Children ages 1–3 years old are increasingly watching TV or using screen time in “high amounts,” according to an analysis by the National Institutes of Health released Monday.
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Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media Lab applies the Creative Learning Spiral to show how parents and educators can better support kids’ creativity.
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Ever wanted to explore Treasure Island or pretend to be Robinson Crusoe? Minecraft is now being used to create an ‘immersive experience’ to engage reluctant readers – we see how it plays out
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Players strive to create a balanced desert ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a desert depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and what better time to bust out one of those old board games that has been languishing in your closet? We recently asked our readers to do just that, and send us pictures and the stories behind the oldest board games in their collection. We figured that in this game, there could be no losers. We figured right.
We received a surprising variety of submissions, from aging versions of old classics such as Monopoly and Risk!, to long-forgotten cash-ins such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Why. Readers sent pictures of some amazingly preserved vintage board games that they’d managed to preserve down the years. They not only have distinctly historic looks, but many of them serve as cultural time capsules—somewhat uncomfortable societal views and all.
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Usually, it’s a gradual transition, you go from zero kids to one kid to two. Gives you time to get used to the havoc. But sometimes, God blesses you with twins, going from zero to two (or rather zero to hundred) in a split of a second. You can either get buried under the mess or… or transform your kids lives into a roller coaster of impossible scenarios. This is exactly what Guy Vainer did when he got two adorable kids. DIYP got Guy on the line to asked him what the duck? ‘The two most common questions that I get are ‘How?’ and