New STEM Apps for Kids

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Here are new science, technology, engineering and math apps for kids that will give them practice while having fun. STEM Apps (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Move the Turtle $2.99 The goal of this programming app is to learn how to program commands to move your turtle so where ever he starts, he'll get the diamond. The task lessons start you off from the very … [Read more...]

Squeebles Apps Make Homework Easier (and Fun)

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I can't wait to tell you about two apps we are loving that make homework time waaay more fun: Squeebles Times Tables 2 app and Squeebles Spelling app from Key Stage Fun. Squeebles Spelling App Spelling lists that come home on Mondays need to be studied, right? The Squeebles Spelling app ($1.99) is perfect for studying those words. Parents enter the weekly spelling words … [Read more...]

Why I Dislike Homework and How the Research Backs Me Up

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Do your kids spend hours a night doing homework? Mine do. And I hate it- maybe even more than they do. Seriously, I'd much rather that my kids get much needed down-time to: play, nap, read, run, swing, dance, twirl, build, create, draw, invent, or design. Yet I sit inside with them, trying to pretend that I'm enthusiastic and supportive, helping them to stay … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

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If your kids are starting to get bored this summer, you may want a few ideas to spark new activities and creative play. You know me, I lots of favorites on my summer activity ideas for kids Pinterest board. But, here are our top ten favorites that we think you will like, too. Favorite Summer Activities for (Bored) Kids 1. Camp Crafts: Ojos de Dios, friendship bracelets, … [Read more...]

Tri-FACTa Math Facts Game Sweepstakes

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Avoid the dreaded summer slide with this great addition and subtraction math facts game for kids ages six and above, Tri-FACTa. Math Facts Game: Tri-FACTa Players get six number cards. The goal is to play 2 or 3 cards to make a fact family, Players place the cards in the triangle spots on top of the other cards played. So in many cases, the player only needs to play one or … [Read more...]

Learning Apps for Kids

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Ready for some new learning apps? I figured this was about the time you would be itching to get some new apps. Kids home for several weeks. Extra time. All of that. Math & Science Learning Apps Pettson's Inventions 2 $1.99 math, visual Cartoony graphics get to figure out how to build something but it's not as easy as it seems because you can't just put … [Read more...]

Huge Round-Up of Science and Math Gifts for Kids

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Get your kids into math and science with these fun learning science and math gifts. In no particular order, my favorites for 2012 gifts . . . MY FIRST BUILD Begin building with LEGO Bricks and More DUPLO My First Build 4631 $24.99 LITTLE CIRCUIT Playing games with friends and family is great way to develop children’s social and verbal skills. And what an adorable … [Read more...]