These Educational Apps and Games Will Keep the Kids Entertained This Winter

Sometimes when the afternoons are long and the weather is cold, the path of least resistance involves a screen of some sort. But not all kids’ screentime is created equal. Fortunately for you (and me, because I have kids too), I’ve asked a team of expert educators and parents about which apps and games will entertain…

Cool Ways Technology Can Help You and Your Family Enjoy Nature — Even in the Winter

My family and I live in Chicago, which is not famous for its friendly mild winters. However, thanks to the magic of technology, we can still learn about and enjoy nature even when Lake Michigan has turned to ice. “There’s a myth that nature is all dead and boring during the winter,” says Robb Telfer, Calumet Outreach…

Use This Website as Your Antidote to the Mind-Numbing Kids' Videos on the Internet  

The stuff that kids watch can be mind-numbingly inane—we get it, Dora’s map, YOU ARE A MAP. Rion Nakaya, a design director and video producer, had the same gripe when she saw the type of video content that was targeted for her three-year-old back in 2011. And then it hit her: Who says children only need to watch…