popular topics in technology and learning

  • How to help your child thrive in online learning
    Technology and Learning
    How to Help Your Child With Online Learning
    Childhood is all about adjustments and transitions. As adults, we know that there will be many times we need to teach children how to adjust their expectations and behavior, or how to be resilient when something changes. But as 90% of children wo...
    Alexia Mezzini
  • The 8 best laptops for kids in 2020
    The Best Laptops for Kids for School
    Editor's Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That's why we're dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured i...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • top 10 free homework help websites
    Helping With Homework
    Top 10 Free Homework Help Websites
    Is helping your child with homework more frustrating and confusing than ever before, thanks to the new Common Core standards? Do words like metamorphic, integer, and bibliography give you sweaty palms and vague flashbacks to your own school days?...
    Erin Dower
  • toddler using iphone at restaurant
    Behavior and Discipline
    I Give My Kids an iPad or Phone at Restaurants and I Am Not Ashamed
    Whenever I get ready to take my son out to dinner, there are two things I make sure of. One is that he has a small toy or two to carry, and the other is that my phone is charged. Because I know that at some point during the meal, I’m going to h...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • child using ipad while dining out
    Behavior and Discipline
    It's Time to Ditch the iPads When Dining Out
    The idea of a family dinner out at a restaurant sounds so appealing in theory. Eating out can be a way to celebrate a special occasion, to get in some quality time as a family, or to explore a new area when traveling. The reality of dining out wi...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • dad reading and son listening to audiobook
    Entertainment and Activities
    Your Guide To Using Audiobooks for Kids
    Have you tried replacing screen time with audiobooks in your household? Listening to audiobooks is such a fun and educational way to provide your children with some of the best aspects of screen time while removing some of the screen time feature...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • kids being creative using apps
    Mobile Apps
    10 Best Creative Apps for Kids
    Foster your child's creative side during tech time! Check out these top-rated art, music, imagination-play, and creative-thinking apps for kids of all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Parenting in the Age of the iPhone: Raising Kids with Today's Technology
    */ It’s a familiar scene: the family sitting at the dinner table, mom and dad scrolling through emails, while the kids are engrossed in their own iPads, texting and Facebooking other people across town while not looking at the person acros...
  • Young boy playing with building blocks
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An Engineer
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An EngineerEngineering may sound like a big word for early learning, but the planning, constructing, reconstructing, dismantling, and testing of how shapes and objects fit together or work together is something young chil...
  • Three young kids laying on floor playing on laptop computer
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am Technologically Savvy
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am Technologically Savvy There is no question that today's kids live in a technologically driven world, and that it doesn't take long for young children to become tech savvy. In today's world when the word technology is ment...
  • School and Learning
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time for Kids Can Be Healthy
    From laptops at home to tablets at school, kids use technology daily, and device use is beginning at an earlier and earlier age. In fact, parents are letting toddlers and even infants play with their phones and tablets. By now you've heard all ...
    Angela Tague
  • Mobile Apps
    Best Educational Apps for Kids of All Ages
    Screentime doesn't have to be devoid of any educational value. These popular, award-winning apps for kids help your toddler, preschooler, and school-age child learn about science, reading, and more in a fun, interactive environment.  Looking f...
    Colleen Hughes
  • School and Learning
    U.S. History
    1000 Years of School?
    How far have we come in the last 1000 years? Take our quiz and see how much you know. ...
  • School and Learning
    Educational Software
    Software Solutions for Preschoolers
    Software Solutions for Preschoolers The best computer programs for preschoolers who can't read must feature bright and entertaining graphics, clear sound, and simple instructions. If your pre-reader has any chance of using them on her own, soft...
  • screenshot of viral video baby shark
    Early Learning
    What Your Child Can Learn From Listening To Baby Shark On Repeat
    Whether you have a toddler or not, you’ve probably been plagued by the catchy lyrics of “Baby Shark” over the past several months as it’s taken the internet by storm. For parents, there might be a benefit to the time your child has spent ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Fine Motor Skills Printables
    Keyboard Pattern
    Use this keyboard pattern printable to help your child develop keystroking skills. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Cards and Letterheads
    Cards and LetterheadsMaterials Computer and printer Good quality paper and matching envelopes Word processing or desktop publishing software Directions If you have computer skills, you can produce personalized letterheads and matching envelopes...
  • School and Learning
    Computers in Education
    Homeschooling: Adding a Computer and the Internet to Your Classroom
    Homeschooling: Adding a Computer and the Internet to Your ClassroomA computer with Internet access is essential to a homeschool for a number of reasons, including the following:You can access most of the reference information you will ever need, ...