Education

The PSAT and Your Student

The PSAT and Your Student
February 4, 2016 6 Comments »

This is the first part of my series on the PSAT. It’s a high level look at the PSAT, its importance, and what it means.  Every autumn 10th graders across the country take the PSAT at their schools. Ours was ... Read More »

How to Tweet Your Favorite Sesame Street Characters

How to Tweet Your Favorite Sesame Street Characters
February 1, 2016 No Comments »

It’s been almost a year since the Sesame Street crew joined Twitter and if you’re not already following Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Abby Cadabby, Elmo, Ernie, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count Von Count, and even Ernie’s Rubber Duckie, make a ... Read More »

The History of Bubble Wrap® on Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day #BubbleWrapDay

The History of Bubble Wrap® on Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day #BubbleWrapDay
January 25, 2016 No Comments »

We all know that satisfying pop of Bubble Wrap® but what’s the story on how it was invented? Since today is Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day, today seems like an appropriate day to share the story of how this garage based ... Read More »

Understanding Digital Arts & Animation with an Inside Look at the Making of Hotel Transylvania 2

Understanding Digital Arts & Animation with an Inside Look at the Making of Hotel Transylvania 2
January 22, 2016 No Comments »

Part of the magic of the movies is being immersed in worlds that are completely different than our own thanks to visually stunning scenes that take our breath away. Whether real or animated places created with computer graphics, I find ... Read More »

How to Establish Ground Rules About Technology Together #TheSmartTalk

How to Establish Ground Rules About Technology Together #TheSmartTalk
January 20, 2016 No Comments »

Thank you LifeLock for sponsoring this post. Please visit The Smart Talk for more tips on how to prepare your kids to develop healthy online habits. One of the most common questions I’m asked by parents is, “What’s the right age ... Read More »

GoNoodle for Apple TV: Productive Screen Time Encourages Kids to be Active with Short Safe Videos (w. giveaway)

GoNoodle for Apple TV: Productive Screen Time Encourages Kids to be Active with Short Safe Videos (w. giveaway)
December 9, 2015 30 Comments »

What do you do with antsy kids who have energy to burn and don’t want to bundle up to go outside in the winter months? Finding creative ways to keep kids active inside can be tricky but it doesn’t have ... Read More »

6 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids to Give on #GivingTuesday & Throughout the Year (w. giveaway)

6 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids to Give on #GivingTuesday & Throughout the Year (w. giveaway)
December 1, 2015 13 Comments »

Last night as I closed our book, turned off the light, and gave Thomas some goodnight kisses, he asked me what I was going to work on once he was asleep. “Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday,” I told him. I started ... Read More »

2015 Gift Guide: 27 Gifts Teachers Love (w. giveaway)

2015 Gift Guide: 27 Gifts Teachers Love (w. giveaway)
November 30, 2015 7 Comments »

Back in 2009 I published a teacher gift guide and over the years and since you’ve come back year after year to get gift advice from my The Best Gifts for Teachers (by a teacher!) post, I’ve decided it’s time for an ... Read More »

Scribble by Fingerprint Makes Creative Storytelling Easy for Ages 6-8 (w giveaway)

Scribble by Fingerprint Makes Creative Storytelling Easy for Ages 6-8 (w giveaway)
November 23, 2015 6 Comments »

This is a sponsored post If you’re in search of an engaging educational app that your 6-8 year old won’t tire of, meet Scribble. Scribble is a darling app that allows early elementary ages to tell their stories in age appropriate ways that ... Read More »

2015 Gift Guide: STEM Gifts for All Ages (preK-teen)

2015 Gift Guide: STEM Gifts for All Ages (preK-teen)
November 16, 2015 4 Comments »

  STEM = science, technology, engineering, and math. New toys and products are designed to foster curiosity and get our kids interested in these subjects from a young age. From the mathematical processes involved in building, scientific discovery through experimenting, ... Read More »