Children and Technology: All Your Questions Answered

Children and technology is a hot-button issue for parents everywhere. Most parents would tell you they know screen time should be limited, but the temptation to turn on the TV for a few minutes to get some quiet is often just too great. 

(Can you relate? 🙋)

There’s ample opinions about how much screen time is too much, and the positive and negative effects of technology on children. It’s overwhelming, contradictory and frankly, a little confusing! 


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Baumrind parenting styles

5 Parenting Styles: What Works, What Doesn’t [FIND YOURS!]

Parenting is an amazing responsibility, but being an amazing parent is not easy. Let that sink in… Parenting styles can be a touchy topic, but every parent needs to decide what’s important to them and find the parenting style best suited to helping their children grow.

In the words of 32nd U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt: “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”


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Teacher Gifts: Prodigy’s Holiday Guide [Top 25 Survey Results]

Your child’s teacher deserves a great gift this holiday season. 

But when wedged between all your holiday errands and your busy schedule, planning teacher gifts can be overwhelming — and can become even worse when you’re trying to get something they’ll actually love.

So what kind of gifts do teachers want?

We surveyed close to 300 teachers about what they want most this year, asking the following questions:

  1. What gift would you like to receive this year from parents?
  2. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received from a student? 

We used the answers to come up with a list of 25 teacher gifts ideas to help you find the perfect present with ease!


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Prodigy Winterfest

Winterfest: What to Expect from Our Exciting Winter Event

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Prodigy players everywhere. 

Our 4th annual Winterfest is coming to town! 

Lamplight Town is officially becoming a winter wonderland all December for this fun-filled festival. 

This means all month, players can go on winter adventures that will bring more math practice to the holidays.

Here’s what to expect from Winterfest this year.


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11 Best Online Tutoring Websites for K12 in 2020 [NEW]

Could your child benefit from extra one-on-one support? Does your child have a negative attitude toward learning and school? Would you like them to improve their academic performance? Do you feel unable to help your child with homework?

There are many reasons why parents like you are considering online tutoring websites for their children. And it’s perfectly okay, because a “one size fits all” approach to education simply doesn’t exist.

Using an online tutoring website is not only convenient. It also helps:

  • Boost children’s confidence
  • Personalize their learning experience
  • Increase their skills, comprehension, scores and grades


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Importance of parental involvement in education

Parental Involvement in Education [+ 10 Secrets for Success]

“Cornerstone” is defined as an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based. That’s what parental involvement in education is to a child’s upbringing — a cornerstone.

Thirty years of research (and counting) has proven that parents who are involved with their child’s education is the best predictor of student success.


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Free Educational Games for Kids

27 Best Educational Games for Kids [Sorted by Subject]

Not all children — especially nowadays — learn best through pencil-and-paper instruction. According to educational nonprofit EDUCAUSE, a growing body of research shows game-based learning platforms “can create an engaging dynamic that inspires students to develop competencies and skills as they focus on the activities of the game.”

Regardless of the subject, whether your child hates or loves it, educational games for kids can help you instill a love of learning in your own child!


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Pumpkinfest: The Exclusive Fall Event [Starts Oct. 1]

Brace yourselves, Prodigy players and parents, for a spook-tacular event coming to Lamplight Town. 

That’s right — Pumpkinfest is here again! 

For the entire month of October, this exclusive festival will be available in-game for all players to enjoy. We’ve got all the details for you to share with your child, to get them excited to play more Prodigy (and practice more math) this October.


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