Ruth and the Green Book
by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
Teaching children about America’s history of racism is challenging. While we discuss current events and historical figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., we look for age-appropriate resources to tell more personal parts of our history in a way that a child can understand. Read More
Another baby book? Yes, but with a high-tech addition: aim your smartphone at codes in the book, and you’ll see 3D videos of babies in every week of development.
“The Wonder Within You” by author Carey Wickersham showcases the development of a baby forming inside its mother. Read More
We’ve covered the robot baby buggies made by 4moms here — and now you can look forward to more high-tech help from the small company, as it just won a $41 million investment.
The Wall Street Journal reports “the Pittsburgh startup is known for its Origami one-click easy-fold strollers that can charge your cell phone and rockers that use motion sensors and robotics,” and the “tech-savvy customer base includes actress Natalie Portman,” adds The Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Read More
I am starting to love month and seasonal names. Right now I like April. Must my daughter be born in April to receive that name or is that tacky? Same with Summer or Autumn, do they need to be born in that season, should I avoid matching birthday with name, or does it even matter? Read More
I’ve always loved the name Dakota. While I’m not yet expecting, it’s at the top of our list for a girl as it’s one of the few names we agree on. Recently, though, someone mentioned to me that it’s a culturally insensitive name due to the Native American tribe and that it would be cruel to use it for a child’s name. Read More
“Need to keep an eye on your little one napping, while you enjoy diner with your friends in the living room?” asks electronics maker Withings. “Want to have him under your benevolent eye when you are on a business trip? Read More
Can you “Take control of your reproductive health” as the developer of Glow claims? A recent review of the free app on the Gizmodo technology site says: Yes, you can.
Glow says its will let you pinpoint your ovulation day and track your period with its “advanced proprietary algorithms and its ability to crunch vast amounts of data at multiple stages of the reproductive journey.”
The article on Gizmodo notes “actually made gathering information about cervical mucus (CM) pretty fun (well, as fun as it could be). Read More
An interactive storybook for the iPad can foster a love of classical music in children of all ages. “Hear the beautiful music and get involved!” says developer Infinite Fermata.
The Four Seasons: A Vivaldi Storybook features a kid-friendly arrangement of one of the most beloved pieces of classical music, coupled with “loads of fun interactivity” with which children can make geese sing, or squirrels fly. Read More