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3 Best Online Dictionaries for Kids
Why is there no dictionary for kids you ask? Ah ha, there is! We found a few that will help your child understand in a way that makes sense to them.
What Is Sexting and Why Is It a Problem?
Sexting is becoming more prevalent among young people as technology advances. What is sexting and why might you be concerned?
How to Make Facebook Photos Private
Want to share your Facebook photos with some friends and family, but not everyone? Learn how to make your Facebook Photos Private.
Find Books Online for Free
These sites allow you to listen to or read books online for free. There are classic books, children's books, reference books and more.
Does Your Family Computer Have Enough Memory?
How much memory does my computer really have? Are KB bigger than MB? Why is my hard drive smaller than I thought? Find the answers to your computer storage and memory questions.
Is Starfall Educational Website a Good Place...
A full review of the Starfall.com educational website, including pros and cons.
New Advanced Wearable Technology Products For...
New and different wearable technology products being developed.
7 Best Science Websites for Kids
Kids and science can go hand in hand again thanks to this great list of science websites for kids. We've vetted each site for its science awesomeness.
16 Free Places to Watch TV Online
Do you want to watch TV online? Find the best spots to watch your favorite old and new TV shows online for free.
6 Halloween Apps Kids Will Love All Year
Halloween apps that kids will love, all year round, that are both fun and educational.
10 Favorite Kid-Safe Videos on YouTube
YouTube is a wonderful resource for finding videos for kids online. These are some favorite kids' videos on YouTube.
6 Places for Kids and Teens to Learn How to...
Imagine making your own video games or virtual worlds! Learning to program is not just fun and useful for future career opportunities. It builds logic, problem solving and creative thinking skills, too.
9 Greatest Toy Laptops for Kids
Toy laptops for kids can be just the thing to get kids motivated to learn a few new skills. These are affordable and educational.
6 Best Handheld Gaming Devices for Kids
Looking for handheld video games for your kids? Here's a list of some of the top handheld gaming devices for kids.
You'll Never Lose Your Child With This Simple...
The Sync Smartband from ActvContent will make it easier to keep your child from getting lost and to make sure that their medical information is known.
6 Things to Consider Before Buying an Xbox...
Is the Xbox Kinect a family-friendly option, or is that a lot of hype? Here are some thins you should know before you buy Kinect for Xbox 360 for your family.
How To Use Pinterest For Ideas, Organization...
Description of Pinterest. Family Technology.
Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns Online
Pumpkin carving is a favorite fall activity. If you're stuck for ideas, these free pumpkin carving patterns will inspire you.
Giv Mobile Saves You Money And Donates To Charity
With Giv Mobile, you can choose from a variety of Android phones pay very little with no contract, while a percent of your payment goes to charity!
5 Great Email Programs for Kids
Are you looking for safe email for kids? Here are some options for allowing your kids to exchange email with friends and family - and no one else.
Disable the Firefox Popup Blocker in 5 Easy Steps
Disable the popup blocker in Mozilla Firefox
iSwimband Is Added Protection When Kids Are In...
Keep your kids safe from drowning with the iSwimband, wearable technology with sensors that alert parents of drowning danger.
7 Free and Fun Virtual Worlds for Kids
Let's find a safe space online for kids to hang out and have fun in. These sites are age-appropriate and generally free.
Einstein For Kids
Einstein for Kids is an article about Albert Einstein and his famous relativity equation E=MC2. The article lists educational web pages about Einstein for kids in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
5 Starter Tablets Your Kids Will Love
5 great starter tablets for your little one.
Is it Safe to Post Photos of My Kids Online?
Is it safe to post photos of your kids? Learn the dangers of posting photos of kids, as well as ways to keep them safe.
5 Great Gadgets for Mom's Holiday Wish List
Tech Gadgets that will make great holiday gifts.
5 Ways Kids Can Read About the Declaration of...
The U.S. Declaration of Independence for Kids introduces children to the history and heritage of our American democracy. K through 12th grade students can learn about the Declaration of Independence by visiting a series of high quality websites.
Your Tech Savvy Daughters Will Love Chatsters...
Young girls will love the Chatsters doll and app and it will probably be on the top of their holiday wish lists.
Buying a Family Computer: Laptop or Desktop?
Take these factors into account when buying a new computer to help you decide between a laptop and a desktop.
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math is a math website designed to grow with your child, as well as provide useful feedback to parents about the child’s skills.
The U.S. Constitution for Kids
The U.S. Constitution for Kids introduces children to the highest law of our American democracy. K- 12th grade students can learn about the constitution by visiting a series of high quality websites.
Make a Stop Motion Animated Movie
Make a stop motion animated movie with your kids. It's an easy and fun project for rainy days.
Virtual Field Trip to the Pyramids
This virtual field trip to the pyramids is a fantastic tour of the ancient tombs and temples of Egypt, aimed at elementary, middle and high school ages.
Virtual Tour of the White House
Virtual Tour of the White House offers information about planning a fun, informative online trip. Visit the White House from the comfort of your home by taking a virtual tour of the White House.
How to Disable the Popup Blocker in Internet...
Disable the popup blocker in Internet Explorer
4 Virtual Worlds for Teenagers
Which sites are still cool? If you're looking to get lost in a virtual world, boy do we have a list of site for you!
How to Limit Your Child's Computer Use
How much time should your child spend online and how do you enforce those rules? Find out.
Adding a New User Profile in Windows Vista
When several people share the same computer, it is best to give each user their own profile or account. This prevents them from accessing each other's files and settings. Adding a new user to Windows Vista is as easy as can be. This handy tutorial will show you how.
As Teens Leave Facebook, Learn All About...
Help for parents to learn about Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, since most teens are moving away from Facebook.
Top Wish List Websites
Create a wish list or gift registry for yourself or your kids. It will make gift shopping easier for family and friends and help prevent receiving duplicate items.
How To Clean Your Desktop Keyboard
With lots of little hands using your desktop computer keyboard, it can get pretty dirty. Regular cleaning will keep your keys clicking and grime free.
Recommended Ages for Computer and Online Time
There is no right or wrong time to introduce your child to the family computer. The choice is based on your parenting style, your values and your child.
2 Fun Virtual Worlds Girls Will Enjoy
Girls just wanna have their own space! Check out these great virtual worlds for girls.
A Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is becoming a big problem, especially among teens. Learn what cyberbullying is and how to avoid it.
How to Disable Your Popup Blocker
How to Allow Pop Ups When You Have a Pop Up Blocker Installed.
6 Virtual Worlds Tweens Will Love
If your kids are outgrowing Webkinz, but are too young for Teen Second Life, these transitional virtual worlds for tweens are just the thing.
Best Free Sites to Watch Videos for Kids
From their favorite TV shows and cartoons to videos on YouTube, kids love to watch videos online. These are some of the best free sites to watch videos for kids.
Dance Mat Typing
Learn to type with fun characters and lots of encouragement. This is a great site to teach kids to type.
Web Browsers for Kids
Looking for the perfect Web browser for your kids? There are plenty of options out there for safe web browsing.
A Review of Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies is a quirky casual game with plenty of surprises in store. Find out if Plants vs. Zombies is right for your family.
7 Back to School Productivity Apps for Your Child
Mobile apps that will help teenage high school and college students be more productive.
The Curious App That Could End Cyberbullying
STOP!t is a school program and app that empowers students to prevent cyberbullying.
Free Games for Toddlers
Does your toddler want to play some free games? We took a look around and found the best of what's free.
Kids Online: Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Online safety is a big concern for parents. Learn how to go beyond the filters to promote Internet safety for your kids.
The Dangers of Smart Phones
The convenience of a smart phone is undeniable, but, as a parent, what are the risks for my kids, and how can I protect them?
Math Websites for Middle School
Math Websites for Middle School Students offers five helpful websites created specifically for middle school students. The sites listed in this article are free, educational, and fun.
10 Ways to Protect Your Children from...
Learn how to protect your kids from cyberbullying attacks.
Free, Fun Websites for Girls
These free, fun websites for girls are bound to make you smile.
Great Tech Gadgets For Your Entire Family
Technology gadgets that the entire family, no matter what age, can use.
How To Have a Photo Scavenger Hunt
A photo scavenger hunt is a great family activity and a way to keep kids busy while having fun.
Create Your Own Virtual Sand Art
Create your own virtual sand art at Thisissand.com
LeapFrog Tag Reading System
The LeapFrog Tag Reading System helps kids learn to read while having fun. Is it right way for your kids to learn?
How Were the Presidents Chosen for Mount...
Go online to take a Virtual Field Trip to Mount Rushmore and see a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic picture of the National Monument. Learn about Mount Rushmore online and experience one of the USA’s most awesome attractions.
Osmo: Interactive Digital And Real Life Family...
Osmo is an educational, interactive digital game that uses an iPad app, but also used real life objects. Created for kids, but for all ages.
Tech Gifts and Video Games for Babies and...
Babies and Toddlers like to dabble with computers. These gifts help them make the most of the experience while keeping the computer safe.
10 Reasons the MiP IS the Hottest Gift This Year
The MiP robot is an amazing toy and more and there are many reasons why people of all ages will love it. Here are 10.
5 Tech Tools to Help Parents Stay Organized
Tech tools to help families keep their schedules organized, store memories and shop for groceries.
A Review of Club Penguin
Club Penguin is one of the older virtual worlds for kids. How is it holding up?
Tips for Using YouTube with Your Kids
Don't miss out on all of the great YouTube videos for kids. These tips can help you have a positive YouTube watching experience with your family.
Virtual Field Trip to the Liberty Bell
Take a virtual field trip to the Liberty Bell to learn about this American symbol of freedom. This online tour lets families visit the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia via the Internet.
Top Websites for Finding Information About...
The best sites for locating recall information on food, toys, medicine, cosmetics, cars, furniture and other items of importance for families.
6 Family-Friendly Video Games Kids Actually Like
Video games always make a good gift at holiday time. Here are six video games, all rated E or E10+, that should be popular this holiday season.
Sheppard Software
Overview of the Sheppard Software website
Niche Social Websites Will Help Your Tweens...
Three social networks for tweens that each have a distinct niche, books, video reviews and the arts.
The Best Media Streaming Device For Your Family
Comparing the main players in the Digital Media Streaming device category to help families choose what to buy.
10 Great Things Teens Learn While "Playing"...
Teens can learn essential life skills while hanging out online. Find out how parents can help teens learn and grow.
Should I Buy a Desktop vs. Laptop vs. Netbook...
Choosing which type of computer to buy for your family can be tricky. Should you buy a desktop vs. laptop vs. netbook?
Best Video Games and Gadgets for Preschoolers
Video Games for Preschoolers? Gadgets for Preschoolers? Yep. Even preschoolers love to have their own video games and gadgets. This guide will help you choose the best video games, cameras, handheld gaming, and other gadgets for the preschool set.
Identify Poison Ivy Using the Internet
Learn to identify poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac by using the Internet. Recognize poisonous leaves this summer and have a safe hike.
A Review of Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure
Sesame Street Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure is a video game for preschoolers that helps them learn basic literacy skills.
Six Reasons Why Your Family Needs Kinect for...
If you can't decide if your family needs Kinect for Xbox, here are six fun reasons to buy your Xbox 360 with Kinect.
Phishing
Definition of phishing. Family Technology.
Teen Guide to MySpace and Online Safety
Learn how to keep yourself safe on MySpace and other online fun spots.
Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad
The Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad provides a safe, controlled Internet experience for kids. They can visit the best websites for kids while staying safe.
MySpace.com
MySpace can be a fun place to spend your time online. It’s a nice way to connect with friends and family and has some great features. That said, it’s not the safest place for children. Parents who allow their kids to access MySpace, should take the time to make sure their experience is as safe as it can be.
I Spy Treasure Hunt for Leapster
I Spy Treasure Hunt for Leapfrog’s handheld Leapster video game sends you on a quest to find missing pieces of a pirate’s treasure map. Solve I Spy riddles and other tasks to earn map pieces and complete the game.
Free Creative Photo Editing Online
Picnik allows you to edit your photos online with a variety of fun and powerful tools.
Summer Reading For the Whole Family: Free...
Enjoy summer reading by downloading free classic books including The Time Machine, White Fang, and The Jungle Book, Wizard of Oz, and Sherlock Holmes. Travel to fantastic lands and meet classic characters by reading masterpieces of literature loved by children, middle school students, high school students, and adults.
A Review the New York Philharmonic Kidzone...
Kidzone, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s website about classical music for kids is a great introduction to symphony music for children from grades 4 to 8. Go online to NYC’s Philharmonic to enjoy musical games for kids and a little symphonic culture for children and families.
What is a Beta Test?
The definition of a beta test. Family Technology.
Should I Buy a Laptop?
It's hard to decide between a desktop computer, a laptop and a netbook. Here are the pros and cons of buying a laptop computer.
10 Video Games That Will Make Your Child a...
10 Video serious games for social good that raise awareness or raise money.
myPC Toddler Stage 1 Keyboard Review
The myPC Stage 1 Toddler Keyboard is spill-proof and dishwasher safe. Find out if it's the right keyboard for your kids.
Virtual Field Trip to the Louvre
Virtual Field Trip to the Louvre is an online tour of the Louvre museum in France. The article provides an introduction to the famous art museum for kids and families.
Educational Websites for Kids from Magazines
Kids' magazines often have some of the best websites for kids. They are engaging, educational and, most importantly, age appropriate.
Planning a Science Party for Young Scientists
Planning a Science Party provides some fun ideas for throwing a party in which kids dress up as famous scientists. Planning a Science Party is a fun e-learning activity for kids in elementary school.
5 Great Music Apps for Families
Apps for families with kids of all ages to have fun both creating music and learning about it.
10 Best Kids Apps For Learning
10 Apps for kids, that they will enjoy, and are creative, and that will also provide a great learning experience for them.
How Your Kids Can Enjoy Learning To Code For Free
Kids can learn coding through free iPad apps and websites.
How To Use The Family Safety Tools In Windows 8
Keeping your kids safe on Windows 8 computers with Family Safety Tools.
Cyberbullies and Bullies - Advice for Teens and...
Some tips and advice for teens and tweens who are dealing with bullies and cyberbullies. Learn how to feel safe and stand up for your rights.
Free eCards for Kids and Families
These are the best free eCards for kids and families.
Educational Videos Online: Animal Documentaries
There are many websites that allow you to download free documentaries about animals. Watching online videos about animals is an excellent way to expose children to documentary style programming.
All About Everloop
Everloop is the fun, safety-conscious social network site for kids under 13.
3 Essential Ways to Keep Your Child Safe on the...
Three great websites for families to learn more and keep up-to-date on Using the Internet and Internet Safety.
A Review of the LeapFrog Tag Junior Book Pal
The Leapfrog Tag Junior book pal is a fun way to engage young kids in learning early literacy skills. Find out what this junior Tag Reader is all about.
The Best School Tablets for Kids of All Ages
The best value tablets to buy your kids depending on their ages and grades in school.
Virtual Worlds for Boys
These virtual worlds for boys serve up plenty of sports, cars and fun.
Economics For Kids: Resources For Teachers and...
Economics for kids provides five online resources for teachers and parents who want to educate their kids about the economy. Use the Internet to teach economics to students from grades K through 12.
PBS Kids Online
PBS Kids Online is a hot spot for toddlers and preschoolers. With games, music, movies and more, there is plenty to do and see.
Guide to Netiquette
The rules of netiquette may feel overwhelming for a newcomer, especially since they vary between email, listservs, live chat, forums, and other communication platforms. That said, here are a few of the basics to help you get started.
Top 5 Santa Claus Websites
Just like everyone else, Santa has a web presence. Here are the best sites to find Santa Claus, send Santa an email and track his annual flight.
Printies Design Studio Review
Printies Design Studio allows you to design and print your own stuffed animals from your home printer.
Classic Children’s Books Online: The...
Read a classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for free over the Internet. Learn about Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion by reading this classic children’s book.
3 Ways Your Child Can Make Their Own Video Game
Online video game design programs for kids, tweens and teens to learn about game design and have fun.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa is an article which offers a virtual field trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. A great learning activity for kids, Leaning Tower of Pisa provides a 360 degree panoramic tour of the famous medieval tower in Tuscany.
The Revolutionary Toys That Encourage Girls to...
GoldieBlox are fun inventive toys that will inspire girls to consider careers in engineering and technology.
CSI - The Experience
Are you intrigued by forensics? Do you love watching CSI? This interactive website leads you through the steps of analyzing a crime scene.
Best Home Technology Products For Families
Recommended best home technology products for families in 5 different tech categories.
Save Money by Shopping Online
Save Money Shopping Online. Family Technology.
Royal Ransack - An Educational Online Scavenger...
Learn social studies by taking a funny scavenger hunt called Royal Ransack. This educational online activity will teach you about the contents of Buckingham Palace.
Buying a Digital Camera for Kids
Choosing a digital camera for kids is a lot of fun. Find out how to decide what camera is best for kids.
Virtual Field Trip to the School Bus
Visit the yellow school bus online for bus safety tips and fun school bus games. Take a virtual field trip to the school bus as you prepare your child for the first day of kindergarten with a school bus party.
Disney Digital Books
Disney Digital Books brings your favorite children's stories to your computer with an interactive reading experience that includes quizzes and rewards.
How to Buy a Computer For Your Child
Top questions to ask when buying a computer for your child.
Why You May Need an Internet Filter
An Internet filter can block out unwanted content, such as pornography and hate group sites using a list of keywords and well-known URLs. More advanced filters can also block or filter chat rooms, instant messages, file downloads and forums. Learn how to keep children from accessing inappropriate material by installing an Internet filter
Virtual Field Trip to the Empire State Building
A virtual field trip to the Empire State Building is a great e-learning activity for kids from 4th to 8th grade. Families can learn about New York City’s most famous skyscraper by taking an online 360 degree tour of the Empire State Building.
VTech Kidizoom Digital Camera
The VTech Kidizoom Digital Camera is designed for the littlest photographers. Find out if the Kidizoom Digital Camera for kids makes the grade.
The Top 5 Kid-Safe Search Engines
5 search engines that allow kids to search the Internet safely without stumbling upon inappropriate websites or photos.
Should I Buy a Desktop Computer?
It's hard to decide between a desktop computer, a laptop and a netbook. Here are the pros and cons of buying a desktop computer.
How To Remove Programs from Windows
Follow these simple steps to declutter your computer.
A Website Review of Weather Wiz Kids
Weather for Kids is a review of Weather Wiz Kids, a Website About Weather for Kids from 8 to 12. The site teaches about weather for kids on the Internet and offers weather experiments for kids and weather activities for kids.
Identify Trees, Rocks, and Birds in Your...
Learn to identify trees, rocks, and birds in your neighborhood by using the Internet. This educational, outdoor activity for families combines technology with a backyard nature walk.
Watching Free Videos for Kids Online with Hulu
Hulu is a great place to watch online videos for free. Here are some tips and tricks for watching hulu with your kids.
Family Computer - Baby and Toddler
Are you hoping to start using the computer with your baby or toddler? You'll find games, websites and tips for using the computer with your baby or toddler.
Visual Math for Middle School Students
Visual Math for Middle School Students is an article that provides a review of NLVM, a website for middle school visual math lessons. The article also offers information regarding virtual math manipulatives and visual learning
Your Kids Will Love These 10 Fun Educational...
10 reference websites for your kids to find information and get answers to questions.
Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of Natural...
Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of Natural History is an online tour of the famous museum in New York City. The article provides kids and families with an introduction to one of the largest natural history museums in the world.
Creative Writing Prompts for Parenting Blogs
Writing a parenting blog can be fun, but sometimes you're stuck for ideas. Here are some creative writing prompts for parenting blogs to help get rid of your writer's block.
Amazon's Fire HD Kids Tablet Has Great Content...
Why the new Amazon Fire HD Kids Tablet is the perfect tablet for kids and has a good chance of cornering the market.
Create a Unique Photo Book or Gift with...
RocketLife allows you to turn your photos into beautiful keepsakes such as a photo book, mug or custom t-shirt.
Top Instant Messaging Programs
Looking for a great IM program? Try AOL AIM, Yahoo, Trillian or MSN Messenger.
Free Coloring Pages for Kids
Kids love to color, but you may not always have a coloring book on hand. These sites will keep your kids busy coloring with characters they already love.
Hot Summer Tech Gadgets For Your Family
Summer Tech Gadgets to help families get through the summer.
The Simplest Cellphones Made Just for Children
While kids should not have smartphones, they should have simple cellphones to contact their parents if they are in danger or if there is an emergency.
iFrogz EarPollution CS40 Headphones
Will the iFrogz EarPollution CS40 Headphones block out noise so you can enjoy your music in peace?
Safe Eyes Internet Filter and Parental Control...
Safe Eyes is more than an Internet filter. This parental control software allows parents to monitor internet activity, set time limits, and restrict access to inappropriate websites.
What is Exergaming? What are Exergames?
What exactly is exergaming? Here's a quick definition of exergaming and exergames.
iPad Apps for Kids and Families
The iPad is one gadget you'll have a hard time snagging from your kids. These iPad apps for kids can help entertain - and protect - your little ones.
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