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  • 7 Summertime Adventures and Activities for Kids and Families to Enjoy

    7 Summertime Adventures and Activities for Kids and Families to Enjoy

    It’s summertime! With your little ones out of school for the season, keeping them entertained and learning for months on end may seem like a daunting task. Here at Storypod, we understand. As financial stressors continue to be felt by families across the globe and many exhausted parents are struggling to navigate year 3 of the pandemic, we’re here to shine the light on some clever, budget-friendly, and easy adventures and activities!

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    Which Audio Speaker Is the Best Fit for Your Child?

    A perfect storm of factors has led to the rise of a new option for entertaining and educating children. More and more research has become available on the negative effects of excessive screen time on children’s brains. The pandemic has left many families scrambling for innovative and effective ways to support their children’s growth and development.

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  • Connecting Social-Emotional Learning, the Pandemic, and Great Children's Books

    Connecting Social-Emotional Learning, the Pandemic, and Great Children's Books

    As adults, our own lives and routines have been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, our children’s worlds are being formed during this massive global change. What little routines many young children may have been able to establish in their lives pre-pandemic are different now. Change is a part of life, but we need to consider how to actively support the needs of our children in the midst of so much social change and upheaval.

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  • Balance Your Own Screen Time to Better Balance Your Child’s

    Balance Your Own Screen Time to Better Balance Your Child’s

    We all want the best for our kids. We want them to learn well, to be healthy, and to develop a strong sense of wellbeing that will guide them throughout their lives. It can be easy to forget how observant children are, after all: Everything is brand new to them. They are taking it all in and processing information about what shapes their world.

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    Listen, Learn, and Grow with Storypod

    Here at Storypod, we are parents, educators, and caretakers who are constantly looking for new ways to support our children's early childhood literacy development while keeping them engaged and interested.

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  • Screenless Parenting: How To Entertain & Educate Your Kids Screen- Free

    Screenless Parenting: How To Entertain & Educate Your Kids Screen- Free

    Parenting is a rollercoaster that loops its way through joy, love, and education. Every day you teach your child through action and language. Tactile games are useful tools to help your child learn new skills but with the continuous development of child-friendly computer and phone applications, children are now spending countless hours glued to their devices. It is easy to give your child your phone or iPad but it should not become a routine action in times when your child is acting out.

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  • How Do Screens Affect Children's Brains?

    How Do Screens Affect Children's Brains?

    Screens are amazing for a lot of things, but overexposure to them can have devastating effects for children. As screen time has skyrocketed, so have cognitive and behavioral issues like ADHD. So what effects do screens have on young children's brains?

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  • The Top 10 Children’s Audiobooks and Podcasts Your Kids Will Love

    The Top 10 Children’s Audiobooks and Podcasts Your Kids Will Love

    If you have ever observed your child as music plays or while telling them a story, you can see how deeply they react to music and storytelling. Their mind is malleable and imaginative, and sound is a perfect stimulus that jump-starts their cognitive function. While a child will become mesmerized by a television screen, the effects on their imagination are not the same.

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  • How Storypod Supports the Healthy Development of Your Baby

    How Storypod Supports the Healthy Development of Your Baby

    Did you know that per the CDC, the ways in which a child’s brain develops from ages 0 - 8 will be the foundation that sets the stage for the rest of that child’s life? Providing children with a strong foundation in early childhood literacy and development skills is giving them the tools that they need to be successful and healthy individuals.

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  • How Strong Literacy Skills Support Children’s Wellbeing

    How Strong Literacy Skills Support Children’s Wellbeing

    What is “wellbeing”? Per the CDC, wellbeing encompasses the quality of one’s relationships, the positive emotions one experiences, one’s ability to adapt, a realization of one’s own potential, and one’s overall life satisfaction.

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  • Why Stories Are Essential To A Stress-Free Bedtime Routine

    Why Stories Are Essential To A Stress-Free Bedtime Routine

    If you’re a parent, you know that children are always on the go. This energy can be an adventure, but it can also be a bit chaotic. It is crucial that as a parent, you create a firm anchor for the day in the form of a stress-free bedtime routine.

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  • The Pandemic Has Changed Children’s Learning Culture

    The Pandemic Has Changed Children’s Learning Culture

    As we navigate a constantly changing world together, especially with the extensive cultural changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to provide young children with as much support as possible, especially with Social-Emotional Learning.

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