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Kids

McLaren 720S for Kids

McLaren 720S for Kids

McLaren previously released a pint-sized version of its P1, and now they’re showing off an even more accurate mini 720S. This sports coupe for kids doesn’t have 700+ hp, but the battery-powered car makes realistic sounds on acceleration, and has working headlights and brake lights. It’ll sell for about $399.

ABCD: The Rock Alphabet

ABCD: The Rock Alphabet

Illustrator Andrew Morgan’s thick-paged kids book is perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs. But instead of animals and everyday objects, each letter of the alphabet is illustrated with a rock and roll god or goddess. He also makes a version for budding rap stars.

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Children of Invention

Children of Invention

Little Inventors is a UK-based non-profit organization that encourages creativity and innovation by asking children to come up with their own inventions, then collaborate with makers to build prototypes of them. SciFri dropped by to see what sort of wonderful madness they’re up to. You simply must browse the kids’ ideas.

Mugshot Height Chart

Mugshot Height Chart

While you could mark your kids’ heights on the wall as they grow up, we like Suck UK’s idea. The kit includes a dual-sided wall chart with metric and imperial measurements, and number cards your kids can hold up to record their age at the time of their incarceration.

World’s Smallest Lite-Brite

World’s Smallest Lite-Brite

SuperImpulse makes tiny versions of classic toys, from Stretch Armstrong to the Etch-a-Sketch. But one of our childhood favorites was the precursor to pixel art – the Lite-Brite. This mini version measures just 3″ wide x 2.75″ high, and includes 150 tiny pegs to lose.

A Capella Kid

A Capella Kid

You know those multi-track a capella videos where one person sings all the parts? Sure you do. Well this kid nailed what it must be like when all your singing personas are in conflict, and can’t play nice together.

MonkeyCycle

MonkeyCycle

The MonkeyCycle looks like a great way for young children to learn to ride a bicycle. It grows with them from ages 9 months to 6 years, and can be easily reassembled into up to 8 different configurations, including a stroller, quad, trikes, bikes, and more.

Smooth Ukulele Criminal

Smooth Ukulele Criminal

The last time we checked in with the talented young Feng E, he was entertaining audiences in the park. Now he’s wowing us from the back seat of a car, and asking Annie if she’s okay with a fantastic ukulele cover of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal.

One Small Step

One Small Step

Directors Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas of TAIKO Studios present a heartfelt and beautifully animated short film about the trials and tribulations of a girl who hopes to grow up one day to become an astronaut.

Pedal Car Le Mans Start

Pedal Car Le Mans Start

A wonderful bit of footage from the 2018 Goodwood Revival in which an army of little kids run across the track like Le Mans racers used to do, quickly hop in their tiny cars, then pedal their way maniacally down the race track. Our legs hurt just watching this.

Bohemian Rhapsody: Kids’ Edition

Bohemian Rhapsody: Kids’ Edition

This extended ad spot for UK retailers John Lewis & Partners + Waitrose & Partners is proof positive that commercials are so much better outside of the US, as a choir of kids perform a slightly modified version of Queen’s classic while performing a charming space opera.

Young Ukulele Master

Young Ukulele Master

Feng E may only be 10 years old, this kid sure can play ukulele. Watch him jam out amazing covers of Classical Gas, Blackbird, and Beat It, then check out more of his performances on both uke and guitar on his YouTube channel.

The Space Song

The Space Song

“Jupiter is the largest, all the planets could fit inside…” Learn a thing or three about the planets in our solar system with this catchy little ditty by Clare and Si Bennett of Planet Custard. A kid-friendly track that’ll have adults tapping their feet and singing along too.

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Veggie Tales: Rap Edition

Veggie Tales: Rap Edition

Rapper, actor, and comedian Shama “Llama” Mrema teams up with Andrew “drû” Simmons for the best remake of the theme song from the kids series Veggie Tales ever. Add it to your playlist on Apple Music or Spotify to keep it in heavy rotation.

Yoyoka Plays the Drums

Yoyoka Plays the Drums

Yoyoka Soma may be just 8 years old, but she already knows more about drumming than most musicians three times her age. Listen and enjoy as she rocks out a cover of John Bonham’s rhythms from Led Zeppelin’s Good Times and Bad Times.

Ride-on VW Camper Van

Ride-on VW Camper Van

We wish we were small enough to ride in this miniature version of the classic Volkswagen Type 1 Camper Van, but it’s perfect for little kids. Its got two seats inside, opening doors, forward and reverse gears, and working headlights and taillights. Runs on a rechargeable 12V battery.

Fingerstyle Kids’ TV Show Medley

Fingerstyle Kids’ TV Show Medley

Musician John Tracey presents a medley of some theme songs from classic kids TV shows from the 1980s and 1990s, performed with a smooth fingerstyle vibe on his acoustic guitar. We can still never get enough of those DuckTales and Inspector Gadget themes.

The Bunny Incident

The Bunny Incident

A cast of 4th and 5th graders from Van Buren, Arkansas’ Parkland Elementary performed in this charming musical tribute to Star Trek, in which evil Klingons take the Easter Bunny hostage. Written, directed, and composed by teacher and Emmy winner Kevin Croxton.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Trailer)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Trailer)

A heartwarming documentary about the life and times of the late Fred Rogers, who made a lasting impression on millions of children, while educating them about the wonders of the world, overcoming life’s challenges, embracing diversity, and loving one another.

Kids React to Record Players

Kids React to Record Players

The Fine Brothers panel of youngsters goes hands-on with another technological dinosaur – a “portable” turntable. While they’re clearly fascinated with the mechanical music player, there’s no doubt they’re all going back to streaming digital tunes as soon as they’re done.

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Einstein-Rosen

Einstein-Rosen

Two young boys engage in a scientific debate when one of them is convinced he’s stumbled onto a wormhole through space and time, but his brother isn’t buying it. Olga Osorio’s award-winning short film is charming, well-made, and has a wonderfully fun conclusion.

Kids React to Disco

Kids React to Disco

For their latest “Kids React” video, The Fine Brothers asked their perceptive and brutally honest committee of kids to have a listen to the disco sounds of the late 1970s. At least some of the kids embraced the joy and universal dance groove of the era.

Strider 14X 2-in-1 Kids’ Bike

Strider 14X 2-in-1 Kids’ Bike

Strider is known for making scoot or balance bicycles, which help teach kids to ride a bike without resorting to training wheels. Its new 14X bike is a balance bike that can be transformed into a normal pedal bike, so it’ll grow with its rider.

Let’s Summon Demons Tee

Let’s Summon Demons Tee

Kids get bored so easily. Here’s a fun activity to keep them occupied. While we prefer the demonic red piping on the baseball shirts, they’re also available in a wide variety of colors over at Steven Rhodes’ Teepublic shop for 6 bucks less. The notebook is great too.

Petit Pli Expandable Kids’ Clothing

Petit Pli Expandable Kids’ Clothing

Babies outgrow their clothes very quickly in their first couple of years. Petit Pli clothes are designed to last throughout that time. Their pleated design lets them stretch to fit children from 4 months to 3 years old. They’re also waterproof and machine washable.

Kids Meet a Little Person

Kids Meet a Little Person

Cut introduced children to a grown woman who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition which has limited her height to just 3 feet. Their inquisitiveness and concern should be a model for other youngsters, who all too often make fun of people for their differences.

MasterChef Junior Junior

MasterChef Junior Junior

The kids on the FOX show MasterChef Junior have more cooking talent than most of us have as adults. Now, thanks to Gordon Ramsay and James Corden, the stakes are about to be raised even higher (and younger.)

Michel Gondry: Détour

Michel Gondry: Détour

Michel Gondry is known for his playful use of in-camera effects in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and videos like Let Forever Be. His short film about a lost tricycle features the same sensibility, while doubling as a promo for the iPhone 7 Plus’ moviemaking capabilities.

Mad Max Junior

Mad Max Junior

A while back we spotted some custom Cozy Coupes that Ian Pfaff modded into Mad Max-style rides for his little ones. Now, he’s released an amazing parody trailer starring the cars and his kids, Junior and Benji, with the help of filmmakers Aaron Ulrich and Markus Rutledge.

Sony KOOV Blocks

Sony KOOV Blocks

Sony’s KOOV robot construction system is designed to teach kids basic robotic concepts. The colorful blocks snap together, and can be programmed using a graphical interface which runs on tablets and PCs. Modules include buzzers, sensors, and actuators.

Jump Rope Skipping Record

Jump Rope Skipping Record

14 students from Japan’s Fuji Municipal Harada elementary school worked together to set a new record for the most skips by a team over a single jump rope in 60 seconds, getting their feet over the spinning rope 225 times without a miss – or about one jump every 1/4 second.

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