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Sunny the Robot. This STEM project for kids is fun and easy to do. Gives kids a basic understanding of how robots work. Sunny is powered by light. The Young Scientists Club offers 4 different versions. Hurle, Sunny, Infra and Metali for kids ages 8 and up.
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Fun STEM Projects For Kids Ages 8+ #Giveaway

This is a sponsored post.  Are you looking for fun STEM projects to get your elementary-aged kids interested in technology and engineering? STEM projects for kids are the perfect way to peak their interest. If learning is fun, kids are more likely to do it. STEM Projects For Kids Sunny The Robot (affiliate link) is a super fun and easy project for not only elementary school kids, but all ages. The box Sunny comes in is…

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Looking for way to teach your kids to balance screen time? Technology is not going anywhere. Banning it isn't the answer. As parents, we need to teach our children how to use technology wisely. Technology needs to be balanced with all aspects of our lives. Screen Time Labs​ is a tool for you, the parents to help you teach your kids to balance screen time. Click below to read my 5+ tips for balancing screen time with kids. Share your tips for balancing screen time in your home. #sponsored #screentimelabs #technology #parentingtips #parentingapp
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5+ Tips For Balancing Screen Time For Kids

This is a Screen Time App sponsored post.  Do you struggle with teaching your kids how to balance screen time with family time, chores, homework and play? So do I! I’m a firm believer that technology is important and screen time should not be completely banned. Screens are not going away and I want my kids to learn to balance their time on and off the screens. Banning screens will not teach them to do…

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National Geographic Kids Holiday Gift Ideas + Giveaway

This is a National Geographic Kids sponsored post. Have you ever read one of the National Geographic Kids books? They are geared towards kids ages 8-12, but I love them! The facts are interesting, the pages are filled with full color photos and it’s written in plain english so it makes sense. When my 12-year-old daughter saw the books on the kitchen table, she squealed, grabbed all three and sat down for a few hours…

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Capella University offers the opportunity to gain the softer skills needed to get ahead in IT. #Infographic
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The Softer Skills Needed To Get Ahead In IT #Infographic

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Capella University. The opinions and text are all mine. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I can hear it already. Softer side of IT? What kind of prank is she pulling over on us now? IT involves coding and computers and that isn’t very soft. Now that I have your attention, let me explain the softer skills needed to get ahead in IT. 12 Skills You…

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Branches books by Scholastic for kids ages 5 to 8 who are ready to move from the early reader books, but not ready for the traditional chapter books. Covers topics that kids that age will enjoy reading. #ScholasticBranches #Sponsored
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Fun Series Books for Kids Ages 5 to 8 #ScholasticBranches

This is a Scholastic sponsored post.  The hardest part of getting my kids to read was finding books my kids wanted to read. For each of my kids, they started to read more when they found a book they enjoyed. Sounds so simple, but that is often the problem when you have kids that don’t like to read. They just don’t like to read what they have been given. Scholastic has a new line of books for…

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