Teaching & Education Tips

Tips from teachers and parents on teaching and educating tweens.

[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 […]

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 […]

[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 […]

[Infographic] Scholastic Global Study Results Suggest the Key to Raise Lifelong Readers

Friday, September 8 is International Literacy Day and in recognition, Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, wants to encourage parents to help their kids to become lifelong readers. The Company surveyed parents and their children in five countries for the most recent editions of the Kids & Family Reading Report™. The findings from the report suggest simple insights […]

[Ask Lina] [Video] How to I deal with the homework battle?

Homework can be a tricky subject. Imagine you are 8 hours at work and then you know that when you get home, you need to spend a few more hours – well doing more work. We also recommend: Understood.org Launches Bilingual “First-Day Ready Guide” for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities A lot of families […]

[Vide] Understood.org Launches Bilingual “First-Day Ready Guide” for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilites

The beginning of a new school year can be challenging for all children, but it is an especially difficult time for families with children who struggle with reading and writing, math, focus and organization. One in five children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues, like ADHD and dyslexia, and many never receive a formal […]

[Shopping] 20 of the Coolest Comics Backpacks for Boys We Found Online

Other than the mind, no other back to school item is as useful and essential than your boy’s backpacks. Books, notebooks, pencils, pens, wallet…..! The list goes on and on of everything stored in them. The super hero of the house will soon take on a new acadamic year than starting off the year with […]

[Shopping] 30 of the Coolest & Cutest Backpacks for Girls Found Online

Yes, it seems just like yesterday that the summer break started, but as we have the kids enjoying play time at home or summer camp, is normal to start planning for the soon-to-be-here back to school season. There’s no other school item that can show off your kid’s personality as backpacks. Combine it with their […]

The New Video Game, FrogLeap, is for Tweens and Coded Entirely by 100 Kids

LeapLearner, an ed-tech company based in Shanghai, published the new video game “FrogLeap” which was created and coded entirely by kids. The rising startup brought together children ages 4-15 to create what is probably the world’s most collaboratively coded video game. The massive hackathon where the game was created took place during Yomo Shanghai as part of GSMA […]

Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground Provides Tweens with Hands-On Coding and Robotics Experience

Tweens ages 7+ can  explore coding and learn vital science and technology skills through engaging, hands-on activities with Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground book and “sandbox.” Wonder Workshop announced the integration of its popular Dash robot into Swift Playgrounds, Apple’s educational coding app for iPad, which boasts over one million users. Now students will be able […]

1st – 3rd Graders Can Get Excited to Learn with Online Curriculums in ABCmouse.com

Age of Learning, Inc., announced the launch of a comprehensive 2nd grade curriculum to expand its award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy for children ages 2–8. The expanded curriculum is designed to address the learning needs and interests of 2nd grade students with the goal of preparing them for the critical transition to 3rd grade. To […]

Discovery Education and 3M Search for “America’s 2017 Top Young Scientist” in Grades 5-8

Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 10th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. The Challenge rewards curious students who use their science acumen and creativity to solve a problem in their local, national or global community. Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won last year […]

The Top 10 Game-Changers for Kids and Tech in the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

This was the year when coding became as important a kids’ skill as readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic. It’s the year augmented reality went mainstream thanks to Pokémon GO! and there were clever uses of everything from Play-Doh to labyrinths. Finally, it was the year when we recognized that physical and digital play go hand in […]

This Hanukkah DIY Toy for Kids Also Help Develop their Motor Skills

It’s almost Hanukkah again—and when the candles are lit and the blessings are said, it’s time for the games to begin! This year, rather than playing dreidel with chocolate coins or pocket change, Jewish families around the country are planning to use a new marker that kids accumulate as they win—the colorful tubes and pronged […]