Boredom as a Tool

In our pre-covid days, children’s boredom was something easy to solve and thus overlook. This quickly unraveled into chaos when social distancing became the norm because of one or a combination of the following factors: Children’s time is always so structured that they weren’t used to finding fun things to do…

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The Circletime Mission

For episode 5, we talked to CEO and current Tiny fellow, Tatiana Feldman about screen time, culturally relevant content, and launching Circletime in the midst of a global pandemic. Through the spring and COVID-19-related school shutdowns, Circletime provided its virtual live classes free to families to support parents in engaging their children in play-based learning opportunities.

Being Intentional Around Children

Our children are growing up as “digital natives.” In the current pandemic setup, it is nearly impossible to keep our kids from seeing that technology is central to our modern lifestyles. If that worries you, you are not alone. There is a lot of anxiety around children’s technology and screen use due to misinformation and general confusion around the topic. But rest assured that when it comes to technology and media use, context matters.

90% Kid, 10% Toy

If you’re anything like us, your house has been overtaken by your children’s possessions. The more we pick up, the more gets strewn around. Our comfort lies in knowing that, as our children reconfigure their belongings, they are creating new worlds and exploring new possibilities.

This is not “Online Education’s Moment” — if anything, the piecemeal solutions highlight how unprepared we all are

Ad-hoc zoom-based classes is not the revolution in education that EdTech’s been fighting for It’s hard to believe that, just six months ago, the terms I’d coined and had been using for over two years — “virtual circletime,” “Peloton for early childhood,” “immersive, live interactive classes” — were not very…

A Shift in Intensive Parenting

Months of Intensively Parenting Is Impacting the Way We Intensively Parent As we approach the three-month mark in the work-from-home + school shutdown + social distancing power combo, every industry is evaluating the shifts in consumer behavior to assess potential medium-to-long-term impact. Certainly, the most obvious change comes from the sudden undesirability…