Bottom line for marketers creating online content for kids: While Moms allow their children access to many popular social networking and gaming sites online, they retain tight control over their child’s activities. Moms perceive various sites differently, particularly when participation involves young family members.
If you are still scrambling for ideas for Father’s Day, here are stats from the National Retail Federation on what the average person will spend on dad and how they are spending it. It might give you some ideas of what and for whom we are spending.
This list was compiled by kids and interesting because it’s not so different from the Teacher’s Choice list also compiled by the National Education Association. Great minds think alike! This list was tabulated from an online survey that the National Education Association ran from November 1, 1999 through February 1, 2000.
This is from Home and Family Blog. Thank you Home and Family blog for this great list of ideas of How To Make Reading Fun!
I found this really cool collaborative art project thought up by Jason Turner. It works like this:
-Pick up any book and turn to page 100
-Now draw a picture of the scene described on that page
-Scan and submit to JasonTurner@JasonTurnerProject.com
-The Project is open to ALL!
This article is from Child First. I know that many of us parents are gearing up for summer reading both to get our kids to enjoy reading and to complete summer homework assignments. If your child does not love to read, this can be really stressful for both parent and child. This is a great article that give Tips for Encouraging Struggling Readers.
iPhone/iPad app, Learn to Tell Time, is not wildly fun as there is not crazy thumb action involved, but has layers of difficulty so it’s actually worth the money.
I really like Spanish Playground which is a blog for learning Spanish that is geared for children. It’s on my blog roll in the footer. Here you can learn to play Simon Says in Spanish and learn parts of the body as well!
Here is a list of one hundred books selected by the National Education Association in 1999 as great reading for children and young people. To help make these books more useful, we have added book and author links to any TeachersFirst resources and lesson ideas.