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10 Thrilling Halloween STEM Activities
Oct. 25, 2019 Blog post 10 Thrilling Halloween STEM Activities main image

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 Blog post Key Practices to Manage Screen Time for Family and Academic Engagement main image

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 Blog post Teaching Kids to Code: Importance, Tips, and Activities to Get Started main image

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 Blog post Raising Kids in a Digital Age: Preventing Tech Tantrums main image

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 Blog post 5 STEM Activities for Early Learners main image

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 Blog post Outdoor Natural Science STEM Activities main image

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 Blog post 6 Apps to Support Your Gifted and Talented Learner main image

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 Blog post 5 Must-Have Back-to-School Apps main image

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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5 Apps to Prepare Your Child for Common Core Standards
July 11, 2017 Blog post 5 Apps to Prepare Your Child for Common Core Standards main image

Chances are, you live in a state that uses the Common Core standards for your child’s curriculum at school. Don’t be afraid of the Common Core, or whichever set of standards your state uses to teach your child. Instead, choose from one of our innovative apps, designed to help your child reach his or her potential, and prepare them for success in school!

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Digital Media and Your Kids: Frequently Asked Questions
June 26, 2017 Blog post Digital Media and Your Kids: Frequently Asked Questions main image

Sometimes digital media can get a bad rep. Parents often misperceive screen time as being something that can harm their children. If you still have questions or about screen time, and just how much is right for your child, this article will tackle some of parent’s most frequently asked questions to guide your family in making the right choices when it comes to digital media. 

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