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Mobile applications that can help in educating a young mind

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Today’s rapidly progressing world of science and technology has made traditional education methods a bit outdated. There is always a new educational app being introduced in the market that can do marvels in childhood education. With the proliferation of educational apps, parents have started giving smartphones to their children. The primary reason behind providing your kid with an electronic gadget is to keep him/her on par with other children’s learning capabilities.

How to Summer: 40 Tips for a Curious, Engaged Summer

by Stacey Ebert / Jul 05, 2017 /
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At the age of seven, I started going to summer camp. From the moment school ended, I counted the hours until camp began. When my years of being a camper ended, I became a counselor, then a lifeguard, and then an aquatics director. Camp has been a part of my summer story since as long as I can remember. My family didn’t travel much in the summer. My sister and I both had varied camping experiences, while my brother chose to stay home for the summer. There are far more children who don’t go to camp than do.

A Blue Sheep? Teaching Kids about Acceptance and Diversity

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

One of our favorite authors, Gabrielle Yetter, has a new book that we're delighted to share with our wandering educators. Entitled Martha the Blue Sheep, it's a story of fitting in - or not, of taking care of those in need, of good deeds and celebrating life. It's a lovely tale, beautifully and colorfully illustrated by Daro Sam and Monnyreak Ket. It has much to teach us about acceptance, helpfulness, and diversity. Read it with your kids, and then find (or be) your own Marthas in life.

Turning Kids onto Tofu

by Culinary Spelunker / Mar 28, 2016 /
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Pureed soybean curds. Mmmmm. Who'd like a big plate of them?

Chockful of nutrients, low in calories, eating tofu has been linked to lowering cholesterol and reducing your risk of certain diseases, including cancer.  

 Turning Kids onto Tofu

But that's not going to convince your kids to give it a try.

Musical Explorers: Savannah Music Festival's Youngest Audience

by Kerry Dexter / Mar 21, 2016 /
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Each year in the spring, the Savannah Music Festival celebrates the diversity that has made this city on Georgia's coast a crossroads of culture since people first settled the area centuries ago.

Top 10 Family-friendly restaurants in St. John's, Newfoundland

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St. John’s (one of my favorite places in the world!) has a wide variety of places to eat, from small to large, ethic to local, cheap eats to gourmet cuisine. But where are the best places to feed your kids – and yourself? No overplayed children’s menus here – these are great restaurants that serve excellent food. 

Here are my top 10 family-friendly restaurants on the Rock

(in alphabetical order so as not to play favorites - they are all favorites!)

National Geographic Kids Almanac: Read This!

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I've got the coolest book to share with you. It's the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016, and it's full of awesomeness.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016