A friend and I recall a website where you could upload pictures of two people and an application would show you what their kids would look like. Googling yields nothing useful. Does anyone know of this site?
posted by jeffmshaw
on Aug 30, 2006 -
My four-year-old boy is crazy about rockets. We have already done stomp rockets and compressed-water rockets and baking soda + vinegar rockets, and now I'm thinking of getting a small Estes model rocket to build and launch with him. All the kits say something like "ten years and up with adult supervision," so just how dumb of an idea is this? [more inside]
posted by bevedog
on Aug 22, 2006 -
I have a six year-old son who likes to 'air scratch' during songs. When we go to music stores he loves hanging out in the DJ supplies section and checking out the turntables and [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy
on Aug 16, 2006 -
I'm looking for suggestions for either board or card games that fill two requirements: the participants must be able to finish the game or a round in under 20 minutes and the rules must be simple enough to be explained in under five minutes. Ideally these games would be simple enough for a child in second grade or up to understand and enjoy playing. I'm aware of some of the old standbyes such as Uno, Phase 10, Candy Land, Jenga, and Hally Gally. More suggestions along those lines?
posted by riverjack
on Aug 14, 2006 -
So I'm an undergrad working on my honors thesis, and the deadline is disconcertingly soon. (less than a month!) and I still can't get my sample size large enough! How can I recruit children ages 8-18 with ADHD with school out? I've already asked all the kids at the practice I'm associated with. Any suggestions, especially ones that would work quickly are much appreciated. I'd like to begin data analysis within a week to be able to start writing. Target number of kids: 10-15 more [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Jul 28, 2006 -
Do you have any fun (and able to be put together in one day) ideas for a 10 year old's birthday party that is being moved indoors due to the weather? [more inside]
posted by genefinder
on Jul 28, 2006 -
How do you get through to a 12 year old girl that stealing is seriously not a good idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 23, 2006 -
My 6-year-old daughter has recently developed an interest in playing chess. We have a blast playing together, but I think it would be fun for her to play against the computer (or other novices) during her "screen time." What are some good computer chess games/websites that would develop the game of a young novice? Free is best, but I'd be happy to buy something (Win XP) if needed. Pretty graphics would be a bonus, but aren't necessary.
posted by nixxon
on Jul 23, 2006 -
My sweet son has many disabilities--type 1 diabetes, ADHD, depression. At 15, he just confessed with great pain that he doesn't know his multiplication tables very well. Explains a lot.
Any really wonderful suggestions that don't infantilize and humiliate him. Ones that work? Any personal success stories and moral support will make me heart you.
posted by wordswinker
on Jul 21, 2006 -
I saw this on here like two years ago but I can't find it now. Anyway, I'm trying to remember the name of these little television spots (it may have been a full show, but I don't thinks so) that featured a little yellow man painted on the side of a glass. It was for children. Anyone?
posted by Cochise
on Jul 21, 2006 -
Who knows of any fantastic outdoor party games for a group of about 10 kids (and several grown kids) that don't need much in the way of expensive equipment? [more inside]
posted by cometwendy
on Jul 10, 2006 -
This 8 years old kid came from Madrid, Spain to New York where he was treated for a serious cardiac problem at Mount Sinai. He had surgery and is recovering well. He will leave the ICU soon and a group of friends from Madrid wanted to send him some kind of present to cheer him up.
I don't actually know the kid. But a friend of mine is part of said "group of friends" and they asked me to figure out what can be done.
Hire a magician? send him a bunch of toys? books? a stripper? all of the above?
I suppose the stripper would be a bad idea, what with blood pressure and all that. But I'm sure there are plenty of "special surprises" and original ideas for his age group and health condition.
Oh, and he speaks both english and spanish, so language shouldn't be an issue.
posted by sd
on Jul 6, 2006 -
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am not selling money for no basketball team. I am just trying to stay off the streets and raise a little cash..." Who is behind this scam? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 1, 2006 -
A friend is trying to track down a magazine whose title she recalls as Horses for Juniors.
"It was a horse magazine for kids, and they had articles and stuff, and also you could submit drawings of your favorite horse and they'd publish the best of the bunch." This would have been in California circa 1981. Any leads on what it might have been and/or how to find copies?
posted by Eater
on Jun 22, 2006 -
What language/environment would be a good choice now for a 6-year old math whizz to learn the basics of programming? [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Jun 16, 2006 -
My kids like listening to the stories on TLA when we happen to catch it in the car. I was going to grab a few off of Audible.com for an upcoming road trip. Kind of a subset of this question (http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/20670). Any suggestions?
posted by jbradley
on Jun 14, 2006 -
What are good software titles, appropriate for middle school aged kids, that will help kids learn spelling? [more inside]
posted by Chanther
on Jun 7, 2006 -
Cell phones for elementary school kids? My kid wants one, I don't see the need. Am I missing something here? [more inside]
posted by Flakypastry
on May 21, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend good books to read to a two-year-old boy who's going to be taking his first airplane trip in ten days? [more inside]
posted by Songdog
on May 20, 2006 -
Why do kids dislike spicy food and is this culturally specific? What about Mexican/Thai/Indian/etc kids who can't avoid it?
posted by arcticwoman
on May 12, 2006 -
Polylingualkidsfilter: (Hypothetical) I'm a Fluent English/French speaker and my wife is a fluent English/Mandarin speaker. Living in an English-speaking country (Australia), in what language should we speak to our kids? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ
on May 6, 2006 -
Take your kids to workfilter, I'm a victim of the do something well and you're doing it for the rest of your time at the job. Help me with a workplace presentation to kids. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by cmfletcher
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Does anyone know the origin of this ubiquitous angel
print? It has followed me around all my life in the midwest... I’ve seen all sizes of prints, several different versions including fountains and nightlights.
Where did it come from?
posted by dkippe
on Apr 22, 2006 -
How should I organize or structure a Treasure Hunt for eight 5/6 year olds at a birthday party? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Apr 21, 2006 -
Suggestions for fun places to take kids (ages 6 and 2 1/2) during 2 weeks in Denmark in June/July? Is Legoland Billund worth the drive from Copenhagen? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Apr 6, 2006 -
Posting for a friend: Should she break up with her boyfriend because he doesn't want kids? [more inside]
posted by kechi
on Apr 5, 2006 -
What's a great April Fool's Day prank my 5-year-old daughter and I can play on her Mom (my wife) tomorrow? Nothing too devious or disturbing, please. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Mar 31, 2006 -