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10+ new features in iOS 10.2 beta 1

Apple yesterday issued beta 1 of the forthcoming iOS 10.2 software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. For starters, iOS 10.2 beta 1 includes …

Apple's Jony Ive says touchscreen Macs wouldn't be useful, but he's wrong

When Apple unveiled the Touch Bar on its new MacBook Pros, it prompted many a Windows user – including yours truly – to wonder “why include a small touch strip when you can have a real touchscreen?”<p>According to Jony Ive, touchscreen on a Mac just wouldn’t be particularly useful. At least, that’s …

Record Heat, And Snow, Both Forecasted For SoCal This Week

After a couple of scorching days in the 90s this weekend, the mountains could see some snow by Tuesday. [ more › ]

The Struggle To Reclaim Parenting

Is it too late to get back what we've lost?<p>In spring 2011, I was arrested for allowing my son, then 4, to wait in a car with the windows open for a few minutes. Since then, I've become unfortunately all too well-versed in the debates around the over-policing of parenting, so a few weeks ago, when I …

LAUSD Might Start A New All-Girl Science And Tech School

LA Unified School District is considering founding an all-girls school focused on science and technology.<p>The school board today will decide to grant …

Kindergarteners Who Share iPads May Perform Better: Study

Students perform better if they share an iPad with another student as opposed to having one all to themselves, according to a new study.<p>Though …

Education

The latest ‘kidtech’ kits: tried and tested

Photograph: PR - Internet/PR - Internet<p>Technology Will Save Us DIY Thirsty Plant Kit<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/2/1425300765583/52bc652c-243b-48c6-a736-08c1e36250a6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR - Internet/PR - Internet<p>Technology Will Save Us DIY Thirsty …

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Kids Reacting to an ‘Old’ Point-and-Shoot Film Camera is Seven Minutes of Comedic Gold

As Bill Cosby can attest, <i>Kids Say the Darndest Things</i>. To see what kids would say when given a piece of technology from a bit before their time, …

This Is What A 10-Year-Old Boy Sees When He Looks At His Little Sister -- And It's Just Beautiful

Today's cute kid note is one of the sweetest we've seen.<p><b>Title:</b> What I See When I Look At My Sister<p><b>Author:</b> Charlie<p><b>Age:</b> 10<p><b>Recipient:</b> Charlie's little sister, Zoe (age 5)<p><b>Holiday spirit?</b> Mom tells us this wasn't a Christmas present; "it was just a sweet note just because." The seasonal stickers are …

What Minecraft Is Teaching Your Kids About Money

BY CHRIS TAYLOR<p>NEW YORK Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:13pm EDT<p>(Reuters) - If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.<p>Minecraft, a video game phenomenon with over 100 …

Gorgeous Minimalist Toys from Kukkia Inspire Imaginative Playtime

Tired of the same old hum-ho toys you've seen a million times? If so, you have to check out the imaginative wooden toys at Kukkia. Kukkia, a Japanese …

家長必看!別把孩子養得「不知感恩」

星期天的晚上, 飯菜已經上桌, 我呼喚女兒:「吃飯啦。」 「等一下」, 她答。 我先吃了。 幾分鐘後, 女兒走過來, 看了一眼桌子, 問:「我的飯呢?」 伴隨著的是一副忿忿不滿的神情。 我心裡一驚。 她的表情, 她的詰問明明在告訴我: 你應該為我盛好飯的, 為什麼不給我盛飯呢? 7歲的她有一雙好手, …

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she tried again and again. "Almost," I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, "You did it! It was hard, but you kept trying, and you did it. I'm so proud of you."<p>The way I praised her effort …

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Why parents are raising their kids on Minecraft

Why I Want My Sons To See Me Naked

I live with a houseful of boys: four, to be exact. But they're still relatively young -- so there are no nudie mags stashed between mattresses, no stealthily-accessed porn sites that someone forgot to erase out of the Internet history, nothing like that. As much as I'd love to think my kids won't …

Top 18 Free Educational Websites for Kids!

<i></i><i>These are in alphabetical order, because I don’t want to play favorites. They are all also free.</i><p>ABCya.com: A ton of educational games and activities …

Sharing a Space With Your Kids: The Ultimate Work-Life Balance Solution?

The founder of a space that combines co-working with child care explains her company's innovative approach to solving parents' work-life balance struggles.<p>When it comes to the eternal struggle of busy parents to juggle all their family responsibilities with everything it takes to be a great …

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Parents and the iPhone: Another perspective!

As an iPhone user, I do have my iPhone out in public often (always?) and I also have my kids out with me in public often. Yet I am a mom connected to …

Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

Just because food is labeled organic doesn’t mean it’s what you’re expecting, journalist Peter Laufer tells Salon<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>July 19, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Purchase produce emblazoned with the USDA's official organic seal, and you should be able to assume several things are true: Your food will have …

Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school

Research suggests parental monitoring of media consumption can have a lasting effect on a child’s development<p>Douglas Gentile<p>July 19, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize.<p>A new study of over 1300 …

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals.<p>Most schools across the nation have marked the end of another academic year, and it’s time for summer. Time for kids to bolt for the schoolhouse doors for …

Slow down, parents. It’s good for your kids

Recently, I was asked, "how we can make time for play in our busy lives?"<p>Some people, especially those with younger kids, may balk at the idea that we need to make time for play. I remember when our kids were small, life was all about three things: sleeping, eating and playing. It was a cycle that …

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.<p>Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I …

Keep Kids Active This Summer: There's An App For That!

As students across the country gear up for summer vacation, their parents will face an increasingly familiar challenge: how to keep kids active when the physical education coach isn’t watching. In the sometimes unstructured setting of home, it’s often hard for children to get motivated to move …

A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids

In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.<p>Only 6 percent of children's books published in 2012 featured diverse characters. Last Saturday, the first ever BookCon in New York city came under severe scrutiny for featuring all-white speakers (and one Grumpy …

Lego is getting three more female scientist minifigs

Human girls can be scientist of all stripes, and they should have toys that encourage them to do so. That's why it's awesome that Lego ideas just …