School Academics Enhance Crystalline Intelligence But Not Fluid Intelligence

If we agree that fluid intelligence is important for our children’s future success, then this article is going to be an eye-opener… To evaluate school quality, states require students to take standardized tests; in many cases, passing those tests is necessary to receive a high-school diploma. These high-stakes tests have also been shown to predictContinue reading “School Academics Enhance Crystalline Intelligence But Not Fluid Intelligence”

What Your Child Really Needs for a Prospective Future

If you still think that good academics alone will give your child a secure future, it’s time to reassess your misconceived beliefs. It is a rapidly changing world that our children are growing up in and the future is uncertain. All we know is that the days when a good degree will guarantee you a goodContinue reading “What Your Child Really Needs for a Prospective Future”

Free Seminar at Lorna Whiston: “Is Your Child Ready for Primary School?” – 1 March 2014

Lorna Whiston is hosting a free talk this Saturday (1 March 2014) at their Melawati centre. Here are the details: Is Your Child Ready for Primary School? As we approach the second term of the academic year, your child’s progress in Standard One is fast unfolding. How is your child keeping up with the firstContinue reading “Free Seminar at Lorna Whiston: “Is Your Child Ready for Primary School?” – 1 March 2014″

Awesome Educational Apps from Touch Press!

Whoever said that learning was boring? Check out these amazing apps from Touch Press that will give children a up-close and personal experience with science, geography, history, and music… If you want to help you child learn more about the periodic table, the pyramids, inventions, the world, the solar system, the dinosaurs, gems, x-rays, and theContinue reading “Awesome Educational Apps from Touch Press!”

Learn about Electronics with little Bits

What are littleBits? littleBits is an open-source library of color-coded electronic modules — miniscule circuit boards with specific functions, such as light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, motors and more — that snap together via tiny magnets in order to make larger circuits. There is no programming, wiring or soldering. These simple, intuitive blocks promote limitless experimentation,Continue reading “Learn about Electronics with little Bits”

Teach Your Kids Electronics: LittleBits Legos for the iPad Generation…

Imagine a set of electronics that is as easy to play with as Lego. Introducing littleBits… a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together. Welcome to the new Legos for the iPad generation… This is a toy that screams out to me notContinue reading “Teach Your Kids Electronics: LittleBits Legos for the iPad Generation…”

Educational Programs: BrainPop

What is BrainPop? BrainPop is an animated educational program for kids covering various topics under Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English. The content is communicated through movies, and retention is reinforced with quizzes and activity pages. BrainPop covers material appropriate for children across all ages from Kindergarten through Secondary school.Continue reading “Educational Programs: BrainPop”

Kids’ Apps for Androids – Interactive Stories, Education and Brain Training

For the Android users looking for good children’s apps, here are some cross-overs from iTunes that we have used and loved… Story Apps Story Toys makes wonderful “read along pop-up” storybook apps with built-in games and puzzles. Farm 123 Grimm’s Snow White Grimm’s Rapunzel Grimm’s Red Riding Hood Chuggington Chug Patrol Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Grimm’s HanselContinue reading “Kids’ Apps for Androids – Interactive Stories, Education and Brain Training”

The 3 Rs: R for ‘Riting – How to Encourage Children to Practice Their Handwriting Skills

Successful Kids have a strong foundation in the 3-Rs – reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. Today, we will focus on “writing”… Similar to Math practice, encouraging Aristotle to pick up a pencil and practice his handwriting is like trying to make a rock bleed. To make this uphill battle a little easier, I’ve had to devise waysContinue reading “The 3 Rs: R for ‘Riting – How to Encourage Children to Practice Their Handwriting Skills”

Apps: Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick by PBS Kids

This is another really fun Math app for kids that is both entertaining and educational. Best of all, it’s free! Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick by PBS Kids What is this app about? Created by PBS Kids, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick is an app designed to teach children Math in an engaging way usingContinue reading “Apps: Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick by PBS Kids”