elementary

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 »

2015 Gift Guide: Early Elementary (ages 5-8 or grades K-2)

2015 Gift Guide: Early Elementary (ages 5-8 or grades K-2)
November 12, 2015 8 Comments »

Kindergarten, first, and second graders span a wide range of skills and knowledge so gifts for this age should balance fun and learning. Kindergartners who have settled into a school routine are working towards becoming fluent readers while second graders ... Read More »

2014 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2)

2014 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2)
November 13, 2014 8 Comments »

Kindergarten, first, and second graders span a wide range of skills and knowledge. While kindergartners are still getting used to routines of school and many are moving towards reading fluency at their own pace, experienced second graders have the school ... Read More »

2013 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Early Elementary Ages (5-8)

2013 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Early Elementary Ages (5-8)
November 12, 2013 1 Comment »

Kids in the early elementary grades are achieving mastery in reading, writing, and math skills, enjoy working independently and as a team through sports and other collaborative ventures, and are growing up fast but still need time to be kids. ... Read More »

How Club Penguin Teaches Kids About Safe Social Networking

How Club Penguin Teaches Kids About Safe Social Networking
May 15, 2013 3 Comments »

  Often called a social network on training wheels, Club Penguin serves as an introduction to the online world for kids ages 6 and above. It provides a multitude of learning opportunities for children and parents alike. After my behind-the-scenes look at ... Read More »

Imagination Stage’s Anime Momotaro: Japan comes to D.C. (ticket giveaway)

Imagination Stage’s Anime Momotaro: Japan comes to D.C. (ticket giveaway)
February 2, 2013 7 Comments »

As Imagination Stage subscribers, we’ve seen many fantastic performances with incredible sets but the new Anime Momotaro brings Japan to the D.C. Metro Area.  The delightful adaptation of a traditional Japanese folktale incorporates elements of manga (Japanese comic books), kabuki ... 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 »

Do your kids need a cell phone? Consider when and why

Do your kids need a cell phone? Consider when and why
September 26, 2012 9 Comments »

One of the questions I’m often asked is “At what age should I buy my child a cell phone?” There’s no magic age at which kids need a cellphone. The decision is one that requires conversation and careful consideration because ... 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 »