Since its release seven years ago, Minecraft has become a global sensation, captivating a generation of children. There are over 100 million registered players, and its now the third-best-selling video game in history, after Tetris and Wii Sports. In 2014, Microsoft bought Minecraft and Mojang, the Swedish game studio behind it for $2.5 billion.
There have been blockbuster games before, of course. But as Jordans experience suggests and as parents peering over their childrens shoulders sense Minecraft is a different sort of phenomenon.
While traveling long distances is not a part of every family's summer plans, for some families who live far away from grandparents and extended family, this is peak travel season. A useful, thrifty guide to activities and apps that help keep young kids entertained on long trips.
Holiday break is a great time for both you and the kids to get some much needed R&R, but without schools open, life can quickly become boring without its usual stimulation. That’s where the joy of STEAM comes in - with plenty of creative (and often inexpensive!) ways to stay entertained and active at home. Encourage everyone in the family to partake in a “STEAM Staycation” with some of our favorite engaging activities.
People with winter birthdays report being the most dissatisfied with their birth dates. The reasons are many. If a child has to have their big day smashed in between all the other big days, there are ways to make it work.