Parenting a Generation Z Child
- Posted by Miranda Hernandez
- On August 23, 2019
You remember the long afternoons of playing outside, you remember talking on the landline, and endless imagination to keep yourself entertained. It’s a whole new world! Now, our world looks different from texting to “there’s an app for that.”
As a parent, it can be difficult to navigate what your child sees and does. You read the books to find out if your family’s amount of “screen time” is “normal.” Rather than resist, what if you just leaned in?
The growth in technology brings access to education. That is something to leverage with your parenting style. Screen time does not have to be your brain turning to mush. We at TeachGeek want to help you find those apps and websites that your little ones can use for fun and for learning!
Fun, Educational and Safe App's for Your Little Ones!
The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides free video tutorials and interactive exercises. The Academy’s declared mission is “changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.”
DIY.org is a website that helps kids learn skills of many different kinds, and share their work with others. It’s easy to use. With a parent’s help, kids sign up to the website. Kids can choose different skills and challenges they would like to work on all with adult supervision.
Articles cover topics about natural disasters, growing up, machines, continents, space, and much more. An activities page provides interactive ideas for recipes, making crafts, designing clothes, and experimenting with science. Games are age appropriate, challenging, and educational, and the online puzzles are fun and entertaining.
YouTube Kids limits the world of content on the service to curated, family-friendly videos, channels, and educational clips. “The YouTube Kids team is made up of parents who care deeply about this, so it’s extremely important for us to get this right, and we act quickly when videos are brought to our attention,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to CNET.
Find even more fun and educational website here!