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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Get ready, online shoppers. Amazon Prime Day 2020 technically starts on Tuesday, but many of the deals are already live. Case in point: Previously announced sale prices on Fire tablets are now available. The Fire HD 10, Amazon’s best tablet, has dropped down to just $80 ($70 off), the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it. The Kids Edition of the Fire HD 8 is also down to $80. Price drops on the 7-inch version of the Kids Edition haven’t hit yet, but Amazon has already pledged that it will be dropping to $60, which is $40 off its list price of $100. Both Fire Kids Edition tablets include a case and a year of Amazon’s Kids Plus subscription service, a $36

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CoronaQuest was developed by the canton of Vaud Canton of Vaud

The Swiss-developed CoronaQuest computer game is helping pupils in Switzerland and abroad protect themselves – and face their fears over the coronavirus.

This content was published on October 7, 2020 – 10:00

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It’s true that it’s almost never too early to help your kids learn to code. codeSpark is an app that teaches the rudiments of programming to kids starting as young as 5 years old thanks to a wealth of games and activities that don’t even require reading skills. For the month of October, you can start a subscription to codeSpark Academy for 50% off — $5 for the first month — when you use promo code TREAT50

codeSpark is available for Android and iOS devices and plays great on a tablet, but you can also sign into the academy in any web browser. It includes over 1000 activities, and every game teaches fundamental coding concepts, which can help them grasp the logic of programming, math and reading skills. codeSpark says that the activities have been carefully designed with gender-neutral characters and an interface that doesn’t require any reading,

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Prevent gadget overuse among kids

September 26, 2020 | gadget | No Comments

a woman holding a cell phone: Experts say screen time induces dopamine release that weakens children’s ability to control their impulses. -- PEXELS PIC

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Experts say screen time induces dopamine release that weakens children’s ability to control their impulses. — PEXELS PIC

LETTER: I posit that early introduction and unrestrained use of gadgets involving high-speed, highly interactive mediums of human interface and high levels of visual and audio stimuli could contribute to a powerful “re-wiring” of human growth and development, both mentally and physiologically.

The magnitude of impact depends on age of exposure, frequency, duration and type of content being accessed. Pure recreational use is likely to be the most potent.

Is it strange then that children who are exposed to high levels of visual and audio stimulation early on in their growth find it difficult to focus in school? Or just focusing on anything, for that matter?

Researchers have indicated a strong relationship between excessive screen time (signs of digital technology addiction) and psychiatric disorders such as

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A study said 50 million public school students will be taking classes from home.

This report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.

Parents and community leaders across the country shared their struggles with remote learning and the “digital divide” with ABC News.

According to a June 2020 report from Common Sense Media and the Boston Consulting Group, 50 million public school students are getting their education from home — but 9 million

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There’s always something new for us to discover, as well as old favorites. I am so grateful to have activities handed to us… Fun and easy ones that can be put together in a moment’s notice! You’re awesome Jamie and I appreciate you sharing your activities and ideas!! – Melissa C.

“I absolutely love that this takes all the prep work out of engaging my children. It is so easy to just put up the calendar, and glance at it for inspiration when we are in a funk.” – The Activity Room Member, Rachel

I have found it impossible to Google ideas from a million different sites, get organized, shop for supplies, etc. This is exactly what I have been searching for! Thanks for making something so organized and easy to use. – Early Years Activity Plans User, Melissa C.

This takes down the need to scour the internet for

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Creating a Better Internet for Kids

May 8, 2020 | internet | No Comments

Young people need a safe and stimulating environment while engaging with new technologies and spending time online. The Strategy for a Better internet for Children provides actions to empower them as they explore the digital world.

One out of three internet users is a child. They go online at an ever younger age, using a diverse range of devices. They spend more time on the internet and social media, play more online games and use mobile apps, frequently without supervision by adults. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, increased connectivity, augmented and virtual reality will cause an important shift in the way children engage and interact in society.

While the internet offers many opportunities for learning, communication, creativity and entertainment, it also opens up certain risks to vulnerable users such as children.

Online, children can be exposed to harmful content and behaviour such as cyberbullying, sexual harassment, pornography, violence, or

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Top Ski Gadgets for Kids

May 4, 2020 | gadget | No Comments

Skiing is an activity that is difficult at the best of times but for those who may be slightly younger or less experienced it can be a real challenge to learn and get to grips with life on the powder. Thankfully, the ski world recognises this and has come up with a series of nifty gadget solutions to nearly every kind of problem skiing can throw at children. Here’s a list of some of the best:


This ingenious device is great for adults as well as kids. By attaching wheels to the bottom of skis via a Velcro fastening, children as young as five are able to pull their skis along effortlessly behind them.

SKBoot Rolling Bag

In a similar vein, the SKBoot Rolling Bag is the pull-along luggage that kids can use and is specially designed to fit ski boots and a helmet. Anyone who has been on … Read More

Is your teenager the kind who loves tinkering with gadgets, trying to figure what makes them tick? Is he/she a whiz at math and science and dreams of becoming an engineer or scientist? It’s time to think enrolling in a about robotics camp and/or programming camp.

What will computer science camps teach my child?

Robotics camps are all about designing, building and programming robots, and testing them through a series of design challenges. Your child learns about technical stuff such as locomotion, gear ratios and energy during the process of robot construction.

Highly qualified counselors guide your child through problem-solving, research and basic – advanced engineering concepts. Campers are introduced to the latest concepts in computing technologies and engineering design through web programming, Alice programming, component-based robot construction and robotics programming.

Most computer science camps assign a full blown project to individual campers, which they get to take home. The … Read More