Parenting

What Happened to Boredom? Why Your Kids Need to Experience It

Has it happened in your house yet? We’re a few weeks into summer vacation, and the novelty of not having to go to school is probably wearing off for your kids. By our calculations, they’ve already said “I’m bored” at least three times. After all, they are used to being told exactly what to do …

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Women’s History Month: Eight Books to Inspire Elementary-Age Feminists

Women’s History Month is a time to honor those women who fought to give girls the opportunities they have today. However, we tend to forget that history happens every day. History happens when a young woman enters the science lab, runs for city council or joins the football team. History happens when a teenager looks …

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20 Organizations Engaging Kids with Autism in STEAM

While our understanding of what it means to have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to grow, many people with autism still have a hard time navigating their communities. As a result, some kids with ASD have a hard time in school, and might even reject the learning environment entirely because it doesn’t accommodate their needs. …

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What Can Martin Luther King, Jr. Teach Us About Bullying?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most recognized names in civil rights, social activism, and nonviolent resistance, has been quoted saying, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” To commemorate all he believed in and the lives he touched, we’re taking a …

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How to Turn STEAM Activities Into Handmade Holiday Gifts

The holiday season kicks off a time of family memories and wintery outdoor activities. With celebrations including Hanukkah, Mawlid, Christmas, Diwali, and more, holiday activities are in full-swing. From building snowmen and decorating the house to giving gifts and eating way too much, there are dozens of ways you can observe and celebrate with loved …

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YouTube Dance Videos: Why Kids Love Them and Who Does Them Best

If you look over at your children and their friends, are they hunched over their phones and tablets watching YouTube videos? Younger generations love watching YouTube content, from educational STEAM YouTube channels to dancers. Let’s explore why kids love watching dance videos on YouTube and how you can bond with them over this content. Why …

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Kids Love Slime! Exploring Slime Videos and the Science Behind the Goo

There’s something oozing in your bathroom, down your stairs, and into your pantry. It glitters pink, rolls with foam balls, and may have small toys stuck in it. And your kids and students can’t get enough. It’s SLIME! Slime has taken over the minds of children and teens across the country, as they watch videos …

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