Raspberry Pi Complete Starter Kit for Kids

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Teach your kids to build a Raspberry Pi and Program today with this Raspberry Pi Starter Kit.  This kit includes all of the following:

  • Raspberry Pi – Model B (512 MB / Revision 2)
  • 8 GB SD Card – Original Raspberry Pi Foundation Recommended SD Card pre-loaded with the new NOOBS (New Out Of Box Software)
  • Premium Quality Raspberry Pi Case
  • USB Power Supply with Micro USB Cable specially designed for the Raspberry Pi delivering full 1A @ 5V
  • Premium Quality HDMI Cable and a handy General Assembly Guide for Beginners to Electronics

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Photos: Damage from Typhoon Yolanda

We just received these photos this morning from our partner org in the Philippines Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI). This is Bantayan Island. One of the most impacted areas along side Tablocan City, Leyte and Sammar.

StagingChanges.Org Sponsoring Help for Typhoon Yolanda Victims

1395768_779109362114788_1231867328_nThe Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) along with StagingChanges.Org are partnering again to help raise money in the U.S for the recovery efforts and victims in the Philippines for the recent Typhoon Haiyan victims and the recent Bohol & Cebu City Earthquake.   By visiting our Online Store and purchasing the Donation product, you can help make a difference.  With a minimum $50 donation which is tax deductible, your monies will go directly to The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation to buy the following supplies that are most needed in the area:

– Medical Supplies
– Rice
– Water
– Canned goods
– Powdered milk
– Sugar
– Salt
– Vitamin C
– Candies
– Trapal and rope (for temporary shelter)

For more info, You may contact us at 917-553-2289 and ask for John M. Perez in The United States.  You can also contact our RAFI Program Manager Tanya Loyala in the Philippines at (032)418-7234.  Check out The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation site where you can learn more about this effort.

Using Tech To Connect with Your Kids – Amazon Kindle Freetime

Amazon Kindle Freetime

Amazon Kindle Freetime

Technology is often referred to as an automated parent in this day and age of kids with tablets and parents using them as tools to keep their kids occupied.  I admit-tingly have done this with my 2.5 year old especially after a tough day or week of travel at work.  Never the less, I recently purchased an Amazon Kindle HDX 7 Inch and recently worked with the Kids application that it ships with called “Kindle Freetime”.  This blog summarizes the top reasons why this device and application will help you to better connect with your kids.

What is it?

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is an App that ships with the new Amazon Kindle HDX tablets.  It is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the types of content that kids and parents love – books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows. With unlimited access to thousands of hand-picked titles for kids ages 3-8, parents don’t have to spend time (and money) guessing what their kids will enjoy, and kids can explore a world of age-appropriate content on their own – no ads, no in-app purchases.

How can you use it to connect and interact with your kids?

1)  You can read books to them – I found myself in the dark laying down in the bed with my son reading him a book at night from some of his favorite characters.  The impact was that he enjoyed the stories, he asked questions, and answered the questions these books presented.  Upon completing a 10 minute read of the book, he was ready to sleep.

2)  Educational Apps & Interactive Games – For a $1.99 per month subscription, you and your child can team up to play interactive educational apps.  Since your not searching a vast world of apps like on Apple or Androids store, the Amazon Free time experience gives you thousands of curated app titles that you can be sure are educational in nature.

3)  Set time Limits & Offer Kids Incentive – The tablet has great security features for parents where you can set time limits for usage, and reward them for more usage of the tablet if perhaps they clean their room.  There are tons of creative ways to align your kids behavior or chores with use of the tablet.  The app is also password protected so that when you enter it, or when time expires a password dialogue is presented.

4)  Amazon Prime Downloadable Content – This one is the not so interactive option, but with a subscription to Amazon Prime and a Kindle HDX you can download hundreds of kids TV shows and videos offline without paying.  I travel with my son at least 2 times a year, and often go on road trips with him.  The ability to view kids content offline without paying has already paid off the cost of the kindle device.

Jeff Bezos introduces Kindle Freetime

Staging Changes & RAFI Foundation Help Bohol Earthquake Families

ebanner-1-copy2The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) along with StagingChanges.Org have partnered to raise money for the recovery efforts in the Philippines recent Bohol & Cebu City Earthquake.  To date, Families and victims of the Bohol Earthquake have already received 4,481 packs as of October 21 in 12 towns of Bohol. Help us reach more by donating and helping the Philippines recover.

By visiting our Online Store and purchasing the Donation product, you can help make a difference.  With a minimum $50 donation with your credit card or paypal account, your monies will go directly to The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation to buy the following supplies that are most needed in the area:

– Rice
– Water
– Canned goods
– Powdered milk
– Sugar
– Salt
– Vitamin C
– Candies
– Trapal and rope (for temporary shelter)

For more info, You may contact us at 917-553-2289 and ask for John M. Perez in The United States.  You can also contact our RAFI Program Manager Tanya Flores in the Philippines at (032)418-7234.  Check out The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation site where you can learn more about this effort.

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