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20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages
December 29, 2013 2 comments

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages

  While the kids are busy shakin’ their party shakers or rockin’ out to some Bingo Bonanza, the adults can have their New Year’s Eve fun, too. Actually, everyone can have ...

top 2 insider secrets for motivating your kids to read
November 16, 2013 6 comments

top 2 insider secrets for motivating your kids to read

Every parent hopes that their kids grow up to be readers, right? Sure above all, we hope our kids grow to be happy, law-abiding, well-adjusted human beings, but beyond that, ...

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement
November 13, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement

Our family just signed our first Family Media Agreements. Yep. We’re a digital family in a digital age, and it’s about time we got all the important stuff out on ...

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz
November 11, 2013 No Comment

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz

As a parent of a tween, I’m up for almost anything that will help her become better at speaking, thinking, and sharing her ideas and opinions. As an educator, I ...

the Intel All-In-One PC: fab device for digital families (sponsored)
November 9, 2013 No Comment

the Intel All-In-One PC: fab device for digital families (sponsored)

    The Intel All-In-One PC (sometimes written as AIO PC) is so totally awesome, it’s barely believable.  When I use it with the kids, I can hardly wrap my ...

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board
November 5, 2013 1 comment

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board

Our house is already knee-deep in holiday catalogs, mailers, and promos, and it’s totally insane. So in order to ‘reign in’ the madness early in the game and to help ...

lego baseball: creative math game for kids, by kids
October 2, 2013 3 comments

lego baseball: creative math game for kids, by kids

    The following guest post is written by Heather Kauffman. Heather is a teacher and mom of three boys, a longtime we teach member, one of my dearest, closest ...

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises
August 18, 2013 2 comments

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises

    We’re close to the finish line here, and my heart is heavy. Though my own work is piling up by the second, the fun I’ve had with the ...

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy
August 16, 2013 No Comment

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy

Back-to-School shopping can be crazy, stressful, and anxiety-producing for kids and parents alike. But there are a few things we can do to make this annual event lighter, easier, and ...

independent learning, poetry and play: tabletop surprises
August 11, 2013 No Comment

independent learning, poetry and play: tabletop surprises

    The greatest thing about tabletop surprises is that they afford my kids the opportunity for some seriously fun independent learning in cool and creative ways. Because learning–especially in ...

reading, reciting, and memorizing poems
August 7, 2013 No Comment

reading, reciting, and memorizing poems

    For our tabletop surprise today, we rocked some major poetry. Knowing that poetry reading is sometimes less intimidating than reading other texts and knowing that right now my ...