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Geek Parenting June 2018

Geek Parenting is dedicated towards providing the best source of information to help parents in today’s technology-savvy and digital world! Covering broad areas such as Toys, Gadgets, Kidspreneur, Education, Travel and Photos/Videos, there will always be cool stuff you can do as a parent together with your kids all year around! Whether you want to teach your kids how to program or spoil them with geeky toys, you won’t want to miss out!

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editor’s note

As much as we want to limit our kid’s time on social media, it can sometimes be the case that we need to limit our own time on it ourselves. Even parents can fall into the trap, and where else are kids going to pick up the habit from if not at home? Seeing other parents constantly post updates of what their kids have been up to that day, that week, where they’ve gone, what cute outfit they’ve decided to put on them, and of course their opinions on anything parenting related. But to take a less cynical take, online is an easy access community where we can share, found out what’s going on and overall be part of something; a quintessential human need. How many of you check your phones…

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Written by parents, for parents. If you would like to contribute to the magazine, write to us at info.geekparenting.tv. Mum of two boisterous little girls, Amanda is a freelance copywriter and proof reader with over 10 years’ experience in the world of marketing and communications. Amanda writes for a number of publications and small businesses, whilst working around the school run, gymnastics, dance class, netball, cricket and well just daily life! David is the owner of 73 Ltd, the premiere freelance writing company, specialising in Academic work, Business writing, game reviews, and purely creative assignments. He is a single parent, juggling two kids, running a successful writing business, and playing the latest Xbox game throughout the day. Zunammie is a freelance writer who specializes in technology and education related topics. She holds a…

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the geeky monthly

Cubetto Super Series HANDS ON CODING This toy is basically a programming language that teaches coding without a screen in sight. Cubetto is a board that works as a control panel with blocks which behaves in a way that teaches the fundamentals of algorithms, functions and debugging. It is currently on kickstarter which you can back on here, and they estimate to ship them out in September this year. BYTE SIZED NEWS A Boring Company One of Elon Musk’s many side ventures has set out to tackle affordable homes. He’s setting out his Boring Company (get it?) to use the dirt left over from tunnel digging to create low cost bricks. It’s a neat idea, and depending on where he plans to use them/ sells them to could define how successful the scheme could be.…

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how may i help?

The really big news at the Google I/O developer conference was the latest news on the Google Duplex – the new, proposed assistant device – and how it’s going to impact our lives in the next few years. Google claim that Duplex will push the boundaries of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to levels that would perplex even Alan Turing and will leave many users wondering if there actually a real person talking back to them, such is the level of sophistication. While little is known about the background workings of the system, it is being hailed as far more than just an upgrade to the current Assistant and the company has said that it represents a whole new chapter in AI communications. “THE TEST…SAW THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BOOK A HAIR DRESSING APPOINTMENT WITH…

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top storytelling podcasts your kids will love

Whether you’re heading off on a road trip, waiting for a dentist’s appointment or just don’t have time to do the bedtime story tonight, a storytelling podcast could be your savior. Although podcasts have a bit of a reputation for being dull and boring, in fact there are some that are aimed specifically at children, offering an engaging and entertaining way to fill the time. Here are some of the best online today: STORYNORY With its eclectic range of stories from all over the world, StoryNory is possibly the original kids’ storytelling podcast. Having first broadcast in 2005, this fun podcast doesn’t just entertain, it educates too with its mix of original tales, myths and legends from around the globe. Professional actors are brought in to read, so you can be sure that…

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top podcasts you will love

It seems that no one is really happy today unless there is a podcast about their pet interest, and a regular transmission to help them form their own views, and parenting is an area where almost everyone has a view that conflicts with yours. But there are actually some decent podcasts available that can help guide you through the minefield that is child-rearing, and among some of the best are CBEEBIES The BBC channels -Cbeebies and CBBC – are amongst the best of the kids channels out there and stray far beyond an endless stream of cartoons and mindless content to create some interesting and engaging shows. So too with the podcasts – all of which are original content rather that audio-versions of shows – which cover a hugely diverse of subjects,…