STEM

Mars Month: Build Your Own Cardboard Telescope Kit

Build Your Own Telescope is an eco-friendly kit that will allow you and your kids to put together your very…

July 20, 2020

Mars Month: Build a Rover with Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers

Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers is an engineering, robotics, & science kit that allows kids to build and control their…

July 15, 2020

Mars Month: Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition

The Magnificent Mars Expedition is a STEM kit that includes a story linking to experiments and activities you can do…

July 8, 2020

Yet More Gravitrax Expansions – Are These the Best So Far?

Gravitrax remains one of our favorite toy systems, this time, we're taking a look at the Jumper and the Tunnels…

May 16, 2020

5 Fascinating Illustrated Children’s Books From Quarto

I want to share five Quarto titles that I have recently read and that I hope you and your family…

December 5, 2018

Itty Bitty Buggy Inspires Imagination and STEM Learning

National STEM Day is right around the corner. If you are looking for a way to interest your kid in…

November 6, 2018

‘MYnd Kraft’: 7 Programming-Based Card Games in 1

MYnd Kraft is a card game based on programming principles that is suitable for kids age seven and up. It…

August 27, 2018

‘The Brain Train’: All Aboard the World’s First Mathematical Railway!

The "world's first mathematical railway," 'The Brain Train' from The Happy Puzzle Company is an easy-to-understand single-player puzzle game.

July 24, 2018

GraviTrax Vs. Q-Ba-Maze 2.0: Comparing Next Generation Marble Runs

GraviTrax and Q-Ba-Maze are Marble Run style building systems which claim to be educational and can be expanded with various…

June 13, 2018

‘Click’d’: The Programming Was the Easy Part

A glitch in Allie's viral app has done more than hurt her program. It may also cost her her friends.

September 5, 2017

Svaha: Comfortable, Nerdy Clothes for Women—With Pockets!

Nerdy, nice looking clothes that break gender stereotypes, are comfortable and available for a wide range of sizes, AND they…

May 4, 2017

Introduce STEM With Little Passports: Science Expeditions

Little Passports: Science Expeditions is a subscription service aimed at kids aged nine and up that introduces a new scientific…

March 10, 2017

Outdoor STEM With Fairy Houses!

I love this time of year! After a New Hampshire winter, it feels so good to shed those layers and…

March 4, 2017

UN International Day for Women and Girls in Science

Saturday, February 11th, is UN International Day for Women and Girls in Science. Check out ways to get involved in…

February 8, 2017

bionicTOYS Flex-Bricks: Because Nature Is Flexible

Nature is flexible which is why you should check out these LEGO compatible flex bricks now on Kickstarter. bionicTOYS are…

December 7, 2016

Hour of Code 2016: Unplugged to Fully Connected

The Hour of Code website, www.code.org, provides lessons ranging from no computer necessary to all online making Hour of Code…

December 1, 2016

Make Bath Time Educational with Tub STEM

I do not think you need to spend much money to have some STEM fun. My children have enjoyed STEM…

October 11, 2016

A Weekend of Family Fun at the Portland Mini Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is, of course, a celebration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Improbable machines, hands-on activities,…

September 13, 2016

Fostering a Love of Science in the Early Years

Early science education should be far more hands-on and fun. It's important to foster a love of science in the…

September 13, 2016

Ignite an Interest in STEM With Groovy Lab in a Box

With all the monthly box subscriptions available on the market these days it can be tough to choose. As an…

August 8, 2016