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Digital Parenting: Game “Addiction”?

Digital Parenting is a series of workshops sponsored by Genius Owl and facilitated by Al Parsai, Registered Psychotherapist in Richmond Hill, ON. We held the first session last Saturday and a lot of people showed up. This was a huge success, because the interactive format of the workshop made it easy to participate in discussions.

  • Minecraft Easter Egg Hunt at Genius Owl in Richmond Hill

Minecraft Easter Egg Hunt

Minecraft Easter Egg Hunt which was held last Sunday at Genius Owl in Richmond Hill, ON was a great success. It was a unique event in the whole Greater Toronto Area. As far as we know there has been no other such event which was open to the public and free of charge. A lot

Digital Parenting Workshops

Digital parenting is a new and important aspect of parenting in the digital age. Children are beginning to use a computer or digital device at much younger age these days. They are also spending much longer time on the screen than their parents used to do. This has created anxiety and unease among parents: is

Genius Owl Minecraft Contest

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The “Genius Owl Like & Win Contest” is sponsored by Genius Owl Digital Media (“Sponsor”)This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements,

5 Reasons Why Minecraft is Popular

Mindcraft continues to grow in popularity. We hear this question everyday: here you are with 5 reasons why Minecraft is popular: Everyday there are more children starting to play the game. Ever increasing number of schools realise the educational value of this game too. Kim Komando, a technology writer at the American news daily, USA

  • Carlisle schoolchildren set to run their city - inside Minecraft

Minecraft Teaches Kids To Be Good Citizens

Minecraft is the world's most popular game, and this popularity can be a force for good if used as an effective educational tool. Previously we have told you about Minecraft's educational role in teaching life skills such as money concepts to children. Teachers are using Minecraft all around the world to help kids learn all

  • Minecraft in Education

Minecraft's educational role: money and life

Minecraft's educational role is not limited to children's gaming skills. They can learn about money and life just by playing the game. Let's look at how Minecraft can help children learn about money. According to this Reuters articles: it is about barter, about value, about how to protect your stuff. Kids are learning about money

  • Minecraft in Education

Minecraft’s educational role: money and life

Minecraft's educational role is not limited to children's gaming skills. They can learn about money and life just by playing the game. Let's look at how Minecraft can help children learn about money. According to this Reuters articles: it is about barter, about value, about how to protect your stuff. Kids are learning about money

  • The best birthday party idea

Birthday Party Ideas For Your Kids

What is the best birthday party idea? Parents are always in the look up to provide the best experience for their kids. We try to find the best clothes, the most delicious and nutritious food, and the most prestigious school for them. When it comes to celebrate important milestones, such as a birthday, it's not

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Genius Owl, and don't forget about our Minecraft Birthday Parties in Richmond Hill

Genius Owl Minecraft Birthday Parties Back!

Thanksgiving is here and we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the year behind us. We started almost a year ago and thanks to our customers we have been able to survive the ups and downs we faced in the past 12 months or so. First and foremost we'd like to express our

  • Reddit Minecraft community talks teen out of suicide

Minecraft As Educational Tool

These days parents usually complain of their kids spending a lot of time on their electronic gadgets. That becomes even more concerning for them when our kids are supposed to finish their homework and learn new subjects. But screen time doesn't need to be a waste of time, if we can strike a balance between

  • Mother facing £1,200 bill after son watched Minecraft videos on her iPad

Playing Minecraft Socially Is Safer!

It's now happening so frequently that the news value is wearing out: a child playing computer game on their parent's iPad has left a bill worth of hundreds of dollars for the parent to pay! In most  cases, children make in-app purchases while playing a free game, or as was the case with this kid