Megan Peters

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Megan Peters is a mother, writer, photographer, designer and blogger, based in Kansas City. Her personal lifestyle blog, Crazybananas, is a true lifestyle blog, covering just about everything from the daily bedtime stories Megan reads with her kids, unexpected adventures, technology, graphic design, photography, home makeovers, pop culture, personal style and relationships. Her writing has been featured on BlogHer, BlogHerTech, Kirtsy, Sweet Lemon Magazine, Altitude Design Summit and Design for MiniKind. Megan is a noted photographer, who enjoys depicting the beauty of real-life women and families. "The Motherhood Project" is a collection of photographs of women, which capture the strength, joy and melancholy of motherhood and all of its challenges. In 2015, "The Motherhood Project" will be featured in its first gallery show, with all the proceeds being donated to the Willow Center, a domestic violence shelter in Lawrence, Kansas, for which Megan was a children's advocate from 2001-2004. In addition, Megan is the co-creator of the NYC + KC Project, a photography experiment that is documented in a book of the same name, available for sale on Blurb.com.

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Using Games to Bridge Language Gaps

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Video games in the classroom is a topic that’s all the rage in recent years. No matter which side of the fence you fall on as far as this trend is concerned, there’s mounting evidence that games can be effectively used to teach a variety of things. One of those is helping students learn a new language.

Andrew Ross, an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, has been teaching English in Japan since 2012. He’s one instructor leading the charge on adding games to student learning in order to facilitate growth. Ross says he realized the power of gaming as a teaching tool during one of his English Club meetings. Read More

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School’s Out! Summer Gaming Is In

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The start of June marks the beginning of summer break for both kids and parents across the country. Many parents have spent the year regulating gaming time to fit around their kids’ busy schedules. With the open days ahead of us, the possibilities for summer gaming time are endless. As parents, we know it’s important to regulate gaming time but also ensure it’s fun and accessible for our kids. Read More

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Gaming Safety Tips for Parents and Children

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Video games are a way of life for many families. The positive effects of gaming are too numerous to count. Gaming gives families a chance to play together and enjoy priceless family time. Kids learn critical life skills from gaming, such as problem-solving, creative thinking, cooperation, and persistence. When our family spends time gaming together, it gives us the opportunity to teach our children about failure, and trying again, while celebrating their successes. It shows our children how to cheer each other on, and compete with each other in a fair, kind way. The Journal of Adolescent Research claims video game players have a higher level of family closeness, activity involvement, attachment to school, and positive mental health. Read More

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Family Time Is Game Time

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As families get busier, our time together becomes even more valuable. With school, work, and everything in between, kids and parents have packed schedules, and family time can become yet another stressful event on our calendar. As my kids are getting older, we are finding that a great way to spend time together as a family is by gaming together. Read More