Five Gift Ideas for the Geek Who Has Everything

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You are currently down to the proverbial wire. You’re in a gift-shopping crunch, and likely the folks remaining on your list aren’t still they’re because they’re your least favorite; they’re likely just difficult to shop for. With that in mind, here are a handful of helpful suggestions. Continue reading

New Apps for New Mathematicians

Children playing Gracie & Friends apps

An unusual set of apps just started rolling out at iTunes. At first blush, Gracie and Friends may look like many other math apps for little guys. But a look under the hood reveals a unique and multi-year endeavor to create a breakthrough in evidence-based, educationally rich digital games for preschoolers. I asked my colleague Christine Zanchi to walk me behind the scenes. Continue reading

Let’s Really Play

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Let’s Play videos are all the rage. There are even toy unboxing videos for younger kids, and YouTubers out there do some pretty heinous things with Play-Doh. It’s popular, but how does it impact real play? Continue reading

Photos From London’s Brick 2014 Lego Show

The Incredible Steampunk/Pirate Land Diorama

Over the weekend, the munchkin and I were lucky enough to attend Brick 2014 at London’s Excel Centre. It was the biggest Lego show the UK has seen, running for four days and attracting thousands of Lego fans of all ages. And we took lots of photos! Continue reading

Win a Set of Justice League: War Action Figures!

When Unrelated Super Teams Attack!

Just in time for the holidays, we at GeekDad are here to make your shopping load a little lighter. Enter to win one of two sets of five figures based off the impressive New 52 animated feature Justice League: War! Continue reading