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Toy Fair 2017: Classic Meets Tech & Makes This the Best Year to Play

Today I want to share with you a pretty cool toy trend I noticed emerging at this year's Toy Fair -- let's call it 'classic meets tech'. Thanks Toy Industry Association for providing me with a Press Pass to attend Toy Fair 2017.  As always, all views and opinions are entirely my own. If you follow my blog you know that I'm all about the tech toys. However, I was happy to see that technology ...
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Toy Fair 2017: Cool New Toys Make This the Best Year to Play!

I'm so excited to share my My Toy Fair 2017 Recap with you today! These COOL NEW TOYS make this the best year to play! I know what you may be thinking... Toy Fair was weeks ago. But you know, #momlife happens! With the kids off from school during the week after the show, I'm just now digging myself out (so many photos and notes to go through). Things are just getting back to normal so we...
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Challenge Your Kid Inventor with these Competitions!

Are you the parent a curious kid? One that's always exploring the world around them and coming up with creative ideas for getting things done? Maybe he or she dreams of becoming a kid inventor? Today I'll tell you about two very cool kid inventor competitions. Take this as a chance to encourage and challenge your kid inventor! Or maybe you're an educator and have one of those little dreamers si...
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A Celebration of Kid Inventors with NYU and Autodesk

Today I want to introduce you to some amazing kid inventors, plus share with you loads of free STEM resources for kids and educators. Remember to pin this so you can easily access these free STEM resources later! Last week I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring event at NYU Tandon School of Engineering's new MakerSpace in Brooklyn. In celebration of Kid Inventors' Day on January 17...
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Teknikio STEM Kits – Review & Giveaway

Teknikio creates gender-neutral engineering toolkits that are packed with fun to empower makers of any age to build their own toys and gadgets - Learn more here!
Happy new year!! Here at NYCTM we're starting off 2017 with a little #FamilyFunFriday giveaway. As a mom, it's my job to teach my kids about how the world works. Right? It's also my job to get them excited about learning and find new ways to make learning FUN. So when I heard about Teknikio and their fun STEM kits I knew we had to give them a try! NOTE: This giveaway has ended but you can still...
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Families Learn to Code with CodeCampus

I thought it'd be fun for our family to take part in some fun coding activities together. Families learn to code with codeCampus so when I heard about it I knew it was the perfect way to get my entire family to try something new, have a little fun, and learn a little coding too (because the hubs and I really do have no clue). We started using codeCampus earlier this week and what I love most abou...
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Techy Gift Guide for Kids – Super Cool Toys That Will Have Your Kids Flipping Out

I can hardly believe Christmas is almost here! Can you? In the past, I've shared gift guides for moms but this year as the holidays roll around, the new tech products I'm most excited to buy and gift are those for my kids. After all, isn't that what the holidays are all about? There's nothing like seeing their little faces light up with joy when they open that much-anticipated gift! It's magical, ...
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Let’s Start Coding: Kids Learn to Code, Make Real Things + GIVEAWAY

Kids learn to code with Let's Start Coding -- combine physical gadgets with real computer programming, build something fun while learning key concepts.
It's #TechTuesday again and today we're talking Coding for Kids. My kid has been exposed to coding for a while now. He's experienced a wide variety of different apps, games, and toys that simplify coding through drag-and-drop blocks and graphics. He loves using all of those (and I love to see how much he enjoys it) but the more I observe his interest in coding the more I feel like he's ready to ta...
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Tech Tips for a Successful School Year

Whether your little ones are in preschool or you have not-so-little ones entering college, here are a few tech tips for a successful school year
School is back in full swing, and now that you’ve adjusted to the new schedule, it’s time to look at ways you can make this school year the best one yet. Fortunately, there are a lot of tech tools available to help you support your children. Whether your little ones are in preschool or you have not-so-little ones entering college, here are a few tech tips for a successful school year. These are ju...
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Educational Websites for Kids – Plus Infographic

I went out exploring the webs to find some new educational websites for kids. I was happy to come across a pretty cool infographic listing  fun sites for kids. I thought I'd share them with you today. It highlights 2 new websites I know my kiddo will love. It also lists some old favorites (Starfall and BrainPOP), so I won't go into real detail about them here. If you're a teacher like me, these...
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Pokemon GO App: Is it right for your kid? You decide!

The Pokemon Go App - Is it right for your kid? You Decide... The good, the bad, and the hilarious you need to know right now! PLUS three tips you should follow to keep your kids safe when playing Pokemon Go.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about Pokemon Go -- the record-breaking app with the most first-week downloads in App Store history released on July 1st. I'm not sure if this augmented reality Pokemon Go app is here to stay or if it's just a passing fad. What I do know is that despite receiving most first- week downloads it's no longer the top free iPhone app in Apple'...
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8 Educational Websites for Summer Learning FUN

Educational Websites for Summer Learning Fun - Help your kids avoid the 'summer slide' with these fun educational websites - infographic included
Now you may be asking yourself, but how do I keep them learning through the summer? One way you can do this is through online education. It's no secret that today's kids love technology and they're so tech-savvy too! So why not go ahead and engage them in learning through the 8 Educational Websites I'm about to share with you today. They're not only guaranteed to keep them learning this summer, bu...
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