Koov Robotics Kit

STEM is hot...at least as a buzzword and concept. The concept of increased focus for our kids on Science Technology Engineering and Math is certainly a wonderful idea. STEM or STEAM (add some Art into it) skills can expand the possibilities of what the next generation can accomplish. The problem is, how do you teach click to continue...

EVOL CUPS

by Dan Nessel It's back!  It's been way too long, but we are excited to say that Tasty Tuesday has made a triumphant return.  Simply put, Tasty Tuesday is the day when we talk about some of the yummy stuff we have been digging at Dad Does.  Amazingly, Tasty Tuesday always falls on a Tuesday...good thing click to continue...

Van's Cluster Granola

by Dan Nessel It's back!  It's been way too long, but we are excited to say that Tasty Tuesday has made a triumphant return.  Simply put, Tasty Tuesday is the day when we talk about some of the yummy stuff we have been digging at Dad Does.  Amazingly, Tasty Tuesday always falls on a Tuesday...good thing click to continue...

Fathers Day Gift Guide 2017

Are you ready for it?  What is "it"?  It is of course the most holy or all holy holidays... Father's Day Sure, if you are going to twist my arm I will have to admit that Father's Day has absolutely no religious connection to anything and is really just a commercial creation to increase consumption...but click to continue...

Baobab Ice Cream

It's hot and you need to cool down.  You can hardly move, getting out of the chair feels like a herculean task.  You need... ice cream!  You need that cool sweet treat freezing your insides. But what happens after you finish that giant bowl of ice cream.  Sure it was cool and delicious, but it was click to continue...

Fidget Spinner

It is official, the world has gone Fidget Spinner crazy! Fidget Spinners, Fidget Cubes, Fidget Toys - they are starting to appear everywhere now. If you don’t have kids, maybe you are not hip to the fidget spinner madness. Here is the very quick summary - fidget spinners and fidget cubes are little things you click to continue...

joey tag

I like physical stuff. I miss records, CDs and DVDs. Remember when you would actually get a handwritten letter from a friend in the mail?  Now I am just dating myself. As much as I like physical objects, even I have to admit that some things are better when they are virtual. I remember the click to continue...

ThumbChucks

When it comes to skill toys, like Yo-yos, let's just say I am "skill challenged".  Somehow I never have the patience, dexterity or brain powder to learn all those cool tricks like "walking the dog" and "looping trick ladder".  Playing with a Yo-Yo ends with the string getting all knotted up and me feeling like click to continue...

Cozmo

There are going to be many more words in this review, but let me cut to the chase... Cozmo is the robot you actually want. There are lots of impressive toy robots on the market.  They are filled with technology and perform tasks like picking up objects or spying on your friends with robot like click to continue...

Magnaflex

There are a few things I know to be true in this world... . My cat wants to kill me If Almond Joys were good for you, no one would ever stop eating them Magnets are cool There is something very satisfying about hearing the clank when magnets join together.  Construction sets with magnetic parts click to continue...

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