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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
This is brilliant: when 7-year-old Dexter Walters scrawled a handwritten note to NASA saying he would like to be an astronaut and go on a Mars mission one day, NASA’s public outreach division wrote back with a charming response that concluded with, ‘keep reaching for the stars’. They also included a bunch of full-color stickers, […]
Unlocking the Truth is a heavy metal band made up of 12-year-olds Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins. Based in Brooklyn, Malcolm and Jarad started playing music with each other at the age of 5. They met bassist, Alec, at a children’s day care centre. Unlocking The Truth first gained national attention on, where […]
What if a child were being marched down the street by the very person who is abusing them? This clever advert about child abuse is for victim and aggressor alike, but in very different ways.
There’s been a lot of buzz about a Reddit thread that has parents chiming in to share the creepiest things their kids have said to them. This stuff is real. This stuff cannot possibly be imagined.
In a recent interview with Vice magazine, photographer Jonathan Hobin stated about his series, ‘Sometimes the kids just get it. Like the 9/11 picture. Even though they are three or four years old, they saw the twin towers and said, ‘I’ll hold the airplane, this is where the plane hit the building’. The mother was […]
A child’s bedroom tells a lot about their personality, and it is also a reflection of their life story. James Mollison’s series entitled Where Children Sleep provides a truthful and sobering narrative about the circumstances in which children from all around the world live … and sleep. Mollison’s series is published in a book for children to read, but it is also highly poignant visual for adults.
When Brit author Richard Benson got teachers to share the most awesome answers by their kids during tests, he hit gold with material so good, two New York Times bestsellers were spun. Here are some of the best of the best test answers from kids.
Window washers scale walls. Which naturally makes them a bit like the real-life counterparts of Spiderman. It’s fun to see three window washers take to dressing up as the friendly neighbourhood hero while cleaning the windows of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Apparently, besides waving, they also got into goofy character by spraying colourful string at the children too. We’re pretty sure they cleaned out some grim looks from their young faces.
Many fathoms ago, dinner time was yummy time. As kids, we were allowed to scoop, chew, swallow and repeat. Fast track a few years later and this hungry happy go lucky lad has found the ultimate chowdown party plate. Designer Boguslaw Sliwinski has cleverly produced ceramic plates of sporting figures on which cut fruit becomes a whole new flavour of fun.
Wow, kids get all the cool stuff. Over at Posh Tots, there’s a bunch of cool fantasy furniture, from cabinets with pinched sides to grandfather clocks with arms, that it makes us all a little jealous. We also spotted — prices start from $47,000, but hey, there’s free shipping — a princess carriage and an entire shoe that’s 9-feet tall (this one comes with doors and windows and would make a splendid playhouse). Oh well, at least we had a smashing childhood.