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"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

We like this post…

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

Roll the Dice!

Here’s a fun game you and your little one can play and all you need is a pair of dice.

Benefits:

-Fun way to exercise and practice counting

-Increases physical coordination

Two-Ingredient Sand

Who says you can’t build sandcastles at home? Seriously, who’s been saying that? Sounds like he needs a hug.

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Here’s how you can build sandcastles at home with only TWO ingredients!

Benefits:

-Increases visual-spatial intelligence

-Hands-on, play-based learning

-Increases creative thinking

-Increases problem-solving skills

Connect the Dots Drawing Game

Connect the jelly beans and use your imagination to create a unique drawing!

Benefits:

-Increases flexible thinking

-Strengthens decision-making skills

-Boosts visual-spatial intelligence

Dancing Raisins

Experiment: Throw some raisins in a beverage and watch them twirl and dance (and maybe even do the grapevine)!

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Benefits:

-Fun way to learn about density

Shoelace Alphabet

Can you make all the letters of the alphabet with just one shoelace?  Sure you can!

Benefits:

-Boosts visual-spatial intelligence

-Active, concrete way to learn the alphabet and spelling

-Hand-eye coordination

-Increases Problem-solving skills and critical thinking

A Penny for Your Drops

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Experiment: See how many drops of water you can fit on a penny!

Benefits:

-Making predictions involves thinking ahead and increasing comprehension

-Increases hand-eye coordination

-Boosts visual-spatial intelligence

Make road trips fun with Ubooly!

Ubooly’s latest pack will keep children busy on long road trips for hours! The road trip pack is perfect for being stuck in a car, and will help pass the miles with fun activities and games.

These features will make car rides more exciting and enjoyable for your kids!

  • Riddles
  • Stories
  • Jokes
  • Challenging out-the-window scavenger hunts
  • Songs
  • Guessing games and much more!

2013 Red Tricycle Awards

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Ubooly has been nominated for the Most Awesome Educational Toys & Games Award!

What is Red Tricycle?

Red Tricycle is a great website designed to help parents find new and exciting things to do with their children. The site provides cool activity ideas, restaurants, toys and so much more. It features both local city guides and a National edition that inspires fun adventures right to your inbox.

Once a year, Red Tricycle opens up the website, and allows their fans to vote for the best family-friendly products, parenting tips and resources in their community. The Totally Awesome Awards is the most fun Kid/Baby Awards program that lets parents be the judges!

Meet our writer: Grace Fraga

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A Spanish tutor by day and a comedian by night, this Latina Superhero from Buenos Aires just loves teaching kids! Ubooly’s writer, Grace Fraga, specializes in English as a Second Language and truly believes in Ubooly’s unique teaching power. This bi-lingual award winning actress, comedian, writer and producer has appeared on national television with several well-known networks, and has been tutoring kids for nearly a decade.

During an interview with Grace, she asserts, “Kids learn best when they’re having FUN!”, which is the principle influence for her lessons on Ubooly. She incorporates humor and engaging activities to inspire a love of learning.

Her confidence in Ubooly as an educational toy stems from her belief that technology facilitates learning, while Ubooly’s fun and interactive personality encourages children to challenge themselves and develop critical learning tools.

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