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[Podcast] Gaming With the Moms #12: You Can’t Spoil History

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Welcome to Gaming With The Moms, the podcast about gaming with families! This week our host Nicole Tanner was out of town visiting family in Ohio and attending her high school reunion, so we had to struggle along without her. Simone de Rochefort filled in for Nicole, with Linda Breneman, Courtney Holmes, and Keezy Young chiming in. Read More

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Kids & Video Games: 3 Ideas To Help You Feel Better About Your Kids and Screens

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Last night, I did a webinar with Amy Lang of MamaCon and Birds+Bees+Kids. It was all about screen time for kids. One reason we wanted to tackle this topic is that we think a lot of parents are confused about screen time for kids and sometimes (or often) feel guilty about letting their kids spend too much time in front of screens. Here’s what we talked about in the webinar. I’ve included a bunch of links to help you learn more about this important topic—and feel more empowered and way less guilty. Read More

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Osmo Combines Physical & Digital, iPad & Education

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At PAX East this year I got to demo Osmo—an educational accessory for iPads. It’s intended to get kids to work together solving problems around a screen.

So how does it work? It’s pretty cool. Osmo comes with a stand that props your iPad up and an attachable mirror that fits over the camera. The mirror angles the iPad’s camera, allowing it to see objects on the surface in front of the iPad. Using Osmo’s free apps, you can then play a series of games. Read More

Screen Time Is Just a Normal Part of Life

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Screen time, like processed cheese, was a mainstay of my 1980’s childhood that is frowned upon by today’s parents. I grew up with Saturday morning cartoons: Thundercats, She-Ra, The Smurfs, you name it. I spent hours in the basement of my Brooklyn home on our NES, playing Legend of Zelda and Duck Hunt. We weren’t a family that sat around the table playing board games, and that was probably for the best. My mother had her hands full with three spirited daughters; giving her some breathing room was as much a matter of survival as convenience. Read More