The Best Smart Devices To Give Your Kids

Kids are coming of age in a totally connected world. To get by, they’ll need to know how to navigate smart devices of all kinds. Reality is getting augmented and going virtual.But too much technology can also be scary for parents—and understandably so. The unfiltered internet can be a

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Make Online Learning Fun With These Tools

Right now you probably have digital learning going on every day in your house. Your children’s teachers and schools are going above and beyond, but families still have a lot of non-school hours at home to fill.There are lots of resources online for independent learning. Kids of all ages

Set Up Internet Parental Controls To Help Keep Your Kids Safe

Whether it’s virtual school or more iPad games, kids' screen time is up 50% in the past year. As a parent, you want to make sure everything your kids are consuming is as safe as possible, but it's difficult to manage every single thing, every single minute, every single

5 Family-Friendly Role-Playing Games To Play Online

Ready to get the family together even if you’re many miles apart? Lots of online games are out there at many levels, even for people who've never heard of Twitch. You don’t have to have killer hand-eye coordination to play role-playing or survival games. You just need to be

Alexa Games and Skills for Kids and Families

Kids will be kids. That's why "I'm bored" will continue to be a popular refrain forever and ever. You're always on a quest to solve it. Actually, this is an easy one. And you probably have it in your home already. In fact, a recent survey from Voicebot Research

Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Virtually

Halloween may look different in 2020, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be any less enjoyable. Sure, wearing a mask took on a new meaning this year, but when you plan a virtual Halloween with your family, kids can safely celebrate the holiday while wearing a mask better suited

Essential Technology for Distance Learning

When schools around the country closed this spring, parents everywhere quickly shifted to virtual learning. With most school districts starting with a virtual learning component this fall, it’s time to re-evaluate your home’s technology.These essential technology picks for elementary, middle, high schoolers and college students will help your child

Educational Resources from 5 of Your Favorite TV Channels

Time to find some new learning resources? Look to your TV. Networks are putting a lot of energy into amplifying their programming to keep kids’ minds active. Whether they’re devoted to history, science, travel or the arts, many channels are expanding their offerings with specially designed programs, interactive activities,

Using Technology to Stay Connected with Loved Ones

Now, more than ever, we’re eager to find ways to stay in touch with loved ones. You can see the possibilities of a massive family call on screen. But you know the limitations of your less tech savvy family members. Under normal circumstances, you would sit with your grandparents or

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6 Tips for Helping Kids Learn at Home

As a teacher, I know that any time kids are away from school, an academic slide can occur. Kids who consistently read, practice math, and write on a regular basis have a huge advantage over those who don’t.And as a parent of two teens, I understand how hard it