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Getting Started with Robots for Kids in STEM

Now’s the perfect time to buy your kids/nieces/cousins some robots. Robots are a great way to get children excited about computers. Robots get them stoked in a way that a simple Hello World console app just can’t. 64 more words


Six reasons why we are pulling our son from kindergarten

Six reasons why we are pulling our son from kindergarten in the public school

  1. Sitting still for 7 hours a day is not developmentally appropriate for five and six year olds.
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Taming The Little Angry Birds At Home

We all have some sort of devices (phones, tablests, laptops) and chances are we have games installed (pre-installed or otherwise) in them. Those who are concerned about the well-being of their children would have this dilemma: Should I allow my kids to play these games? 716 more words


Happy Heart's homeschool day in the life, in Peru

We have been (mostly) living and homeschooling in Lima, Peru, since the summer of 2013. My husband’s work is here, temporarily.

We have four children. 1,134 more words


in the reading room: 2015's week five

*Annie had Through the Woods by Emily Carroll checked out from the library, and as she positively loved it, I knew I needed to read it too before she returned it. 598 more words

Book Stuff


Today I went to the grocery store with Cooter, taking only one thing into account.

We needed food.

The three things I didn’t take into account were: 437 more words

How Kindergarten taught my kids to 'hate learning'

I feel pretty strongly that kids shouldn’t hate kindergarten. They also shouldn’t fail kindergarten. My two did both!

They should be given a safe and enriching environment in which to learn through play. 1,112 more words

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