Ready for a Digital Detox? Try These 5 Mini Goals. digital detox presence

Are you ready to reset your digital life this year? You can with these 5 easy mini-goals.

Whether you are a resolution queen or never set intentions, TODAY is still the perfect day to create the life you DESERVE.

What does that MOST BEAUTIFUL VERSION of this year look like for you? What are...

TV Show Rating Guide from Tech-Wise Littles

To rate shows, we use a 5-star scale based on 6 categories. We look at pacing, the conversation connection of the show (this is what actually makes a show educational!), the social/emotional skills the show promotes, language, diversity, and intensity. In each category, a show can earn 0-5...

Our 3 Favorite Snow Theme shows and WHY!

 The Snowy Day (5 Stars: 30/30 points)  

(25 min) Based on the award-winning 1962 book by Ezra Jack Keats, “The Snowy Day” follows Peter as he explores his neighborhood on a snowy day.

Pacing: 5/5 This show checks all the pacing boxes. This show provides a...

What do you say to your toddler when your phone "dies"?

Oh no the phone died! Littles don’t quite get this concept. Next time this happens, share that the phone fell asleep! Explain that it's taking a nap just like they do! The phone or ipad gets really really tied and needs nap. Let them help you find the charger and talk about how it’s...

4 things to do when your baby keeps finding your phone!

Devices are bright, shiny objects, and adults use them ALL of the time. Naturally, your baby is going to want to play with them!  So when your little one is grabbing for it, they are only doing what is NATURAL; not something wrong. I have 4 baby hands (my twins!) trying to go for my phone...

Is it possible to create a routine around screens?

Instead of thinking of screen time as a right or reward, think of it as a short activity that gets built into your little’s routine--be that a daily routine or a weekly routine!

For example, you may choose to give your toddler one 30 minute TV show after their afternoon snack. That's...

The who, what, where, when, and why of screens!


Confused about where to start when thinking about your little one and screens? Before we (Kay and Jennifer) became educational therapists, we both were teachers who taught writing. And when you tell a story, you need to tell the whole story. A good way to do that is by using the 5 Ws. You...

Can screen time really help my kids? Yes... the secret is.... YOU!

YOU are what makes anything truly educational! That’s right. 

Before age 3, children’s brains need REAL people and REAL-LIFE interaction to truly learn and to make that learning stick. No educational app/show/toy replaces YOU--that’s why you are so golden. You make that app...

3 ways to raise helpful toddlers (and get more done!)

Need to get stuff done around the house? Have your little one help you! It’s totally possible to get things WITH THEM so you have more downtime when they are asleep! It not only give you more time back, it also helps them grow and learn! Here are three reasons why: 


1. As soon...

Why is play so important?

Open-ended play in the real world is your child’s full-time job. It’s the most important work they will ever do. 

It’s the basis of curiosity, problem-solving, hypothesis testing, and scientific investigation…everything from dropping food on the floor (gravity...

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