Charlie’s Playhouse

***Update***: The site will be ready to take orders next week. I’ll repost this when the products are available! Sorry for any confusion.

Last year, I had a chance to meet Kate Miller. She is the woman behind Charlie’s Playhouse, a website which sells Darwin-friendly toys for children. After several months of preparation, the online store is finally ready for the public!

When I met her, she had just rolled out a prototype “timeline of evolution” for all to see. Instantly, atheists of all ages were checking out this amazing learning tool (click below for larger image):

Here’s a closeup:

How awesome is that?!

That timeline (also in poster form) is now available at her new website. While you’re there, check out the other excellent items she created.

The website is still not 100% finished, but it’s getting there. It should be good to go shortly.

It would be great to see a business like this grow — a place for atheist parents to buy intellectual toys for their kids.

I love it!

  • http://www.otmatheist.com hoverFrog

    It would be great to see a business like this grow — a place for atheist parents to buy intellectual toys for their kids.

    Not just atheist parents. The conflict between Christianity and evolution only exists in the minds of those who wish to stick to a literal reading of the bible. It needn’t be this way for others.

    That aside I like the range of products available. I might just have to get that time chart….er….for my kids.

  • Daniel Hoffman

    Here’s a correction:
    The Coelacanth in the bottom right of the second pic should say “I have strong and…”

  • http://ichthyologistbright.blogspot.com Laurie Soule

    I sent the link to this website to my son a couple of days ago, and he wants to get the t-shirt that says 98% Chimpanzee. He’s 19.

  • PrimeNumbers

    Any word on availability in Canada?

  • http://perkyskeptic.blogspot.com/ The Perky Skeptic

    This is great!!!!! I want that timeline!!! Must find place to put it!

  • Kate

    Not just atheist parents. The conflict between Christianity and evolution only exists in the minds of those who wish to stick to a literal reading of the bible. It needn’t be this way for others.

    That bears repeating. Thank you!!!! Not all Christians are creationists. That fact needs to be highlighted most of all.

  • Steven

    PrimeNumbers asked:
    “Any word on availability in Canada?”

    Although I wasn’t able to order anything, the registration function (for ordering purposes) allows you to enter an international address so hopefully they will ship outside of the U.S.
    I’d really like to order some of their merchandise as I think my six-year old daughter would love it. Every night it’s “Daddy tell me all about sharks”, or “Daddy tell me all about dinosaurs” and even “Daddy tell me all about volcanoes”.
    Daddy needs to do a bit of studying – my knowledge of paleontology is about 3 decades out of date and I really don’t remember much about vulcanolgy either.

  • http://agersomnia.blogspot.com Agersomnia

    cool!

    I’d also like to get some items, and I’m in Mexico. There might be enough market to become a reseller, as I live near a biotech reserch institute…

  • Ollie

    Hey, I recognize one of those guys! It’s me!

    I found it very interesting, simple enough for children to easily grasp and understand, but containing real and interesting science. Keep it up!

  • http://skepticsplay.blogspot.com/ miller

    Wait, how do we know that they’re all atheists in that photo?

  • chancelikely

    “For their kids.”

    Yeah, right. I’m getting one for me.

  • Lyz

    I saw this at the AAI conference this past weekend – VERY cool! I might have to pick some up to send to my niece and incoming nephew in San Diego….

  • Vincent

    It bears repeating, so I’ll repeat it.
    This is not limited to atheists.
    As a good little Catholic kid I was way into dinosaurs.

    It’s a great place for parents who want their kids to have a sound grounding in science to get educational materials (thought “charlie” is a bit too cute for me).

    p.s. I love the line of the horseshoe crab running to the present. Those critters are AWESOME!

  • raatrani

    I met her this Saturday at the AAI convention too… very *very* cool stuff! I especially loved the 98% Chimp shirts.

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