All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘kids’

Sandra Bullock Confirms Adoption of Three-Year-Old Laila

After weeks of rumors and speculation, Sandra Bullock has confirmed that she’s adopted a daughter. The actress revealed the People that her new daughter is three and a half, and named Laila. According to the magazine, Laila had been in foster care in Louisiana. This is Sandra Bullock’s second adopted child. She adopted her son, Louis, in 2010. “I can …

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Salma Hayek Praises Daughter for Generous Spirit

Salma Hayek has reason to be very proud of her daughter Valentina, as she is thinking about others in need this holiday season. Valentina is currently growing out her locks – in order to cut them off and donate them to children with cancer. “My daughter valentina is growing her beautiful mane so she can cut it and donate it …

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Lauren Bush Lauren Gives Birth to First Child

Lauren Bush Lauren is a new mommy! Her son, James Richard Lauren, was born on Saturday. This is the first child for Lauren Bush Lauren, the granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush and niece of former President George W. Bush. “Welcome to the world sweet baby James, born yesterday morning on November 21st at 8:19am! @davidlauren and I are …

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Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas Expecting Second Child

Ginnifer Goodwin is pregnant! Goodwin and husband Josh Dallas are expecting their second child, according to the couple’s rep. Goodwin and Dallas already have one baby at home – 17-month old Oliver. Goodwin and Dallas married in April of last year, and little Oliver arrived a month later. Goodwin and Dallas both star on ABC’s hit show Once Upon a …

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Megan Fox Shares Adorable Photo of Son Bodhi in a Nirvana Shirt

Megan Fox doesn’t always shares pictures of her kids with the world, but when she does they’re adorable. Fox recently shared a photo of her youngest son Bodhi on Instagram, saying, “Bodhi: Stunner. Clown. Unicorn.” And you have to admit, that’s a pretty damn cute kid. Plus, you have to dig that Nirvana shirt. Bodhi: Stunner. Clown. Unicorn. A photo …

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YouTube Kids App Gets Better For Parents And Kids Alike

YouTube Kids App Gets Better For Parents And Kids Alike

Back in February, Google launched YouTube Kids – a new YouTube app designed specifically with children in mind to keep them entertained and safe from the more adult-oriented side of YouTube. It’s not always perfect, but it has been a pretty big hit for the company. The app has been downloaded 8 million times since launch, and is frequently ranked …

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Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

The iconic Sesame Street, which has aired on PBS for 45 years, is moving to HBO. Don’t worry – you won’t have to subscribe to HBO to watch Sesame Street. But HBO will be the first place it airs, and the broadcasting company gets a nine-month window. HBO and Sesame Workshop have just announced a five-year deal that will give …

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Google’s YouTube Kids App Isn’t That Kid-Friendly According to Consumer Groups

In April, a group of consumer advocate groups including The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Children Now, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Watchdog, and Public Citizen called on the Federal Trade Commission to open up an investigation against Google’s …

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Caroll Spinney: Big Bird Shares Heartbreaking Story During Reddit AMA

Caroll Spinney, a man who’s played a big part of many kids’ lives, recently shared one of the most heartbreaking stories you’ll read on the internet. For the last 46 years, Spinney has made Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch come alive on Sesame Street. He sat down this week for a reddit AMA, in which a users asked him …

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These Kids Have Some Logical Reactions to the Apple Watch

TheFineBros‘ YouTube series of kids reacting to stuff has a new entry – and this time they’re taking a look at the Apple Watch! Or the iWatch. Or that “small iPod nano.” While the kids can agree that it “looks cool” and is probably “from the future”, the device’s necessity is debatable. Also, you have to have an iPhone with …

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Netflix Is Adapting ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ into 13-episode Series

Green Eggs and Ham is pretty neat, but 13 episodes? Well that’s a treat! Dr. Seuss is coming to Netflix – rather, one of his most famous works is. Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a children’s series based on the classic story Green Eggs and Ham. Here’s the plot, if you are wondering how they’re going to stretch Green …

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Google Hosts 10-Year-Old CEO For Business Talk

As you may know, Google frequently hosts interesting people at its “Talks at Google” events, and uploads them on YouTube for all to say. One of the most recent ones features Mikaila Ulmer, the ten-year-old founder and CEO of Bee Sweet Lemonade, which is based in Austin, Texas. Ulmer talks about how she went from selling her product at a …

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Teens Tweet Group Sex Video, Get Hit with Child Porn Charges

Four Joliet, Illinois teens could spend the next few years in a juvenile facility after posting a group sex video on Twitter. Three boys, aged 14, 15, and 16, and one girl, aged 15, were arrested after the girl’s mother notified police of the footage, which was circulating around Twitter. All four teens have been charged with distributing child pornography. …

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Facebook Now Lets You Tag Your Kids, Organize Their Photos in a Scrapbook

Accepting that its site is now at least 50 percent photos of kids, Facebook is finally letting you tag your kids in said photos. If you’re a parent, you’re likely well-aware of the protocol. You post a photo of your cute little guy, and you tag your partner or spouse in the photo. That way, the photo is tied to …

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Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math,” says Amazon on its new page. “We chose …

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Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help expand the AMBER alerts program’s reach and eager to see the benefit Wazers can provide in making communities safer places,” …

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Inspector Gadget, Danger Mouse Reboots Coming to Netflix

If you watched cartoons in the 80s and early 90s, Netflix is targeting you (and your kids) with its newest acquisition. Netflix is bringing both an Inspector Gadget and a Danger Mouse reboot to the US. USA Today has the scoop on Inspector Gadget: Netflix has picked up the rights to an updated Inspector Gadget, the 1980s cartoon about the …

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YouTube Kids Launches as Google’s ‘First Building Block in Tech for Tykes’

YouTube is one of the biggest resources on the planet for content that can entertain, educate, and in the best cases, entertain and educate your kids. Of course, YouTube is also filled with a lot of stuff you probably don’t want your four-year-old watching – at least enough of it to make any parent wary of handing their kid an …

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Vine, a Decidedly Non-Kid Friendly App, Launches Separate Kid Friendly App

Giving them access to millions and millions of 6-second video clips seems like a pretty smart way to keep your kid occupied – you know, short attention spans and whatnot. But handing three-year-old Timmy your iPhone and cutting him loose on Vine proper is a decidedly bad idea. Vine started blocking outright porn just weeks after its launch, but that …

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Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos

When it comes to dealing with violent and/or potentially offensive content, Facebook has made a lot of missteps. Now, the biggest social network in the world is looking to find a satisfactory medium between a completely hands-off approach and stifling gatekeeping that would (and has in the past) elicited cries of censorship. Facebook is beginning to show warnings on top …

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Netflix Original ‘Puss In Boots’ Series Gets Release Date

Netflix announced the release date for its next original Dreamworks Animation series, “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”. It will premiere on January 16, exclusively on the streaming service. Netflix announced three new DreamWorks Animation originals back in May, to follow up its previously released series Turbo FAST. These were All Hail King Julien, Puss in Boots, and Veggie Tales …

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Play-Doh in Damage Control Mode Over Toy That Very Much Resembles a Penis

Poor social media managers. One minute you’re thinking up cute ways to create brand-appropriate happy holiday messages and the next minute you’re furiously deleting images of little plastic penises. Play-Doh is in damage control mode on its social media accounts after some parents decided to complain about a particularly phallic toy that apparently traumatized their children and practically ruined Christmas …

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content

Amazon announced the addition of some new content to its Amazon FreeTime Unlimited kids offering (previously known as Kindle FreeTime Unlimited). The service is available on Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle e-readers. All in all, FreeTime Unlimited now has over 4,000 “common core aligned” books from National Geographic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Capstone Press, Lerner Publishing, Child’s World, Cherry …

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Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system that would let parents set up accounts for kids, and control how they use services and what info is collected …

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Chromecast Adds Support For Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street

Google announced yet more apps that are now supporting its $35 Chromecast streaming device. These are some significant ones that should only serve to help sales for the holidays (which are bound to be pretty good already). The device will now support apps from Comedy Central, Sesame Street, and Nickelodeon. Google says in a brief post on the Chrome blog: …

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Netflix Announces ‘Justin Time’ Spin-Off

This week, Netflix and Guru Studio announced a new, original spin-off of Justin Time called Justin Time: The New Adventures. A thirteen-episode season will debut on Netflix in early 2016. Justin Time is an animated series aimed at three to six year olds, and follows the adventures of lead character Justin and his friends Olive and Squidgy. They travel through …

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Bryan Cranston Tells Kids ‘You Have to F––king Eat’

Over three years ago, author Adam Mansbach tackled a common problem for parents with his landmark childrens book for adults, Go The Fuck to Sleep. The book itself was great, but it was propelled to viral success by its audiobook – which featured actor and legendary purveyor of the word “f–ck” Samuel L. Jackson. Now Mansbach is back with his …

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Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Is Becoming A Netflix Original Series

Netflix is reportedly adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events for an original series. In case you’re unfamiliar with the title, it’s a series of thirteen children’s novels written by Daniel Handler, who uses the pen name Lemony Snicket. It was turned into a movie starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, and Jude Law, which was released in 2004. Netflix …

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Netflix’s ‘All Hail King Julien’ Gets Release Date

Earlier this year, Netflix announced three new original series from DreamWorks animation. These would be based on King Julien from the Madagascar films, Puss in Boots, and Veggie Tales. The company announced today that it has given All Hail King Julien a release date – December 19 – and that the first five episodes will be available on that date, …

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Shuddle Shuttles Your Kids Around, Uber Style

Any parent knows there’s simply never enough time in the day. Timmy needs to be at practice at five, but Susie has piano lessons at 5:30. Plus, you have a meeting to get to all the way across town. What to do? A new service, launching today in San Francisco, wants to be the solution. It’s called Shuddle, and it’s …

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