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Tapple Review

Dynamic, fast-paced and competitive, Tapple isn’t just a fun word game but can also be an effective and useful educational resource to help kids and…

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Who Was Books Review

Affordable, easy to read, concise, illustrated and touching on a wide number of subjects, the Who Was series of books can be an excellent resource…

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Writing And Rhetoric Review

With its strong literature-based approach, incremental approach, straightforward instruction, interesting discussions and exercises that manage to balance structured writing/oration and creativity, Writing & Rhetoric is…

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Mathseeds Review

With its entertaining cast of animated characters, interactive and activity-rich lessons, fun games, gamified environment and strong math learning, Mathseeds can be a great way…

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XtraMath Review

With its short sessions, adaptive question bank, detailed progress tracking, focused, distraction-free practice, trophies and amiable video host, XtraMath can help students become faster and…

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Winston Grammar Review

With its gradual teaching style, multisensory approach to sentence analysis and affordable price, Winston Grammar can make the process of learning grammar  easier and more…

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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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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.