Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Prior to today, I didn’t know anything about type 2 diabetes nor the fact that it is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world. But after reading the interactive story of a young teenage girl named Emily in this book called I Got This, I learned that it’s a very serious life-long illness that requires immediate and ongoing treatment. And, I believe it’s important for us to spread the word to increase people’s awareness of type 2 diabetes. 

Meet Emily
In this story, you will be following Emily’s life in a first-person perspective. As you’re reading the story, you’re actually playing Emily’s role in her daily activities. 

Things are not looking good for Emily who seems to feel tired even though she has had a full eight hours of sleep. She picks up her usual breakfast — pancakes and bacon — and head straight for the school bus which is always stuck in traffic.

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Labo Paper Plate Offers Easy Crafts for Kids

Labo Paper Plate Offers Easy Crafts for Kids

You don’t need store-bought toys to have fun. With a little creativity and imagination, you can turn everyday items into a source of endless entertainment. Labo Paper Plate proves it by offering fun craft projects made using the humble paper plate.

12 Kids Crafts from Paper Plates

When you open the app, you’ll be presented with step-by-step interactive lessons. Most of the lessons start with tracing shapes on a virtual paper plate to produce cut-outs, which are then assembled according to the template. Once the shapes are in place, you can paint your creations with vibrant colors.

To make a banjo, for example, you’ll need to cut out a handle from a piece of card, and attach it to a paper plate. Then, you’ll need to stick a couple of buttons for tuning pegs and some strings before finishing with a coat of paint.

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Teach Kids Programming and Engineering with The Everything Machine

Teach Kids Programming and Engineering with The Everything Machine

The iPad is an amazing machine capable of various things: it can be a camera, music player, compass, game console, and more. And now, thanks to The Everything Machine, the iPad can be a machine for pranking unsuspecting family members, catching ice cream thieves, changing your voice to sound like an evil villain, and more.

As suggested by its name, The Everything Machine is a maker app that gives you access to the tools and sensors on your device, so you can build whatever you want with them. The process is entirely visual as you only need to drag and drop the components to use them, but it does give you a good idea of how programming and engineering work.

How It Works

When you open the app, you’ll be presented with a workspace and a drawer of components. To use a component, you simply drag it from the drawer and onto the workspace. You can also drag a component onto another to connect them.

The components are the tools and sensors found on your device, such as its camera or microphone, along with toggles and buttons, modifiers (such as a color shifter and a pitch changer), and even logic gates. By joining several components and connecting them to a battery, you can create machines that do anything you can think of.

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NUM -- Insanely Hard Math Game

NUM -- Insanely Hard Math Game

If you love math like I do, you’re going to love NUM. It’s a simple-looking math game that looks like a constrained calculator. Given a set of numbers and the basic arithmetic operators, you’re asked to produce the desired result. The rules are simple and the math is basic, yet the game is quite challenging.

I’m not sure if the game is designed for kids, but I believe kids ages 8+ should be able to enjoy the game to its maximum potential. The game has 45 levels and the difficulty level increases as you unlock new ones. Unless you’re a math nerd, most adults would probably find the higher levels a bit challenging.

Six Operands and Five Steps to Victory

The game starts by showing a simple math problem where you need to identify which operator suits the number 2 and 3, in order for the operation to produce the number 5. Even though the correct option is quite obvious here, the game walks you through the entire process to prepare you for the more complex problems.

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Five-Syllable Words: Learn How to Build Them with Nok Syllables

Five-Syllable Words: Learn How to Build Them with Nok Syllables

Once your kids have passed the initial phase of learning about phonics and sight words, the next phase that they’d have to conquer is learning about the syllables that make up the words. Getting to know these syllables will help them build words — even new ones — on their own.

I’ve seen plenty of apps that aim to help kids to learn reading and building words, but I’ve never seen one that’s focused on getting the syllables correctly. Nok Syllables is the first one I’ve played with that is designed to teach kids to identify the syllables of a word, count them, find the missing ones, and build a new word from them. Through the different activities, kids will learn about multi-syllable words and how to break them down — in a fun and magical way, of course.

Meet Nok and His Magical Lab

Prior to playing Nok Syllables, I didn’t know that my kids would be able to break down five-syllable words, such as archaeologist and tyrannosaurus. But, the game has proven me wrong. With an interactive gameplay and three difficulty levels, Nok Syllables is able to guide kids ages 4+ to break down words into syllables and construct them back again.

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