Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?
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Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Our Eureka Crate Review- Soap Dispenser – KiwiCo’s Teen Science Kit This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Fractus Learning may earn a commission at no cost to you. Teenagers are difficult to please.  As the father of three of them- trust me – I know what I’m talking about. Don’t get…

5 Tips To Help Your ‘Organizationally’ Challenged Child
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5 Tips To Help Your ‘Organizationally’ Challenged Child

Misplaced clothing, messy bedrooms, tripping over toys, forgotten homework books, and other scary surprises in backpacks frustrate parents. The irony is that, although the child is disorganized, you could be helping it along. There is a difference between being the child’s organizational reminder and implementing organizational strategies. When a parent keeps on telling the child…

The Best 15 Books to Raise Children’s Emotional IQ and Teach Empathy
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The Best 15 Books to Raise Children’s Emotional IQ and Teach Empathy

One of the best tools to raise your children’s emotional IQ and empathy are books. Reading a story with your children gives you ample opportunity to talk about the story, the cause of the emotions and what is the best way to act and react in a similar situation. Help your children improve their coping…

15 Strategies for Keeping Children Safe at Places of Worship
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15 Strategies for Keeping Children Safe at Places of Worship

The children are an integral part of places of worship. Their safety is paramount! With many hidden dangers when caring for children, it is very important to adopt policies and procedures to protect them. Below, are a list of strategies for keeping children safe at places of worship. Have clear plans and procedures, a well-trained…

15 Popular Pencil Case Options for Quirky Cool Kids
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15 Popular Pencil Case Options for Quirky Cool Kids

Whether it’s for school, art, or work, everyone loves a new pencil case. A schoolbag essential, a pencil pouch doesn’t just store pencils, pens, erasers, and rulers. It also expresses personality and encourages organization, tidiness, and responsibility. Every child needs a place to store their tools for school, so why not get the best? Here…

Embrace Fatherhood and Your Child Will Reap the Rewards
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Embrace Fatherhood and Your Child Will Reap the Rewards

While research tells us that embracing fatherhood will dramatically impact a child’s life, the father’s role used to be limited to providing the income. The changing role of fatherhood enables men to express their emotions and share the parenting role with the mother. It has changed dramatically over the years. As a child in the…

Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read [Infographic]
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Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read [Infographic]

Unfortunately for many boys, what gets in their way of reading for pleasure are very well-intentioned adults who try to steer them in the “right” direction. That’s why the greatest gift we can give boys this season is an appreciation of their reading preferences! Using and Viewing the Graphic The above infographic is published under…

The What, Where and How of Creating ‘A Circle of Safety’ for Our Families
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The What, Where and How of Creating ‘A Circle of Safety’ for Our Families

Creating a circle of safety is essential for healthy communication with your children. However, what does it mean to “create a safe space?” Tweet This phrase is a familiar buzzword in our communities, but how can you connect this concept with your family values and create safe communication guidelines for your children to use both in…

The 6 Reading-Habit Initiator Personalities (Hint: Only 1 Transforms Boys into Readers)
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The 6 Reading-Habit Initiator Personalities (Hint: Only 1 Transforms Boys into Readers)

There was a time early in my 20+ year teaching career when I didn’t plan ahead or think about what aliterate preteen/early teen boys needed from me to become self-directed readers. I truly believed that if I provided quality reading instruction and time to read, plus access to and choice in what books they wanted…

LEGO for Learning—Get Kids Excited and Ready to Learn!
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LEGO for Learning—Get Kids Excited and Ready to Learn!

Failure is just a step towards success. -Colleen Thomson, North Idaho STEM Charter Academy Robots, structures, cars and more—LEGO offers so many ways for children to build and engage in STEM-based learning. The best Lego sets are ones that get used, I always say. LEGO has grown from a basic toy manufacturer to an educational…

Examining What the Use of Cannabis in the NFL Means For Parents, Teachers, and Our Youth #2
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Examining What the Use of Cannabis in the NFL Means For Parents, Teachers, and Our Youth #2

Continued on from Part 1: Examining the Use of Cannabis in the NFL It is no secret that drug abuse, especially heroin, is at an epidemic level in America.  According to the American Society of Addiction Medication, “Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in…

7 Gaming Computer Models for Toddlers through Teens
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7 Gaming Computer Models for Toddlers through Teens

Gaming is for everyone. There is a gaming computer out there to suit everyone too. Whether you’re a toddler or an adult, studies suggest that gaming improves basic skills like problem solving, memory and decision making. It has also been proven to increase literary, social and executive skills, and reduce impulsiveness and increase mental flexibility. There’s…

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