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  • The InnoTab 2 looked very much like the new, InnoTab 3.
    Review: The "InnoTab 3" by VTech
    Today’s children have been immersed in technology since the time they were born. Hence, many toys and games that appeal to the youngsters of today have a digital basis. Although some parents decry technology-savvy games, there is strong...
  • How To Stay Encouraged While Homeschooling
    How To Stay Encouraged While Homeschooling
    While we are happy we homeschool and believe in it wholeheartedly for our family, we know it isn't always an easy choice or task. There are days when throwing in the towel truly feels like the best plan out there. Yet, other days it feels like...
  • School kids
    Brain breaks in school show good results
    A lot of kids complain that they feel school gets boring. It would appear logical to assume offering kids breaks during the school day could help them feel better and perform better. Oregon State University reported on Sept. 23, 2014 that brain...
  • School of Shred
    Vail Resorts’ School of Shred for 5th and 6th graders
    Lindsey Vonn’s School of Shred returns to Vail Resorts this coming ski season, giving 5th and 6th grade students four free and unrestricted days of skiing or snowboarding at each of its Colorado resorts: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone...
  • How Do Homeschool Kids Get Socialization?
    HOW DO HOMESCHOOL KIDS GET SOCIALIZATION?
    One of the most commonly asked questions when you are a home educator is, “How will they learn social skills?” While many who ask have good intentions, this is by far one of the most frustrating and annoying questions posed to a...
  • Kids having some fun
    Just focusing on physical activity and not play may hurt kids
    Kids often complain that their schools and sometimes their parents spend too much time emphasizing how important physical activity is and not enough time emphasizing how important it is to simply have fun playing. Although clearly physical...
  • Guinness World Records contest
    Guinness World Records 60 Years/60 Words Challenge
    Kids can be the source of great wisdom and sometimes humorous observations on life. As kids begin to read and learn, many school age children are drawn to the Guinness World Records books to see the unusual, extraordinary and sometimes...
  • Dr. Robert Thomas and Eris Thomas
    Annual "Wild About Kids" Gala to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
    Save the date for an evening of philanthropy and celebration on Saturday, November 8at the eighth annual "Wild About Kids" Gala to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. This year's event chairs are Dr. Robert Thomas and...
  • HOW TO BUILD A CHEAP HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM
    HOW TO BUILD A CHEAP HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM
    If your budget is tight this year, and you are looking to begin your homeschooling journey we have some great tips on How To Build A CHEAP Homeschool Curriculum. Not only can you potentially spend nothing at all, you will likely spend under $100...
  • Dance Play Move
    Flexibility and free-movement with Portland's Dance/Play/Move
    Earlier this year, Portland dancers Jen Hackworth and keyon gaskin ventured into a new type of collaboration with one another, by organizing a set of dance classes for young children called Dance/Play/Move – an innovative and "creative...
  • A Family
    Kids who feel less favored use more alcohol, cigarettes and drugs
    It is vitally important for all kids in a family to feel equally loved. Science Daily reported on Sept. 12, 2014 that favoritism is linked to substance abuse in families that are disengaged. When there is a perception in families that parents have...
  • Cody King
    Kid-saving app created to end hot car child deaths
    Cody King was haunted by the realization one morning that he could have left his toddler in the car in the midst of juggling schedule changes, family life, and work demands. A year and a half later, King has released a smartphone app that’s...
  • Chicago plays are child's play—literally
    Chicago plays are child's play—literally
    Chicago Children's Theatre's launches its 10th season with the world premiere musical of Leo Lionni'sCaldecott Award-winning children’s book Frederick. Directed by Stuart Carden and adapted by Suzanne Miller, the new stage...
  • 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...
  • How To Begin Your Homeschool Journey
    How To Begin Your Homeschool Journey
    Whether your family has chosen to homeschool due to religious reasons, poor education choices in your area or to help your child reach their full potential, there are some basic things you must know before beginning this journey. You will find...