FreeTime Unlimited

Wow!  For kids 8 and under, a subscription service with unlimited parent-approved apps, videos and ebooks.  WHEEE!

I am over-the-moon excited by Amazon’s new Kindle Fire content subscription service for kids 3 to 8. FreeTime Unlimited offers a nearly unlimited supply of apps, videos and ebooks for a low monthly fee of just $2.99 for Prime members. (You already are a Prime member, right?) The service includes Parental Control over content and the amount of time spent on the device, and can accommodate multiple kids with separate profiles (this requires a family subscription for $6.99 a month.) Content providers include all the big names such as Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, Sesame Street, and more. This means … [Read more...]

Happy Socks

Happiness is a pair of Happy Socks!

I discovered Happy Socks at a sock store in Amsterdam, across the street from a cheese store where we bought lunch. As much as I liked the cheese, the socks were even better, as was I suffering from a sock emergency. My daughter and I were on day 4 of a 25-day travel adventure, when suddenly all my socks disappeared. I borrowed a pair from my daughter, but they kept falling off my heels, and I was developing blisters. Oh noes! Sock emergency! So finding these socks made me quite happy indeed. So happy that when I returned home, I jumped online and bought myself another dozen. Every … [Read more...]

Donors Choose Gift Card

Give the gift of classroom supplies to teachers all over the country.

I first learned of Donors Choose in 2007 when Google sent me a Donors Choose gift card as a holiday present. Back in those days, Google sent cool, techie holiday gifts to their best Adsense publishers. If they are still doing it, they have dropped me from their cool kids club. :( Anyway, in 2007, after several years of widgety gifts, Google changed course a bit by giving us a gift certificate that we could spend on others. Here's how it works. Teachers from across the country submit projects that they need funded. Then donors choose projects to fund. For any project you can give a … [Read more...]