Education

7 Picture and Photo Essay Books to Teach History to Kids

Here are seven fantastic books that each teach a bit about a different area of U.S. history.

January 14, 2021

LEGO Education’s BricQ Motion: Purposeful Analog Learning for a Digital Steam World

LEGO Education once again gives us the solution to the learning problem we didn't know we had with its BricQ…

January 5, 2021

How My Sketching Addiction Became My 2020 Diary

I've been a writer and editor my entire professional life, so when all the weirdness of 2020 hit..I started drawing…

January 4, 2021

2 Visually Pleasing Science Books for All Ages

Looking for some beautiful but educational books to add to your library? Here are two that fit the bill.

December 28, 2020

No (Coding) Worries With the Matatalab Coding Set Home Edition

In our house the only way you can improve upon a toy is by making it remote control. If you…

December 1, 2020

Review: ‘History Comics: The Challenger Disaster’ by Pranas T. Naujokaitis

'History Comics: The Challenger Disaster' by Pranas T. Naujokaitis is a middle-grade graphic novel that explores the disaster in detail.

November 3, 2020

My Son Is A Cyborg

My son is a cyborg! Okay, not in the Borg sense, but he certainly has little machines on his body…

November 1, 2020

Magna Tiles: A Very Magnetic Caterpillar

The timeless magic of Eric Carle attracts a new generation through Structures Interactive Storytime Magnatiles. Your kids will be drawn…

October 19, 2020

To Celebrate National Book Month: Some Favorite Books About Women

Check out some of GeekMom's favorite books about women.

October 6, 2020

Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts

Learn about 25 influential women of the 20th century art and design world in this new book.

October 5, 2020

Yes, You Are an Artist

We are all artists. It is just a matter of tapping into your own creative potential and discovering what is…

September 19, 2020

Dorktales Storytime Podcast Gets Kids (and Adults) Giggling

Give this new podcast for kids and families a listen! It's fun for kids and their parents.

September 8, 2020

Remote Learning: What Three Weeks in Looks Like for Us

GeekMom Elizabeth gives an update on remote learning for her family after several weeks.

August 30, 2020

Votes for Women: Happy 100th Anniversary, 19th Amendment!

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Though it was…

August 18, 2020

Soldiers in Petticoats: 100 Years of Voting Rights

My earliest encounter with the Suffragettes was probably the same as everyone else my age, Winifred Banks singing "Sister Suffragette"…

August 18, 2020

Remote School: How Week 1 Went for Us

GeekMom Elizabeth discusses how week 1 of remote learning went for her kids.

August 16, 2020

Nevertheless, ‘She Votes’: An Important New Book on Women’s History

Women's art and women's history converge in this important book celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the…

August 5, 2020

Do You Know What Your Library Has Been Up To?

Public libraries can't operate "as usual" during COVID, but you should check out the ways we've found to safely serve…

July 6, 2020

Inertia and Working From Home

Inertia makes it hard to separate your day into "work" and "non-work" hours when working from home. Without a closing…

May 27, 2020

Five Fun Skills You Can Learn With Your Family

From speedcubing to neoswing dancing, take advantage of extra home time to learn some impressive new skills.

May 17, 2020