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Meredith Bland

Mamacon speaker and Pixelkin contributor Meredith Bland

Pixelkin is a resource for parents and families. We decipher the world of gaming so that you can go forth and engage in healthy, happy, and enriching experiences with your loved ones.

We believe that video games have something good to offer to everyone; the key is to find the right games for your kids and find a healthy balance.

Below you’ll find some of our articles and videos for gaming novices. We have thousands of pages of content to explore. Curious about a specific topic? Type it into the search bar above.

Recent Articles

New App Parenting Hero Provides Advice and Tips for Parents

Parenting Hero is a new mobile app launching today that aims to provide parenting advice in the form of role-playing hypothetical scenarios. It’s based on the best-selling book, How to...Read More

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Miitomo: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

When I try to sum up Miitomo, Nintendo’s first-ever mobile app, the best way I can think to do it is The Sims meets OkCupid (for kids). You’re picking cute...Read More


Teaching Math With Hearthstone

When I was a kid in elementary school, I was already deep down the rabbit hole of video games, thanks to getting an Atari 2600 at 4 years old. I was...Read More

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Endless Learning: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

What if you could be part of the audience for Martin Luther King Jr.’s riveting “I Have a Dream” speech? What if you could stand in a chemistry lab and...Read More

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