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High-tech alarms go off when kids are left in hot cars

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


It’s the summertime news story that’s become all too common – a parent leaves a young child behind in a hot car, leading to another tragic death. 

As of August 8, 29 children have died in 2019 from heat stroke inside a vehicle, including two New York…

We’ve built the perfect list LEGO sets for you to try

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Legos aren’t just for kids.  Read more…

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Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet 2-packs are $50 off on Amazon

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TL;DR: Keep your little ones happy and busy with the Amazon Fire 7 kids edition tablet — get a pack of two for just $149.99, a 25% savings.


Tablets aren’t just for adults — kids want them too. We understand the hesitation though. Is your six-year-old going to smash your new iPad Pro to bits? Yeah, probably. Fortunately, they make tablets that are designed specifically for the unpredictable nature of young ones. That’s right, kids tablets. 

And here’s a good example: The Amazon…

The 15 best family-friendly movies now streaming on Netflix

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


Jam-packed with tales of talking animals, adventures of heroes in disguise, and stories of true love, Netflix has one rockin’ collection of films perfect for family movie night. 

But with so much to choose from (and a million other things to worry about),…

The 15 best family-friendly movies now streaming on Netflix

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


Jam-packed with tales of talking animals, adventures of heroes in disguise, and stories of true love, Netflix has one rockin’ collection of films perfect for family movie night. 

But with so much to choose from (and a million other things to worry about),…

These kids have some wild ideas about who should be president in 2020

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If you want instant comedy gold, all you have to do is ask a child a serious question about politics.

“Whomever we elect will have a great impact on future generations — and even though kids can’t vote yet, they should be heard,” says Jimmy Kimmel in the clip above. “So we went down to the farmers’ market, we asked children to tell us who they think should be the next president.”

As you can imagine, the answers — which range from Justin Bieber to Oprah (sorry kids, not happening) and…

Marianne Williamson tells kid reporter her cat died

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Marianne Williamson is a lot of things: Democratic presidential candidate, spiritual advisor to Oprah, former roommate of Laura Dern, and most recently, ex-pet parent. 

Why do we know this? Williamson peeled back yet another layer of her bafflingly eccentric personality last night on the press carpet at CNN’s Democratic debate. 

After spending time going off about the “dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred” that she says Trump has brought to the country, she was answering…

Facebook fails to keep Messenger Kids’ safety promise

Facebook’s messaging app for under 13s, Messenger Kids — which launched two years ago pledging a “private” chat space for kids to talk with contacts specifically approved by their parents — has run into an embarrassing safety issue.

The Verge obtained messages sent by Facebook to an unknown number of parents of users of the app informing them the company had found what it couches as “a technical error,” which allowed a friend of a child to create a group chat with them in the…

Why your Instagram feed is full of wooden baby toys

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


In an age of screens, augmented reality games and YouTube kid millionaires, it might seem unlikely that wooden peg boards, felt nesting baskets and pretend tissue boxes are filling up today’s playrooms. But toy industry experts say these beautifully crafted…

Why your Instagram feed is full of wooden baby toys

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


In an age of screens, augmented reality games and YouTube kid millionaires, it might seem unlikely that wooden peg boards, felt nesting baskets and pretend tissue boxes are filling up today’s playrooms. But toy industry experts say these beautifully crafted…