after 12 reports of kids getting their fingers caught in the folding mechanism while the stroller is being unfolded. If you own a Maclaren, contact the company at their website here to obtain a free repair kit to fix the problem. See the full recall notice here.