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Math Is Fun Review

With its considerable database of math lessons, worksheets, activities, puzzles, games and more, we feel Math Is Fun can be a highly valuable free resource…

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Total Language Plus Review

With its compact and straightforward study guides, strong Christian learning, curated selection of high quality books and a wide variety of fun exercises and multisensory…

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VocabClass Review

With its multisensory digital activities and exercises, solid standards-aligned learning and practice, entertaining games and plethora of customization options, VocabClass can be an extremely effective…

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Primary Phonics Review

With it’s structured and organized teachers manuals, fun leveled storybooks, effective workbook practice and multisensory activities, Primary Phonics can be a highly effective and valuable…

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Growing With Grammar Review

Affordable, easy to use, in-depth and with plenty of practice and review to help students master their skills, Growing With Grammar can be a highly…

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DK Find Out! Series Review

With its easy to read yet highly educational books, broad range of topic and subject coverage and wonderful illustrations and photos, the DK Find Out!…

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In today’s technology-powered society it is more important than ever that students aren’t just passive consumers but are in control of the tech around them.

Coding for kids has therefore become an increasingly important topic in education, with tons of online coding classes for kids being offered to parents. Find out which courses we think are most worth your time and money below.

We all want our kids to read more, but let’s face it – sometimes finding new and exciting books for them to read can be difficult and time-consuming,

Luckily, there are kids book clubs that, with the click of a button, can deliver fresh and fun books right to your door each month.

In fact, there are so many children’s book of the month clubs out there that it can be hard to find one that’s right for your needs. To help out, we took a look to find the best of the best.

Looking very much like a cool toy, programmable STEM robotics kits can teach kids a great deal about the world of science and tech without boring them to tears.

As they program these robots to whiz around your living room, kids will learn important concepts in coding, electronics and engineering in a fun, exciting way.

Here are some of the best robot kids that we think will keep your kids engaged and learning.

Monthly science kits for kids can be a pressure-free and fun way to get kids involved in science.

Delivering age-appropriate, exciting and entertaining experiments and activities to your door each month, it’s no wonder that STEM subscription boxes are increasingly popular with parents and kids of all ages.

Find out which can best fit your needs in the article below.

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Anne Miller

Editor, Teacher, Mom

Language Arts and Educational Technology

Anne is a former English Teacher and a passionate advocate for education and educational tech.

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David Belenky

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STEM and Technology

David is a former science tutor, a dog owner and an enthusiast in STEM and technology in education.

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Jennifer Keenes

Writer, Teacher, Mom

English and Homeschooling Tech

Jennifer is a former middle and high school teacher who is also a homeschooling mom of two.