Nicole G

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The story of Charlotte Brontë – in pictures

Resorts

TECU’s philosophy has always ensured that it not only supports members in their financial pursuits, but also in their recreational activities. …

House

Can reading children's books can help tackle knife crime?

I felt utter dismay as news reached me that yet another young life had been taken away on the streets of New Cross, south east London. In this case it was the 17 -year-old Myron Yarde who had been stabbed to death on Sunday, 2 April 2016. By all accounts he was a very talented young musician and …

My 12-Year-Old Was Blackmailed For Nude Photos

As a mom, and a communications professional in the technology space, I’ve heard some pretty scary stories about kids’ use of social media. Predators …

Parental Controls

What are you reading with your child this month? April

Become a Guardian children’s books family reviewer and review the best picture books you are reading with your child right now.<p>Why not take a photo of the cover – or even a child’s drawing inspired by the book – and click the blue button to upload it to this assignment, along with a short(ish) …

Why we need to explain Asperger's to young children – in pictures

This Tumblr Captures Exactly What It Would Be Like If Toddlers Had Social Media

“Not sure why someone who can’t make pancakes would attempt a pillowcase dress…”<p>There are some things on the internet that are just too funny to forget. Like If Toddlers Had Facebook — a Tumblr that originally appeared in 2014, but is being shared all over again because it’s SO. DAMN. REAL.<p>Probably …

Social Media

10 wild facts about Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are

President Obama chose to read one of his favourite children’s books, Where The Wild Things Are, for the 2016 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. His very dramatic reading, accompanied by First Lady Michelle, featured claws and roars from the excited crowd! As one of our favourite children’s books …

What Is an Instant Pot? And how can it save dinner time?

<i>It’s Friday- you made it! Before you sign off for the weekend, though, we’ve got a couple of hacks you can use during (what can be) two of the most</i> …

Yarn Craft Idea: How to Make Yarn Rope

If you have a few loose strands of yarn lying around turn them into something amazingly beautiful: <b>Yarn Rope</b>! This is a fun and simple craft for kids …

Your kids want to make Minecraft YouTube videos – but should you let them?

Don’t put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington. But in 2016, what if the stage is YouTube, and your daughter (or son) is demanding to be put on it, playing Minecraft?<p>That’s the dilemma facing a growing number of parents, whose children aren’t just watching YouTube Minecraft channels like The …

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - review

I think that The Lightning Thief is a great book because it has plenty of adventure and jokes. It’s about two demi-gods (half god, half human) Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase. Percy is a son of Poseidon and Annabeth is a daughter of Athena.<p>When Zeus’s thunderbolt is stolen they are chosen for a …

Paper Airplanes: How To Fold An Origami X-Wing Fighter

This is a video demonstration created by Youtuber Joe_Tutorials of how to fold your very own origami x-wing fighter plane out of a single sheet of …

Origami

The FBI has a new plan to spy on high school kids across the country

New surveillance program urges teachers to report students critical of government policies and "Western corruption"<p>Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future …

How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) - Katherine Hampsten

Teen readers aren't in crisis, they're just making their own rules

I read David Denby’s stuffy New Yorker lament Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore? on my phone yesterday, glued to a screen just like the typical American teenagers he throws shade at in his opening paragraph. “Looking at them, you can envy their happiness,” Denby writes. “You can also find yourself …

Teens

Pixar and Khan Academy Join Forces for a Super Cool Learning Collaboration

A learning collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy helps aspiring animators familiarize themselves with the basics of the craft. The free course …

Pixar

New HTML & CSS Projects

We’ve finished updating Code Club’s HTML & CSS curriculum, which now contains 12 new projects! These new projects each introduce web design concepts …

CSS

Just because your dad failed you doesn't mean you're a failure...

To the daughters whose dad failed them,<p><i>It’s not your fault.</i><p>You are worthy of love. Real love, I’m going to be here no matter what you do or where …

Artists Bring Kids' Imaginary Friends to Life (and it's Only a Little Creepy)

The beauty of an imaginary friend is that they can be anything you want them to be. In the minds of creative tykes, a living, breathing, eight-foot …

President Obama Launches Initiative To Bring Computer Science To All Students

The Computer Science for All Initiative would provide funding for states and school districts to bring computer science to the classroom.<p>In his final State Of The Union address earlier this month, President Obama called for providing hands-on computer science classes for all students to make them …

Computer Science

Sago Mini Babies

• <b>By:</b> Sago Sago<p>Introducing the Sago Mini babies. Boys and girls love caring for these adorable characters. Feed Robin her favorite mush, play dress-up …

Barbie Adds Curvy and Tall to Body Shapes

When it comes to Barbie’s body, it will no longer be one size fits all.<p>On Thursday, Mattel unveiled curvy, petite and tall versions of its iconic fashion doll whose unrealistically thin shape has attracted criticism for decades. The three body types will also be sold in an assortment of skin tones, …

Dolls

Gawker CEO Nick Denton on Facebook Instant Articles: It's better than 'the ad tech mess'

Gawker Media owner Nick Denton appears to have performed a complete u-turn on his view toward Facebook Instant Articles.<p>Facebook Instant Articles allow publishers to select certain articles to appear in their entirety on the Facebook mobile app in return for a "10 times" faster load time, and for …

Facebook

What 'New School' Bullying Looks Like, and What We Can Do About it

Recently at the park my kids were the target of an older boy hurling sticks and calling them profanities.<p>On the way home in the car, my adolescent son explains how, while they tried their best to "deal with it," they were ducking some fairly large sticks, one of which almost clocked him in the …

Report: ‘Star Wars’ toymakers were ‘specifically directed’ to exclude Rey

According to an industry insider, the dearth of Rey merchandise for <i>The Force Awakens</i> was no accident — it was an intentional decision.The inside …

Science Fiction

10 Things All Moms Should Do Every Day

I don't know about you, but my days are nuts. I am everything from CEO to short-order cook. Too often, I get caught up in the details of the day and lose sight of the things that make each day worthwhile. I suspect you do too, as the plight of the over-committed mom remains an epidemic.<p>So, as I …

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

Make a Secret Bookshelf Stash for Hiding Valuables With Some Old Binders

Hiding your valuables is a great way to protect them. Even if someone breaks into your home, they may not get away with the goods. This clever hiding …

Cool Stuff

The Most Fabulous Vacation Villa in Tobago: Villa Being

Misleading headline alert: I do indeed deem Villa Being the most fabulous villa on the Caribbean island of Tobago. But in fact the uber-chic property actually feels not like <i>one</i> villa but many—a collection of marvelous mini-homes that seem to have miraculously sprouted in the hills of a lush …

Trinidad and Tobago