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Rebecca: 2 Kids (3, 7). Experts - Goodreads, Common Sense, A Mighty Girl, American Association of School Librarians, Playful Learning Rebecca has two Masters degrees (a Master of Library and Information Sciences and a Master of Arts, Education) which enable her to approach media curation from a very studied perspective! As a first grade teacher, school librarian and mom, she knows well the magic of connecting kids to meaningful content and loves to uncover stories through media that will ignite children’ imaginations and their empathy. She is well-versed in a variety of emerging kids' media, but will always have a special place in her heart for books. Her goal is to use media to help raise global citizens, and to promote social justice and equity.

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Best of Games Media picks for Kids
December 1, 2016By Rebecca

Family game night is Family bonding night

Life is more fun if you play games. ~Roald Dahl

This summer, my kids and I spent our vacation with grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. As we contemplated over ideas on how to bring the different age groups together for some family fun time, I was touched by the power of great apps to bring family members of different generations together and provide a common vocabulary and points of interest. A game night is a family bonding night and time well spent together.

This has some beneficial effects on both children and grown-ups.

1. Many games help kids with improving their academic skills in the areas of reading (spelling, vocabulary) and math (identifying and counting numbers, addition/subtraction).

2. Games also help with developing good motor skills - hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

3. Strategy based games can help with learning... Read more

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