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Our kids live in a digital age where they are exposed to technology at school and in the home. Rather than letting them play mindless games, we should try and prepare them for a future with educational apps such as codea. Read more here at http://www.squaggle.com.au/blog/using-tablets-improving-kids-future/

Using tablets for improving your kids future

Interesting question:  Does story time on the ipad count as screen time?  Research indicates that the answer lies in a grey area.  Read more here.

Interesting question: Does story time on the ipad count as screen time? Research indicates that the answer lies in a grey area.

Changes to the Australian education system are long overdue, but how do you feel about the removal or condensing of more traditional subjects such as history and geography in favour of teaching kids programming skills? Obviously, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs are Australia’s future. According to studies, jobs in these fields are at the least risk of becoming automated and, arguably the highest rate of job growth in the near future peaking around 24% over 4…

Changes to the Australian education system are long overdue, but how do you feel about the removal or condensing of more traditional subjects such as history and geography in favour of teaching kids programming skills? Obviously, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs are Australia’s future. According to studies, jobs in these fields are at the least risk of becoming automated and, arguably the highest rate of job growth in the near future peaking around 24% over 4…

You may have heard of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics skills which are inquiry-based (focusing on open-ended questions and exploration) that have real practical applications for our little 21st century learners. So, want to know how to make these topics fun and foster a love of learning? Read more here http://www.squaggle.com.au/blog/can-make-stem-fun-exciting/

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. STEM skills focus on open-ended questions & exploration. Learn how to make STEM fun here.

Not all screen time is created equal. When it comes to your child’s tech time, do you know which form of screen time is the most valuable? With so many different devices available on the market, it is imperative for parents to understand the difference between their children staring blankly at a screen versus actively engaging and learning. Read on to learn more http://www.squaggle.com.au/blog/screen-time-valuable/

Not all screen time is created equal. Read more here to learn what constitutes quality screen time, the things to look out for and what to avoid.

Should you encourage your kids to get involved in technological or sporting activities? Or both? It's a question many parents don't think about due to their kids showing a natural inclination toward one or the other, but there are many benefits to encouraging a balance between both types of activity. Read more here http://www.squaggle.com.au/kids-and-sports/balancing-tech-sports-as-parents/

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Kids model behaviour from peers and parents, so we CAN influence how they use mobile technology. By following some simple rules we can set an example for what is acceptable and what not. Read our blog to see how you can help mold their technology use to be safe and acceptable.

Kids learn behaviour and habits from parents. Read here how to set a good example and be a good technological role model when using mobile technology.

Many of us give our tablets or phones to our kids when they are bored, need to be distracted of when we have a task to complete. Do you think this is acceptable or do you think we should allow our kids to get bored so that they learn how to use their imagination? Read our blog for our thoughts on this.

Is it ok to hand our kids a tablet or phone when they demand it? Are there circumstances under which this is acceptable?

Nowadays a lot of parents struggle with the question of whether or not to allow their children to use social media. Deciding if and when to let your child start exploring social media is a personal decision. Even though you might post pictures on Facebook or tweet your favorite friends, that doesn’t mean your child is ready to do the same. Read this blog to find out what you need to know before making this decision.

Nowadays a lot of parents struggle with the question of whether or not to allow their children to use social media.

Since the beginning of time, one of the responsibilities for parents has been setting boundaries. Today we have extra rules we need to apply. Kids explore everything, and technology puts everything at their fingertips. It can be a great wealth of information for them, but it also can hinder other development when the technology gets in the way. We have summarized some technology rules which could help you regulate screen time and keep your kids safe on the net.

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Getting kids to turn off the iPad or smartphone is an incredibly difficult task for parents. Here are a few tips that may help http://www.squaggle.com.au/blog/manage-screen-time/

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Concerned about the emissions your kids are exposed to when using their devices?  Check out our blog to learn what's what, what's safe and what's not in regards to emissions http://bit.ly/1YDJClD

Learn about emissions, what's what, what's safe and what's not. Should we be concerned about the exposure our kids are getting from smartphones and tablets?

Playing team sports can help your kids become confident, well-adjusted and resilient. Team sports teach kids many valuable life lessons. Read more here at http://bit.ly/24nFLMM

The gentle souls foundation strives to instill and foster kindness through media promotions, special projects and programs and support for groups and.

As parents, we want our kids to be healthy. We want them to live long lives. Sometimes, it seems they are working against us, opting instead for the unhealthiest food and the most sedentary of activities. It is our job, to encourage positive and healthy habits so that they can live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. Read more here http://www.squaggle.com.au/blog/encourage-children-living-healthier-lives/

We want our kids to be healthy, happy & fulfilled. Read on to learn tips that will encourage your kids to make positive choices promoting healthier lives.

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