AAP’s Screen Time Guide Update

On Friday The American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) released their newest report on screen time and media use in children and adolescents. If you’re at all familiar with previous recommendations, you’ll note that these take a dramatically different approach, one which feels like we at Fidgets2Widgets have known all along. Gone are the days of … Continue reading AAP’s Screen Time Guide Update

Coding and Programming Week

//scratch.mit.edu/projects/embed/112323861/?autostart=false //scratch.mit.edu/projects/embed/115707354/?autostart=false A FEW OF THIS WEEK'S CODERS   We LOVE to code!! CREATIVE GENIUS AT WORK so much FUN  

Buzz Words and the 21st Century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VaZl3gv0TA Heavy advertising, memes, buzz words and social media have conditioned us. We quickly become immune to the most common phrases. Disrupting healthcare or education or the political system no longer concerns us. STEM focused activities leaves us yawning. Immersive Education, Gamification, Technology or Screen Time barely registers when we see it. But ALL these phrases DO mean something. … Continue reading Buzz Words and the 21st Century

Computer and Technology Give Away

Every year we reward those kids who come to Fidgets2Widgets everyday by presenting them with a brand new laptop or technology of their choice. The keyboarding, coding and 21st century technology skills these kids learn in our program is extraordinary. This year we gave away brand new laptops, Canon wireless/hdmi cameras, top of the line ear buds and gaming mice. Here … Continue reading Computer and Technology Give Away

Game Based Learning

We learn through play and practice. We learn by doing. Check out what we created today on #Contraption Maker and #Sploder. https://gfycat.com/AnchoredIncompleteAruanas G ame http://imgur.com/a/aZl0J https://gfycat.com/TidyAcrobaticAustraliankestrel

Help! My kid knows more than I do and I’m scared…

It's much more common than you think. You are not alone. Parents everywhere are struggling to keep up with their children in math, science and the digital arts. This may be the first generation where parents don't know better or more. How could we possibly know more when everything is moving so quickly? Learning is now an … Continue reading Help! My kid knows more than I do and I’m scared…