Sometimes The Lessons Aren’t What You Think

We are studying the electromagnetic spectrum, a range of frequencies or energy that power everything that exists in our world. This is the perfect learning theme to teach about our differences. A microwave isn't better than a radio. One wave length isn't good and another wave length bad. At Fidgets2Widgets a high energy kid isn't better or worse … Continue reading Sometimes The Lessons Aren’t What You Think

Learning Strategy at F2W

Everyone learns a little differently and because of that we have lots of strategies to facilitate learning at F2W. Some kids are visual and just need to see what to do next. They tune out your words, but they are watching, watching, watching. Others look in every direction but the direction in which you are pointing. … Continue reading Learning Strategy at F2W

Systems and Primitive Technology

We are studying Systems Theory this week, a topic that most of the kids thought would be boring. Our week began with big sighs and rolls of eyes as we explored transportation, computer and eco-systems. It made sense, but were having a hard time getting excited about it. Today our resident genius and Chief Gaming Officer, Max, … Continue reading Systems and Primitive Technology

Internet of Things, IoT

That favorite childhood book, Where the Wild Things Are, depicts the imaginary journey of a child who is in trouble. He is transported to a magical place where the Wild Things reside through his imagination. When I first heard the expression, "The Internet of Things" or IoT, it conjured up for me just such an imaginary place. Like the futuristic world … Continue reading Internet of Things, IoT

Fearless Parenting

Fearless parenting requires two things. First, you must trust yourself. Second, you must trust your child. You can do both. From the time you held that beautiful infant in your arms until today, your child has been guiding you. Simple at first, it just started with, "I'm hungry, I hurt, I need you." Over time … Continue reading Fearless Parenting

5 Critical Things Minecraft does for YOUR child!

Minecraft is a sandbox game, and, like a real sandbox, kids make their own fun, their imagination being the only limit. Exploration and discovery are tantamount. And cooperation and competition are the social building blocks. But that’s only scratching the surface of the good things Minecraft can do. We see so much value in Minecraft, … Continue reading 5 Critical Things Minecraft does for YOUR child!

Three Gifts Technology Gives Your Kids

Gift #1, Children cultivate responsibility playing online. Being good digital citizens is a requirement for most online educational and child focused games. Gift #2, Imaginations thrive as children create and connect in their digital "make believe" worlds. Children learn through game based play. Gift #3, Children develop computer skills as they play. Shortcut function keys, typing and the basics of … Continue reading Three Gifts Technology Gives Your Kids

Amazon Give-Away from Author, Sydney Asland

Read about the miraculous learning playground of Minecraft! Purchase the book, Mind Your Minecraft, Eat Your Vegetables! Enter this Amazon give-away for a chance to win your favorite Minecraft Collectibles Figure. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY