Parents need to know that "How to Read a Story" offers warm encouragement to budding readers. Kate Messner, author of the delightful "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt," shows there's much more to enjoying a book than decoding the words and following the plot. Her gentle book prods kids to snuggle up and deeply engage with what they're reading.
Parents need to know that "Code Name S.T.E.A.M." is a steampunk-themed turn-based strategy game with moderate violence. Players control recognizable fictional characters such as Tom Sawyer and Tiger Lily as they use various weapons - rifles, grenade launchers, shotguns - to ward off invading aliens and protect the humans they're attacking. Combat includes screams and brief splashes of blood but nothing grisly. Allies don't die when defeated but instead are knocked unconscious and revived after each battle. Parents also should note that this game supports four specific amiibo figures that unlock content, and kids might become interested in purchasing these toys in addition to the game. This game includes online play and supports the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass feature, which means kids could be exposed to unmoderated user-generated text, potentially from strangers.
Whether you're taking the kids on a day trip or a trip around the world, if you're bringing a smartphone or tablet, you'll want to be sure you have these great apps for getting them involved and engaged in your travel adventure.
In December 2011 I left the company I co-founded with two partners. The decision didn't come easily - I made it after nearly seven months of weekly executive coaching sessions, and my personal therapy helped me see that the only way through was to get out. I announced my departure in October and then walked through the days feeling like I'd cut off my own arm. I had no financial safety net - no savings, no trust fund, no lucrative job waiting for me.
Red and white-checkered table clothes, the sound of burgers sizzling, vibrantly colored swimsuits and the anticipation of finally submerging yourself in a large body of water. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer. It's the day when public pools, beaches and other water-based activities begin. This is also a good time to look at ways to create safe swimming environments.
So we've parsed the new Social Security national list from almost every conceivable angle. Recently, we got to see which names were most popular in which states in 2014, it's allowing us to delve into more regional patterns.
Did you know that according to Health.gov, more than half of women ages 60 to 69 have low bone mass, and about half of women age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis? The most critical nutrients for healthy bone are calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorous.
Parents need to know that Monument Valley is an MC Escher-inspired puzzle game that bends architecture and follows a silent princess through a captivating world. Although there are no in-app purchase opportunities, violence, or sexual situations, the game's difficulty might be a bit much for young players; older kids will enjoy the opportunity to break out of their day-to-day patterns of thinking.
We all watched a video on the giant screen of a baby boy sitting in a chair in front of a small screen. When the baby pulled the string, an image came on the screen, and when he tugged the string again, the image changed. Then the video showed us a baby girl in the same position, doing the same thing. Both babies were delighted by their string-pulling power in this experiment.
Your favorite seniors are about to leave high school for good, which means your summer calendar is dotted with graduation parties. We took the guesswork out of gifts and found eight personalized presents that won't crush your bank account.
"Pitch Perfect 2" is a stunningly hilarious sequel to its predecessor, "Pitch Perfect." The movie follows relatively the same plot as the original: It begins with an embarrassing incident involving Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) not wearing underwear, which echoes Aubrey's (Anna Camp) throwing-up fiasco from the first movie, that sets the Barden Bellas into a downward spiral of shame.
With the amount of promotional pictures that were posted to Instagram over the last few weeks, one would expect Taylor Swift's newest music video to be a knockout on screen. "Bad Blood," her latest vengeful single written towards a backstabbing friend, sounds like the kind of song that would call for an epic production.
Ryan Orbuch, 18, co-founder of Volley, a mobile-learning startup is one of the teenagers featured in a California Sunday Magazine article titled "The Real Teens of Silicon Valley" and is quite quotable.
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