Family & Technology For Kids

1007, 2017

What You Ought To Know About The Good & Bad of Screen Time

“Everywhere I go, parents, teachers, even young people themselves complain of a growing concern about our screen-focused lives. We’re spending more time staring at screens and less time in the wonders of nature, in conversation with friends, in valuable silent contemplation and engaged with others in community or civic activity. It’s not good on many […]

3007, 2016

Get Epic! An Amazing Reading App for Kids

We are changing the world with technology.  ~ Bill Gates

Epic is a reading app for kids age 12 and under. It is a huge “unlimited” library of books kids read at their “just right level” or click the “read to me” option, and the book reads aloud to them.  Oh yeah, did I mention that […]

1207, 2016

5 Fantastic & Free Educational Websites For Kids

Summer is here and kids are out of school. Research by John Hopkins University shows that children lose 2-3 months progress during the summer. These free educational websites for kids are sure to keep their brains from turning to mush.
Even though I strongly advocate summer reading programs, these free educational websites for kids are […]

701, 2016

5 Free & Fun Reading Apps For Kids

Originally posted on Moms Magazine
We need to prepare students for their future, not our past.–Ian Jukes
These reading apps for kids are sure to spark some interest and develop a love for literacy. I search and reviewed many apps to find these five that are filled with good reading skills as well as free.

The Forest […]

1308, 2015

Surprising Benefits of Screen Time

Screen time is a hot topic. Just about every magazine, blog, and newspaper has an article about screen time. Usually, you read about the many negative effects of screen time which are a reality that I hold dear, but this article is about the many benefits. Screens are a part of our daily life nowadays; […]

3007, 2015

Screen Time For Kids: Surprising Guidelines

Originally posted on Moms Magazine

“We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” ~ Steve Jobs
In our modern world, it isn’t uncommon to see moms pushing shopping carts around the grocery store while their 2-year old is glued to a phone or iPad. Screens are a part of our life, but how much time […]

1007, 2015

10 Popular Apps For Kids That Encourage Reading

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. ~ Bill Gates

We are currently in an era where technology is a tool. It can’t be denied. Therefore, I searched to find popular apps for kids that encourage reading. I still advocate that parents […]

1406, 2015

5 Free Story Writing Websites For Kids

Writing a book is an adventure—Winston Churchill

I’m so excited to find these free writing websites for kids and share them with you. Often, kids say that they don’t like to write. These websites are sure to help them fuel their creativity and motivate them to write.
When I talk about writing, I am talking about […]

305, 2015

10 Fabulous & Free Reading Websites For Kids

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”
– Vernon Howard

In our modern day, technology plays a key role in our kids’ learning. I realize that you can do a Google search for free reading websites for kids, but these 10 free reading web sites for kids are teacher […]

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