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Reducing Screen Time when School is Online: Tips for Making Screen Time Count

Feb. 1, 2021

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It’s no secret that the amount of time kids spend on screens have jumped since the start of the pandemic. At the same time, parents and teachers are haunted by pre-pandemic warnings to reduce time spent on technology, especially for young children who are at risk for becoming overweight. So, what are parents and teachers to do when this year many schools across the country are taught online? Keep reading to find out how to reduce screen time and balance it with other activities, even during online learning.

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Digital Citizenship and Computer Science for Kids

Nov. 3, 2020

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Have you found yourself struggling to help your little learner through their online classes this fall? If so, you’re not alone! For many parents, virtual classes have been exhausting. Not only are our youngest kids trying to learn to read and write, but they’re trying to do so over the internet and on a laptop that they have likely never used before this year! Read this article to find out how to teach kids computer skills and the basics of communicating online!

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10 Thrilling Halloween STEM Activities

Oct. 26, 2020

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Halloween is one of childhood’s favorite holidays, and it’s easy to take advantage of the excitement of the season by mixing in some frightfully fun STEM-based activities! Use common supplies and Halloween candy to flex your child’s engineering and science abilities and knowledge. This article will share 10 thrilling Halloween STEM activities for kids that you will love as much as your child! 

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Key Practices to Manage Screen Time for Family and Academic Engagement

Sept. 9, 2019

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As kids get older, both parents and teachers alike are faced with children who love to watch or play on screens! Today’s generation of children have grown up with technology all around them, with many kids having used YouTube since before they could remember! But along with the apps and devices that children love the most, come the responsibility to manage their usage by caregivers and educators. This article explores what the experts say about children and technology and offers 5 fantastic tips to manage kids’ screen time.

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Teaching Kids to Code: Importance, Tips, and Activities to Get Started

May 21, 2019

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How much do you know binary or HTML? Unless you’re in the IT profession, your answer is most likely: “not much!” For today’s parents, learning to code was not an option in high school, but now children as young as 5 are starting to learn the basics of computer programming. If the thought of teaching kids to code is overwhelming, don’t worry! This article will give you what you need to know to get your child started, complete with the basics, importance, and activity ideas to begin!

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Raising Kids in a Digital Age: Preventing Tech Tantrums

Dec. 8, 2018

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Never before have kids been so tech savvy. With constant internet access and high-tech tablets and smartphones, it’s no wonder that preschoolers are quickly becoming better at figuring out technology than their own parents or grandparents! This next article will take you through steps to prevent tech tantrums so your little learner can get the most out of their technology - without the fuss! 

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5 STEM Activities for Early Learners

June 19, 2018

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If your child has started school, you’ve no doubt heard of the acronym STEM. STEM programs have become a hot topic in education, as it stands for some of the most important career fields. While middle and high schools across the country are increasingly offering STEM programs, these programs are sorely lacking in elementary schools. 

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Outdoor Natural Science STEM Activities

June 13, 2018

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The weather is getting cooler, and winter is right around the corner. There’s no better time to get outdoors to enjoy nature than the fall! This autumn, let’s explore the great outdoors with fun-filled STEM science activities perfect for early learners!

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6 Apps to Support Your Gifted and Talented Learner

Sept. 18, 2017

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While it’s true that every child, regardless of level or label, need individualized learning, gifted kids need stimulation and mental challenges to keep them busy and learning. Check out the apps to support kids with various educational needs, including gifted and talented learners.

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5 Must-Have Back-to-School Apps

Aug. 14, 2017

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August is here again, and it’s time to get to work! Kids everywhere are headed back to the classroom, and many of them are stepping foot into school for the very first time! Help your child get ahead by practicing the skills they need to be successful. 

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