Your Kid’s Coding Skills Will Leap Ahead with Hopscotch!

I started programming in the 1970s, when I was eight years old. At the time, that was a very young age to be coding. In those days, you pretty much had to build your own computer from scratch. Then —

11 Family-Friendly Minecraft Servers Where Your Kid Can Play Safely Online

Minecraft screenshot

If your kid has spent some time playing Minecraft on their own — or with other family members on your home network — they will probably reach a point where they’ll want to play with others online. Playing Minecraft on a public

Is Your Kid a Clever Chemist? They Will Be After Exploring These Tools!

Chemistry is an important subject for all sorts of reasons. It explains what happens when you cook food; it helps you understand what is in all those household cleaners and shampoos that you buy; and it gives you some insight

How to Study Probability with Two Dice and a Spreadsheet

Probability — the likelihood of something happening — can be a challenging concept for kids to grasp. However, it is an important idea to understand, both as a foundation for studying statistics, and just for comprehending the random events that happen

19 Lessons Your Kid Will Learn Playing a Pirate!

Pirate at Ship's Wheel

Many parents are concerned about the video games their kids play. They often ask questions like: Are computer games too violent? Are they addictive? Are they stunting my child’s learning? Wouldn’t my kid be better off reading a book? The answer,

How an iPad Can Improve Your Kid’s Drawing Skills

Kid painting with iPad

From an early age, kids love to draw and paint on anything they can — from paper to dining tables to walls! Drawing and illustration are wonderful skills to nurture in your child. They help kids to express themselves creatively,

9 Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels to Keep Your Child Safe on YouTube

One of the main concerns parents have about Minecraft is that their kid seems irresistibly drawn to the endless supply of Minecraft “Let’s Play” videos on YouTube. These videos are very popular because they teach Minecraft playing skills and can

How to Help Your Child Learn a Language

If there’s one thing young kids are great at, it’s picking up new languages. Kids frequently enjoy the experience, too. Not only do they get the pleasure of mastering a new skill, it can also be an entertaining — and

Learning Social Skills with Computers

The idea that computers and digital devices can help kids learn social skills might sound crazy, but in fact there are a lot of websites and apps out there that can help kids develop important social skills such as empathy,

Improve Reading Skills with a Minecraft Treasure Hunt!

Before the recent long Christmas break here in Australia, we were told by my seven-year-old son’s school that we could expect his reading abilities to drop somewhat over the holiday period. In fact, they improved in leaps and bounds. What