4 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money


Scary Mommy | Christine Burke When I was in first grade, I had a terrible time understanding the unit on money and the concepts of counting and calculating change. I can remember sitting in my classroom, brow furrowed, gripping my...

August 11, 2016 MindMake

Check out LEGO Woman of NASA


LEGO Ideas | Maia Weinstock Ladies rock outer space! Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program, a.k.a. NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated —...

August 10, 2016 MindMake

Can Kids Learn More When They Exercise During Lessons?


Scientific American | Lisa Rapaport Children who received instruction supplemented with physical activity designed to reinforce teaching had significantly higher scores in math and spelling, study finds (Reuters Health) – Building exercise into lessons might help kids get better grades, especially...

August 9, 2016 MindMake

The Right Way to Bribe Your Kids to Read


The New York Times | KJ Dell’Antonia My children need to read this summer. They’re in the middle of a long vacation from school, and I want them to enjoy it — but I also want them to be...

August 8, 2016 MindMake

Early Childhood Education Matters & How To Make It Great


The Week | Pacific Standard | Dwyer Gunn By the time a low-income child enters kindergarten in America, they’re already woefully lagging their more advantaged peers  — 11 months behind in math and 13 months behind in reading, according...

August 6, 2016 MindMake

Awesome Activities for Kids Besides Pokemon Go


LifeHack | Nicolas Cesare When my mother would tell me to go outside, get some fresh air, and participate in some outdoor activities, that used to mean no computers, no tv, and no electronic gadgets of any kind. I suspect that...

August 5, 2016 MindMake

Parenting Hacks To Raise Happy Kids


LifeHake | Devishobha Chandramouli All parents strive to raise healthy, successful, smart kids. Yet, all of these factors are very dependent on one other important one – that the child is happy. It’s not without reason that emphasis on emotional...

August 4, 2016 MindMake

5 Things to Tell Your Kids About the Election


Common Sense Media The media plays a huge role in our political process. And with the 24/7 news cycle, it can be challenging to help kids make sense of all the information. Here are five things to talk about...

August 2, 2016 MindMake

Anxiety Is Killing My Kids’ Sense Of Adventure


Scary Mommy | Annie Reneau My daughter looks at me with anxious eyes. “You said you wanted to try karate,” I say to her calmly. “Now you’ve changed your mind?” I try to ask this question without any hint of...

August 1, 2016 MindMake

How Strengths-Based Parenting Can Help Your Kid Thrive


Parents Magazine | Kaitlin Ahern Stop trying to ‘fix’ your kids and nurture their natural talents instead.  Your kid loves to be the center of attention. She’s the type to run onto the playground, yell “Watch me!”, and make monkey...

July 30, 2016 MindMake
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