Financial Literacy Game Online – Great Piggy Bank Adventure

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T. Rowe Price and Disney created a totally fun (and free) online game called The Great Piggy Bank Adventure® that teaches kids financial literacy to kids. Through the online game and interactive experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World®, T.Rowe Price and Disney want to help parents talk with their kids about money and good financial habits. Believe it … [Read more...]

Flip Out Gamewright Game for Kids

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I hate to play favorites but . . . I sure love Gamewright games. Actually, until recently, I didn't realize how many of our games were Gamewright games -- see below for a full list. And, I was fortunate to try out their newest game, FlipOut, which is my 9-year old's favorite game EVER. What's even better, Gamewright is giving away a FlipOut game to an Imagination Soup … [Read more...]

Totally Tubular Fraction Formula Game

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Educational Insights Fraction Formula Game visually teaches children about fractions. It's a fun math game for kids that is colorful, playful, and educational. We love it! Fraction Game More than that, my kids, even my six year old, are finally conceptualizing fractions! So, fun and learning in one game, what's not to love? To Play: Each player starts with a cylinder. To … [Read more...]

You’ve Been Sentenced! (To a Fun Grammar Game)

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You've Been Sentenced! is a hilariously fun grammar game for kids ages 8 and older from McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds. This game makes sentence creation point-worthy fun. Grammar Game Draw 10 cards from the shuffled pile of 540 word cards. Each card has five related words around the edge so you have lots of choices from which to form your sentence. Each card is worth … [Read more...]

Yoga Videos for Kids

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Imagine a story that while children listened, they moved along with the action? That is the concept behind Move With Me Action Adventures, a series of yoga videos about Scooter and Boy. We know from brain research that movement improves cognitive function. But, sometimes it's hard to get our kids to move enough! The Action Adventures DVDs engage children in movement while … [Read more...]

On the Go With Mrs. P. and Tales2Go

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How could I not know about Tales2Go before now? Oh, yeah, no i-gadgets. Until a few months ago when I unofficially adopted my husband's new iPad for my own so I could get Tales2Go. Tales2Go Tales2Go is perfect for book-loving families like us -- it's practically a million (or 1,500) audio books for your iPad (or any other i-things.) Books such as classics, folktales, fairy … [Read more...]

Sparkle Stories Remind Me Of Old-Time Radio Shows

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Storytellers, David and Lisabeth Sewell McCann, captivated me immediately with their original, audio-only, Sparkle Stories. I love listening to stories. In fact, I grew up listening to old-time radio shows on public radio -- have you ever heard one? My family and I would gather around the radio and listen to The Shadow or Fibber McGee and Molly, my favorite. (Remember … [Read more...]

Fantastic Non-Fiction Books For Kids

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It's very important for kids to read non-fiction as well as fiction books. Why? Because most reading and writing in our life is non-fiction - information in school, communication in work, and almost everything on the Internet. Read more about non-fiction comprehension strategies including word-attack skills and text-structure knowledge. Non-Fiction Books For … [Read more...]

Do It Yourself Summer Camp Ideas

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An at home, do-it-yourself DIY summer camp can be an inexpensive and fun way to help your children grow intellectually, artistically, socially and spiritually over the summer. Think of the goals you have for your children this summer. This summer, I want my children to _________________  . (Fill in the blank.) Would a summer camp at home help meet your goals? DIY … [Read more...]