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Use Minecraft to Teach Your Kids Pretty Much Anything

There’s a reason the New York Times calls them “The Minecraft Generation.” Today’s kids and teens have been raised on the game, cutting their teeth on survival mode and moving on to creating complex, multiplayer worlds within Minecraft. But Minecraft’s vast community (112 million people log on per month!) are doing…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Life Is Like for a Child With ADHD

Kids with ADHD can seem unfocused, indecisive, impulsive and undisciplined. But they’re actually experiencing and processing the world around us in a different way. Gaining a little insight into their perspective—and understanding that it’s not simply a matter of them needing to sit still and focus—can go a long way…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Best Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: There are plenty of free (and inexpensive) resources you can use to give yourself all the help you need, teach yourself new techniques, and make this […]

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The Best Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: There are plenty of free (and inexpensive) resources you can use to give yourself all the help you need, teach yourself new techniques, and make this […]

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Does a ‘Summer Slide’ Cause Kids to Forget What They’ve Learned?

The idea is so engrained we hardly even question it anymore—while our kids spend their summer vacation sleeping in, watching TV, swimming and playing freeze tag at camp, all that precious knowledge they learned throughout the school year is melting away.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Study a Language So You Can Actually Understand It

There’s a big difference between leveling up in a language learning app and being able to speak and understand your target language when you arrive in a new country. Rather than wondering which app or approach is “best,” consider studying your language from multiple directions. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s What Kids Really Need to Know Before Kindergarten

I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words that should never go together) and he couldn’t properly identify on the homework that “car” started with the letter “C,” she freaked out.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us learned our first language as kids. When everything around you is written in a particular language, you’re probably going to work to figure things out.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why You Should Let Your Kid Be Annoyingly Repetitive 

Before my daughter learned to speak, she learned to sign, and the first sign she mastered was “more.” More meant more—as in, “Give me more milk before I scream-cry in 5-4-3-2-1 …”—but for her, it also meant “again.” Sing that song again. Push the toy cash register button again. Make that funny sound with your…Read […]

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