Teaching & Education Tips

Tips from teachers and parents on teaching and educating tweens.

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 […]

[Video] We Joined the Ford Driving Dreams Reading Party in Miami to Kickoff 10,000 Books to 10,000 Kids Initiative

As part of the community investment plan in the Miami Region, the Ford Motor Company Fund hosted a #FordDrivingDreams Reading Party on August 9th at the BB&T Center (and we were invited!). We were delighted to participate by reading to a group of students and distribute books on site as part of the program. We had The Sophlivia Twins […]

The New “Tutor App” Makes it Easy to Find Homework Help for your Kids

As we near mid-August, students across the nation are rushing to prepare themselves for the upcoming academic year. Those who are worried about forgetting everything over the summer: fret no more! Tutor App is a brand new web application that provides students with a space to search for verified tutors based on availability, price range, and location. […]

[Español] ¿Las flores pueden ayudar a tus hijos sacar mejores notas en la escuela?

Articulo escrito por Perla Sofia Curbelo Santiago, originalmente publicado en Agrochic.com Durante un estudio realizado con adultos mayores, la doctora Jeannette Haviland-Jones, profesora de Sicología y directora del Laboratorio de Emociones de Rutgers University, descubrió que las personas que recibieron flores en uno de sus estudios salieron mejor en los exámenes de memoria que aquellas […]

[Español] ¿Cómo ayudas a tu hijo a aprender a leer? Maestra de primer grado te aconseja

Queremos criar a seres pensantes, pero a la vez sensibles a todo lo que la naturaleza y el ambiente nos ofrece y solidarios ante el dolor y sufrimiento de nuestros semejantes. Es la lectura uno de los medios mas importantes para fomentar empatia hacia los demás. Aunque la inmesa mayoria de padres tienen un deseo geniuno […]

[Video] “Kids Club Ville,” a New Trilingual Social Networking Site for Kids Ages 4-16

Generation Zs don’t know the world without social networking. They were born in the Facebook era and there’s no way parents can hide it from them. More so that they are now even “beyond Facebook,” and prefering social sites like Vine, Instagram and SnapChat – especially because all the adults in their lives are there, […]