Here are the links we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too.

 

Love these sweet Star Wars’ illustrations by James Hance in the style of classic children’s book illustrations. (via Bored Panda)

How teachers can bring Star Wars into the classroom with these great lesson plan ideas that cover everything from Shakespeare to economics.

We had our own theory on the Spawned Podcast last week about “Where is Rey?”  Sadly, our theory was confirmed nearly verbatim by a toy manufacturer who confessed as to why there are so few Rey toys on shelves. Just wow.

A great resolution: 52 ways to be more playful in 2016.

The coolest new tech for parents coming out in 2016.

12-step program for kindness.

Heartfelt congratulations to our friends at Postpartum Progress and everything they did for women in 2015.

Beautify your day with these 10 inspiring museums on Instagram.

How to set up a toy rotation system that works for your family.

 

 

Edible map for social studies project featured on Parent Hacks' Instagram page

An incredibly clever, edible map created for a social studies project by Mira, the daughter of Parent Hacks‘ Asha Dornfest, and her friend Elizabeth. Amazing!

A list of 37 powerful words that will make your writing and speech more persuasive.

The bias against female entrepreneurs made evident in a very public forum.

Whoa, how cool is this portable car seat?

A sobering reminder why it’s important to have your child’s car seat installed properly. (Don’t worry, happy ending.)

And parents, check the Britax recall of some strollers and infant seats issued this week.

 

 

Birthday cake ideas cool enough for tweens and teens | Cake by Sprinkle Bakes

Great list of birthday party cake ideas cool enough for older kids, like this easy DIY ice cream sandwich cake at Sprinkle Bakes.

Be still our hearts: Pretty in Pink is turning 30! And we can see it in theaters again!

A mediation album for kids from Kira Wiley to help kids find their inner zen.

In one of his last public projects, Alan Rickman pairs up with a tortoise to help some worthy causes.

David Bowie once narrates Peter the Wolf. Wow.

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