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Value of After-School Programs

After-school programs were introduced in the early 1900s as a form of extended childcare. Today, these programs have evolved into organized applications of play, academics, and hobbies. While the original benefit of childcare is still implied, many programs offer far more than babysitting.  When you enroll your child in an after-school program, you provide opportunities […]

Future Careers in Technology

The tech industry is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 13% growth within this sector by 2026. With many new jobs on the horizon and a plethora of opportunities still to come, it’s important that today’s children be educated for tomorrow’s top careers. There’s a huge calling […]

Why Future Technology Is the Answer to Saving Remote Communities

As technology continues to evolve, it tends to end up more centralized in more urban areas, reaching more rural and isolated communities (farming, island or mountainous communities) last. As technology gets more advanced and more people move from rural areas to the big city for work, a tech gap forms between the rural folk and […]

The Importance of Summer Camps

More than just fun, but an experience. Summer camps are more than just a fun way to spend time during your break. They’re an opportunity to learn, grow, and explore oneself. Approximately 11 million children attend summer camp in the United States every year. With a seemingly unlimited supply of themes to choose from, it’s […]

How to Improve Your Child’s Independent Thinking Skills

What is Independent Thinking and Why Does It Matter? Independent thinking is the desire to assess on your own whether information is true or reasonable. Independent thinkers use their own lens to filter information, rather than accepting it as is. Many people believe what they are taught without question, but independent thinkers use observations and […]

5 Reasons to Work on Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills: An Essential Part of Child Development When we talk about fine motor skills, we’re referring to the use of small, precise movements of the muscles in the hands, fingers, wrists, and forearms to manipulate objects and use tools and equipment. These movements enable us to carry out an endless number of daily […]

Teaching your Kids to Code – Best Resources

There was a time when coding was considered a hobby for computer nerds and science geeks. The technicalities involved in the process weren’t for everyone, so only the elite programmers had the capability to code. Times have changed now, and coding is considered an essential ability. It has even become a part of curriculums in […]

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Teach My Elementary Schooler Java!

If only we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard that… When learning Math at school, students start by familiarizing themselves with numbers, then addition, subtraction and so on. They certainly don’t dive headfirst into calculus in kindergarten! When you teach a child to swim, it’s the same thing: first they get comfortable with […]

STEM or STEAM – What’s Your Pick?

Doesn’t it feel like we had all just got on board with STEM and now all of a sudden everyone’s talking about STEAM? What the what?! What is STEAM? Where did the A come from? Is STEM now rendered ineffective? Which is better for students today and why? STEM, as we all know, refers to […]