Why Your Child Should Learn To Code

Just because you didn't learn to code as a kid doesn't mean your kids shouldn't learn programming. Find out all the reasons they SHOULD learn to code.

Why Your Child Should Learn To Code As a parent, you always want to ensure you’re doing what you can to best prepare your child for their future. With so much to learn and not nearly enough hours (or patience) in the day, it can be tough to determine what subjects, lessons, and extracurriculars to prioritize. However, in today’s tech-driven society, there’s little question that learning to code and interpret the languages our computers use is an invaluable skill to learn. As more and more of our lives come to rely on computers, it’s critical to equip our kids with the ability to understand and interact with technology. Not convinced your child’s time is best spent learning to program computers?  Maybe you’ve never considered these … [Read more]

12 Spelling Apps Every Child Should Use

Your Kids Won't Even Realize They're Learning as They Play These Fun Spelling Apps

12 Spelling Apps Every Child Should Use Spelling is a critical skill to learn at a young age, and mastering it can have a very real impact on your student’s abilities to learn down the road. With spelling being such an important skill, it’s hard to believe kids can have so much fun learning it. Check out these spelling apps you can use in your lessons. … RELATED POST … Best Google Chrome Extensions to Help Students with Writing A+ Spelling Test You can create your own spelling tests with this app, making it easy to tailor to your lessons! The flexibility this app affords makes it perfect for all ages! Google Play / iTunes Come Learn Spelling Learning always has to start somewhere, and … [Read more]

Top Workout Apps That Keep Your Whole Family Fit

It's time to get your WHOLE family in shape. These top workout apps make it easier to keep your family fit.

Top Workout Apps That Keep Your Whole Family Fit If you’re looking for ways to shed pounds or get stronger, you may be surprised to learn you’re already equipped with a powerful tool that’ll help you get the results you’re after – your smartphone. There are hundreds of fitness apps out there, paid and free, to help you break a sweat, build muscle and burn calories. These apps can empower both you and your family to work out and get into shape – no gym or equipment required. Ready to incorporate more exercise into your life? Here are the top workout apps that can help you – and your family – get into shape! … RELATED POST … Physical Activities for Kids Who Prefer Screen … [Read more]

6 Techie Ways to Bond With Your Child

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Check out these ideas to bond with your kids who love tech.

6 Techie Ways to Bond With Your Child In today’s tech-focused society, many parents are on a mission to find ways to draw their child away from their technology and get them to engage in other ways. While there is certainly merit in spending time together without the distractions caused by our devices, there are also plenty of ways you can actually use technology to strengthen your bond with your child through your smartphones, tablets, and computers. Not sure how technology can help you grow closer? Try out some of these ideas. Sure-Fire Ways to Bond with Your Child (that involve a screen) 1) Play video games together. Many parents might balk at the idea of grabbing a controller or mobile device and joining their child for … [Read more]

Big List of Coding Apps for Kids

Got a kid interested in coding? But don't want to invest time or money to teach them? Try out these coding apps for kids to get them started.

The Big List of Coding Apps for Kids Coding at a young age can set your children up for success later on in life! Teaching your kids about coding is a great way to get them interested in technology and make it more fun.  Instead of having to learn by the book or a boring course, try these coding apps for kids that I found.  By introducing your kids to programming with these fun apps, you may discover a strong interest and talent. Plus, you can set them up for a lucrative future career, or at the very least, teach them some stellar logic and critical thinking skills. … RELATED POST … 6 Genius Ways for Kids to Learn to Code Encode Encode works as a personal … [Read more]

Fun Video Games You Can Play As a Family

I never thought of playing video games WITH my kids. The ones on this list seem like lots of fun.

Fun Video Games You Can Play As a Family While many parents are quick to dismiss video games as something for the kids, you might be surprised to learn there are plenty of fn video games that are perfect to play with the whole family. Even if you’re on a mission to curb your child’s tech time and find other ways to have fun, it’s hard to ignore the fact that technology, computers, and by association, video games are becoming an increasing presence in our lives. Instead of rejecting your child’s love of video games, try to view them as a fun new way to have fun and bond together. Mario Party 10 Available for the Nintendo Wii U, Mario Party 10 is a great … [Read more]

Best Math Apps for Kids That Make Learning More Fun

My kids always want to play on my phone, so at least I can make it educational, right? I'm going to load on some of these math apps for kids.

Best Math Apps for Kids That Make Learning More Fun Math can be one of the hardest subjects for kids to grasp. Since math is one of the hardest subjects, it can be difficult to convince your kids to sit down and actually do math problems. I have found that instead of forcing them to learn through worksheets, you can get the same results by allowing them to play different math-themed apps instead! Here are the best math apps to get your kids excited about arithmetic. … RELATED POST … Ten Great Options for Homeschool Math Courses Online Math Magic Math Magic teaches math in a way that is not only encouraging but fun! Math Magic uses colorful and simple displays with a reward system … [Read more]

Kids and Smartphones: What to Do When Your Child Gets a New Phone

So, it's time to get your child a smartphone. Now what? Check out this mom advice on how to establish guidelines for usage, plus set up the phone so your kids stay safe.

Kids and Smartphones: What to Do When Your Child Gets a New Phone Making decisions about kids and smartphones is a new thing for our generation as moms. We know that our phones ( when used in a healthy way) make our lives much more efficient, but we’re torn about whether our kids really need a phone of their own. And when they need them. I addressed the question of  “When Should I Buy a Smartphone for My Child?” in a previous post. But more decisions loom after you decide you should, in fact, get a phone for your child. …What kind of phone should you get? …Where’s the best place to buy?  …What apps do your kids need? …And how do you manage their cell … [Read more]

How to Find the Best Udemy Courses

With over 80,000 online classes to choose from, how do you find the best courses on Udemy? Read to find out the best tips for finding the perfect course.

How to Find the Best Udemy Courses Whether you’ve been reading my blog for a while or just stumbled across it seconds ago, it should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of techie, online learning. Our family’s online learning journey started when my daughter wanted to start voice lessons. We didn’t have the money available for private training, so I found some online vocal coaching courses for her. That’s when I discovered Udemy, our go-to source for online courses. Udemy is hands-down one of the best resources available for homeschoolers who want to learn new skills online. But, with so much to offer, it can be tricky to find the absolute best Udemy courses for your specific needs. Let me share the … [Read more]

How to Save (and Earn) Money with Coupon and Cash Back Apps

Who doesn't love some extra money in their pocket? Find out how to use coupon and cash back apps to save money on everyday purchases.

How to Save (and Earn) Money with Coupon and Cash Back Apps The cost of everything from groceries to gas seems to keep going up and up, so it’s important to find ways to save money where ever you can. Luckily, there are tons of amazing money-saving apps available to help you save on everyday purchases. Use these coupon and cash back apps to pad your family’s budget. Ibotta is the next generation of couponing and is a must for saving money on groceries and household goods. Simply browse this cash back  app for deals before shopping and open the app up when you get home to scan your receipt and the barcodes of eligible items to earn cash back on your shopping trip. In … [Read more]