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May 14th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis!

Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell

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May 5th, 2014 at 11:59 am

4 robots that teach children STEM in engaging ways

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Like no other tool, robots can capture a child’s imagination by creating a fun, physical learning process. With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen. The children also learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by watching and interacting with robots that demonstrate the practical results of the day’s lesson.

 

 

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March 9th, 2014 at 9:07 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Letting nature wash the problems of the world away!

Quote of the Day: “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali

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February 21st, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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What’s the matter, cat got your tongue?

Quote of the Day: “Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not by much.” – Buddy Hackett

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January 29th, 2014 at 9:31 am

‘Hello Ruby’ – a children’s book that teaches programming to 4 – 7 year olds

Finnish programmer Linda Liukas had a major crush on Al Gore as a teenager. She wanted to share her passion for the then-vice president with a fan page. She didn’t have the pre-made templates that Tumblr and WordPress now place at our fingertips so built a site from scratch by teaching herself HTML and CSS.

 

 

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November 7th, 2013 at 11:48 am

1 in 5 kids under age 8 use a mobile device every day

17% of kids 8 years and under use a mobile device daily.

Almost one in five children under age 8 uses a mobile device every day. That’s one-third the number of children reading books on a daily basis.

 

 

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October 25th, 2013 at 10:10 am

Why first-born children are smarter

First-borns around the world, it turns out, have higher IQ’s.

According to a new study “those born earlier perform better in school” and, it’s because of the parents. Parents simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, first-born children tend to receive both the best parenting and the best grades.

 

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September 24th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Top 13 Photos of the Week

Bubbles, much like political promises, are only seconds away from being hot air again!

Quote of the Day:  ”Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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August 30th, 2013 at 8:23 am

What’s behind the increasing cost of raising a child in the U.S.

A child born in 2012 is estimated to cost $241,080 to raise.

It’s becoming increasingly expensive to have kids.  But it has never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. The total cost of raising a child born in 2012 is estimated at $241,080 – and double that if your child attends college.  That’s a 23% increase from 1960. So what is getting more expensive?

 

 

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July 8th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Play-i’s robot will teach your child to program

Play-i is making robots to encourage tangible play with technology.

The tech world has collectively decided that programming is an essential skill all kids should learn, perhaps even before they learn to read. The programming market has been saturated with tablet apps aimed at raising the next Zuckerburg.

 

 

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