brain-breaks

37 Quick & Easy Brain Breaks for Kids

“It’s time to do homework.” 😱

This simple phrase is often dreaded by kids and parents. And it’s understandable. 

You want to stay involved in your child’s education, but homework only seems to lead to distraction, frustration or exhaustion (or all of the above). 

It might feel like a constant battle, and homework stress can lead to burnout and anxiety for kids if you’re not careful. 

That’s why brain breaks for kids are so important for reducing stress and keeping kids motivated to learn! 

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anti-racism

How to Talk About Racism in Your Household

Racism is an ongoing issue that’s ever-present, especially in American history. It’s a troubling topic that can be extremely overwhelming, for both kids and adults. 

As a parent, it might be difficult to know what to say to your children. You want to shield them, but also don’t want them to be uninformed or get their information from sources you don’t trust. 

We understand, and we want to help you have these conversations as best you can. 

Here are eight tips for talking to your kids about racism.

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Prodigy's Summer Question Quest

Make Math Fun for Your Child with the Prodigy Summer Question Quest

Summer is finally here! ☀️ Are you as excited as we are?

We know how much kids look forward to summer break. But we also know things are a bit different right now, since your child is probably already spending lots of time at home. 

That’s why this year, we’re introducing the Prodigy Summer Question Quest

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is buying the membership in prodigy worth it

Is a Prodigy Membership Worth It?

“Is a Prodigy Membership worth it?”

It’s an important question to ask (since kids “need” to have all the apps 😅).

While Prodigy is always free to play, upgrading to a Premium Membership unlocks extra rewards and game content for your child! 

But if you’re considering a Membership, you might find yourself asking these questions:

  • Is it worth it? 
  • What’s the value? 
  • Is it necessary for my child?
  • What does it actually provide? 

We’re here to support you! This guide to Premium Memberships will outline everything you need to know to make an informed decision that works best for your family. 

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WFH tips

8 Effective Work from Home Tips for Parents [From Other Parents!]

Recent changes to our day-to-day lives are leaving many parents with the monumental task of working and taking care of their children at home. 

And although we’re starting to adjust, things don’t seem to be getting much easier. Parents are working hard to find a balance, but many are becoming more overwhelmed and starting to experience burnout

We wanted to help you bring some normalcy to your new routine. So we reached out to our Prodigy team — employees, advocates and parents  — for their advice on how to work from home with kids in the house.

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How to Boost Student Success with the New Crystal Caverns Adventure!

Every journey starts with an adventure.

Introducing Prodigy’s first one ever — Crystal Caverns! 💎

Teachers, we have a very exciting announcement for you and your students: 

Starting April 30, your students can embark on a journey that pushes engagement to new heights and presents new ways to promote positive attitudes towards math.

The brand new and first of many Crystal Caverns adventure takes players through fun quests with tons of new in-game features, challenges and rewards. 

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hard riddles for kids

43 Awesome Riddles for Kids [With Answers]

Many of us can agree: the triumph that comes with solving a tough riddle is a feeling like no other. And chances are, your child will love riddles too!

There are plenty of reasons to introduce riddles to your child. Riddles are a great way to stimulate children’s minds. Plus, they’re a fun activity to keep kids occupied and learning at home. 

We collected the 43 best riddles for kids (and adults, too!) to keep your child entertained and get their brains working. 

Try them out below!

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growth-mindset

How to Use Prodigy to Promote a Growth Mindset in Your Child

With recent school closures leading to more time at home, parents like you probably want to keep their children motivated and self-reliant when it comes to learning. 

While you’re helping your child learn from home, promote a growth mindset to help them become lifelong learners. Not only will their learning skills improve, but they’ll actually enjoy learning more. 

We’ll show you how to use Prodigy to promote a growth mindset in your child, preparing them to learn and achieve more when they return to school!

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