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7 Reasons to Love the New Scribble Press Deluxe Creative Writing & Storytelling App for Ages 6-8 (w giveaway)

7 Reasons to Love the New Scribble Press Deluxe Creative Writing & Storytelling App for Ages 6-8 (w giveaway)
May 27, 2016 4 Comments »

This post is sponsored by Fingerprint Creative kids who love stories and have already experienced Scribble by Fingerprint will love the new Scribble Press Deluxe, a new version of a popular app that has helped kids write over three million ... Read More »

The Best Free Resources for Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

The Best Free Resources for Teaching Kids Financial Literacy
April 13, 2016 5 Comments »

This is a sponsored post Even though April is Financial Literacy Month, financial literacy is a topic that requires ongoing conversations to impart different lessons at each age and stage to teach kids necessary lifelong skills. I remember learning how ... Read More »

Alexandra Rain Friends to the Rescue App: Positive Messaging for Young Fashionistas (w. giveaway)

Alexandra Rain Friends to the Rescue App: Positive Messaging for Young Fashionistas (w. giveaway)
November 14, 2012 1 Comment »

One of the most challenging parts of parenting is teaching important values in a way that isn’t preachy or makes you sound like a broken record. As a parent, I’m always trying to find ways to instill values like kindness ... Read More »

Tips for Making Spelling Practice Fun and Macy’s Spelling Bee

Tips for Making Spelling Practice Fun and Macy’s Spelling Bee
September 10, 2012 3 Comments »

Spelling has always been a part of our school system’s curriculum beginning in first grade which means that this year, Captain Computer joins his sister in practicing words for weekly tests.   Learning to spell helps kids learn word patterns. Making ... Read More »

Kids Online Behavior & Safety: Recent Stats and More Resources

Kids Online Behavior & Safety: Recent Stats and More Resources
June 16, 2011 1 Comment »

I’m passionate about educating families to keep kids safe online and developing awareness about potential risks of having kids on the internet because the online landscape is constantly changing.  We know that the internet is a treasure trove of educational ... Read More »

Jon Scieszka’s Spaceheadz Engages Readers in Print and Online (giveaway)

Jon Scieszka’s Spaceheadz Engages Readers in Print and Online (giveaway)
August 31, 2010 1 Comment »

I am beyond thrilled to introduce today’s Tech Savvy Guest, author Jon Scieszka! Author of favorites such as The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Time Warp Trio series, and the Caldecott Honor Book, The Stinky Cheese Man ... Read More »

Websites of the Week: Cyber Bullying Resources for Parents

Websites of the Week: Cyber Bullying Resources for Parents
March 3, 2009 1 Comment »

Cyberbullying is the topic of the week both here, on DC Metro Moms, Silicon Valley Moms, on City Mama, and even among my colleagues at school. While I urged schools to include digital citizenship lessons in their curriculum in my ... Read More »