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Is Technology Harming Us? Tristan Harris Wants to Help


Tristan Harris is animated by the question of how 21st century technology is affecting us.

The Atlantic magazine has called Tristan Harris “the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” for his work as the former Design Ethicist at Google. Harris is animated by the question of how 21st century technology is affecting us, and he created the Center for Humane Technology in the hopes of “reversing the digital…
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5 Fun Summer Math Games


Explore numbers, shapes, measurements, and more with your children with these fun summer math games.

Summer offers parents and preschoolers time to enjoy the outdoors while still “stretching the brain.” The outdoor environment provides endless rich opportunities to build upon your child’s mathematical skills. Together, you can explore numbers, shapes, measurements, and more by trying some of these fun and easy guided activities or by simply asking the right questions…
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6 Fun Spring Spelling Activities


Spring spelling activities that are seasonal, easy, and play-based!

Talking, singing, playing rhyme games, reading aloud, and experimenting with writing and drawing with your child are great ways to establish a good literacy foundation. During the spring months, try some of these seasonal, easy, and play-based literacy activities to support and encourage your preschooler’s curiosity and confidence with spelling. Spring Spelling Activities 1) Water…
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Parents: You Are Smarter Than Screens


The time we share with our children is important for bonding and for academic success.

We are increasingly aware that early childhood is the best time for a child to build a foundation of learning. Parents play a crucial role and are “smarter than screens,” writes Laura Overdeck in her op-ed for U.S. News. Overdeck begins her article by asserting that when it comes to fixing underperforming schools, we’ve focused…
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5 Quick Tips for Taking Better Holiday Photos with Your Family


Take better holiday photos on your smartphone or DSLR this year with these quick tips.

Take better holiday photos on your smartphone or DSLR this year with these quick tips. Whether you’re using a smartphone, a DSLR, or a point-and-shoot to take your photos, these tips should apply to any photographer. 1. Shoot Moments and Poses Some of the best photos are taken when the subject isn’t expecting it. Look…
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Improve Parent-Teacher Communication with the Bloomz App


Bloomz is a new app that connects teachers and parents. Read about it in this blog post.

Your phone vibrates. A new alert shows a picture of your child in art class with a message from his teacher explaining that today they explored the paintings of Monet. Scrolling through the app, you notice that Friday has an event scheduled, and you suddenly remember that you have a PTA meeting. Bloomz is a…
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Our “Catchiest” Title Yet: A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon GO


A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon GO

The Pokémon GO mobile game is being played by millions, and parents need to know the benefits and risks. Read this short guide to learn more. What is Pokémon GO? Pokémon GO is a popular mobile game that was created by Niantic and released in July, 2016. It’s based on the popular Pokémon franchise that…
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Technology: Castles, Cameras, and Connectedness


We are the first generation to parent children in the media-heavy and media-reliant world. Growing up, we saw technology and the internet evolve, and we learned about it as it became part of our world.

KinderTown recently published an article for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about using apps and technology in the family from her perspective as a parent, educator, and curator of quality educational apps. Here’s an excerpt from the article: We are the first generation to parent children in the technology-reliant world. Growing up, we saw technology and…
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Introducing KinderTown Power Packs


KinderTown is launching a brand new product called Power Packs.

We’ve got some exciting news to share, and you’re part of it! KinderTown is launching a brand new product called Power Packs. Each pack is aligned to the KinderTown Learning Map and is designed to support parents in connecting the learning that happens on the iPad with educational experiences for the home. In addition, in…
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Engage Your Preschoolers with Developmental Duffle


Looking for a way to engage your preschooler at home with play while developing learning skills? Check out Developmental Duffle.

Looking for a way to engage your preschooler at home with play while developing learning skills? Check out Developmental Duffle. I first saw the bright orange duffles at an education convention. The booth was laid out with bright orange bags and inviting educational toys grouped by age and developmental skills. I loved how each educational…
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