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Free Crazy 8s Clubs Make Preschoolers and Elementary Ages Fall in Love with Math

Free Crazy 8s Clubs Make Preschoolers and Elementary Ages Fall in Love with Math
December 20, 2014 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post Gone are the days where math clubs were just for nerds. These days it’s cool for the youngest ages to develop interests in science, technology, engineering, and math by making connections to these subjects in ... 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 »

An Introduction to Club Penguin

An Introduction to Club Penguin
May 14, 2013 6 Comments »

In a world filled with penguins, puffles, and igloos, Club Penguin empowers kids to be who they want to be through online game play in a fun digital playground that introduces them how to interact socially in a virtual space ... Read More »

Video Review: Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

Video Review: Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers
February 7, 2013 Comments Off

A world without UNDERPANTS?!!! My children can’t even begin to imagine what a world without Captain Underpants books might be like. Their love of Dav Pilkey’s epic novels is well…epic. My two young reviewers they thrilled to get their hot ... 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 »

Gifts for Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2)

Gifts for Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2)
November 21, 2012 1 Comment »

Elementary aged children are masters of gross and fine motor skills, language, and social skills and enjoy activities that allow them to practice and get better at doing the things they love. Playing organized sports, board games that involve strategy, ... 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 »