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Bringing Edtech Skills into Real Life

School is back – and that means weekends are, too. After a long week of studying and growing, kids are often keen to switch off from work…and switch on their devices! How can you transfer the skills they’re picking up while gaming, and create real-world equivalents? Here are some ideas on how to get the […] Read More

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Why is Coding so Great for Kids?

If there’s one thing we learned from the Bett Show 2018 in London last month, it’s that coding is now a mainstay. As the IT curriculum develops, many schools now encourage a deeper understanding of computers than those of previous generations. And it’s not just simple instructions or theoretical understanding. Kids are building games and […] Read More

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Making the Most of Educational Apps in 2018

Opening any app marketplace and navigating to the kids section can be confusing nowadays! You’ll tend to find the biggest brands near the top, with some indie apps (like ours!) popping up. But there are thousands to choose from, whether you’re looking for a brand you recognise or a specific genre. Perhaps in 2017 you […] Read More

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Easy ways to get kids excited about STEM

They’re the subjects of the future: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Our kids are growing up in a rapidly changing world – and an exciting one too. So, you’ve got a little one interested in science – how best to nurture that? We aim to provide the edtech to help, plus some more ideas below… Experiment […] Read More

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Top Tips for turning Screen Time into Family Time

Screen time as family time? It’s not such a difficult thing to imagine – especially when mobile phones and tablets are so integrated into both our lives and our children’s. And screen time actually offers some unique insights into your child’s development and abilities. A simple join-the-dots game could indicate motor skills, while a story-based […] Read More

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Social Skills without Social Media?

Raising a happy and sociable mini-person in the digital age can be a bit of a media minefield. We’ve put together a few ideas on how to balance the fun of digital with real-world social skills…   Earlier this month, the Guardian reported that in a BBC survey ‘more than three-quarters of 10- to 12-year-olds have […] Read More

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🌺 Artie’s World: A Journey into the Jungle! 🌺

When it came to designing new zones for Artie’s World, we chose the opposite of the first, Arctic Adventure. It was time to dream of more tropical climes and introduce 15 new, unique animals to help children recognise shapes and improve their motor skills. Cue, the Jungle Journey. Without further ado, here are the latest animals you and your children can […] Read More

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