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Geek Parenting April 2017

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!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Melbourne Gifts Pty Ltd
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1 min.
editor’s note

In today’s technological world it might seem a little backwards to suggest that forest schools could be the future of education. However, believe it or not there is a growing trend of them. Now, we are not suggesting that it can or will outright replace conventional schooling, but can be seen as an additional or alternative method of learning. Recent research has suggested that being outdoors and helping look after animals may in fact improve overall behaviour. It helps them develop a sense of responsibility, empathy, as well as being able to socialise with other children doing the same. Technology has long been garnering a reputation for keeping people indoors and away from the real world but this does not have to be the case. Surely it’s ability to connect people can be…

1 min.
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 from the University of Technology, Jamaica. On most weekends you can…

2 min.
the geeky monthly

FOLLOWGRAMS Having recently achieved their Kickstarter goal, FollowGrams is essentially a projector that helps to develop the drawing and writing skills of kids. It works by letting you take a picture of anything you wish to draw via it’s app on your phone or tablet. The smart part comes as it applies a filter that turns the image into a traceable one which the projector can then project onto paper for your little one to draw on.. They are planning to ship Summer 2017. BYTE SIZED NEWS Resurrecting Lost Loved Ones An app in South Korea is currently being developed to allow people to speak to dead relatives and even take selfies with them via avatars. Fans of the sci-fi series ‘Black Mirror’ will find that this may sound a little familiar. They plan…

3 min.
feature phones

• Expected May 2017• 2.4 inch screen.• Takes a microSD card, up to 32 GB.• 2 MP camera.• Up to 600 hours stand-by time and 22 hours talk time. It might not be the most popular notion, but let’s face it, phones are a great idea, even for fairly young children. The ability to be able to contact parents and, conversely, give parents the ability to contact them is sound. Time is cheap when you are young and it’s easy for an afternoon to slip by and not realize that it’s time to head home. That fact alone means that being able to contact your kids at will is important, so that makes them having a phone becomes imperative. However, leaving your children with an expensive handset might not be the best…

4 min.
internet of things

The children of today have never known a world without connective technology and are being introduced to it at an ever earlier age. Savvy technology companies are involving kids by making products that use technology in fun ways, setting them up early for an adult life where gadgets will run everything. On the whole, that’s not a bad thing. It’s true that research has found that kids are more likely to pick up a tablet computer than a book, given the choice, but with more educational apps masquerading as games, it’s something that we as parents have to accept to a certain degree. However as the Internet of Things (IoT) grows and an increasing number of products become connected, there is a worry that kids are insufficiently security conscious, and may…

3 min.
playing with osmo

As technology spreads across every facet of our lives, we need to adjust to the fact that it will be in places it didn’t used to be, and be used for things it wasn’t used for before. One of the clearest examples of this is in children’s play. Even 15 years ago the idea of a child having near constant access to video games would have been laughable. However, as tablets and phones have grown more advanced, incorporated touch screen technology and improved battery life, children are playing with them more than ever. Many parents are troubled by this turn of events, as this is a new phenomenon and early learning is the most important time in a child’s life. These parents fear that the failure to interact or want…