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  • Mother joins her child as she engages in an educational audio experience through Storypod.

    Breaking the Screen Habit: The Transformative Potential of Audio Learning for Kids

    In a world dominated by screens and digital devices, it's becoming increasingly challenging for parents to navigate the best educational experiences for their children, especially those in the critical developmental stages of ages 1-6. While technology undoubtedly offers many benefits, there's growing concern about the potential negative impacts of excessive screen time on young minds. This concern has sparked a resurgence in the popularity of screen-free learning approaches, with a particular focus on the power of audio learning.

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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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  • The Benefits of Spontaneous Family Dance Parties!

    The Benefits of Spontaneous Family Dance Parties!

    We all know that those little wiggle worms like to boogie down to a good tune. We do too. But did you know that taking the initiative to bring spontaneous family dance parties into your little one’s life has all kinds of benefits?

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  • What is “Social-Emotional Learning”?

    What is “Social-Emotional Learning”?

    Children think and learn better when they are well regulated and competent in social-emotional skills. Focusing on SEL at home and at school yields positive outcomes in adulthood. Caregivers can help their children build social-emotional competence by recognizing and addressing their children's cues and by meeting their emotional needs.

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  • Happy, stuffed reindeer sits on chair awaiting to be given as a gift.

    7 Ways to Get into the Season of Giving with Your Family This Year

    Teach your children that the spirit of the season lies in the giving rather than the getting this year through a few fun, easy, and satisfying charity-centered activities and projects that the whole family will enjoy! Traditions that center around generosity are a great way to instill the values of selflessness and compassion at an early age and are sure to make an impact that will last a lifetime.

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  • Family walking down a nature path surrounded by falling leaves

    10 Autumn Enrichment Activities to Pair with Your Readings This Season

    Enrichment activities are experiences that extend a child’s learning in various areas and help them to strengthen their skills. They are a fantastic way for children to discover new interests and are important for creating a positive attitude toward learning.

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  • Toddler and mom listening to stories on the Storypod

    Milestones of Language Development in the First Two Years

    The early years of your child’s life are an integral time for speech and language development. Like crawling before you walk, speech requires a combination of milestones that eventually build up to understandable language. The first two years are an exciting time in which your little one will go from babbling to speaking 2-3 word phrases.

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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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  • 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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  • Young boy sits on bed with holiday lights reading a classic Christmas story.

    5 Enrichment Activities to Pair with Classic Holiday Readings

    From music to movies, flavors and foods, Christmas time brings with it so many lovely holiday traditions, including the classic stories that families look forward to hearing year after year. Create further learning opportunities and new traditions by pairing some of the most popular Christmas tales with enrichment activities that will expose your child to new ideas!

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  • Scones, teacups, and a holiday candle sit atop a wooden table.

    Embracing a Multicultural Holiday Season in Your Home

    One of the most beautiful things about the holidays are the traditions that help us feel connected with our families and our heritage. While it’s great to keep the rituals we hold dear alive in our homes, wouldn’t it be great to take the time to learn about the varied beliefs and practices of those around us? As our communities continue to become more diverse, it’s important for our children to grow up cognizant of the people and customs that, together, make the world an interesting and beautiful place. Consider the following tips to embrace a multicultural holiday season in your home this year!

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  • A mom reads the Spike audiobook with her young son while her daughter holds a Storypod

    Guided Reading Activities for Babies and Toddlers

    Guided reading is an approach to storytime that promotes engagement and comprehension. It encourages thinking while listening and helps kids make stories more meaningful by making connections.

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