Modern Kids

Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe, organic 2-in-1 mattress

Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe, organic 2-in-1 mattress

Graduating from a crib into a "big kid's bed" is a big deal for most little ones, but it can mean a lot for parents, too. Not only does this represent the end of your child's days as a baby, it also comes

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Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Located in Garrison, New York, on sprawling acres of farmland, Davis’ playhouse is as large as a studio apartment and has all sorts of secret features and thrills for its visitors. 350 sq ft are split

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16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

Glass Mason jars are perhaps the ultimate upcycling ingredient of all time. They come in all shapes, sizes, and even in a variety of colors. Mason jars can be used to give wonderful homemade edible gifts,

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This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

Inhabitat has made a habit of highlighting amazing products which integrate the life cycle of a plant into its design. There's the plantable table that invites nature to dinner, the plantable coffee cup

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Kindergarten principal transforms an airplane into an amazing classroom

Kindergarten principal transforms an airplane into an amazing classroom

We were pretty astounded when we came across an airplane in Oregon that had been turned into a home, but it's possible that this spectacular kindergarten-in-a-jet might just top it. The brainchild of

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Meet Pepper, the world’s first robot who can understand your feelings

Meet Pepper, the world’s first robot who can understand your feelings

A new iPhone edition. Rolling Stones tickets. An adorable and emotionally intelligent robot. These are things that sell out in no time flat. “Pepper” is the diminutive robot from Aldebaran, a

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Adorable cat-shaped kindergarten is purrrfect for learning and playing

Adorable cat-shaped kindergarten is purrrfect for learning and playing

Children attending this kitty-kindergarten must be thrilled to go every day, learn and play in a building with that extraordinary shape. Toped by a green fur-like roof, the metal and concrete feline sits

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Ohio’s 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

Ohio’s 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

Imagine a school environment in which subjects like chemistry, biology, math, and home ec are learned outside in the fresh air. Sound too good to be true? Well, the Geauga County Hershey Montessori Farm

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Twelve common toxins that are killing your kids’ brain cells

Twelve common toxins that are killing your kids’ brain cells

They’re calling it a silent pandemic. Children all over the world are losing brain power because they’re exposed to toxins in our water, food, furniture, and clothing. Dr. David Bellinger of the

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Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

French company Le FabShop has come up with a great way to make fruit and vegetables fun for kids. They have just released 14 3D-printable components that transform potatoes, carrots, eggplants and

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

PS 244Q received a lot of attention last year when it became the first school in New York City to start serving an exclusively vegetarian menu to its students. We recently got a chance to speak to the

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Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Meet Muki: at face value a cardboard dog, but in reality a DIY children's toy kit that will encourage creative play. Muki is a simple product with minimalist lines using a very low​-​tech

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Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Before Barbie went platinum blonde and traded up for a mega-mansion made from pink plastic, she was just like many of us city dwellers living it up in a modest apartment with minimal furnishings. Spotted

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Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health, but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their attention

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Controversial Move by UK School Fingerprints Kids in Lunch Line to Monitor Their Diets

Controversial Move by UK School Fingerprints Kids in Lunch Line to Monitor Their Diets

Redhill School in Stourbridge, England, plans to use electronic fingerprinting to identify students in the lunch queue in an effort to reduce long waiting lines. Pitched as a cashless system that will

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Steve Jobs (and Many Other Tech Execs) Believed in Low-Tech Parenting

Steve Jobs (and Many Other Tech Execs) Believed in Low-Tech Parenting

You might assume that Steve Jobs raised his kids with an iPad in each hand and a Mac computer in every room, but the technology giant was actually surprisingly analog when it came to raising his kids. In

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Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Back in the day, our grandparents didn't give us much more than a handful of toffees and a few shiny nickels. But these lucky grandsons received something much more spectacular from theirs—an

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Screen-free Time Can Improve Kids’ Recognition of Nonverbal Emotion Cues, UCLA Study Indicates

Screen-free Time Can Improve Kids’ Recognition of Nonverbal Emotion Cues, UCLA Study Indicates

A new study released by University of California Los Angeles researchers shows that children who were denied screen time for five days improved their ability to read nonverbal emotion cues by a greater

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Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

We can't think of a better combination than DIY-crafts, cardboard, and kids—and Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli's FoldSchool furniture does just that. What's even better is that these

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Microsoft Office Can Make Life Easier for the Mom-On-the-Go

Microsoft Office Can Make Life Easier for the Mom-On-the-Go

For a busy parent, every little time saver helps and Microsoft Office 365 is one tool that can give the busy mom or dad-on-the-go the edge needed to get it all done. With one subscription, you can get

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Little Architect’s Magnetic Blocks Inspires Budding Architects to Build Amazing Structures

Little Architect’s Magnetic Blocks Inspires Budding Architects to Build Amazing Structures

Carlos Ng is a New York City designer at the Parsons The New School for Design. His Little Architect's Toolset was created as part of a third-year product design studio called Small Things Matter, which

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Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

It's possible that most of us wore lampshades on our heads at some point during our childhood, but Emi the Elephant Lamp is a different creature entirely. Made of 100% recycled plastic from Japan, this

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A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

  The “animal box – jungle” by bleebla, a toy design company based in Portugal,  is a minimal rectangular block with 10 animals peeking out of its regular geometry. The set is smooth

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Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green School

Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green School

Do you remember the antsy feeling you would get in school while waiting for the recess bell to ring? Luckily, more kids today are spending time outdoors as educators begin to realize the link between

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INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

Reading, writing and 'rithmetic may have sufficed in the past, but nowadays there are many more factors - like health and and environmental awareness - that come into play in a child's education. If

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Intel Unveils a “Smart” Onesie that Monitors Baby’s Health

Intel Unveils a “Smart” Onesie that Monitors Baby’s Health

Intel has unveiled a "smart" onesie that monitors baby's health with a series of internet-connected systems, Engadget reports at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The wearable

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If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

Every parent hopes to ensure that their children get the best education possible, but finding decent options is undoubtedly one of the more challenging aspects of parenting today. Should you enrol your

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Enter Inhabitots’ Back to School Contest to Score Over $100 Worth of Green Goodies

Enter Inhabitots’ Back to School Contest to Score Over $100 Worth of Green Goodies

Summer break is over and most kids have already started to head back to school. If you want to make your little one's new academic school year all the more special, then enter the Inhabitots' Green Back

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Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM) will be the first of its kind; a creative space where children can learn, play, create and just be children. The project was developed by Blindmanche Studios as a

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LEGO Debuts a New Female Scientist Minifigure!

LEGO Debuts a New Female Scientist Minifigure!

Image courtesy Maia Weinstock There have been plenty of grievances over the years about the lack of women represented in LEGO building sets (not to mention the appearance of existing female

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