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Take Five for Family Engagement: Five YouTube Science Channels to Share with Kids

Take Five for Family Engagement: Five YouTube Science Channels to Share with Kids

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not all screen time is created equal, as we like to say, but when it comes to exploring science, screen time can be an excellent way to stimulate curiosity, explain how things work and begin to visualize the unimaginable. It is also an enjoyable way to spend time with your kids, discussing the natural world, investigating questions […]

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Take Five for Family Engagement: Tips from Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR)

Take Five for Family Engagement: Tips from Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR)

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, my son (age 7) told another kid his age that there are some interesting things to be learned from “old people”. He explained, “you know, the ones who were alive during the 19’s”.  “They know some cool stuff,” he told his buddy … and I hope we can continue to share our ‘old-fashioned’ 20th […]

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Take Five for Family Engagement: Apps to Get Moving TOGETHER!

Take Five for Family Engagement: Apps to Get Moving TOGETHER!

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take 5 to get moving! This month’s list is brought to you by Carissa Christner, one of my favorite librarians – and I LOVE her first name! 🙂 Carissa works at the Madison, WI public library and has embraced new media. She is a major contributor to the LittleeLit think tank and has suggested five apps […]

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Take Five for Family Engagement: Early Learning Apps from the Fred Rogers Center

Take Five for Family Engagement: Early Learning Apps from the Fred Rogers Center

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month’s “Take 5” post features five free iPhone apps (plus one free Android app) created by the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. With these fun apps, designed for young children and their families to use together, you can go on a photo scavenger hunt, enhance family routines and engage in […]

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Take Five for Family Engagement: Great Puzzle Apps to Share With Kids 4-10+

Take Five for Family Engagement: Great Puzzle Apps to Share With Kids 4-10+

| January 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

This is a new series we’re starting off for 2014 – a quick list of five apps, websites, tech tools or other resources for the digital age to help families connect, balance and nourish their relationships in a world prone to ‘digital distraction’. While we strongly encourage families to consider the overall number of hours […]

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