Electrical engineer Charles Sharman noticed several years ago that as they got older,
the children he taught at Sunday School tended to migrate from Lego and
other building toys to video games. He wanted them to keep creating, so
he started a company called Seven:Twelve Engineering and began designing
a building toy that could hold the attention of these older kids. That
toy is called Crossbeams, and it can be used to design and assemble a
huge range of toys – including big, detailed, moving cars and
Identifying the safety concerns of parents when taking children to crowded locations such as fun parks, museums and festivals, Justine Mittelheuser created Tappy hats for children using NFC technology.
A successful Lego Ideas fan submission based on the Labyrinth marble maze game is to be produced. The Lego Labyrinth Marble Maze will feature a tilting platform that players must move around in order to guide a marble to the end of the maze, avoiding holes on the way.
There is already a way of running with your young children – you
push them in front of you, in a running-style stroller. With your arms
holding onto its handle, however, your form isn't exactly ideal. That's
why a group of entrepreneurs from Bend, Oregon has created the
kidRunner. It's a kid jogger that you tow.