There are many musicians who claim they were born with a rhythm in their heart and a funky beat in their soul, but none of them can offer actual proof to that effect like 3-year-old DJ Arch Jr.
AJ's performance on South Africa's Got Talent blew the audience away, and even though the little guy hasn't figured out the "smile and say hi to the camera" part of performing he already knows how to rock a party right.
In one of the most touching and inspiring things I've seen in recent memory, by the age if six, Jaden Hayes had lost both of his parents. But what he chose to do afterward is extraordinary. Don't miss this moving clip that explains how the child found a way to lift his spirits in the face of tragedy.
There are bound to be people who watch these videos and have concerns about safety, but don't worry- Noah didn't seriously injure his dad during the making of these videos, he hurt him just enough to call them WWE worthy.
Since she was 5 years old, Sharina Jones of Detroit, Michigan has used a wheelchair. When she recently became a mom, she found a new obstacle to overcome: it was impossible to use a conventional stroller while in her wheelchair.
That's where 16-year old Alden Kane stepped in. He designed and built this prototype stroller that clamps onto Jones's wheelchair. Her baby's car seat fits snugly into the top. Now Jones can easily take her baby around by herself. Fox 2 reports:
The young engineer spent months working on the project, making sure it would be comfortable for Mom and for baby. So, using lightweight steel tubing, this baby carrier easily clamps onto the chair and then the baby's car seat seat snugly sets right in.
So far, the prototype is a huge hit.
"After six months of hard work, six months of working in the machine shop designing it up, it was priceless seeing the design on her wheelchair, being used with her child in it," Alden says.
It is estimated that two million children have fled from the war in Syria and surrounding countries with or without their families over the past five years. Award-winning photographer Magnus Wennman traveled to various refugee camps and gatherings of refugee groups in many countries to document their plight. A series of his pictures showing where the children sleep is accompanied by their stories at the Swedish site Aftonbladet. Shown above is 5-year-old Lamar, and here’s her story.
Back home in Baghdad, the dolls, the toy train, and the ball are left; Lamar often talks about these items when home is mentioned. The bomb changed everything. The family was on its way to buy food when it was dropped close to their house. It was not possible to live there anymore, says Lamar’s grandmother, Sara. After two attempts to cross the sea from Turkey in a small, rubber boat, they succeeded in coming here to Hungary’s closed border. Now Lamar sleeps on a blanket in the forest, scared, frozen, and sad.
Who’s the boss? The boss is the one who’s up several times a night to feed the baby, then has to get the other child ready for school, buy the groceries, clean the kitchen, change the diapers, balance the checkbook, remember appointments, help with homework, load the dishwasher, and feed the baby again. A lot of women do this as a breadwinner and/or single parent. Supervision goes by the wayside in such a situation, so jellybeans sounds like a good enough breakfast. This is the latest from Lunarbaboon.
Kids are becoming more comfortable with, and reliant upon, technological devices in their lives, and as their addiction to smarthphones grows stronger parents keep searching for ways to unplug their kids.
It's good to teach them there are dangerous people online who prey on unsuspecting kids, but thanks to a new set of Snapchat filters parents are bypassing the safety lessons and going straight to making their kids terrified of smartphones.
The Snapchat filter catches the poor kiddos unaware, transforming their cute little faces into ugly, twisted versions. And judging by the actual expressions on their faces these kids might not use a smartphone again until they're old enough to drive!
Twitter user Stephen O'Hara, a dad from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, obviously knows how important it is to document the milestones in his little daughter's life. So when he presented the toddler with her first lightsaber, he made sure to catch the moment on video. It's lucky he did, too, as her adorable reaction will be something that she and her parents can look back on with a smile. Via Daily Dot
In a way, getting a pet is good preparation for eventually having children. They both require great care and attention, are expensive, and can endanger themselves in surprising ways.
Are you ready to have a kid? Find out by getting a Pet Baby. It’s a baby, but it’s also a pet. This commercial from the comedy troupe Above Average shows you the advantages of having your own Pet Baby. If you find that you’re not ready, just ship the baby back in the box it arrived in.
If you tell a boy you're going to pull his tooth out with pliers he's sure to start screaming in terror, but tell him you'll be using a drone to extract the tooth and he's liable to start yelling with delight.
Two guys had the same brilliant idea to pull their son's (or nephew's) loose tooth out with a drone, and they both filmed the fun so we can all watch.
Four-year-old JoJo has some concerns about her father's behavior during an upcoming wedding in which she is a flower girl. Just to make sure she and Daddy are on the same page, she has a talk with him prior to the ceremony. JoJo, wise beyond her years, knows full well that you can never be too safe when it comes to such important events. Via Daily Dot
Grief usually makes people look at photos of the dearly departed in one of two ways- either they become the most important mementos in the world, or they get shoved in a box because looking at them causes too much pain.
When Rafael del Col lost his wife Tatiane Valques and unborn child in a tragic road accident back in 2011 he was devastated and left to raise their daughter Raisa alone.
Left trying to figure out how to raise a daughter and deal with grief at the same time, Rafael focused on raising Raisa and honoring Tatiane's memory, and together they overcame grief naturally.
When Raisa was three years old her loving father decided to honor her mother's memory by recreating a photo series shot a week before Rafael and Tatiane were married in 2009, with adorable daughter Raisa standing in for her mother.
The series is an exercise in overcoming grief and paying homage to a loved one who was taken away far too early, and even though Raisa will never really know her mother they'll always be connected by this heartwarming photo shoot.
In this Japanese elementary school, lunch isn’t just a break, it’s a learning experience. Some of the food is grown in the school garden by the students themselves. The kitchen staff prepare food for each class, and then the kids take over by bringing food to the classroom.
It’s an honor to be on the class serving crew, for which they learn about food safety and hygiene. They also learn about the sources of the meal. The teacher eats with the students, and then everyone brushes their teeth! Students also take care of cleanup, with duties dependent on their age. -via Viral Viral Videos
Jasper Ledbetter of Gray, Georgia proposed to his girlfriend, Paige Evans, and secured an engagement. But he wanted "my little princess" involved in the experience. So he bought a ring, dropped to one knee, and asked 5-year old Maddie to become his daughter.
Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, recently dedicated a room to nursing mothers. Air Force veteran and photographer Tara Ruby visited the room. She saw it was comfortably furnished, but needed something on the walls.
Ruby remembered using empty offices and restrooms as they came available so she could pump milk during her own service. So she planned a series of pictures of uniformed, active duty soldiers breastfeeding their kids outside on the military base in the fresh air. She hopes these photos will be used to decorate the new room, according to CNN.
In a recreation of The Great Escape, two kindergarteners in Magnitogorsk, Russia, secretly used spades for several days to dig out of their school. After breaking out, they walked for 2 kilometers to a Jaguar car dealership. Their intention was certainly understandable: they wanted to buy a sports car. ABC News reports:
A female driver noticed the unaccompanied children and asked them what they were doing. They told her they had come from their kindergarten to buy a Jaguar but did not have any money.
She put them in her car and drove them to a police station.
The boys might have succeeded in their plot, if they had brought money and maintained a good cover story.
Every day, kids around the world are subjected to brutally lame, pun-based jokes made by their fathers. These are ordinary, innocent children--like mine, who have to face my awful jokes.
Some children are able to avoid much of the brunt of these pathetic attempts at humor. My eldest daughter, for example, no longer says to me, "Dad, I'm hungry." She'll say, "Dad, my name is Natasha and I'm hungry." This disarms that particular joke.
But there are more. Oh, so many more awful puns. This PSA by Nickelodeon Australia encourages reminds fathers to be careful because their jokes leave marks on the soul. Dad jokes are not a laughing matter.
Tommy Morrissey is only 4 years old, which alone would make him an impressive golf prodigy. What's only more amazing is that he's attained such a high level at the sport even though he was born without a right arm. Metro reports:
If a four-year-old capable of hitting the ball over 100 yards wasn’t already astonishing enough, it’s worth mentioning that Tommy manages to drive fairways, avoid bunkers, chip greens and sink putts using just one arm.
The young boy from Florida was born missing most of his right arm, but hasn’t let that stop him from inspiring millions with his wonderful spirit and incredible skill.
That's because, as Fox Sports puts it, Tommy doesn't see himself as a disabled child. The absence of an arm doesn't hold him back--a message that he shares with kids and adults.
As Carolyn Cox of The Mary Sue puts it, "he was born with a silver brick in his mouth." The Legoland park and resort in Windsor, UK recently got a unique minifig. Lucas Atkinson was born there last August when his mother went into labor in the parking lot of the theme park. That wasn't intentional. She was just making a detour on the way to the hospital. Little Lucas was ready to be born at that very moment.
This is Hilde Lysiak, 8, the founder and chief reporter of The Orange Street News. It's a monthly newspaper and, in fact, the only newspaper for Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, a town of about 5,000 people. Hilde is and old-fashioned, gumshoe journalist who focuses on hard news. The Columbia Journalism Review followed her on the job as she investigated the effects of a local tornado strike:
An older man with an ample potbelly answered, and apologized for being shirtless. With a mix of affability and confusion, he looked down at the freckly blonde 8-year-old standing before him. She had her pen and pad in hand. Homemade press credentials dangled from her neck. “Hi. I’m Hilde from The Orange Street News, and I was wondering if you could tell me what happened a couple nights ago.”
He gestured to his neighbor’s property. “This gentleman over here got the worst of it,” he said. “It went through his house and then went out in the middle of the Susquehanna River and went to the south.” Hilde took notes. She asked the man for his name and spelled out the letters in her notebook: “B-O-B M-A-Y-H-E-W.”
American Ninja Warrior is a television show about an obstacle course of the same name. Completing it, let alone doing so quickly, is an incredibly difficult task requiring great strength, endurance, and dexterity.
Yoshi, who looks about 2 years old, is obsessed with the show. So his father set up an obstacle course in the backyard. Watch Yoshi smash through it, clearing every challenge.
Bonus item: Matt Iseman, the host of American Ninja Warrior, was so impressed with Yoshi that he provided a voice over commentary of Yoshi's run. You can watch it here.
Little Emmett Stevers loves books! And like all bookworms, he finds the end of a great story to be a very sad moment. Whenever his parents finish reading I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom and Richard Scarry, Emmett cries out in anguish. All of us bookworms feel the say way, Emmett. The only comfort is in reaching for a new book.
Now son of Crux1836 is probably the only kid in his town with a steel Mjölnir replica (and hopefully he's not a destructive child), but how's the kid supposed to grow up to be Thor if he's never handled a real hammer?