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9 High-Tech Ways To Keep Your Kids Engaged During the Summer

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  • Unlike most videogames, Minecraft is all about building and exploration, and it can even help younger kids learn math and geometry skills without even realizing it. It's seriously addictive, though, so be prepared to impose time limits.

  • reference by-eHow.com Tech On the Web Online Learning 9 High-Tech Ways To Keep Your Kids Engaged During the Summer 9 High-Tech Ways To Keep Your Kids Engaged During the Summer By Rick Broida eHow Contributor  289  Share  Tweet Share  Email Save 9 Shares & Saves Quick! Before these lazy summer days of TV binge-watching turn your kid into a puddle of mental mush, deploy these high-tech tools to keep their brains engaged, educated, and even entertained. Minecraft (Mojang AB) Sponsored Links Start Download - View PDF Convert From Doc to PDF, PDF to Doc Simply With The Free On-line App! www.fromdoctopdf.com Unlike most videogames, Minecraft is all about building and exploration, and it can even help younger kids learn math and geometry skills without even realizing it. It's seriously addictive, though, so be prepared to impose time limits. Minecraft Mojang AB Minecraft Most educators agree that programming skills are essential for today's kids. MIT project Scratch teaches them the basics via a simple drag-and-drop interface and cartoon-oriented program-building. Best of all, it's free! Scratch Aquadrop Scratch (via eHow) Why? Because: Science! Tell your kid an ordinary lemon can power a digital clock and wait for the inevitable "Nuh-uh!" Then assemble the simple elements you'll need for this citrus-y experiment. Who knew lemons could tell time? lepiaf.geo, Flickr.com Build a lemon-powered clock ADVERTISEMENT Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Supposedly In Private Negotiations to Settle Divorce A tablet is the sneakiest educational tool ever, because you can stock it with countless learning apps that masquerade as super-fun games. Plumb the app stores for age-appropriate stuff, but any kid who can read will get a kick out of Rube Works, which teaches creative problem-solving. Rube Works Rube Goldberg Rube Works Want Junior to learn some basic robotics? With little more than a toothbrush head, a vibrating motor, and a button battery, he can build a cool-looking "vibrobot" that scuttles across the floor--and freaks out the cat. Bristlebot Windell, evilmadscientist.com Bristlebot This is a serious project requiring adult supervision, but what could be cooler than attaching a video camera to a balloon and launching it miles high? The real trick is building a tracker so you can find it later. But that's how you score the world's coolest home movies. Balloon tracker Ugifer, Instructables.com Make a high-altitude balloon tracker Those little plastic army guys are great on the ground, but they're even more fun when you toss them skyward and watch your homemade parachute ease them to the ground. (Lesson learned: physics!) No volunteers? Lego minifigs make great paratroopers as well.

  • A tablet is the sneakiest educational tool ever, because you can stock it with countless learning apps that masquerade as super-fun games. Plumb the app stores for age-appropriate stuff, but any kid who can read will get a kick out of Rube Works, which teaches creative problem-solving.

  • From the creators of Make Magazine, this camp focuses on science, design, music, and other technology projects, most of them skewed to kids ages 13-18. It's available both online and at some local libraries, with workshops running through mid-August.

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