Rainy Day Painting is a perfect STEAM project for preschoolers. It encourages kids to experiment with art AND can lead to some really exciting scientific and engineering questions. Geek Parent Bonus: It’s easy to set-up and clean up too! Win-Win! Read More
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Nerdy, nice looking clothes that break gender stereotypes, are comfortable and available for a wide range of sizes, AND they have pockets? Sign me up. Read More
Mallow Drops is a light and fluffy puzzle game, and depending on your tenacity it’s either an engrossing time-sucker or a sweet little keeper. Read More
Steam was down today! Other gaming systems might go down over the holiday. What do you do?? Read More
The Hour of Code website, www.code.org, provides lessons ranging from no computer necessary to all online making Hour of Code 2016 accessible to all. Read More
The Maker Faire is, of course, a celebration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Improbable machines, hands-on activities, and lots of robots. I moved to Portland from the Kansas City area, where we had a large regional Maker Faire. You’d think that Portland’s smaller, Mini Maker Faire would be a bit of a… Read More
Early science education should be far more hands-on and fun. It’s important to foster a love of science in the early years. Read More
You can’t go very far these days without hearing someone talk about STEM. Or STEAM. Or STREAM. Why is STEM so important? Are your kids getting enough STEM at home? Should you incorporate more STEM into your day? And, if so, how? Read More
One time, as a child, I built a fantastic fort that withstood four New England winters.
I was so proud of it! I would spend entire afternoons holed up in that sacred place. I’d get lost in an imaginary world, or while away the hours lost in a favorite book. I’d love to know how many books were read in that space!
Of course, my brothers and I built many forts over the years, both indoors and outdoors, but the outdoor forts reigned supreme. Read More
The Build & Imagine sets encourage girls ages 4+ to be both builders and storytellers. Read More
Elder Sign is a cooperative dice-rolling game based on the Cthulhu Mythos in which you and your fellow players work together as a team of researchers investigating a museum, attempting to prevent the rise of an Ancient One. Read More
This traveling circus is looking to blend science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Read More
For this month’s Muse of Nerds, I quickly grabbed onto the STEM to STEAM movement (adding ‘arts’ to the technical.) Creativity is the foundation for advancement in all fields. The arts — writing, music, art, theater and dance — paired with science, technology, engineering and math, foster a relationship between both sides of the brain… Read More