Raising Tweens

[VIDEO] Kids Ages 8-18 can Apply to the “Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge” by March 19

Cricket Media, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, today opens the call for entries to the Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge. The Challenge offers eligible children from around the world the opportunity to showcase their creative thinking on a global stage and, thanks to the generosity of the […]

[SHOPPING] 12 Books for Tweens to Inspire Love of Travel

Never is too early to bring the world to the hands of children thruogh books – and more so when the books are illustrated and full of fun facts of the best cities around the world. We have curated this list of 12 books that will inspire the love of travel for tweens….and you can […]

[VIDEO] New Season of “SciGirls” Features Bilingual Science Fun for Tweens

SciGirls soars into its fourth season on PBS, inspiring bright and curious kids to explore science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. But this new season has a special twist: while still firmly focused on STEM, these six new episodes celebrate the language and culture of the fast-growing and youngest racial/ethnic group in the United States: Hispanics! The […]

[VIDEO] Kids Grades 1-3 Can Now Practice Spelling & Math in Learnia’s New 3D Mobile App

Learnia Inc announces the release of their next-gen math and spelling app for the iPad. Learnia uses state-of-the-art 3D graphics to create an attractive and fun world for kids to explore. To make progress, kids have to master skill stones that contain lectures, exercises and a final challenge. Learnia teaches spelling and common core aligned […]

[Video] Exclusive Interview with “The People’s Engineer” Brianne C Martin on Careers in S.T.E.M

We met Brianne C Martin, the self-proclaimed “People’s Engineer”, at Hispanicize Texas 2017 in Houston. Brianne is a Latina on a mission. She wants to encourage kids to study S.T.E.M. careers (science, tech, education & math) by sharing all the opportunities available in these industries – specially for multicultural kids. Basically, she shares how cool […]

[Video] What’s Inside the “Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit” for Ages 8 and Up?

With invention at its core, the award-winning Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian, and more. The Star […]

[Ask Lina] [Video] What’s the best way to discpline young children?

Ask Lina is a special editorial series where we invite you to send us your parenting questions in the comments below and our teen & tween emotional expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal, gives you tips that will help you navigate these crucial “in-between years.” This story was originally published in Stop Parenting Alone’s Blog. The top question our […]

[Miami Book Fair 2017 Young Adult Series] 5 Questions for Kim Dwinnell, Author of “Surfside Girls”

Once again, we partnered with Miami Book Fair to highlight the childrens’, teens’ & tweens’ programming, which includes author book signing, games and even free books! In “Miami Book Fair 2017 Young Adult Readers Series” we are celebrating the authors who will be presenting their books for young adult readers in Miami during Nov 12-19th. Learn […]

[Miami Book Fair 2017 Young Adult Series] 5 Questions for Kiersten White, Author of “Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scaytales”

Once again, we partnered with Miami Book Fair to highlight the childrens’, teens’ & tweens’ programming, which includes author book signing, games and even free books! In “Miami Book Fair 2017 Young Adult Readers Series” we are celebrating the authors who will be presenting their books for young adult readers in Miami during Nov 12-19th. Learn […]

America’s Top 5 High-Tech Haunted Attractions

Let’s face it, we Americans are hard to impress. As the most technologically advanced and creative nation worldwide, expectations are high in entertainment. Want to build a Halloween attraction to scare visitors and build it into a profitable business? You better be both an engineer and an artist.   “We are talking high budget 4D, […]

Miami Book Fair 2017 for Tween & Teen Readers

Catch live presentations from some of the hottest authors for kids and young adults, with readings by Michael Buckley, Jason Segel, Kiersten White, Gene Yang, Peter Lerangis, Nathan Hale, Kelly Barnhill, Ibi Zoboi and many more! Reading, writing, storytelling, art, and music — they all lead to discovery and a life-long love of books. Once again, The […]

High School Students Can Apply by Oct 31st for “2018 Disney Dreamers Academy” at Walt Disney World Resort

For more than a decade, Disney Dreamers Academy has inspired young minds nationwide by fueling their dreams and showing them a world of possibilities. Each year, students participate in hands-on, immersive career workshops, ranging from animation to zoology. The program is produced in conuuction with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. Each participant learns important skills, such […]

This Year’s “Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” Features 13 Extra Delicious Days

Growing in scope as one of America’s top food festivals each year since 1996, Disney’s “Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” event will run for 13 additional days (for a total of 75 days) of inspired sips and bites throughout the park’s World Showcase and Future World. Event highlights will tempt taste buds, music fans and […]

[Ask Lina] What to expect on the first weeks of elementary school?  

“Ask Lina” is a special editorial series where we invite you to send us your parenting questions in the comments below and our teen & tween emotional expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal, gives you tips that will help you navigate these crucial “in-between years.” This story was originally published in Stop Parenting Alone’s Blog. You probably […]