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Flash Kids Review

Affordable, well-made, standards-aligned and clearly written, Flash Kids workbooks offer homeschooling families a solid workbook-based foundation for one or multiple K-8 subjects. Check Out Flash…

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Math Playground Review

Free to use, standards-aligned and with a wide range of fun and interesting educational and casual games to play, the Math Playground website can be…

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MobyMax Review

With its standards-aligned automated lessons, wide curricular coverage, highly individualized and adaptive learning, strong progress tracking metrics and fun learning-based rewards, we feel that MobyMax…

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Wild Math Review

With their wide range of multisensory and hands-on activities and projects, comprehensive math coverage, flexible scheduling and rich nature-connection, Wild Math books can be a…

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ACE PACEs Curriculum Review

Affordable, easy to use, easy to read, compact and with a strong Biblical worldview, ACE PACE curricula can be a great option for Christian families…

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Writing With Skill Review

With its compact, clear and straightforward teaching materials, self-study nature, rigorous curricular coverage, incremental and systematic approach to writing and lots of tips and assistance…

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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.