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GoldieBlox hopes for another viral video encouraging girl engineers

GoldieBlox hoping for another video hit.

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GoldieBlox – the California-based company geared toward getting girls from ages 4 to 9 interested in engineering – is out with another video it’s hoping will go viral.

The company had phenomenal success with the video it launched in November, which featured a Rube Goldberg-style Princess machine built by girls bored with the toys such as princesses and dolls offered in “the pink aisle.” It’s...

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Pleygo.com lets parents 'borrow' Lego kits for kids

The Netflix-like service called Pleygo.com lets kids put

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Does it pain you to buy your child a Lego set that he puts together once before asking you to buy him another? You may want to check out a new Netflix-like service called Pleygo.com. For a monthly fee, it lets kids put together a kit and return it to receive another one.

Elina Furman Landauer started the service in May 2013. The Westchester mom was inspired by her son Julian, 5. “He had been...

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New app lets parents require educational play before free play

A new app called Play This 2 Play

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Tired of fighting with your child over how many hours should be devoted to Angry Birds or Candy Crush Saga? Here’s how to take the fight out of the situation, and benefit your child at the same time.

A new app called “Play This 2 Play That” allows parents to divide their smartphone apps into two categories: educational, and not-so-much. Then, parents can set a time ratio of educational-to-non-educational...

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