Sign Up for Epic Today!!! | Learning Tools

Hey Everyone, Auntie Mern has done it again with a new awesome Learning tool. This is an awesome site for reading, writing application and much more. It is a complete library at your fingertips! It is absolutely free for educators and a minimal monthly fee for non educators. She signed Ace and Kingston up and they love it! Hours of educational fun at their fingertips with popular books and characters to hold their attention. 

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Thanks Auntie Mern

Auntie Mern Suggested Reading Selections | Kiddie Book Club

Reading Is Fundamental!

 

It is important to include books of struggle, diversity and overcoming obstacles from every background in your children’s personal library. Thank you Auntie Mern for sharing these important books of History.

 

 

Why You should invest in Osmo!! | Educational Tools

So I am so excited to share the amazing new learning system called Osmo.

Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. Osmo fosters learning in key areas such as: creative problem solving, art, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and common core.

  • Coding teaches logic and problem solving skills.
  • Tangram fosters spatial relational skills.
  • Words teaches spelling and critical thinking skills.
  • Newton fosters creative problem solving skills.
  • Masterpiece teaches drawing and creative confidence.
  • Numbers teaches counting, addition and multiplication.
  • Pizza Co. teaches math, money, fractions and nonverbal communication.

You just need an iPad with a camera. Osmo is compatible with: iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation), iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro

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Osmo is designed especially for kids 4-12 but all ages can enjoy, trust me! There are 7 individual games currently available

Coding

Osmo Coding uses hands-on physical blocks to control Awbie, a playful character who loves delicious strawberries. Each block is a coding command that directs Awbie on a wondrous tree-shaking, strawberry-munching adventure.

Monster

Bring your drawings to life! Each item you draw for Mo will be magically pulled into his world. Together create animated activities to share with family and friends.

Tangram

Arrange wooden puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes. Animals, objects, humans and more. Play with a friend or challenge yourself to increasingly more difficult levels as your handiwork lights up with each victory.

Masterpiece

Unleash your inner artist! Pick an image from the camera, web or curated gallery and Masterpiece will transform it into easy-to-follow lines, helping you create beautiful drawings.

Pizza Co.

Make pizza… grow your profit! Quickly cook pizza & calculate change using topping & money tiles. Invest profits to upgrade your shop or open new locations as you bake your way to becoming “the big cheese”!

Words

Guess and spell the on-screen image. Team up or compete in-person with friends or family to see who will get their letter in first! Download free content like trivia, geography or upload your own like family names. The possibilities are endless!

Newton

Newton works with any object or drawing – Mom’s keys, hand-drawn basket, even toys you already own. Simply place the object/drawing in front of the screen and manipulate it to guide the falling balls into the target zones.

So much fun for all, and it is always such a joy when you can see the light go off in your little one’s head when they are so proud to learn something new. Both Ace and Kingston play for extended periods of time and truly enjoy it. Thanks Auntie Mern and Uncle Cleve, great gift!!!

Fun Day On Campus! | University of South Carolina

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What a fun day we had touring the University of South Carolina in Columbia. It’s important to us to expose our boys to museums, parks, and many other educational outlets, but none as important than higher education. We often like to visit college campuses during our travels subconsciously introducing them to life on campus.

I believe exposing them to this type of diverse environment at an early age,plants seeds of what life will be like for them down the road. Watching kids reading out on the lawn while catching sun,  where others are gathered in discussion nearby, or a group gathered for fun sports shows them just a peak of the many great benefits and joys of higher education aside from the obvious. We had a picnic and a ball on campus!!!

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Learning About The Human Body | Leap Frog Tag Reading Systems

LeapFrog LeapReader Interactive Human Body Discovery Set (works with Tag)

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Explore the Human Body
Discover how the human body works and learn to identify its many parts and functions through play and exploration. When kids touch the human body board, their Tag Reader “talks” them through body parts and traits. As young learners begin to understand their bodies, they can be empowered to make healthy choices. Fun songs further inspire kids to take a proactive approach to their health. Dental hygiene becomes fun when they do their two minutes of tooth brushing along with the interactive song, “Brush Your Teeth.” The “Washing Hands” song encourages kids to keep their hands clean, and the “Move Your Body” song emboldens them to get up and move.

Interaction Inspires Learning
Engage in play and learning fun while exploring facts about the human body, body systems (including the skeletal, digestive, nervous and muscular systems) health, nutrition and more. Silly sound effects, jokes, songs, and games help keep kids engaged and learning. With a tap of the Tag Reader, kids can hear the chart and stickers “talk” and explain fun facts about their bodies. Did you know that the three smallest bones in your body are all inside your ear? Did you know that tasty fruits have vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy? The Tag Reader illuminates these details with rich audio content and interesting sound effects: Facts about the heart are accompanied by the sound of a heart beating. Tag’s Interactive Human Body Discovery Pack also includes a Growing Body chart and sticker sheets to personalize each child’s learning. The Tag Reader interacts with the growth chart to track and announce children’s growth, and the interactive sticker sheets encourage kids to mark growth milestones (such as birthdays, losing a tooth and the first day of school).

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Magic Science! For Wizards Only.. | Scientific Explorer

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What an amazing time Ace (and Colin) have with this Magic Science Kit from Scientific Explorer.

You can make your own mysterious, shimmering magic wand! You can also learn about casting spells as you mix up bubbling, color-changing, glowing potions in your very own test tube cauldron. I strongly advise adult supervision! But beware it’s for Wizards only…

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National Geographic Kids Magazine | Make Learning Fun

Great magazine subscription for Kids of All Ages!

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National Geographic Kids offers a wonderful magazine for curious little minds.

It offers exciting and interesting articles for kids and parents alike.

Your child will also get a kick out of getting their own personal mag in the mail!

I encourage you to also sign up for their  free website for Kids.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

Welcome to Loft & Learn! | Loft & Learn

Welcome to Loft & Learn!

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Well here we go, deep breath…thanks for taking a look!

Loft & Learn hopes to be a thoughtful and creative blog for the active and free-spirited parent. We are sharing our tips and advice that we have been given that are helping us raise confident, intelligent, kind, worldly Children.

Loft & Learn wants to highlight and salute ways that families are playing, learning and growing together!! So everything will be simplified. From tips and suggestions on traveling with kids, family activities, vacations, projects and volunteering in the community. The whole family will be able to get involved. We will be sharing our own experiences however “it takes a village” right? So we want to hear from you as well for tips and suggestions on how we can raise a new generation of Kind, intelligent, culturally aware kids!

Loft & Learn will target different locations around the World just to share little fun facts and increase knowledge of other areas. We will also discuss cool educational toys and products. Because it is a family site we will also include parenting tips on travel, shared ideas and recipes. All focusing on the simplicity of being able to make it fun, educational and something that gets the entire crew involved.

So please join our conversational “village” and enjoy our experiences and share some of your own. We welcome the input, in hopes of creating a society of bright, thoughtful and intelligent young minds that will soon be our capable leaders !

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