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Of all the effects of television on children, seeing vivid imagery and sounds of scary news stories is one that's almost impossible to avoid. Today, kids can witness natural disasters and global conflicts on their television and computer screens easier than ever before. Depending on your child's age, you should have to hide real-life happenings completely, but you should take the necessary steps to make sure you don't end up traumatizing him either. We've compiled 10 tips to help you talk with your child about the tragic news in the world.
Does your kid love video games? Believe it or not, some can be educational. Learn how to find video games that are right for your child and even good for him.
Is more technology in the classroom an effective way of raising test scores and improving student understanding? Research says yes, if used correctly.
Do you really know what your child's up to on her smartphone? Technology can be deceptive; make sure she's safe by avoiding the worst apps for kids.
Smart tablets offer children with autism spectrum disorders the chance to brush up on skills they struggle with. Apps for autism use a touch- and visual-based interface that's intuitive, accessible, and engaging to special needs kids. With these applications, learning happens—at both home and in school—and skill building is integrated into everyday life.
Here are the 10 best apps to help your preschooler with math, reading, fine motor skills and problem solving.
The average teen sends one text message every 10 minutes while awake. Here are some ways you can manage the your teen's cell phone mania.
It's no secret that multiplication can be tough. Helping your child ace her times tables doesn't have to mean mindless repetition and flash cards. Amp up the fun, and still master multiplying, with these engaging multiplication apps.
Parents who feel overwhelmed by the ever-changing role of social media aren't alone. Here are some points to consider before you sign up.
'Twas the night before Christmas and across the map, every child was playing with a holiday app. The holiday season means festive parties, volunteering, family gatherings, and last-minute shopping—one seriously jam-packed schedule. That's why just like Santa, you need a bag of the best holiday apps for kids to use on tablets, smart phones and MP3 players, keeping little hands busy while you check items off your to-do list.
This app round-up features apps that teach life skills like empathy, understanding and responsiveness to others.
Your child may not even be aware that she is plagiarizing.But it can score her a failing grade, suspension, or even expulsion from school.
Learn how time playing games on a computer screen is actually helping, not hurting, your child's education.
With the seemingly unstoppable rise of computer use in children, you can read about screen time's negative effects until your eyes bleed. But computers aren't only for leisure time; more and more kids are using computers as educational devices. The Internet is like a limitless textbook and educational games teach academic subjects in new, fun ways. These are just scratching the surface of educational technology, which some people hope will change education in drastic ways. Recent studies back them up, showing how games and other technologies can quickly improve children's learning—and their test scores. Read on for facts, figures and opinions from educators that may change your idea of screen time for children.
Here are our picks for this year's list of the best gadgety gifts for that tech-savvy (or not-so-savvy) kid on your list.
Looking for fun, interactive games for your kid? The best first grade apps—including reading apps for first graders and first grade math apps—focus on foundational skills and reinforce classroom concepts. Keep little fingers busy (and young minds sharp) with these engaging, educational apps created for first grade and beyond.
The number of kids with access to smartphones and education 'apps' that could help kids learn is ever increasing. But can smartphones really make kids smarter?
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