Parenting

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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10 Kid-Friendly Movies that Inspire Children to be Scientists and Inventors

We love sharing stories of cool historic inventors and pioneering women who did amazing work for the STEAM field. So many of these stories would make amazing movies! Movies about science and invention introduce kids to heroes and other figures they can look up to and emulate. The next time you’re making popcorn for movie …

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STEAM Lessons in the Kitchen for Halloween

Few holidays embrace STEAM like Halloween. Kids dress up as mad scientists poking around their labs, while parents decorate with mummies, skeletons, ghosts, and other curious creatures. There are dozens of opportunities to turn a Halloween activity into a learning experience, especially in the kitchen. Here’s how kids learn STEAM through baking and how you …

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How to Prepare Your Child for Advanced Classes With Older Students

The glow of pride that comes with your child moving to an advanced class can quickly turn to apprehension when you realize the challenges they are up against. From interacting with older students to navigating a new school, there are many new situations that your child will have to deal with. Even the most prepared …

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Not Just Kids Play: The Benefit of Hobbies in Child Development

From the moment a child is born, their parents dream about their future. From dressing their kids in Buffalo Bills onesies to listening to NASA’s Storytime in Space as a family, every parent hopes their child will follow in their footsteps at least a little bit. This drive can help your kids turn into curious …

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10 STEAM Podcasts Parents and Kids Will Love

Podcasts have taken over the listening culture of America. Families can play podcasts in the car as they run errands, or curl up with their favorite podcast personalities after dinner. Both kids and parents are jumping on the podcasting craze. They can be informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking. The best part is that there’s something different …

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Is Evo the TI-85 of Today’s Back-to-School Tech?

Ah, early August. ‘Tis the season of back-to-school shopping. For those of us of a certain age, it calls to mind the nostalgia of picking out preferred patterns of Lisa Frank notebooks and taking the leap to invest in snazzy mechanical pencils with a twist-to-dispense extra lead pack. Sometime during the middle school and high …

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How Parents Can Explain Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to their Kids

Students are increasingly exposed to concepts of artificial intelligence and machine learning at a young age. They might not know what these terms mean and turn to you for help. This is a challenge if you personally have never explored these concepts. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools and resources to help. Not only will …

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Hungry, Hungry Ozobot: A Father’s Day Activity For Dads & Kids

From a young age, a child’s main priority is to play, and research has shown just how beneficial free play is to a growing brain. Want to attain cool Dad status this Father’s Day? Play catch in your backyard AND learn to code with your kids! Seriously, what better way to celebrate Father’s Day this …

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