Archive for the ‘Online Safety for Kids’ Category

What to do if your kid accidentally swallows a battery

by: Autumn Pitchure for Nexstar Media Wire  LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — New research from the journal Pediatrics reveals that emergency room visits involving children who have swallowed button batteries have doubled in the past decade. Button batteries are commonly found in products such as remote controls, watches, and toys. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, every three hours a child will visit…

3 Creative Educational Apps for Kids

“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” — Ken Robinson Children should explore their creativity, and we’ve found a few great educational apps for kids that will help them do just that. Here’s more from our friends at Kindertown: Wreck this App Wreck this App as the name implies,…

Apps for Kids from Famous Children’s Authors

A great way to get children back into reading as school starts is through apps for kids from authors they know and love.  Here are two favorites from our friends at KinderTown: Books are always a favorite experience at my house.  My children love to sit on my lap and enjoy a story – I’m sure your children to do…

4 Kids Educational Apps to Innovate and Create: Summer Learning Series

Research spanning 100 years shows that the summer learning slide is very real.  Our friends at Kindertown are here to share a list of educational apps that will help fuel kids’ creativity all summer long: 4 Kids Educational Apps to Innovate and Create Dinorama Subject: Math, Social Studies Category: Measurement, Logic, Social Skills Concept: Money, Logic Games Age: 7 and up…

4 Fun Apps for the Whole Family

We love to feature fun apps for kids to discover over the summer, but let’s not forget about the rest of the family! Here are 4 fun apps for the whole family from our friends at Kindertown: 4 fun apps for kids the whole family will enjoy! Toca Band Learning Area: Art Price (as of publishing): $2.99 Device: Universal Toca…

Educational Websites Lingo Likes: CELLS Alive!

All living things are made up of cells, and a great way to introduce cytology (the study of cells) to children is through educational websites like CELLS Alive!  Here’s more about them from their website: CELLS alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. The site has been…