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Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:14:30 +0000

 



3 Top Online Dictionaries for Kids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Children need dictionaries just like adults, and these online dictionaries for kids are perfect homework helpers.



How to Get Access to Hundreds of Disney Books...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Disney Story Central offers hundreds of your favorite Disney books and stories with interactive reading experiences on your iOS device or computer.



Best Handheld Gaming Devices for Kids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Looking for handheld video games for your kids? Here's a list of some of the top handheld gaming devices for you to buy them.



What Are the Best Toy Laptops for Kids?

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Toy laptops for kids can be just the thing to get kids motivated to learn a few new skills. These are also affordable and educational.



This Christmas, View, Track and Interact with...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Just like everyone else, Santa has a Web presence. Here are the best sites to find Santa Claus, send Santa an email and track his annual flight.



Great Email Programs for Kids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Are you looking for a safe email for kids? Here are some options for allowing your kids to exchange email with friends and family - and no one else.



Five Great Starter Tablets Your Kids Will Love

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

If your kids are begging to use your iPad or to get them one of their own, but you're hesitant, start them off with one of these kid-friendly tablets.



What Is Sexting and Why Is It a Problem?

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Sexting is becoming more prevalent among young people as technology advances. Find out what sexting is and some reasons you should know more.



KBs, MBs and GBs: An Explanation of Memory and...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Are KBs bigger than MBs? How much is a GB? Why is my hard drive smaller than I thought? Find the answers to your computer storage and memory questions.



Try These Kid-Friendly and Safe Web Browsers

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Looking for a great child-safe Web browser that for your kids to use? Here are a few options that will help parents protect their children on the Web.



Is Leapfrog's My Own Leaptop Good as a Child's...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

My Own Leaptop from Leapfrog is a great introduction to technology learning for your two to four year old—a great first computer for your child.



How to Change Firefox's Popup Blocker Settings

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Popups are often annoyances that Firefox helpfully blocks. But in some cases, you may want to allow the popups on certain sites. Here's how to do it.



How To Make Your iPad Safe For Your Kids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Sharing your iPad with your kids in a safe and protected way.



Preschoolers Through Teens Learn About Email...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Apps for kids and teens to learn about email in a safe environment and a toymail and app for preschooler to enjoy message with a toy.



How to Demystify the School Bus for Your...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Prepare your child for their first bus ride with this virtual field trip to the school bus. Find videos, activities, and a VR tour of the school bus.



Your Data Isn't "Up There" in the Cloud - So...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

What is the cloud and how does the rise of cloud computing impact our privacy and security?



Online Kids' Tour of Egyptian Pyramids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

This virtual field trip to the pyramids is a fantastic tour of the ancient tombs and temples of Egypt, aimed at elementary, middle and high school ages.



5 Places for Kids and Teens to Learn How to...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Learning to program is not just fun and useful for future career opportunities. It builds logic, problem solving and creative thinking skills, too.



How to Disable the Popup Blocker in Internet...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Follow these directions on how to permanently or temporarily disable the popup blocker in the version of Internet Explorer that you have.



Tour the White House with Your Kids Without...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Visit the White House from the comfort of your home by taking a virtual tour of the White House. Several sites offer different images and information.



Sexting- What Parents Need to Know

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Educating parents and children on the dangers of sexting is one of the most important issues in today's culture.



7 Best Science Websites for Kids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Kids and science can go hand in hand again thanks to this great list of science websites for kids. We've vetted each site for its science awesomeness.



5 Ways Kids Can Read About the Declaration of...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The U.S. Declaration of Independence for Kids introduces children to the history and heritage of our American democracy. K through 12th grade students can learn about the Declaration of Independence by visiting a series of high quality websites.



Why You Need to Keep an Eye on Your Kid's...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

For parents of teenagers in the digital age, protecting them from online abuse is a constant struggle.



How to Add a New User Profile in Windows Vista

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Create accounts for each user of the family computer that runs Windows Vista to control access to system settings. This tutorial will show you how.



6 Amazon Services That Will Make Your Life Easier

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Six very helpful services from Amazon that many people don't know about.



A Closer Look at the LeapFrog Didj Custom...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The Didj Custom Gaming System from LeapFrog is a hand-held gaming unit designed for kids to have fun and learn, and involve parents in their learning.



4 Websites that Let You Make Wish Lists for Free

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Wish lists make it easy to share wanted items with your friends and family. Create a wish list/gift registry using these 4 free online wish list websites.



Keep Cash in Your Pocket While Shopping Online

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

How to save money shopping online while lounging on your couch.



The Best Media Streaming Device For Your Family

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Comparing the main players in the Digital Media Streaming device category to help families choose what to buy.



The Pros and Cons of the VTech Whiz Kid...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The VTech Whiz Kid PC Learning System combines education and fun for kids from 3-6.



Is Starfall Educational Website a Good Place...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

A full review of the Starfall.com educational website, including pros and cons.



Keep Your Kids Safe Online

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Online safety is a big concern for parents. Learn how to go beyond the filters to promote Internet safety for your kids.



Create Fun Virtual Sand Art on Thisissand.com

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Sand art is simple art form for limitless creativity. Now, Thisissand.com offers a way to do sand art online with all the fun and none of the mess!



6 Virtual Worlds Tweens Will Love

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

If your kids are outgrowing Webkinz but are too young for Teen Second Life, these transitional virtual worlds for tweens are just the thing.



How to Disable Your Popup Blocker

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

How to Allow Pop Ups When You Have a Pop Up Blocker Installed.



10 YouTube Channels for Kids and Teens

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

YouTube Channels with videos that will engage kids through teens.



Buying a Family Computer: Laptop or Desktop?

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Take these factors into account when buying a new computer to help you decide between a laptop and a desktop.



Learn About Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece Online

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Using the Internet to learn about Ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece is an educational activity which can help bring history alive for kids. Visit websites with kid-friendly information and pictures about the classical world.



10 Favorite LIttle-Kid-Safe Videos on YouTube

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

YouTube is a wonderful resource for finding videos for kids online. These are some favorite kids' videos on YouTube.



The Best Websites for Free Movies and Videos...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

From their favorite TV shows and cartoons to videos on YouTube, kids love to watch videos online. These are some of the best free sites to watch videos for kids.



Students Will Love The Virtual Tour Of This...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Students can take a virtual trip to The Science Museum and have a great time learning science



Don't Post Pictures of Your Kids Online Without...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Is it safe to post photos of your kids? Learn the dangers of posting photos of kids, as well as ways to keep them safe.



How to Limit Your Child's Computer Use

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

How much time should your child spend online? Should you limit their computer time? And how do you enforce your computer rules? Find out.



5 Great Books for Teaching Kids to Code

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Teach your kids to code in a variety of languages with these great kid-friendly programming books.



Four Fun Math Websites for Middle School Students

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Here are four helpful math-focused websites created specifically for middle school students. These sites are free, educational and fun.



Everything Parents Should Know About Video Games

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

A guide for parents on everything they should know about video games and gaming for their kids.



Experience the Empire State Building without...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Learn about the historic Empire State Building through timelines, videos, and 360 degree VR tours. Plus, find teaching materials for the classroom.



7 Free and Fun Virtual Worlds for Kids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Let's find a safe space online for kids to hang out and have fun in. These sites are age-appropriate and generally free.



10 Websites That Introduce Kids to the United...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

If your child is ready to learn about the U.S. Constitution, she may be interested in one or more of these websites designed for kids of all ages.



A Review of Plants vs. Zombies

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Plants vs. Zombies is a quirky casual game with plenty of surprises in store. Find out if Plants vs. Zombies is right for your family.



Send Digital Photo Greeting Cards for Your Next...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Send your loved ones a picture slideshow for their birthday or other special occasion with Digital Greeting Cards from Pandigital.



Try these free games for toddlers.

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Does your toddler want to play some free games? We took a look around and found the best of what's free.



LeapFrog Tag Reading System

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The LeapFrog Tag Reading System helps kids learn to read while having fun. Is it right way for your kids to learn?



How Your Kids Can Enjoy Learning To Code For Free

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Kids can learn coding through free iPad apps and websites.



Is "Toy Story Mania!" for the Wii More...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

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Tech Gifts and Computer Toys for Babies and...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Babies and Toddlers like to dabble with computers. These gifts introduce them to technology while keeping your computer and tech devices safe.



Try These Free and Fun Websites for Girls

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Finding fun or educational websites for girls that are high quality can be a challenge. These free websites should appeal to girls and parents.



Is The Fisher-Price Digital Arts and Crafts...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

A review of the Fisher-Price Digital Arts and Crafts Studio that allows children to exercise their artistic creativity with an simple electronic tool.



Wonder Workshop's Dash Might Be the Robot Pal...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Is Wonder Workshop's programmable robot Dash worth the price tag? We've got a review of Dash and a few programming challenges just for fun.



Find a Wealth of Great Books Online for Free

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

These sites allow you to listen to or read books online for free. There are classic books, children's books, reference books and more.



The 5 Best Homework Helper Websites

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Websites that have many resources to help your kids and teens find homework help.



video games for kids, software for kids, buying...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

These tips will help you choose quality software and video games for your young children.



5 Kid-Friendly Websites about Albert Einstein...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Explore websites that introduce kids of all ages to the amazing work, history, and personality of Albert Einstein.



Kids Can Learn Basic Typing Skills with Dance...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Learn to type with cartoon characters and lots of encouragement on BBC's Dance Mat Typing. Kids learn keyboarding skills with fun challenges.



Free eCards for Kids - The Best Free eCards for...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

These are the best free eCards for kids and families.



What to Consider When Buying a Computer For...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Buying a computer for your child is a big step. Ask your self these top five questions before you start shopping for a computer to simplify the task.



Learn the pros of using DreamBox Learning K-2...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

DreamBox Learning K-2 Math is a math website designed to grow with your child, as well as provide useful feedback to parents about the childs skills.



10 Reasons the MiP IS the Hottest Gift This Year

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The MiP robot is an amazing toy and more and there are many reasons why people of all ages will love it. Here are 10.



4 Awesome Virtual Worlds for Teenagers

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

If your high schooler is looking to get lost in a virtual world, you'll want to explore our list of sites especially built for teens.



Can the Location of the Family Computer Keep...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Where you put the family computer in your home needs to take into account how the computer will be used, who will be using it, and space requirements.



Take a virtual tour of Tour to the Liberty Bell...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Take a virtual field trip to the Liberty Bell to learn about this American symbol of freedom. This online tour lets you visit without leaving home.



Free Coloring Pages for Kids

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Kids love to color, but you may not always have a coloring book on hand. These sites will keep your kids busy coloring with characters they already love.



Is a Smartphones a Risk for Your Child?

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The smartphone convenience is undeniable, and for a child seemingly mandatory. As a parent, consider the risks for your kid and how to protect them.



Learning Is Fun and Free on the Sheppard...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Sheppard Software is an excellent website for kids, featuring learning games that challenge any school-age child. Best of all, it's free!



Printing Stamps at Home Offers Convenience for...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Did you know that you can print postage stamps at home with no hidden fees? Learn how to print postage stamps at home with DYMO Printable Postage.



How To Create iRules Tech Contracts With Your...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The iRules, a new book, will help you create a tech contract with your teens and tweens



Go Online to Take a Virtual Field Trip to...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Go online to take a Virtual Field Trip to Niagara Falls and see a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic picture of the Falls.



Simple.TV Lets You DVR Live TV And Watch It...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Simple.TV makes it easier to get rid of cable services because it provides a DVR which allows users to View, capture, share and record broadcast shows



Take a Virtual Tour to Buckingham Palace in...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace to learn about the legendary site, the Royal Family and to get a 360 degree look inside. Then plan your own trip!



6 Things to Consider Before Buying an Xbox...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Is the Xbox Kinect a family-friendly option, or is that a lot of hype? Here are some thins you should know before you buy Kinect for Xbox 360 for your family.



Take a Virtual Field Trip to Mount Rushmore

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Go online to take a Virtual Field Trip to Mount Rushmore and see a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic picture of the National Monument.



6 Reasons Why Your Family Needs Kinect for Xbox...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

If you can't decide if your family should get an Xbox 360 with Kinect, here are six fun reasons to nudge you into making the decision to buy.



25 Programs To Empower Youth In Technology From...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The Microsoft YouthSpark Global Initiative empowers youth with free technology products and educational programs.



Teens Will Love Playing Digital Games With...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

The Ozobot, a tiny robot, is a fun educational, unique game for teens, tweens and adults that works with apps as well as paper.



Pssst... Looking for Great Toddler Apps?

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Choosing the best apps for toddlers from all of the many choices isn't easy. We've researched some great toddler-friendly apps so you don't have to.



Is Club Penguin a Cool Spot for Kids?

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Club Penguin is one of the older virtual worlds for kids. How is it holding up?



Why You Shouldn't Search for Educational Apps...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Choosing apps for babies and toddlers is different than choosing quality apps for other family. We've to tips to help you make the best app choices.



These 4 Free Online Sites Will Have Teens and...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Online schools where both teens, their parents and any adults can learn how to code for free.



2 Fun Virtual Worlds Girls Will Enjoy

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Many virtual worlds designed for girls are built around the assumption that girls want to decorate themselves



A Look at Mattel's Barbie Girls MP3 Player

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

For young girls who like Barbie, Mattel's Barbie Girls MP3 Player is a customizable music player with fun accessories and online features.



At what age should you let your kids have...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

There is no right or wrong time to introduce your child to the family computer. The choice is based on your parenting style, your values and your child.



Preschoolers Find Can Lots to Do on Sheppard...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Sheppard Software's website offers a great learning experience for preschoolers. Games are varied, fun, educational and even teach computer skills.



8 Book Recommendation Websites for Children,...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Book websites that will help parents of children, teen and tweens find books that their kids will enjoy. Teens will enjoy some of the book websites also.



How to Download and Read "White Fang" by Jack...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

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Protect Your Children from Cyberbullying

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Learn how to protect your kids from cyberbullying attacks.



Your Kids Will To Make, Code And Invent After...

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Great products for kids that will get them to love coding, inventing, making and creating things because they are having fun.



Best Home Technology Products For Families

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Recommended best home technology products for families in 5 different tech categories.



Ready for the Future? How About a Smart Home?

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Smart Homes are cool and futuristic, but are the downsides worth having all of those cool features?



Make a Stop Motion Animated Movie

2016-12-10T11:14:30Z

Make a stop motion animated movie with your kids. It's an easy and fun project for rainy days.