Family Activities and Fun Things to Do With Kids

Guest post by Mirandah Hanson – an editor and writer from the RunnerClick. About Mirandah Miranda is a mother and an outdoors enthusiast. She has written on a wide range of topics, from health and beauty to combat sports and everything in between. She is also an avid researcher, experienced in compiling and synthesising data fromContinue reading “Family Activities and Fun Things to Do With Kids”

Active Screen Time: PokemonGo for Developing Logic and Reasoning

A while back, G1 wrote us a thousand-word essay expounding the benefits of playing Pokemon Go. After joining him on this quest to see what all the fuss is about, I have some new benefits to add to the list. Coming fresh from the last post’s discussion about the benefit of active screen time, IContinue reading “Active Screen Time: PokemonGo for Developing Logic and Reasoning”

Prodigy Math – RPG that Helps Kids Learn Math

There is a misconception pervasive in our understanding of Math. I’ve often heard it said, “I’m not a numbers person” or “Math is just no my subject”. It becomes that subject to get through and be discarded at first opportunity. Math is like anything else in life that we do. Everyone starts at different levelsContinue reading “Prodigy Math – RPG that Helps Kids Learn Math”

Summer Holiday Learning Activities to Support Learning and Development

The Summer holidays are approaching and the kids will be off school for nearly two months! We’ve heard a lot about the Summer Learning Loss that occurs when the kids take these long breaks away from school. To guard against these losses, it’s important to include some Summer holiday learning activities to support your child’s learningContinue reading “Summer Holiday Learning Activities to Support Learning and Development”

DIY Happy Pokemon Families Card Game

G2 has always been my distracted boy. He is the boy who would put the milk carton in the sink (still full of milk) instead of back in the fridge. With his head in the clouds and rarely on what he was doing, he is the child I worry about when I think about hisContinue reading “DIY Happy Pokemon Families Card Game”

The Pokemon Trading Card Game Teaches Children Many Skills

G1 has a new craze – the Pokemon Trading Card Game. I thought at first that it was just another ridiculously expensive hobby until G1 learned how to play the game properly and taught it to me. It turns out that there is actually quite a lot a child can learn from this game. TheContinue reading “The Pokemon Trading Card Game Teaches Children Many Skills”

The Benefits of Playing Board Games

Why Play Board Games? They are a great way to spend family time together by: strengthening the emotional bonds between parents and children improving communication between family members helping children do better at school reducing behavioural problems with teenagers They provide screen-free time for the kids. They support the development of younger children by teaching them to followContinue reading “The Benefits of Playing Board Games”

Activities and Games for Developing Executive Function

Executive Function helps children succeed academically and in life. It is a better predictor of success than IQ. So I’ve been thinking a little harder about ways to help the children improve these skills. There is an old proverb often mistakenly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but it goes like this: “Tell me and I forget. TeachContinue reading “Activities and Games for Developing Executive Function”

Computer Hacking Game Teaches Users About Online Security and Staying Safe from Hackers

A version of a PC game that has players fill the shoes of a computer hacker is being developed for use as a training tool in schools and workplaces. Originally released in August 2015, Hacknet has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times on the internet-based distribution platform Steam. It was created by Matt Trobbiani, a 25-year-old University ofContinue reading “Computer Hacking Game Teaches Users About Online Security and Staying Safe from Hackers”