Posts Tagged ‘activities-for-kids’

Are Kids Forgetting How to Play?

Lack of unstructured outdoor play is affecting children’s development, says expert Outdoor play is vital for childhood development.  The Epoch Times has more: Play has been called “the business of childhood,” but with an increasing lack of free, unstructured time outdoors, kids are simply forgetting how to play, says an Ontario teacher consultant. In the not-too-distant past, it was common…

Lingo Likes: WebRangers

  A day spent in the open air offers much more than a walk through the woods.  There are endless educational activities that can be created from venturing into nature, and WebRangers is a great site to supplement children’s outdoor learning experience.  Here’s why we like this website: “Parents need to know that this outstanding site from the National Park…

Educational Activities Website Lingo Likes: Funology

Every parent wants to keep their little ones engaged with great children’s books and apps for kids.  Even with these tools, it can sometimes be difficult to keep the positive momentum going.  That’s why Funology is the website full of educational activities we’re sharing this week.  Here’s more about them from their website: As parents, we have all heard the…

Lingo Likes: Playworks!

Play is vital for childhood development and a precious instrument in creating a more positive school atmosphere. We sent Lingo on a journey through the web to find the best websites for kids that promote play. Upon our mascot’s return, we were lucky to learn about Playworks. Here’s more information about them from their website: “Playworks is a national nonprofit…

Celebrities at your fingertips!

Just about everyone has made finger puppets at some point in elementary school. With the use of paint, marker or craft materials, you could have up to 10 finger puppets talking at once!  Now there’s a new art form for making finger puppets that our friends at Timbuktu have to share: “ “Dito” means “finger” in Italian. And Dito (nice…

Education through gaming is reality!

When children think they’re playing a game, they enjoy learning more.  This is one of the main principles of our online learning software.  Creating a successful hybrid of gaming and education for today’s learning environment takes a lot of time and thought to be effective.  Our friends at Timbuktu share a fantastic group of innovators that blend education and fun….