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Why is Bluey so Popular? (The Low-down on this Toddler TV Show)

We’re here to talk about the popular kids’ TV show, Bluey. There’s so much to say about this unique Australian cartoon. We’ll get into why this show is so popular and learn a little bit about the show’s themes, its characters, and whether or not this show lives up to the hype. What is Bluey? …

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Screen-Free Summer 2022: Full STEAM Ahead

The LSTF team is excited to bring to you our first-ever screen-time challenge!!! What is the Screen-Free Summer Challenge? It’s a month-long challenge where families commit to going screen-free. Support is provided by way of daily emails and daily posts within the LSTF Facebook group. We will provide daily activity suggestions and follow along with …

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Does Cocomelon Cause More Damage Than Slower Paced TV Shows?

You’ve likely heard the recent claim that kids’ TV shows, specifically Cocomelon, cause behavior issues in kids and that these shows have a drug-like effect on children. The claim specifically states that these shows will cause children to grow up with behavioral disorders and poor self-regulation skills. This is quite the claim. Is this true, …

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The 7 Best Screen-Free Coding Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers

When we think of coding toys for kids, we tend to think of programming apps and touch screen gadgets. Did you know, though, that the best coding toys for toddlers and preschoolers are actually screen-free and involve no programming at all? It’s true. In fact, many toys that are marketed as having STEM benefits, including …

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