10 Engaging and Educational Science Kits for Kids

10 Engaging and Educational Science Kits for Kids

Studying science from a book is fine, but nothing can replace hands-on experiments when learning chemistry, biology, physics, and other sciences. Children retain more and enjoy “doing” rather than just studying. I can remember crafting a messy, paper mâché volcano and looking through my first microscope at a few prepared slides, fostering a lifelong love of…

10 of the Best 3D Puzzles for Kids Who Love a Challenge

10 of the Best 3D Puzzles for Kids Who Love a Challenge

Tablets, phones, and computers offer a seemingly endless amount of entertaining puzzle games to keep children entertained but nothing can replace the feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing actual, tactile puzzles. Fun 3D puzzles for kids offer not only mental stimulation but also give children the opportunity to work with something hands-on, in the…

9 of the Best Headphones for Kids and Teens Who Love Music

9 of the Best Headphones for Kids and Teens Who Love Music

With the technology that kids are using on a daily basis, at home and in school, a good pair of headphones is an absolute must have. Headphones allow children to use their computers or tablets without disturbing those around them. In a classroom setting, they can listen to their lessons and work on projects individually,…

Using Yoga to Teach Special Needs Students the Power of Namaste

Using Yoga to Teach Special Needs Students the Power of Namaste

When Colorado-based occupational therapist Ilga Paul began working with special needs students, she knew the Yoga Calm program she taught would benefit their motor skills and ability to concentrate and control their emotions. What she didn’t know was how well students would take to it. “Kids love their yoga breaks and get excited when I…

25 Free Books for Kids

25 Free Books for Kids

One of the little secrets of Amazon is the huge catalogue of free and drastically discounted books that are available for digital download. Whether you plan on viewing with a Kindle, a Fire Tablet or using the free Kindle Reading App, there are thousands of free books for kids just waiting to be downloaded. But what are the…

13 of the Best Minecraft Books for Kids Who Are Reluctant to Read

13 of the Best Minecraft Books for Kids Who Are Reluctant to Read

Not since Pacman has a single game captured, the minds, hearts and imagination of kids (and adults) the way Minecraft has over the past few years. From pixelated pigs to nocturnal nasties, Minecraft has become such a cultural phenomenon it has spilled into the real world in more forms than anyone could have imagined. Costumes, meetups, parties and of course the…

9 of the Best Educational Toys for Toddlers

9 of the Best Educational Toys for Toddlers

From railways to reading there are a myriad of choices when it comes to educational toys for toddlers. Finding the right one really depends on what stage your child is at, what elements of their development you want to advance and quite simply, what do they enjoy most! In the list below we’ve broken down each group…

27 of the Best Audiobooks for Kids

27 of the Best Audiobooks for Kids

I’ve got a little something to confess. I’m one of those parents who read stories aloud and does ALL the voices. From high pitched squirrels to bellowing giants my range is really something to behold… Well at least to my children’s ears it is. But you don’t have to be a vocal gymnast to turn…

9 of the Best Smartwatches for Kids with Cutting Edge Designs for Tots and Teens

9 of the Best Smartwatches for Kids with Cutting Edge Designs for Tots and Teens

Many adults fondly remember the day they received their first watch. They remember what it looked like and how grownup it felt telling time from their wristwatch. Some had to wait until their teens, others were younger. Kids today, also experience that grownup feeling with their first kid smart watch, but there’s no longer an age limit. Smartwatches for kids can do so much more than telling time,…

How to Recognize and Discuss Bullying with the KnowBullying App

How to Recognize and Discuss Bullying with the KnowBullying App

Overview Bullying can be a very difficult and sensitive subject to broach with students. Whether you are witnessing bullying first-hand in your classes, you have parents concerned about bullying in school or you just want to feel more confident in your ability to deal with this difficult situation, there are a number of resources available to offer…

7 of the Best Keyboards for Kids

7 of the Best Keyboards for Kids

Recently I was chatting to a friend who was asking what laptop he should get for his three-year-old… My first response was “Are you serious?“, followed by a tirade on why a three-year-old did not need a thousand dollar machine to spill juice on and pluck’n’suck keys. After a brief rebuttal, it became clear that…

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