Author: Matt

  • The Book with No Pictures

    [amazon_link asins=’0803741715′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=”] What is it The Book with No Pictures indeed has no pictures, but uses variations in typeface and color to create a very entertaining story that is a hit with young kids The story is not about a character, but is instead about itself – about a book that […]

  • Tumble Leaf

    What is it Tumble Leaf is a very charming stop-motion animation series about a blue fox living on a shipwreck and his adventures with other animals. The animation quality is impressively good. The tone is gentle and sweet. If you have any interest in animation or storytelling, the Tumble Leaf page is a fascinating look […]

  • StoryBots

    What is it Storybots is a series of 100+ educational music videos featuring animated and/or puppet robots. They cover subjects such as the planets, dinosaurs, the alphabet, and more. The production quality is very high and the videos are very entertaining. Who is it for Kids of all ages can get something from the StoryBots […]

  • Shake a Leg!

    [amazon_link asins=’037585424X’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’68f3d8f4-a24e-11e8-8b94-01969266677a’] There are so many board books available for little kids, and it’s hard to know in advance which ones kids will actually like. This is one of the few that our little ones keep pulling off the shelf What is it Shake a Leg! is a stanard-sized board book […]

  • i-Blason ArmorBox Kido iPad Case

    [amazon_link asins=’B008J7WRIO’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a78ac126-a24d-11e8-8cd8-d78b19fab9ca’] One of the kids dropped their grandma’s iPad last year. It landed on one of its corners on the wood floor and the glass front cracked. It was and is still usable, but we have to be careful with it because the shattered glass occasionally leaves a splinter in […]

  • Clumsy Ninja

    This is one of the many games the kids have tried on the iPad and the Android phone, and months later they still play it. What is it The free ‘action-adventure’ game shows a 3d character dressed as a ninja who reacts to the user’s actions in the same way used in the ‘ragdoll physics’ […]

  • Whoowasit?

    [amazon_link asins=’B00JFWLPRG’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’160a5163-9751-11e8-9a3a-d5b20d3630ad’] What is it Whoowasit? is a board game as well as an app where players work together to win. Unlike most games that are essentially zero-sum (a player can win only when another player loses), Whoowasit? is collaborative and players either win or lose together. The game is a […]

  • The Roald Dahl Audio Collection

    [amazon_link asins=’1611761956′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5195dad2-942b-11e8-880b-9d8cc7688705′] What is it This 4-CD collection includes Roald Dahl himself reading some of his most-famous stories: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James & the Giant Peach, and Fantastic and Mr. Fox – as well as a couple of his less well-known: The Enormous Crocodile and The Magic Finger Who […]

  • Puzzlescript

    What is it PuzzleScript is an open-source HTML5 puzzle game engine. Open-source here means that it is completely free and all code is visible to anyone who wants to learn from it. HTML5 is what we used to call DHTML back in the day, and essentially means it’s made with JavaScript, and runs in a […]

  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

    What is it Finn Caspian is a free, weekly podcast about the adventures of a boy and his friends in outer space. They work with (and against) robots and aliens on board spaceships and strange other worlds. The podcasts are usually 20-25 minutes long, with about 15 minutes of storytelling and the rest devoted to […]