Parenting

Hungry, Hungry Ozobot: A Father’s Day Activity For Dads & Kids

From a young age, a child’s main priority is to play, and research has shown just how beneficial free play is to a growing brain. Want to attain cool Dad status this Father’s Day? Play catch in your backyard AND learn to code with your kids! Seriously, what better way to celebrate Father’s Day this …

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How a Love of Science Can Make it Easier for Kids to Change Schools

Most adults would never go back to middle school, even if they were offered a million dollars. The social pressure, the hormones, and the awkwardness of tween years can stress even the most socially adroit students. As your child prepares to enter a new school — whether leaving elementary to start middle school, or transferring …

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14 Organizations and Resources to Challenge Advanced Students

School can sometimes be trying for advanced students who are not challenged and spend their days waiting for fellow-students to catch up. They’re at risk of losing their love of learning. To prevent this, parents can explore options to foster growth and inspiration outside of school. There are dozens of local organizations meant to challenge …

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How to Keep Your Gifted Child Engaged in Learning

Every child learns at their own pace. Some kids struggle in different subjects while others fly through the material. For parents, having an advanced student can be frustrating when they think their child is bored with the material. However, with the right tools, parents can challenge their kids to keep learning after they leave the …

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Boost Your School’s STEAM Program as a Parent Volunteer

Parents dream of raising future doctors, engineers and Nobel Prize winners. They set up STEAM activities at home and embrace learning opportunities when running errands. But while parents might feel like they’re creating interactive learning environments at home, they worry about how their kids learn at school. As a parent, you have a huge opportunity …

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Expanding Horizons: What STEAM Summer Camps Can Do For Your Kids

While summer is a time for resting at the end of a long school year, it’s also time for summer camp. According to Asaf Darash, CEO of registration software company Regpack, more than six million children attend camp every summer at more than 12,000 camps across the United States. Of these, 5,000 are day camps …

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12 Awesome and Educational YouTube Channels For Kids and Parents

Today’s kids watch YouTube in the same way past generations watched TV. They follow their favorite stars, comment on videos, and immediately rush to watch new content. While YouTube can be a handy tool for keeping kids occupied, it also has a lot of content that’s not great for children to see. Parents who want …

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Taking Tech Outside: 4 Fun Ways Families Can Plug into Nature

Some parents feel like they’re in a constant battle to pull their kids away from technology and into nature. They want their kids to explore the world around them without distractions from games, texts, and social apps. However, technology doesn’t have to be the enemy of the outdoors. It’s possible to use smartphones and other …

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