Teaching & Education Tips

Tips from teachers and parents on teaching and educating tweens.

[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 […]

[Video] Top 15 STEM Toys of 2016 for Tweens to Play and Learn

Spin Master Corp, a leading global children’s entertainment company, is unwrapping magic with a collection of toys, games, and entertainment properties that deliver on 2016’s most popular and emerging play patterns. Proud to be part of holiday traditions for more than 20 years, Spin Master has identified this year’s hottest trends that gift givers will […]

[Español] Nuevo currículo digital bilingüe de educación financiera para estudiantes de escuela intermedia

Los jóvenes se enfrentan a un número abrumador de decisiones financieras complejas, sin embargo, la investigación muestra que carecen de los conocimientos necesarios para tomar decisiones bien fundamentadas. Por ejemplo, tres de cada cuatro milenarios no pueden responder a las preguntas básicas de bienestar financiero y sólo el 16 por ciento de los estudiantes de escuelas […]

[Video] “Carton 2 Garden Contest” Encourages STEM in PreK-12 Students by Building Creative Gardens

Evergreen Packaging®, with support from KidsGardening.org, announced the launch of the third annual Carton 2 Garden contest, a nation-wide competition inviting PreK-12 students to repurpose milk and juice cartons to build creative gardens or enhance their schools’ existing garden. The Carton 2 Garden Program facilitates hands-on teaching, and offers schools that demonstrate the best use […]

[Video] 7 Facts About 2016-2017 Florida Prepaid College Plans (and Promo Code Inside!)

If I am passionate about anything, it’s an education for all our youth because education levels the playing field and allows us all the opportunity to compete in life. Our Los Tweens & Teens team is excited to share important information for Florida families about higher education being more accessible than ever! We recommed: College […]

12 Young Adult Authors Present at the 2016 Miami Book Fair

Tweens & teens will find a lineup of bestselling young adult authors in fantasy, action, thrillers, and graphic novels at the 2016 Miami Book Fair. “For this year’s children and young adult program, Generation Genius, we’ve focused on bringing more of the best children’s and young adult literature, emphasizing reading and discovering new authors,” said Nicole […]

How to Blend the Best of Western and Asian Approaches to Parenting

A global citizen, Maya Thiagarajan has lived and worked in India, Singapore, and the US. She earned a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Masters in Education Policy from Harvard University. Struck by the different approaches to education and parenting that she encountered, Maya began to interview hundreds of Asian families on their values, hopes, fears […]