Teaching & Education Tips

Tips from teachers and parents on teaching and educating tweens.

Did you Know Swimming Helps Develop Math Skills in Children?

In honor of National Water Safety Month, a national survey commissioned by Swimways Corp., a leading pool and outdoor recreational products manufacturer, revealed that more than 4 out of 5 parents understand that learning to swim by age 5 increases a child’s self-confidence. However, 88% of parents were unaware that learning to swim before age 5 […]

The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Online Challenge is Open for Tweens & Teens!

According to research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, 80% of children ages 6–17 agree that summer reading will help them during the school year, yet, depending on age, as many as one in five kids do not read any books at all over the summer. To encourage kids to stay motivated […]

These 8 Sensory Tools Help Kids with Autism Manage Stress Better

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of neurological disorders that severely impair social, communicative and cognitive functions. Many parents of children newly diagnosed with autism aren’t aware of the many tools that can help them and their child manage the stress in everyday activities that the disorder can create. In advance of Autism […]

How to Reduce Bullying and Increase Kindness, According to Tweens

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of 9- to 11-year olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice” and children who say they prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to other kids in kindness, according to a major national survey commissioned by Cartoon Network. The […]

3 Myths About “Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans” that will Make You Want to Act Now

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[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 […]

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 […]