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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…

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…
Motor Skills

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…
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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…

Hackathon 101

iCode McKinney’s First Hackathon event: February 18, 2019 iCode family – it’s that time of the year and we could not be more pumped: iCode McKinney is hosting its first ever Hackathon! Now we know that some of you are seasoned Hackathon…
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Teach My Elementary Schooler Java!

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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…

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…
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Does Your Child’s Excessive Screen Time Have You Scratching Your Head In Despair?

Well, put that screen time to good use then! Learning is not just happening in the classroom or behind a textbook anymore; there are several resources out there that can extend your child’s learning process beyond the classroom – and would…

Summer Camps through the Eyes of a Former Student

If you have ever been to a summer camp, you will almost certainly have witnessed an unforgettable experience and remember many great moments. The camp is an experience different from the others for everything that involves leaving home and living…

Top 5 Ways Kids Can Learn About Robotics

Robotics is one of the most perspective and most exciting disciplines one can learn. Not only does it open doors to many possibilities, but it also develops logical and practical thinking and paves the way for a successful career. While children…