Guest Post: Kidpreneur Zombietron Robotic Workshop

It’s the time of season for candies, costumes and zombies. Yes, if you like robots … scary robots … scary and remote-controlled robots, then Kidpreneur has an event that will sure make your child scream. Come create your own custom Zombietron robot and control it with the free Kidpreneur Zombietron app on any Android devices. In this workshop, kids aged 10-14 will learn about romote-controlled robots, how to control with infrared technology using our Zombietron Robot kit including motors and modules, and how to operate it with our free Android app. Kids will design and construct their robot with movable arms and head. Please have your kids bring their laptop. All classes and workshops are held at 235 E Main St, Suite #104, Northville, MI 48167. Limited to 8 kids per workshop.

The Zombietron kit is $25 and members only have to pay for the kit to participate in the workshop. It’s $50 for non-members. For members, just login and register. For non-members, click on Add-to-Cart then pay in shopping cart.

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For more information, go to and register for the workshop (!events/c1bom). Happy Halloween!!!

By: Thanh Tran

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Guest Blog: Kidpreneur is Here in Local SE Michigan


The World Economic Forum identified entrepreneurship education as the core for economic growth because innovation and entrepreneurship provide a way for solving the challenges of the 21st century. Thanh Tran, founder of Kidpreneur in Novi, Michigan, adds that entrepreneurship refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action and is a key competence for all, helping young people to be more creative and self-confident in whatever they undertake. This is the mission for Kidpreneur.

If you have kids or know anyone who does, you will understand that parents encourage their child to start in sports, music, arts and academic early in life. Thanh, a serial entrepreneur and a father of two, is no different. He believes it is partly due to two factors: we want our kids to have a balance of skills to be well-rounded individuals and also explore a potential, hidden interest that could turn out to be their calling. How can’t we encourage our young people to explore entrepreneurship? According to Thanh, entrepreneurship is more than running your own business and maximizing profits. It’s about encouraging confidence and creativity in our kids and being able to communicate and present yourself and your ideas effectively. Like any activity, entrepreneurial skills will help develop key personality traits that can easily overflow into sports, music, arts and academics.

Kidpreneur will be a kid-friendly place where kids aged 8-16 can get mentorship and hands-on training about entrepreneurship and the latest technology including web design, app development, robotics and more. The idea is to have Kidpreneur embedded in the local community where kids and parents feel comfortable and kids are invited to take live classes, online courses, professional coaching and the occasional game challenges with the staff. Kidpreneur plans to launch its pilot on September 21 with the help of Digital Roots in downtown Northville, Michigan. Thanh said “Northville is the ideal location for Kidpreneur because of its unique landscape and transparent border between its neighborhood and downtown business district. We want the kids to roll out of bed and be able to walk, run or bike to their Kidpreneur classes.” And Jay Wolcott, founder and CEO of Digital Roots, is proud to partner with the Kidpreneur program and hopes that his facility inspires regional youth to develop skills that will create a future of innovation.

Kidpreneur’s flagship class is self-titled where kids will learn how to bring their idea to life. The goal is to have the kids be excited about their idea, have fun building a business, give exciting presentations and get customers by the time they graduate from the course. If the kids do not have an idea but want to learn about entrepreneurship, then the instructor will work with them to find their passion. Other pilot classes will include web design, Android App development and LEGO® Mindstorms robotic programming. The classes will take place on Saturdays, lasting 90 minutes for 9 weeks, and the kid to instructor ratio is 4:1. The classes are taught by top practitioners with real-world experience and understand how to get the kids engaged. The graduation event is called Demo Day and will allow the young entrepreneurs to present their business and demonstrate their products and services.

For more information, visit or email

By: Thanh Tran

Guest Blog: 10 Cool Kids Tees for Summer

I don’t know about you, but my daughter’s summer uniform consists of a comfy tee shirt and some shorts or stretchy leggings. She plays hard, and I want her to wear something cute, comfortable and easy to wash because those long days in the yard always add up to lots of grass and dirt stains. I’ve rounded up a list of 10 t-shirts that I love, each from a different brand that you may not have heard of before. If you don’t love the shirt I chose, still visit the brand’s site because they have lots more to choose from for boys and girls!

Kids Summer Tees

1.Escaped Circus Lion Tee, by Talking Threads Kids. Talking Threads is an Edinburgh based kids, women, and menswear label offering playful, creative clothing. I love their silly and crazy illustrations >>

2.Paper Plane Tee, by Anais & I. I love everything that Anais & I makes. They have some seriously gorgeous dresses for big girls and the most adorable rompers for babies >>

3.Arrows Organic Cotton Tee, by Eleventy-Five. Eleventy-Five tees are hand printed in Texas on super soft organic cotton. They make shirts for everyone from babies to grownups >>

4.Shark Whisperer Tee, by Mini and Maximus. Mini and Maximus is cool, hip and edgy and I love their funky designs >>

5.Rad Tee, by Prefresh. Prefresh makes some seriously cool and sometimes hilarious shirts and jackets. Most of their stuff is for boys, but a lot of it (like this Rad tee) will work as a unisex piece as well >>

6.Handmade Geo Tee, by childHOODS. If you have never heard of childHOODS, go visit their Etsy shop right now! I love everything she designs, and she hand sews each piece >>

 7.Kitten Tee, by Munster Kids. Munster Kids is an Australian based company that outfits babies and kids from top to bottom. They have crazy and fun designs that kids love >>

8.Hotdog Pretzel NY tee, by Piccolini NYC. Piccolini is a fantastic online retailer for children’s clothes, accessories and toys. If you love NY, you definitely need to visit their site >>

9.Let’s Swim to the Moon Tee, by Passive Juice Motel. PJM hand makes fantastic pop culture tees, like this one featuring lyrics from The Doors. They even have a great new Harry Potter tee for all you Potterheads out there >>

10.Ursa Major Tee, by A Little Lark. A Little Lark hand prints all their unique t-shirts. They have some great designs with fun colors to choose from >>

What are your favorite t-shirt brands? I am always looking for more comfy cute clothes for my little one!

Krystyna is a stay at home mom of Saron, age 2.5 and is expecting her second daughter in July. She curates the Instagram account @stylish_littles where she seeks out and posts original children’s apparel, toys, and room décor.


By: Krystyna Winn

Meet Cobi Bear! Review and Giveaway!


Cobi Bear is a fun new brand and friend created for kids.

Why Cobi? Who is Cobi?
Cobi Cari is the creator behind the new brand. He has a passion for working with children with over 10 years experience in recreation and youth programs. Cobi designs his own shirts which are original and exclusive to his products.

Cobi, the designer was inspired by his childhood teddy friend, Teddy Ruxpin. Cobi wanted to recreate a character children can grow with; one that teaches valuable life lessons. I think that’s pretty cool!


Cobi Bear tees are currently available in youth sizes xs-xl with talks of toddler sizes coming soon. T-Shirts can be purchased on We are offering friends of iHeartKids a 10% discount this weekend on products with the promo code: iheartkids at checkout. Expires Sunday, April 7th.

iHeartKids is happy to partner with Cobi Bear on an Instagram Giveaway this weekend. TO participate check out iHeartKids on IG. You can win a Cobi Bear Tee.

Looking forward to seeing more designs coming from Cobi Bear! iHeartKids approves!

Michigan, “PLAYFEST 2013”- Mother’s Day Weekend!


iHeartKids is excited to bring you, PLAYFEST“- A Michigan Family Friendly event taking place this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11-12, 2013. We will be featuring Michigan Products, presented by our  partner: Got it Made in Michigan.

Now accepting applications for vendors and sponsorships.  Please submit information on our website at:  Get involved: Email

The Camatte- Toyota’s new car for KIDS

Yes, you read that correctly- CAR FOR KIDS. Toyota unveiled the Camatte this past weekend at the International Tokyo Toy Show.

Toyota wants kids to dream of owning a car at a young age, so what better way then to build a car they can actually drive!

The customizable body features toy-like simplicity with easily removable  body panels and options for a custom design and color car.

The pedals and seats can be positioned and adjusted to enable operation by a child while an adult, seated in the rear-right seat, assists steering and braking and helps the child develop driving skills.

Kids can drive the three-seater car at non-public places, such as go-kart tracks.

Fun Fact:The word “Camatte” comes from the Japanese word for “care”, meant to signify “caring for others”.

So what do you think?

Creating a more Colorful world 4 Kids everywhere! Charity Lovin’ & Givin’ Tees

iHeartKids loves ART! Art is fun, cool 😎 beautiful and most importantly, there are NO rules to creating. We are proud, geeked and super excited to announce our first ever and oh so fabulous, T<3 Shirt Project! Tees made by Kids4Kids benefiting Soles4Souls.

Parents, grannies, pas, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters, neighbors, EVERYBODY grab a kid and Come on, Let’s Color!

iHeartKids teams up with organizations we heart and support. Meet Soles4Souls, they are changing the world one pair of shoes at a time! Soles4Souls is making a positive difference in the world and we are happy to dedicate this project to them!

Cutie Morgie Moo, 5 & proud  😀


a few rules 2 follow:

  • ages 12 & under
  • have fun, play, smile lots, stay original :mrgreen:

We can’t wait to see the final tee! What are you waiting 4?

Submit here or email <3 BIG colorful (hugs) d&d

News: iHeartKids Launches Kid’s Competition For Design of New Shirt