Rise of YouTube: Skills for Creating Your Own Channel

YouTube is a video streaming and social site, which launched in 2005. Since its debut on the internet, YouTube has taken the world by storm, racking up 1.8 billion monthly users. What began as a way for people at home to share personal videos…

The State of the Elementary School Education System

The American school system begins at age 5 or 6, depending on which state you reside in. Following primary or kindergarten at age 5, students reach elementary school for grades 1 through 5. Grades 6 to 8 are considered middle school or junior…

What are Microcomputers and Why Kids Should Learn About Them?

A microcomputer sounds like some fancy technological miniature, but it’s exactly as the name implies – a small scale computer. Many modern notebook laptops, such as the Chromebook, fall into this category. They run on a microprocessor and…
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Is Your Child Interested in Developing Games? Here is What They’ll Need to Learn

Playing video games is no longer a mere hobby, it’s flourished into a profession. In gaming competitions, conferences, and conventions, people of all ages celebrate their accomplishments both in play and design. With so much revolving around…
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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,…

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…

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…
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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…