About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Glowing DinoPet Will Fill You With Awe

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Ever wanted a magical dinosaur filled with luminescent creatures to keep you company at night? Now’s your chance. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

OgoSport’s BILD + AnimateIt! Stop Motion Animation Essentials Kit

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OgoSport’s BILD + AnimateIt! Stop Motion Animation Essentials Kit brings together the #ogosport OgoBILD line of construction toys with Aardman Animation Studios’ stop motion animation software. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Lonely Planet’s Amazing World Atlas App Is Fun for Kids!

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With this app, kids can learn world geography including maps, capital cities, locations on the globe, and more. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Isotoner Gloves and Slippers Are a Classic Gift Idea

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If your hands and feet get cold in the winter, Isotoner has you covered. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Wicked Audio’s Sentinel Headphones Are a Solid Entry-Level Choice

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Listen to music or anything else in comfort and style. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Play DIY Board Games This Holiday Season

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Decorate your own game board, apply stickers, and color playing pieces with this fantastic collection of games for kids. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Lonely Planet’s Latest Travel Book Offerings

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Prepare for travel, or wander the world vicariously with these fantastic new additions to Lonely Planet’s library. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Colonial Comics: New England, 1620-1750

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Learn about history through graphic novels, from the point of view of individuals and groups not usually represented. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Nokia’s Lumia 530 Phone Is a Great Option for Kids

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If you’re looking for a very functional but affordable phone for your kids or a second one for yourself, this Lumia is a great option. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

The Art of Space: Nostalgia Art at Its Best

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Float down memory lane with these stunning space art images from history and the more recent past. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Students Shouldn’t Have to Speak in Front of the Class

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Not everyone learns in the same way. Those who are quiet in class are still learning, often even moreso than if they are speaking. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Show Kids Another Side of History With Howard Zinn’s A Young People’s History of the United States

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Learn about history from other points of view with this fantastic children’s adaptation of a modern classic. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Connect With Your House With the WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set

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Lighting you can control with an app on your cell phone is one of the most useful aspects of a connected home. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Civil War in 3D: The Life and Death of the Soldier

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Learn about every day life for the Civil War soldier. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Learn a Foreign Language With Pimsleur

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Learn German, or one of 50 languages, with the Pimsleur System. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

September Is National Piano Month: Try the Casio CTK-2400

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Play some piano this month to celebrate National Piano Month. Try a keyboard, or even a grand piano if you can find one. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.