GraviTrax and Q-Ba-Maze are Marble Run style building systems which claim to be educational and can be expanded with various stunt pieces. Read More
Tag Archives: STEM
A glitch in Allie’s viral app has done more than hurt her program. It may also cost her her friends. Read More
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
Little Passports: Science Expeditions is a subscription service aimed at kids aged nine and up that introduces a new scientific field every month. Read More
I love this time of year! After a New Hampshire winter, it feels so good to shed those layers and spend the afternoon outdoors. I love how happy my kids are at the end of the day. I love their little muddy fingers, their filthy smiles. I love the sediment in the bathtub–the sign of a day filled with adventure. Read More
Saturday, February 11th, is UN International Day for Women and Girls in Science. Check out ways to get involved in your community. Read More
Nature is flexible which is why you should check out these LEGO compatible flex bricks now on Kickstarter. bionicTOYS are great for construction-based play. Your children will learn physics as they play! 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
I do not think you need to spend much money to have some STEM fun. My children have enjoyed STEM challenges using cardboard boxes and broken pool toys. They have built forts and fairy houses. And one time I make a tinker kit for only $5.
That said, I spent a little money on our Tub STEM and the learning and peace has been priceless. 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
With all the monthly box subscriptions available on the market these days it can be tough to choose. As an educator mom and unexpected homeschooler, we have tried a number of monthly subscription kits over the years. Some are fantastic and some are anything but… and then there is ‘Groovy Lab in a Box’, which is amazing. Read More
If you’re looking for a STEM kit that dives deep into concepts, StemBox could be the box your tweens look forward the most every month. Read More
Fiction is great for science. I might even contend that it is a necessary contributor of some of the greatest scientific discoveries. Read More
K’nex sets presented at Toy Fair have some issues, but earn a thumbs up from both mom and kids. 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
A child’s distraction tactic launched my three-year-old daughter’s reading, writing, and typing exploration. It can launch your child’s journey as well. Read More