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Geek Parenting March 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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1 min.
editor’s note

Having grown up around two or more languages, we have some idea of the benefits it can bring. It opens up doors in other countries and allows you to more freely interact with an entirely different culture and way of life. It can also open up new business or employment opportunities abroad. Why not equip your child with the means to broaden their horizons beyond language barriers? For parents with two languages, particularly those who live in English speaking countries with English as their second language, passing on their mother tongue to their children can be a means to teach them about their culture and heritage. It’s something we try and do with our own children. There is often the worry that kids may feel confused but as we all know,…

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…

1 min.
the geeky monthly

NETATMO WELCOME HOME SECURITY CAMERA This nifty home security camera has in built face recognition technology that will alert you whenever someone passes in front of it. Whenever it sees a new face it will alert you and you can give them a name and profile. It can remember up to 32 different faces, providing you with remote security monitoring by letting you know if, for example, your kids or elderly parents are home. That means if you have an intruder you will instantly be notified. BYTE SIZED NEWS Wood is not for Home Despite getting some initial good reviews, it turns out that leaving your Apple HomePod on any wooden surface will leave a around white mark on it. Apple have explained that “the marks can be cause by oils diffusing between the…

3 min.
pushing your child around: best buys

Toddlers and small children are singularly inconvenient by virtue that they need to be transported from point to point, usually by a pushchair. Designed to not only to be comfortable for the child and convenient for the parent, pushchairs have evolved to almost space-age levels of usability and performance. However, much of this also comes at a price, and in many cases, you have to weigh up the needs of your child against the depth of your pocket. Here are some of the best in the low to medium best buy category. Chicco Lite Way At a little over double the price of the Xplorer, with the Lite Way, Chicco have shown that they can meet both ends of the reasonably-priced market. Weighing just 7Kg, its light enough to be hoisted out…

5 min.
would you compete against a robot?

With the winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang County, South Korea gone and done, and this year providing its own set of challenges for the contestants (high winds causing multiple injuries to spectators as well as a number of skiing events having to be postponed and even cancelled), due to the advances in technology and where the digital arena is heading, is a future challenge for our athletes one of competing against robots – who can maybe weather out any storm? Now, this has always been a topic which sparks much debate, as we have as mere mortals, always questioned whether our jobs, our livelihoods for example will be taking over by robots in the near future. And well looking back we can’t but deny that technology is now heavily embedded into our…

5 min.
should we all write in chinese?

In the future, would it be so strange to see one unified writing system for the whole world? Should there even be a universal writing system, so that no matter what language you speak or where you come from, you will always be able to understand someone through the written word? When we think about it in terms of being able to communicate with anyone in the world, whilst still speaking in your mother tongue, the prospect becomes quite exciting. However, language as we’re well aware is a complex matter. It affects identity, communication, social integration and education and development. And according to International Mother Tongue Day (this year being held on the 21st February 2018) they believe that different languages are actually under threat and even in some instances disappearing altogether. International…