Tagged kids

Should I Bring My Child to a Convention?

Kids can have a great time at conventions, or they can be so miserable that the result makes a Ringwraith tea party look great by comparison. And even if your kid does have a great time, managing them may completely suck the joy out of your convention experience to the point you’re questioning why you even brought them. Or, perhaps you’ve been wondering why you didn’t take your kid to a convention earlier, since you’re finding them to be...

Throwback Thursday: Leaving Kansas Again in Return to Oz

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. In 1985, Disney decided to go back to the well of one of the biggest family classics ever. Having acquired the rights to L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels, Disney decided to make a sequel to 1939’s The Wizard of Oz, mixing and melding two novels and that film to create...

10 Cool STEM Toys to Engage Young Minds

The holidays are here. People running to and fro, looking for the ultimate gift for the kids. Some people will come away with video games, and others with socks and underwear. Whether you celebrate a holiday or not, getting just the right gift for a kid can be tricky. Some of the best gifts can be those that engage a child’s mind. To do that, I’d like to recommend STEM toys. What is STEM? STEM is an acronym that...

Star Wars Reads Day 2015: The Force is with Books October 10th!

The fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day is soon upon us, and this global celebration in support of the joy of reading and literacy is sure to have something for everyone! There are a number of events around the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota, and we’ve done our best to round them up. Events and times may be subject to change, so check with event venues for the most current information. Barnes & Noble Lego Build Events When:...

Groovy Time for Twin Cities Families with the Icehouse Kids Concert Series

Let’s face it: being a parent requires you to hang out in a lot of places that aren’t necessarily “cool.” Many of these feature ball pits, animatronic animals, or—worst of all—clowns. So if you get the opportunity to take your kid someplace that actually is cool, relish that experience. In that vein, one thing you should check out is the Kids Concert Series happening monthly through August at Icehouse. Located in the Eat Street neighborhood of Minneapolis, Icehouse already...

Geekbaby’s Bookshelf: MORE Great Geeky Books for Your Little Geek

I am of the opinion that there’s no such thing as a bad book to have on your Little Geek’s bookshelf (unless it’s that book that you’ve read over and over and OVER again because someone about their size and about their height can’t get enough, and you’re too much of a sucker to say no). My Geekbaby is too little to put in specific requests yet, but my mother likes to remind me that when I was that...

Geekbaby’s Bookshelf: Great Geeky Books for Your Little Geek

My husband and I have been collecting books for our Geekbaby since long before we started spawning. Every time we travelled, we picked up books. If I ran across something striking and unusual at the Half Price Books annual clearance sale at the Fairgrounds, I picked it up. We had books from childhood that we made sure to bring to our house. We even built him a special bookshelf as the one Big Project that we got done pre-spawn...

Crochet Project! Geekbaby’s Lego Block Blanket

If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for something perfect for the little geek in your life. You’re also too busy to spend long hours chained to your sewing machine. Enter Geekbaby’s Lego Block Blanket, a simple and very portable crochet project. You can carry only one color at a time if you’re out and about, and because you’re making individual blocks for later assembly, you don’t need to haul around a lot of yarn or a big in-progress project. When...
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