Kids and Technology

“Off The Grid” Board Game was Developed by a 9-year-old Encourages Tweens to Play without Screens

Limiting screen time is linked with improved cognition in children, as reported in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Furthermore, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends increasing play time with their “Play Every Day” guidelines, stating that playing with parents and friends is crucial to childhood health and development. Alarmingly, electronic screens are causing irreversible eye […]

Boricua Engineer Rita J. Angleró Sánchez Publishes Book in Spanish to Inspire Imagination in Tweens, “Max: ¿Qué Hago Sin Mi Tableta?”

Publicaciones NubeMar  celebrated the launch of  their first book “Max: ¿Qué Hago Sin Mi Tableta?”on June 30th 2018 at the Center of Science and Technology in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The author, Puerto Rican engineer , Rita J. Angleró Sánchez, inspires children to use their imagination and enjoy themselves without the use of technology. The book, […]

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 […]

[Review] Is the Kik App Tween Appropriate?

  My tween daughter has been chasing us around for months begging to download the Kik app on the old iPhone she inherited from my husband. Kik Messengers is a free text messaging app for smartphones. If you ask my daughter, EVERY tween has it – except her of course! While I haven’t conducted a […]