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Khan Academy: First 30 Days #YouCanLearnAnything

May 5, 2016
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Some hate it.  Some love it. We really, really love it.

Before I go into my review, let’s first discuss what Khan Academy is and why we chose this program for our young, eager kindergartner.

Khan Academy is a FREE online learning center whose mission is to provide best-in-class education for anyone, anywhere.  Khan Academy provides practice exercises, thousands of instructional videos narrated by its founder and a personalized dashboard aimed at empowering learners to move at their own pace.  Khan Academy is a not for profit that relies on its community of volunteers and donors to push their mission of providing FREE education.

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Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

May 3, 2016
take your sons and daughters to work day

Last Thursday, Madison and I participated in our first Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  My daughter joined over 300 kids who also participated at my place of employment and enjoyed many fun, educational activities sponsored by them.  My employer organized a bunch of group activities with the children and also allowed for ‘shadow’ time with mommy or daddy.  Here’s a recap of Madison’s first experience.

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Engaging Children in STEM Learning EARLY!

April 22, 2016

Although the majority of my girls’ time is filled with play and active engagement, they are constantly observing, investigating and discovering the world around them.  As all parents know, young children generate a crap load of questions which fuels their motivation to find answers.  From being naturally inquisitive to developing sophisticated reasoning as they grow, these are all the fundamentals of STEM skills.  STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Once described as a field of study that helped immigrants get visas, STEM has expanded to being a curriculum or “the way of educating” for teachers throughout the globe.

So let’s engage our children in STEM early!

STEM Education EARLY

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