Ready Steady Go Kids!

Physical activity has been linked to many benefits for the developing child: it makes them smarter it can predict academic achievement it’s good for the brain it helps with emotional wellbeing it helps children develop social skills it’s good for overall health Declining Levels of Physical Activity in Children Unfortunately, for various reasons, there hasContinue reading “Ready Steady Go Kids!”

STEAM Resources for Creators

STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and math. It’s the buzz word in education because the future belongs to the makers, the creators, and the problem solvers. So help your child get started with these cool STEAM resources… S is for Science experiments T is for Technology in balance E is for Engineering toys forContinue reading “STEAM Resources for Creators”

Math Mammoth: Math Made Easy

Math is one of those subjects that has often been viewed as something you were either good at or not. This terrible misconception has meant that many adults and children have given up on the subject without giving themselves a real chance to excel at it. A newer understanding of learning is revamping the way weContinue reading “Math Mammoth: Math Made Easy”

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”

6 Easy Resolutions for your Child’s Education in 2016

It’s the start of a brand new year and the perfect time for new education resolutions for the kids! I say, let’s make ’em bigger and brighter! Here’s to a 2016 with good times and great opportunities, especially with these easy resolutions from Educents! If you’ve been thinking about introducing your kids to something new,Continue reading “6 Easy Resolutions for your Child’s Education in 2016”

Recommended Homeschoolers Resources by Homeschoolers

Whatever you’re planning for your child’s 2016 homeschool or out-of-school activities, don’t miss these terrific homeschoolers resources recommended by homeschoolers!   Life of Fred books “As a child, I always hated math, even though I was good at it because it was soon boring. When I heard about Fred, I knew he had to beContinue reading “Recommended Homeschoolers Resources by Homeschoolers”

Writing Resource: Improve Your Writing with Grammarly

Good writing skills are essential for student performance and career success. In the SAT test, performance in the writing section is the most accurate predictor for college success – more so than either math or critical reading. Despite this, there has been a decline in student writing scores by 5 points since 2011. In fact, the writing section of theContinue reading “Writing Resource: Improve Your Writing with Grammarly”

Giapetta’s Workshop – Wearable Coding Adventure

Giapetta’s Workshop is an interactive jewelry kit for 8-12 year olds that teaches the fundamentals of computer programming. Getting Girls into STEM It is estimated that there will be 1.4 million new tech jobs by 2020, but the gender gap in tech fields continues to grow. Sources: The State of Women in Technology – Tech Republic National CenterContinue reading “Giapetta’s Workshop – Wearable Coding Adventure”

MyBrainLab – Helping Kids Become Faster, Smarter, Better…

We first wrote about myBrainLab 2 years ago when they first launched in Malaysia and thought it was probably time for an update… About myBrainLab myBrainLab is a personal brain training gym that helps adults and children enhance their capacity to think and learn. Their training programs are based on the science of neuroplasticity which demonstrates the brain’s ability toContinue reading “MyBrainLab – Helping Kids Become Faster, Smarter, Better…”

Should Children Learn to Touch Type?

We live in a world where there is a never-ending list of things for children to learn. After a while, it gets to a point where we have to ask ourselves if it is really necessary for our children to learn “xyz”. Is it really that beneficial or even necessary given that there are so many other other things for themContinue reading “Should Children Learn to Touch Type?”