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Geek Parenting August 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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Melbourne Gifts Pty Ltd
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editor’s note

Every parent goes through it. You buy all the necessary essentials when they’re newborns, clothes they quickly outgrow within months. Then when they’re a little older they bug you about getting the latest trending toy of the time; toys that holds their attention for, again, a few months if you’re lucky. Soon it’s about the next big, crazy trending toy (queuing for an eternity for the recent Buy-Your-Age Build-A-Bear comes to mind).By the time they’re in school you have what feels like a Narnia of discarded toys, clothes, prams, what-have-you, tucked away in storage. You can always keep some for the next child, if you plan on doing that. If not, then that is a lot of filled storage space. It’s even worse when it’s toys that your kids…

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contributors

Amanda Wright 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 Layzelle 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 Keren Zunammie is a freelance writer who specializes in technology and education related topics. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree…

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the geeky monthly

LAY-N-GO ACTIVITY MAT MAKING CLEAN UP EASIER Just what do you do when you kid has finished playtime and toys or lego, those wonderful friends of feet everywhere, are strewn all over the place? This is a rather simple but surprisingly effective solution. It’s large enough for your kids to play in and all it takes is one single pull and all the contents are swept up into a bag. The price may seem a little steep for what it is, what the time it saves in clean up more than makes up for it. Blockly drag-and-drop interface. Email: info@geekparenting.tv Twitter: @GeekParentMag Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geekparentingmagazine/ ■…

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byte sized news

Toxic Slime? Last year a slime craze swept the world online as videos went shared by millions on how to make DIY slime at home. However, recent findings from consumer group Which? revealed that 8 of the 11 most popular slime toys contained potentially unsafe amounts of the chemical boron. Even some of the ingredients used to make home made slime, such as contact lens solution, also contain some form of boron, so care is needed in how much is added. This chemical is known to cause irritation, diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps if exposed to in excessive levels. Minority Report Facial recognition is a technology that is becoming more commonly widespread, from border control to even unlocking your smart phone. Some tech companies want to take this a step…

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coding camps

We’ve said it before and we will say it again; teaching your child the basics of coding is one of the best ways of setting them up for the future. While this might sound like a lot of learning, the fact that a child will very quickly see the fruits of their labours and that will quickly engage them and make them strive for more.This notion has led to a boom in on-line coding camps, designed to teach your child skills that are likely to become increasingly relevant – and potentially essential – to them as we further immerse ourselves in computer-based technology. Coding camps can be either online courses, or actual camps that you and your child attend, which have the added benefit of encouraging social and technical…

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is google making your family stupid?

In the first instance, we wanted to answer this question honestly with a resounding, yes! However, after looking into it and reading some of the research out there, we soon changed our decision to no.No, we are a firm believer that Google is not making our families stupid, it is simply re-programming us to think and learn differently!Erm, so maybe a little bit scarier then?!Several scientists, scholars, and journalists have debated and researched this point over the years and to this day are still carrying out research. Ultimately they have found the results of the Internet on our cognitive behaviour are, well, complicated!This vagueness comes as no surprise as no matter what we think about technology, machines and the dark side that is also known as the Internet, we…

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