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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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Outdoor Summer Math Games & Apps


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

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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Spring into Spelling with Activities & Apps


Teach spelling this spring with these fun activities and educational apps.

If you are considering ways to teach your preschool-age child about spelling, consider involving him in literacy activities that are hands-on and playful ways to explore the alphabet and words. 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.…
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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.

Lanette Judy, the Digital Curriculum Reviewer for 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…
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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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Using Tablets in Your Homeschool


In this guest post, Erica Ardnt writes about the way that her homeschooling family uses tablets in their education.

In this guest post, Erica Ardnt writes about the way that her homeschooling family uses tablets in their education. People always ask me if and how I use tablets in our homeschool. The first answer is yes! We definitely make use of our tablet as it provides a change from the normal daily work. One…
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Three Ways to Balance Technology in Your Family


How does a family stay safe and sane in the face of so many screens vying for our attention? Finding a balance with technology is key.

How does a family stay safe and sane in the face of so many screens vying for our attention? Finding a balance with technology is key. Many of us use computers in order to complete our jobs and even as a medium for education. While the inherent value of media is almost a necessity for…
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