5 STEM Apps for Kids – Mixing Fun With Education

Tablets and phones can be a source of education and fun, but trying to find good stem apps for kids can be a bit hit and miss. I have lost count of the number of apps I have downloaded to check them out before letting the kids play. So many of the apps available have adverts and in-app purchasing which can expose children to inappropriate content or limit gameplay.

Here at MeBeGeek HQ ( A.K.A our home.) We have tried many apps and seen which ones really had the fun factor for the kids. Here is our top 5 which really promote STEM and ones the kids have gone back to time and time again ( and maybe me too.)

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PHP Version 5 What does it all mean?

One of the appeals of WordPress is you don’t need to have any technical knowledge to share your thoughts, ideas or services.  So when articles with headlines like “Using PHP 5 becomes dangerous in 2 months” pops into your inbox or news-feed it can cause a bit of a concern.

Over the last week I’ve  been asked a few times to explain what it means and if they should be concerned. So below I have explained what PHP is, what the headlines refer to and what you need to do.

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Little Dragon Cafe Review

In late summer, Rising Star Games released a new type of game designed for children for the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. We got the opportunity to test it out and see what we thought. It sits outside the typical genres as it combines a few different genres but manages it without making it feel disjointed. 

 

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6 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

My 2 year old can navigate around a tablet or a phone with ease .  When I was growing up, it wasn’t until secondary school that I was really introduced to the world of computing. You would have to go to a library or school to have access to any sort of internet.

Today computer programming is integrated into most aspects of our lives, at work, school, home and out and about. Long gone are the days that programmers where seen as nerds (I fell into that stereotype at one time). Now coding is encouraged  with even t.v ads and seen as cool. Learning to code has so many benefits, here is 6 reasons why kids should learn to code.

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How To Set up a Child Friendly Android Device

Smart devices have become integrated into our daily life and routine, so it isn’t any wonder that children gravitate to wanting to use them too. Our 2 year old can navigate her way around a tablet and turn on cbeebies to watch or play a kids fish game. When handing over your device or setting one up for them, you want to make sure what they see is child friendly and safe. Sitting with them while they are playing is the ideal, but as parents we all know that is not always practical. So here is 5 ways how to set up a child friendly android device.

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