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  • Pretend
    4 Storytelling Apps for Families
    The power of storytelling is well known in the educational community for its ability to help children grasp new words, concepts, and social strategies. Sharing stories together is not only fun and educational, but it also serves to build family...
  • DVD Review: Worlds Together Cuba
    DVD Review: Worlds Together Cuba
    This documentary about the island nation of Cuba allows everyone who watches to get the opportunity of seeing the country in a down to earth sort of way. You will get the chance to see the countries health care, history, religion, cuisine, and...
  • Sendy
    4 Robot Apps for Creativity
    "Robots Are Everywhere!" is the well observed notion offered in a recent Huffington Post article about robotics for kids. Robots and robotics programs can be empowering aspects of STEM initiates in education (which are designed to infuse...
  • Summer reading program through the county of Los Angeles public library
    Summer reading program through the county of Los Angeles public library
    The County of Los Angeles Public Library is having their annual Summer Reading Program. The reading program started on June 2 and will end on August 16. The Lancaster library is where all the adventure of reading begins. Which city continually...
  • Frederick's Annual Children's Festival
    Children’s Festival in Frederick
    Today, April 26, marks Frederick, Maryland’s Annual Children’s Festival. A community tradition spanning more than two decades, this year’s 25th installment promises to be a fun, festive, family-oriented event that celebrates...
  • Crabby Writer
    Top 3 Phonics Apps for K-1st Grade
    Learning to read involves many complex factors, with one critical skill being an ability to associate alphabet letters with their sounds or phonemes. Although many words will be memorized by bright young children, gaining a system of phonics gives...
  • Mother Nature
    Celebrate Earth Day at the Calusa Nature Center
    Next Tuesday, April 22, 2014, is Earth Day and the Calusa Nature and Science Center invites you to celebrate the day with the showing of a free documentary film, "Mother Nature's Child" in their planetarium. Showtime is at 4 p.m. The...
  • 5 Spanish & English Bilingual Apps
    5 Spanish & English Bilingual Apps
    There is exciting new brain research out for schools and families about the long lasting benefits of bilingualism. Educators have been aware of the advantages of dual language learning in childhood for quite some time, and now we are now thrilled...
  • Earthworms
    Where do worms go in the winter?
    The simplest answer is they burrow deep down into the soil. Normally worms can't move if their body temperature gets very cool. If the soil they are in freezes, worms can’t move and they die. So the worms that survive northern winters...
  • Abacus - an ancient educational toy from the Egyptians
    A Texas Teacher's View of the Top 10 Most Educational Games for Kids
    With so many phony "educational" toys around, buying a truly educational toy can be tough...Click on the photo box above for my list of the Top 10 Educational Games for KidsMy nephew Ben is about to turn 10 and is at that age when he...
  • 5 Snow-Filled Apps for Winter Fun & Learning
    5 Snow-Filled Apps for Winter Fun & Learning
    As winter weather arrives, many parents and teachers begin a search for fun, educational indoor play activities that have real value in the lives of children. This list of five apps exemplifies touchscreen experiences that are particularly...
  • Woolly Bear
    A bear turns into a tiger
    Woolly Bears, also called Woolly Worms are a commonly seen caterpillar of the Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia Isabella). They are quite common from northern Mexico throughout the United States and across southern Canada.You can often see them in...
  • Teeth
    3 Apps for Bright Smiles & Dental Care
    We certainly want all children to have healthy smiles, and this year Teach for America and Colgate have partnered to help. Using school Picture Day as a time to remember the important topic of dental care their efforts include a variety of...
  • Tobor the Carry-On Robot: a stimulating middle-grade novel
    Tobor the Carry-On Robot: a stimulating middle-grade novel
    When I was a kid growing up in LA, the only piece of electronic equipment we initially owned was an AM radio, later supplemented by a black and white TV with a fuzzy low-def picture. The only available portable reading device was a book. Today...
  • 5 Space-Theme Apps to Inspire
    5 Space-Theme Apps to Inspire
    This fantastic YouTube video of astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie's “Major Tom,” is a great reminder of the connections between space exploration, learning, and creativity. It’s inspiring! The topic of space travel...