Parenting

Top 8 DIY Science Experiments You Need to Try with Your Kids

—–Updated for 2020—– Many educators and newly-minted “homeschool teachers” have been reaching out for at-home activities to engage young minds in STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math). These are tough times. And we want to help. In addition to the 8 DIY Science activities below, check out these resources for STEAM while social distancing. If …

Top 8 DIY Science Experiments You Need to Try with Your Kids Read More »

Can Gaming be the Pivotal Ingredient to Get Girls to Code?

Video games have been around since the 70’s and have become increasingly popular for kids and adults with each new game development, but when we think about video game players, who comes to mind? The stigma is that the industry is male-dominated–filled with adolescent boys and adult men who play first-person shooters. While part of …

Can Gaming be the Pivotal Ingredient to Get Girls to Code? Read More »

Teacher and students at a Makerspace

25 Awesome Family Friendly Makerspaces in Southern California

Makerspaces are popping up all over Southern California as a way for people to form communities and fuel their passion for tinkering. While you might join a makerspace to gain access to a 3D printer or attend classes, you’re likely stay because of the people around you. Makerspaces are hubs for creativity, and the best …

25 Awesome Family Friendly Makerspaces in Southern California Read More »

Why Kids Should Code

A Parent’s Guide to the 21st Century Skills Children Are Learning Today Parents across the country will be shopping for school supplies and preparing their kids for a new school year in two short months, but they’re not just picking up tissue boxes and pencils anymore. Through the lesson plans and school supplies lists, parents …

Why Kids Should Code Read More »

Screen Time: Benefits, Risks, and When to Draw the Line

Television, social media, smartphones, tablets. In today’s world, technological advances have made us heavily reliant on our different screens. In fact, more than 64% of American adults now own a smartphone and the average American household has more televisions than people (Minnesota Department of Health, 2016). There are a lot of differing opinions out there …

Screen Time: Benefits, Risks, and When to Draw the Line Read More »

You Have Signed Up Successfully

You’ve been added to our mailing list and will now be among the first to hear about new arrivals, big events, and special offers.