Fact or Fiction: Too Much Screen Time Bad for Children’s Eyes

G1’s school has implemented an iPad program and one of the biggest concerns it raises is this: how will the extra screen time affect our children’s eyes? When I was growing up, I used to get warnings about the TV: too much TV is bad for your eyes sitting too close to the TV isContinue reading “Fact or Fiction: Too Much Screen Time Bad for Children’s Eyes”

New from Tynker: Programming App Enables Children to Build Customised Apps on iPad and Android Tablets

Remember Tynker, the online program that teaches children to code? Tynker then extended their program so children could play coding games on iPad. Now Tynker has created a premium app that will allow children to create their own apps on iPad or Android Tablet! About Tynker’s Premium App “Turning more Young Learners into Young Makers.” – Tynker Tynker’s Premium App isContinue reading “New from Tynker: Programming App Enables Children to Build Customised Apps on iPad and Android Tablets”

New Programming App by Tynker Teaches Kids How to Code!

Do you remember Tynker – the self-paced course on computer programming that encourages children to innovate and create while learning programming concepts at their own pace? What is Tynker? Just in case you missed it… Tynker helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, visual, intuitive and imaginative way. Tynker is used in overContinue reading “New Programming App by Tynker Teaches Kids How to Code!”

Cool Programs for Teaching Kids about Coding in a Fun and Engaging Way

When I was a kid, my Dad bought some books on Basic (that ancient programming language back in the days of the Apple IIe) and I remember tinkering around with it and creating a few games. It was pretty cool. I’ve always thought it would be nice to introduce the art of programming to myContinue reading “Cool Programs for Teaching Kids about Coding in a Fun and Engaging Way”

How Bad is Screen Time?

I’ve been asking this question in my mind for some time now. There are plenty of warnings against screen time – or at least a restriction on screen time. However, if you examine the guidelines for the amount of screen time is advisable for specific age groups, I am pretty sure many parents have exceeded theContinue reading “How Bad is Screen Time?”

Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy

What is ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy? ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is the leading online early education curriculum for parents, preschools and kindergartens in the United States and Canada. They offer more than 2,000 books, games, songs, puzzles, and art activities, each with specific learning objectives in the subjects of reading, mathematics, beginning science, social studies, art andContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy”

Tablets as Teachers – Children Learning on their Own Through Technology

I saw this article in The Star yesterday. The article is about a group of children in a remote village in Ethiopia who have been given tablet computers loaded with educational apps. The goal of this project is to find out whether children in remote places could learn how to read using technology without schoolsContinue reading “Tablets as Teachers – Children Learning on their Own Through Technology”