These playgrounds know how to take the fun out of playtime

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Exhausted parents the world over certainly appreciate well-designed playgrounds that are safe and fun for Junior to play in while they have a little respite on the side. But be warned. As these pictures show, you no longer have to bring your least favorite child to the playground and put him on some mood swings […]

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Autistic 5-year-old learns to communicate by painting gallery-worthy pieces

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Iris Grace is a 5-year-old girl living in Leicestershire. However, Iris was diagnosed as Autistic at the young age of one. The disorder is known for affecting a person’s ability to communicate – making it difficult to be socially in tune with the people and world around them.

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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Drawings by Kids with Serious Health Conditions Turned Into Magical Photographs – Starring Themselves

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

In this ambitious and heart-wrenching project, Shawn Van Daele takes drawings done by children born or living with serious health conditions, and brings them to life as real photographs – starring the children themselves, showing them that Anything Is Possible. Indeed.

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Slightly embarrassing childhood photos of kids growing up in China

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 9 January 2014

Given a choice between laughing and wincing at these embarrassing childhood photos, we’d obviously go for the former. But only because of two things: 1. we aren’t one of the kiddos pictured and 2. no one was cruel enough to take a picture in our time to scar us for life. Double score.

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Chinese toddler rips up cash worth 3,585 yuan while mum was cleaning the house

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 6 January 2014

Don’t let this kid near the Monopoly set. Or any wallets. Or any important documents for work. According to Shanghaiist, a four-year-old toddler in China ripped up cash worth 3,585 yuan (~ $USD550) while his mum was cleaning the house. It happened in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, and before we feel too bad for the mother, she’s […]

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Tippi Degré: the little girl who grew up in the African wild

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 13 December 2013

Tippi Degré had quite the amazing childhood. Imagine growing up with wildlife photographers as parents, roaming the African landscape, and making friends with wild animals wherever you go.

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The Monster Project by Katie Johnson

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art, New Illustration on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Art director Katie Johnson began the “Monster Project” back in 2010 to help develop children’s creativity and imagination. She asked students from a second grade class in Faubion Elementary in Austin, Texas to draw monsters. She then created illustrations of the kids’ monsters and gave it back to them. The original versions, alongside the new […]

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San Francisco to be Gotham City for a day to make cancer patient’s dream come true

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 12 November 2013

San Francisco will apparently transform itself into Gotham City on Nov 15, to fulfill a five-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day. Make-a-Wish is working with the public and ABC News to make Miles’ dream come true, and the current plan is for the TV station to run a breaking news story […]

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Arr, an MRI pirate ship machine just for the kids

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 November 2013

Doug Dietz of GE Healthcare wanted to help make medical procedures less terrifying for children, so he remade an MRI suite of a children’s hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center into a pirate-themed adventure land. He did this by sticking decals on the machine and all the surfaces of the room, and even […]

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Kids playing god: Collages by Joe Webb

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 16 October 2013

You won’t see kids playing house in these playful and slightly sinister works by collage artist Joe Webb, who makes it entirely believable that kids, yes, kids, are eating clouds like candy floss, stealing the sun to make an eclipse, or painting planets into existence. Clearly they got bored of playing house.

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Sylvia Plath’s poems for kids

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Thursday 29 August 2013

Sylvia Plath is probably known best for her emotionally tumultuous poetry, so it’s hard to imagine that she’s also written The Bed Book for children, a collection of poems about, well, beds. Her primary audience really, were her own kids. The original British edition came with illustrations by artist Quentin Blake. It’s a really charming […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure goes online, makes it impossible to cheat

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Monday 19 August 2013

Remember those books you loved as a child that let you choose your own ending? Well now, Chooseco has brought that idea into the digital age with Choose ‘Toons, an interactive cartoon app that allows children to create their own personalized animated adventure. With the help of Kickstarter, Chooseco hopes to raise $130,000 to fund […]

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Adorable photos of toddlers as they suck on lemons

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 17 August 2013

And now, for your daily dose of cuteness. Pucker is an adorable photo series by April Maciborka and David Wile that captures the hilarious expressions of toddlers as they suck on lemons. The look on their faces is absolutely priceless.

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Classrooms of the world, and the students in them

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 24 July 2013

UK-based Julian Germain started visiting North East England schools in 2004 to take portraits of its classrooms and the students in them.

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