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The Teaching Your Toddler Podcast

Mar 27, 2024

Did you know crafting is actually teaching your brain engineering principles? You are designing, measuring, coordinating and putting things together. It's helping your brain!

Listen to our short episode with Leticia Barr, founder of as well as STEM teacher and parenting expert.

If you'd like to see the examples she's talking about, find this broadcast on our YouTube channel here

Leticia is an award-winning technology, education, and parenting blogger who founded in 2008. Her site combines her knowledge of child development, psychology, education, technology, and parenting to provide useful advice for families. Leticia has taught first grade, middle school computer science and engineering, and served as Technology Magnet Coordinator.

She spent most of her public-school career providing professional development to teachers, training them how to integrate technology into their classrooms. Leticia is passionate about STEM education and provides resources to parents encouraging them to foster a love of STEM in their kids at all ages through her blog.

In addition to blogging, Leticia currently provides education thought leadership to nonprofits, professional development to teachers, writes standards-aligned curriculum, and presents to PTAs about digital safety topics.

She also serves as a parenting expert for Brainly, providing advice about today’s technology tools for homework to parents. Leticia has been a columnist for, has had her writing syndicated on Scholastic Parents and, and written for Common Sense Media.

She advises YouTube as a member of the YouTube Kids Parents Panel, serves on the Education Advisory Board for, and is a Mission Partner for the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. Leticia was awarded the 2020 Iris Award® for Mom Blog of the Year and is the 2018 Iris Awards® winner for Philanthropic Work of the Year for her work in Haiti.

She is also a St. Jude Hero, fundraising, training, and running half marathons benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital since 2016. Leticia is the mom of a college sophomore and a senior in high school, both of whom are pursuing degrees in engineering. She lives just outside Washington, D.C. and loves to unplug to ski, garden, and spend time hiking with her overly enthusiastic Labrador Rescue pups.

Find Leticia on her blog and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. #parenting #stem #education #crafts #crafting

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