Cool Toys pics of the day: Nibipedia

Cool Toys pics of the day: Nibipedia
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I can’t believe I never blogged Nibipedia before! I was sure I had,
but can’t find it in any of my blogs. This surprises me in part
because Nibipedia is one of those sites I often bring up in
conversation as an example of an exceptionally sound Good Idea.

Nibipedia’s great idea is fairly simply, at a root level. There is a
lot of great educational content in YouTube. There is a lot of totally
uncool content in YouTube. Because of the latter, YouTube is often
blocked in schools, making it impossible to access the former, which
is a real shame. So (I hypothesize) someone thought why not get the
good stuff where teachers and students can get at it safely, without
the oh-so-distracting other stuff? Better yet, let’s mash it up with
some other online content (like, maybe, Wikipedia?) to make a combined
multi-sensory learning environment? And thus it started, recruiting
teachers and librarians and other curators of quality to select the
Best Stuff.

See? I told you it was a Good Idea! Little by little they added more
perks. Not just YouTube, but also TED talks and other excellent
sources of high quality educational videos. The source for mashed up
text is usually Wikipedia, and I am still waiting for an alternative
source to auto-mash with health videos, since, as much as I adore
Wikipedia, I won’t go there for health info. Just way too risky!
Nibipedia added more functions also! Social networking features,
forums, comments, discussions … a full immersive learning
environment. Very impressive.

They make it easy to find them, too. They are all over Twitter. @TroyAPeterson and his
partner in coding Terry
have been quite active in Twitter since early on. They
have created several accounts for those who wish to follow specific
topics in Nibipedia. They did a smart thing by posting not just their
own content, but retweeting appropriate subject content from other
streams and from the web. Just a word to the wise, don’t follow too
many of the Nibipedia accounts, since for certain pieces of info, they
retweet themselves ad nauseum.

Here are a few of the other topic-specific Twitter accounts associated
with Nibipedia. These vary dramatically in quality and consistency, so
please check out the topics that interest you first. Of course, do the
same with the video collections that interest you, since they reflect
the personal opinions and preferences of the curator, which may not
align with what you want or what you want your students to know.

An online learning/teaching software powered by Youtube and Wikipedia.
Kid tested, mother approved.

Cool stuff about technology, internet, web, mobile phone devices,
robots, electronics, computers, video games, cars, green, weapons,
policy, photography, Apple

Tweeting about neuroscience, mental health and anything to do with the brain

Urban Planning, Architecture, Sustainability, Smart Growth, New Urbanism

Cool stuff about faith, religion, Christianity, Islam, Judaism,
Buddhism, Atheism, Agnosticism, philosophy, death, life, universe,
intelligent design, evolution

All things organic, education on healthy cooking, eating tastey food,
food sovereignty

Environmental Studies grad. Help save the environment! eco chic and
eco friendly love

I love beautiful paintings, design, sustainable architecture,
interesting photography, and education

Cool stuff about the economy, economic and game theory, federal
reserve bank, policy, money, internet, tax, green, trade, business,
politics, congress, resource

Lover of books, reference librarian, avid cyclist, artist, eco-freak, foodie

Tweets about health, medicine, disease, healthy living, and
educational tools from

Tweets about the earth, its humans, energy, space

Using Nibipedia for science’s noblest cause, world domination!!

Reaching. Searching. Nibbing

I love the oceans and I love to nib!

I love space, I love nibipedia

I love museums and I love nibipedia.

Green Toys Tea Set

Green Toys Tea Set

  • Meets FDA food contact standards
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Encourages gross and fine motor skill development
  • Great for indoor and outdoor play
  • For 3 years and above

3 years & up. Invite friends to a make-believe tea party and brew up an imaginary pot of tea. 17 piece set includes tea pot with lid, sugar and cream bowls, 4 cups and saucers and 4 teaspoons. Made from recycled milk jugs, non-toxic and meets FDA requirements for food contact.By using the Green Toys Tea Set, your preschooler can help save the planet – a cup of tea at a time. Designed for children ages three and up, the tea set is made from recycled milk jugs, is FDA approved to eat and drink from, and does not contain BPA, phthalates, or lead paint. The set is colorful and durable, and is ideal for bath-time tea parties.

Green Toys Tea Set

Ages: 3+

What We Think

Fun factor:
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Educational factor:

The Good: Made from recycled products and doesn’t contain BPA, phthalates, or lead paint.

The Challenging: Though the tea set is dishwasher safe, it is not microwave safe.

In a Nutshell: Colorful, tea set made from 100% recycled curbside-collected milk containers.

This tea set is FDA approved, and completely safe to drink from. View larger.

Colorful and 100% Recycled
This authentically styled tea set comes in pastel colors with interchangeable lids for the pot and sugar bowl. The lightweight set is made out of a durable recycled material. Manufactured, assembled, and tested in the United States, the set is environmentally safe, non-toxic, and dishwasher friendly.

Another highlight of this tea set is the recycled cardboard packaging it comes in, which you can also recycle when you’re through with it. With no plastic or twisting ties — or any of the other environmentally unfriendly annoyances that come with opening up toy packaging — it’s easy to open and .

Help the Environment
With the Green Toys Tea Set, you can feel better about your purchase since you’re doing something good to help the environment. It’s safe and durable for your child’s use — especially when eating or drinking from the set.

Use the tea set to help your child learn more about recycling, helping the environment, saving energy, and reducing greenhouse gases while they serve tea to family and friends.

Besides the environmental benefits, the set is brightly colored, lightweight, and durable — making it a tea set that will last for years to come.

What’s in the Box
Tea pot with lid, sugar bowl with lid, creamer, four cups, four saucers, and four teaspoons.

The cups, pots and saucers are colored in gentle pastels.

List Price: $ 27.99

Price: $ 17.42

Video What Are They Putting In Those Happy Meals!? Japanese Kids Freaking Out To Spongebob Toys At McDonalds!

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Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set

Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set

  • Meets FDA food contact standards
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Encourages gross and fine motor skill development
  • Great for indoor and outdoor play
  • For 3 years and above

This complete pretend play cookware and dining set comes with four place settings. Includes 27 pieces: blue stock pot and lid, orange skillet, four green dinner plates, four purple bowls, four blue cups and four yellow silverware place settings. Made from recycled milk jugs. Made in the USA.

Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set
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Cookware and Dining Set
  • Ages: Two and up
  • Requires: Ready to play indoors or out
At a Glance:
  • Made in the USA from 100 percent recycled milk jugs
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Designed to encourage role playing and development of gross and fine motor skills
  • Phthalate and BPA free
  • US supply chain reduces greenhouse gas and saves energy
  • Easy to clean–can even go in the dishwasher
  • Awards: Parenting magazine Toy of the Year, Dr. Toy Top 100 Toys and Best Green Toy
Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set

Young chefs can concoct and serve make-believe culinary treats with this green cookware set. The award-winning Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set is made in the USA from 100 percent recycled milk containers, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The safe, durable material and design make this set great for a classroom or picnic table, encouraging pretend play and the development of both gross and fine motor skills. This play set also meets FDA food contact standards and is dishwasher safe.

Everything Green Toys Inc. does–from using eco-friendly raw materials to running its California-based manufacturing processes–is geared toward one purpose: making products that are good for the earth and safe and fun for little ones.

Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set
Made in the USA

The Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set is manufactured entirely in the USA, supporting the domestic economy and our planet.

Safe Products Start with Safe Materials

Like all Green Toys products, the Cookware and Dining Set is made from 100 percent recycled milk jug plastic. The recycled HDPE (#2 plastic) meets FDA food contact standards and does not contain BPA, phthalates, or PVC.

Green Toys’ internal testing regimen often exceeds those mandated by US and international safety standards.

Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set
Earth Friendly and 100 Percent Recycled

From its material selections to its supply chain, Green Toys thinks about how its choices impact our planet. That’s why the company uses recycled materials and a very tight local supply chain to help save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Green Toys’ packaging is made from minimal post-consumer recycled materials and does not include plastic twist ties or films.

What’s in the Box?

27 piece set, including: stockpot with lid, skillet, four place settings (fork/knife/spoon), four plates, four bowls, and four cups.

List Price: $ 22.50

Price: $ 24.99

Green Country EMSA Medics Deliver Toys To Hospitalized Kids

Green Country EMSA Medics Deliver Toys To Hospitalized Kids
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics from EMSA spent Friday playing Santa Claus to children and teens spending Christmas at Saint Francis Children’s Hospital.
Read more on News On 6 Tulsa

Area kids get creative with ideas for Santa’s supper
A large group of kids responded enthusiastically to our simple question: What kind of meal should Santa Claus have before setting out for a world tour in his sleigh?
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PRINCETON: Law aids farms and schools
One provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is the creation and expansion of farm-to-school programs. Farm-to-school programs bring locally or regionally grown fresh produce into schools, thereby significantly improving nutrition for children eating school lunches.
Read more on The Princeton Packet

Healthy Food from Vending Machines: Vend Healthy Food, Trail Mix, Toys, and Night Crawlers / Worms Using Vending Machines by North American Vending

Draper, UT (PRWEB) May 11, 2005

Vending machines have come under considerable scrutiny recently as advocates for children’s health have targeted them as a part of the obesity and health problems on school campuses.

North American Vending is proud to announce that vending machines from North American Vending can vend healthy food and many items other than junk food. Vending health foods is a multi million dollar industry.

So when you are seeking a Business Opportunity or Franchise in the Vending Machine Industry; a work from Home Vending Machine Route, or a Small Business, select Vending Machines from North American Vending.

North American Vending Vending Machines can vend these healthy products as well Bouncy Balls, Candy, Candy Bars, Chips, Glow-in-the-Dark Colored Bouncy Balls, Gumballs, Health Foods, Juice, Night Crawlers, Nuts, Puzzle Balls, Trail Mix, Toys, Trout Farm Food, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Sugar Free Gum, and Fishing Worms

North American Vending has vending machines with the all-new, solid chrome stand and base. This is the strongest, most stable base in the industry and part of the toughest vending machine on the market with a written lifetime guarantee on every part of every machine because North American Vending uses 100% metal moving parts. Most machines on the market today use plastic moving parts that often break within the first week.

Compare features of our Vending Machines to those of the competition.” says CEO, Terry Bird, “Buy one of our machines, and then buy any one of our competitor’s machines.” “If you are not satisfied when you compare the two Vending Machines, send our machine back and we will give you a full refund – no questions asked!”

Compare Vending Machines

Vending Machines by North American Vending are bright, colorful easy to place in vending locations because they are so attractive, and the solid chrome stand and base stands out to “grab the attention” of the buyer. Independent research also shows that bright colors psychologically attract people’s attention, and we know the research is factual based on actual North American Vending sales.

Visit the North American Vending Vending Machines Showroom at and be sure to see the new Snack and Soda Combo Unit. At North American Vending, we manufacture and sell our own machines.

When you make a choice in vending machines, select a machine from the manufacturer – North American Vending – whether you are seeking a new Business Opportunity, a Small Business, Franchise, a Vending Dealer, or a Home Business, or Home Based Business. North American Vending is the only manufacturer to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on every vending machine sold.

Contact Terry Bird today at 1-800-261-9001 x601 or visit the North American Vending Website at to start your own home business, or to find your own business opportunity, or small business and begin working from home and earning money today.

About North American Vending

North American Vending is a registered trademark, a registered corporation in the State of Utah and is recognized as the world leader in quality vending machines that come with a written Lifetime Guarantee. North American Vending machines can vend Healthy Foods, Candy, Toys, Nuts, and Capsules, 1” Gumballs, Soda, Sandwiches, and Snacks. North American Vending’s Coaching and Training Programs have helped thousands of people establish successful, home based businesses.

More information is available at:

Vending Machines News:


Terry Bird

392 East, 12300 South

Suite F

Draper, UT 84027

1-800-261-9001 X601

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Outdoor Toys For Healthy Kids

Outdoor Toys For Healthy Kids

In an age when more and more children are spending most of their time inside in front of the television or computer, finding ways to encourage your kids to spend time outside playing actively should be a real priority. Exercise and fun outside at an early age are important to health and the development of good habits, and they’ll help your kids burn off some of that extra energy, too. Of course, just going outside into an empty yard with nothing to do can be pretty boring. That’s why there are so many great outdoor toys to choose from on the market.

From little babies who are just discovering the world of the outdoors to older kids who still want to play, there are all kinds of great outdoor toys. If you choose yours carefully, you don’t have to worry about getting too many – look for toys that your kids are really going to play with, instead of the ones that are just a passing fancy. Buying toys meant specifically to be used outdoors will help your kids stay entertained, let them release some of that extra energy, and keep the toys in better condition than if you’d just used indoor toys and taken them outdoors.

Wooden and plastic playhouse are great fun for kids of all ages. There are plenty of playhouses available for children from toddlers to middle schoolers, with appropriate sizing and safety measures. For playing house, private clubhouses and lots more, these are a lot of fun and will last many years. Climbing frames and jungle gyms can also be a lot of fun.

You can also choose trampolines for outdoor use, but you’ll need to pay close attention to safety, and always supervise your children on the trampoline. They’re a lot of fun, but there are also many injuries from improper use of trampolines every year. Does that mean your kids shouldn’t have one of these outdoor toys? No – it just means that you and they need proper training in how to use it and what not to do. Consider a surrounding safety feature to keep kids from falling off the trampoline accidentally, and always use trampoline pads. Small bounce houses are also fun.

Pools, whether at home or at the park, are also great for kids, and there are lots of wonderful outdoor toys that are best when swimming. Check out the wide range of inflatable pool toys for kids, fun games that can be played while swimming, and even slides and other equipment that can be installed. One bonus of inflatable outdoor toys is that when the kids are done with them for the summer, you can deflate them and put them away extremely easily.

These aren’t all the outdoor toys kids can choose by any means. There are lots of options and accessories, big and small, meant for tiny children and older ones, too. There are even some outdoor toys for kids that you can enjoy along with your children. However, they all have some things in common. They keep your kids healthy, active, and away from the television! Check out your options today.

Denise Sanger is the owner of which carries a wonderful catalog of including swimming pool toys, backyard toys, beach toys. For toy stores and gift shops interested in these fun , she also owns which brings unique wholesale products to the marketplace. Denise Sanger is the owner of which carries a wonderful catalog of
ride on toys
and outdoor toys.