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Top 5 Columbus Mom Bloggers

Mom Blogging has become very popular over the past few years. They speak from the crowd and give genuine advise to their readers like your BFF would. I’m always interested in reading mom blogs. They are fantastic ways to see what other moms think and want for their kids. And to help all the other …

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Importance of Programming

The Importance of Programming for Children

A logical mind and computer programming, combined, can create wondrous things. Whether we program robots to retrieve medical supplies, traffic lights to change based on daily congestion, or automobile electronics to apply the right amount of brake pressure — programming is important. And for our children, we can only imagine what they’ll be programming. But …

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Robotics Merit Badge

Robotics Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America have announced a new merit badge, Robotics. Coincidentally, this announcement comes during National Robotics Week. Requirements for Robotics Merit Badge To earn the badge, scouts must accomplish a number of robot-related requirements (PDF). They mush design, build, program, and test a robot. Then, they demonstrate the robot and share their …

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LEGO Robotics Challenges

National Robotics Week is April 9-17, 2011

This week April 9-17, 2011 is National Robotics Week. Events across the country promote robotics and what this field can offer young children. Starting today in Marion, Ohio (between Cleveland and Columbus) is the National Robotics Challenge. One event in Marion will be Robo Hockey, which will have two robots working as a team to …

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LEGO Store Beachwood

LEGO Store Opening in Beachwood Place

There’s already an awesome LEGO store at Easton Town Center in Columbus. Now Cleveland gets to geek out with our own LEGO store at Beachwood Place! LEGO will have a Grand Opening for it’s new Beachwood store over the weekend of April 8-10, 2011. Here are the store hours for opening weekend: Friday, April 8, …

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Rotoscoping in stop-motion

Rotoscoping in Stop-Motion Animation

When you think of rotoscoping in stop-motion, think of the last cover band that you heard. Maybe it was really bad, or maybe it was amazing.  Either way, it probably sounded something like the original but they likely added their own spin. When rotoscoping, a stop motion animator uses pre-existing film footage from an old …

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Instructors are Great

Are Camps Eligible for Dependent Care Flexible Spending

What is Dependent Care Flexible Spending? Many parents work for a company that has a Flexible Spending option (also called Flex Spending). A flexible spending account lets you have money deducted from your payroll. It is then in a special account to pay for certain items tax-free. There are typically two types of flexible spending …

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction Rating 99%

Everyone who attends a Classroom Antics in-person day camp or virtual program receives a short post-camp customer satisfaction survey asking about their experience. We value this survey and the feedback it provides. We shape our classes and procedures around what parents say. And thanks to those parents who fill out surveys, our camps have received …

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LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Coming to Central Florida

LEGOLAND is building a new amusement park in Winter Haven, Florida, named LEGOLAND Florida, and it will open October 2011. The new park will be built on the old Cypress Garden amusement park. It will be home to 50 rides, shows, and attractions. Some rides will be moved to Florida from other LEGOLAND sites around …

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