Category: Entertainment

Awesome, easy emoji activities and gear you need right now, because The Emoji Movie!

Are your kids as smiling-face-with-hands excited to see The Emoji Movie as ours are? We’ve already bought our tickets for opening day tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait to start celebrating our love for everything emoji, right? While we’re baking up some poop-emoji cupcakes and heart-eyes emoji Oreos (to sneak into the theater, maybe, shh), we thought we’d share some of our favorite emoji activities and gear that will keep stoking that emoji-obsession long after the movie ends. CMT is an rstyle affiliate  Related: 5 emoji collections we’re dying to see If you’re all about emojis in a...

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11 awesome legal streaming services that you might not know about. But should.

You know the frustration of sitting down for family movie night, searching Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, but not finding the show you’ve been so excited to watch, right? Well, we thought we’d share some other sites that stream great movies and TV shows — from classics to current content, for kids and adults. And yes, they’re legal! So, before you pay to rent a movie, check out these alternate legal streaming services first. You may just find what you’re looking for. And in the meantime, can someone please invent a tool that searches all our streaming apps at one...

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Netflix brings choose-your-own-adventure TV to kids and it is awesome!

Remember those awesome choose-your-own-adventure books we all loved as kids? Well Netflix has just launched their first in a series of choose-your-own-adventure TV shows, and mama? It’s so much fun! The first episode, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale stars my favorite movie spin-off character ever, and is full of his signature wit, sarcasm and delightfully awkward moments, with plenty of jokes for the adults too. But this is no ordinary animated series. Periodically throughout the episode — 13 times, to be exact — a narrator (who totally reminds me of John Cleese) will stop the story and ask...

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The HopperGO lets you take all your favorite shows with you, no cords, wires, or Internet required | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from DISH HopperGO Ever wish you could take all of your favorite shows on the go, without having to download them all to your mobile device? And watch them without the worry that you won’t have access to WiFi? Well, now you can, thanks to the HopperGO, a pocket DVR that requires absolutely no wires or cords. In fact, you don’t even need an Internet connection to start watching your favorite entertainment. And what’s more, thanks to a very special Cyber Monday deal, you could score the HopperGO for free. Hey, who doesn’t like free? Especially...

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5 cool TV shows for kids that are all about STEM

With STEM (and STEAM, because yay art!) a major focus in education these days, you’ll find toys, books, and apps for kids of all ages that highlight science, technology, engineering, and math. Being big fans of STEM at Cool Mom Tech, we’re so glad to see TV shows for kids popping up, all of which highlight STEM for your budding scientist, programmer, mathematician, or engineer, especially ones with strong female characters. Here, 5 cool STEM TV shows for kids, that are all approved by our own girls (and boys). Related: 7 ways to get girls excited about STEM   Dot. (Sprout) Created by Randi Zuckerberg (does the...

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PBS Kids series will now stream exclusively on Amazon: One more benefit of Prime membership.

Being a total Prime junkie who likes getting the most out of my membership (hello, free shipping + Transparent!) I was excited to learn that now Prime members will get exclusive access to free streaming PBS Kids series. Then I realized oh shoot, my kids have outgrown those series by now. But if yours haven’t, you’re in luck. Basically, Amazon Prime Video will be the only place to find every kids’ favorite streaming PBS series like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Dinosaur Train, Wild Kratts, Martha Speaks, WordGirl, and our own favorite, Reading Rainbow — so don’t look for them on Netflix or Hulu. You can...

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7 of the best science museums for kids that you should know about. Yay for hands-on STEM education!

We’re huge fans of STEM at Cool Mom Tech (no surprise, there), and in fact we started this site in part to help give parents more resources and opportunities to get their kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, while we love all the science apps, educational YouTube channels, and coding toys we’ve featured, there’s nothing like the hands-on experience of taking your family to a science center or science museum. That’s why we’re so excited that our recent sponsor Frito-Lay 2 Go has partnered with the amazing org, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), to help make it easier for families to get...

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CINEMOOD brings family entertainment to your wall (or anywhere) in a really cool new way

I love family movie nights, especially on those rare occasions when it takes less than 15 minutes for the kids to agree on what we’re going to watch. So when I heard about a new wireless projector called CINEMOOD that lets you bring family movie night with you anywhere, I was intrigued to say the least. This gadget, which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, turns any blank wall, ceiling, side of a tent, garage door, basement ceiling (you get the idea) into your own personal theater with about two-hours of completely unplugged battery life. But that’s not all. The reason we thought...

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Catch those new releases on FandangoNOW (and not two years later on TV)

It’s pretty rare that I watch a new release or an Oscar-nominated movie in any kind of timely manner, but today’s launch of a new service called FandangoNOW may make the impossible possible. We primarily know Fandango for movie listings and advanced ticket sales, but as of today, it’s rolling out a new on-demand video service called FandangoNOW, a rebranding of the M-GO service, that will provide a really cohesive theater-meets-home-theater entertainment experience. Perfect for access to a library of movies, new releases and those TV shows that everyone is talking about — but we parents have probably never seen. The aim is...

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