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You Won’t Believe What I Saw at World Maker Faire

World Maker Faire 2017 is coming to New York City this weekend and I CAN NOT WAIT! I attended Maker Faire for the first time in 2013 as part of Hive NYC’s Summer Maker Dream Team. I had never heard of World Maker Faire until that moment. I was in for such a treat!!! Now I can't get enough of Maker Faire whenever they are in my city. Maker Faire is coming back to New York and I'm ready to go! W...
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Bring Magic Powers to the Game with NEW LEGO Dimensions Packs

We are so excited! As of today you can bring magic powers to the game with new LEGO Dimensions packs. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released their Wave 9 Powerpuff Girls Fun and Team Packs, and Teen Titans Go! Fun and Team Packs. You already know we love LEGO games so of course we couldn't wait to play! Recently my big boy has been really into playing with his LEGO Dimensions g...
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Smart Home & Smart Toys: How Kids Interact with Tech Daily

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Kids living in this digital age, with smartphones, tablets, and social media, know more about technology than you or I may give them credit for. It's likely that our kids interact with technology on a daily basis, and there's even research that shows that the average kid surfs the Internet by the time he or she turns three years old. What this all means is that we, as parents, have to stay on o...
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Kids Love Learning with ABCmouse PLUS 4 FUN NEW APPs

has been one of my favorite online learning tools for some time now. I first discovered it when I taught kindergarten years ago. I quickly discovered how much my students loved learning with . Now my own kids love learning with it too! Through the years I've continued to use  with my K through 2nd grade students. Now as a mom I also use it at home with my own kids. And I can tell you that ...
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Generation Code: 6 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Coding Camp

I recently discovered Generation Code and it got me thinking about the 6 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Coding Camp this summer. As parents we have to start thinking of coding and computational thinking as the key skills our kids need to learn to excel in the careers of tomorrow. Coding is everywhere and our kids are asking to learn the language! Let me tell you why and how you can sign them up. It's...
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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is a great way to create interesting, engaging, and FUN learning experiences for kids this summer and avoid the summer slide! To help you plan a great summer of STEM learning I've put together the Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM. What we learn with pleasure we never forget. - Alfred Mercier Did you know that kids can lose up to 3 month...
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We’re Playing Cars 3: Driven to Win + Giveaway

Rev up your engines for Cars 3: Driven to Win! We still have to wait a couple of more days for the new Cars 3 movie to hit theaters and since we can't wait, in the meantime we're playing the new Cars 3: Driven to Win video game. Read on to learn more about Cars 3: Driven to Win! Earlier this week Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media annou...
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Online Minecraft Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love + Giveaway

What is your kid doing this summer? Mine wants nothing more than to play Minecraft all summer long? And I plan to let him! Yes, you heard that right. I have no problem with my kiddo squeezing in a bunch of screen time this summer and here's why. Have you heard of Connected Camps and their Online Minecraft Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love? Don't forget to PIN THIS so you can come back to it later ...
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Learn to Code with Tynker and Minecraft Education: Everything You Need to Know!

Tynker officially announced that it has been selected as Coding Solution for Minecraft: Education Edition. What does that mean? As of today teachers and kids using Minecraft: Education Edition can easily learn to code with Tynker and Minecraft! Code Builder, the new Minecraft: Education Edition extension is a game changer, my friends! Read on to learn more about this and other ways kids can lear...
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Cure Summer Boredom with the Best Maker Kits

Summer is almost here! This means that both you and I will soon be scrambling to keep the kids entertained and happy while they're home from school. I'm not gonna lie, keeping them engaged all summer long is hard. I'm not the craftiest or most creative of moms and my kids do get easily bored! Sometimes I do need a little help. So this summer I plan to cure summer boredom with the best Maker Kits I...
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Create a Virtual Aquarium with Ocean Pets and Have Fun Learning!

Has your kid ever asked for a pet fish? Or maybe an entire aquarium full of them? Maybe you gave them the big NO, knowing full well that taking care of an aquarium full of fish is a job no mama wants to take on. Like you don't already have enough on your mommy plate, right? Well, today I'll tell you all about how kids can create a virtual aquarium with Ocean Pets and have fun learning all about se...
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Cube-tastic! Now You Can Enjoy Solving the Rubik’s Cube

Finally... now you can enjoy solving the Rubik's Cube, like never before! Today I'll tell you all about Pai Technology's reinvented 3D puzzle cube. It's called Cubetastic! and comes with a companion 3D Augmented Reality app that will have you whizzing through this puzzle like a pro! We recently got to test out Cube-tastic! for ourselves. I must tell you we were quite impressed. Not only by how ...
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