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All posts by Conchi Ruiz Cabello

Conchi has spent the last decade working in the children's digital space and following closely all the latest trends in educational apps. On the weekends, she loves exploring Boston with her three-year-old daughter and taking pictures of their time together.

Feb23

“We’ve Found a Modern Day, Much-Improved Version of the Kumon Math Program Used with My Girls”

Dr. Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University. She has created and teaches the world’s most popular course on Coursera: Learning How To Learn. She is also involved in multiple areas of research, ranging from STEM education to Engineering education, to learning practices. She is a big fan of Smartick, and we were […]

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Feb21

Homeschooling: “Can I Do Math? My Daughter Asks First Thing in the Morning”

Homeschooling: “Can I Do Math? My Daughter Asks First Thing in the Morning”

Cait and Kara are two homeschooling moms doing this homeschooling thing right beside you. On their podcast, they talk about real life homeschooling, books, caffeine addiction and surviving and thriving through these wonderful years. They don’t have it all figured out, but one thing they know for sure is that homeschooling is a lot easier […]

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Feb16

“Finally! A Solution to the Math Problem!” from Lit Mama Homeschool

KT Brison is the mother and blogger behind Lit Mama Homeschool and a veteran in the homeschooling world. Once a librarian and educator, she left two jobs she adored to homeschool her boys. In her blog, she shares her homeschooling experiences together with resources and tips that can be helpful to other families. She recently told […]

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Jan17

The Importance of Finger Counting

The Importance of Finger Counting

Fingers are one of the most helpful tools for children in learning mathematical concepts. This is partly due to their availability; it allows children to establish one to one correspondences, or it helps to lessen the memory load of a problem thanks to having physical representations of quantities. It can even help make instantly perceive […]

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Oct05

Helicopter Parent and Tiger Mothers

Helicopter Parent and Tiger Mothers

We confess we had never heard of a helicopter parent until a friend brought up another parent whose son had just suffered an accident: “He is such a total helicopter parent.” It turns out that there are several types of helicopter parents — combat, traffic and rescue, for example — and this phenomenon has raised […]

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