Resources: STEAM Projects for Kids

Saw this cool video on TED Talks and was inspired to look up some easy engineering projects for kids… Books Rubber Band Engineer 19 designs for turning common materials into crafty contraptions, ranging from slingshot rockets to unique catapults to hydraulic-powered machines. All you need are household materials, such as paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers,Continue reading “Resources: STEAM Projects for Kids”

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Artists of All Ages

When it comes to gift-giving, experiential gifts tend to do better than physical gifts: People who receive experiential gifts, such as concert tickets or a zoo membership, feel more connected to the gift giver than people who received material items, according to researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Experiential gifts are particularlyContinue reading “The Ultimate Gift Guide for Artists of All Ages”

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Young Scientists

The Christmas holidays are round the corner and the season for giving approaches. This year, why not make it an educational gift that will last a lifetime? Check out these fun gift ideas for young scientists from Educents. Gifts for Ages 3 to 7 Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket Science makes SENSES with this bucket of colorful,Continue reading “The Ultimate Gift Guide for Young Scientists”

The Ultimate Educational Holiday Gift Guide

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to start planning what to put under the tree. Now you can make it a meaningful, educational gift with Educents‘ Ultimate Educational Holiday Gift Guide. Gifts for ages 3 to 8 Life of Fred Math Books Learning math, like literacy, is the key to endless doors in life. Story-basedContinue reading “The Ultimate Educational Holiday Gift Guide”

Tools to Help Children Develop a Growth Mindset

We’ve written a lot about the Growth Mindset in Education and why it is important for helping children to do well in school. Part of helping children develop their growth mindsets is helping them understand how their brains work and what the growth mindset is all about. So here are some terrific resources that speak to children…Continue reading “Tools to Help Children Develop a Growth Mindset”

Tales2Go Audio Stories App for Building Listening Skills

Well-told stories can draw kids in and build attention skills and working memory. – KQED News I’m an avid supporter of early reading and I strongly believe in the importance of reading for our children’s future success. Both my boys started reading early and they have a positive relationship with books. G1 devours books so quickly that we boughtContinue reading “Tales2Go Audio Stories App for Building Listening Skills”

Resources: Human Body

Resources for teaching children and supporting learning on the human body… Human Body by Tinybop This app allows children to explore a working model of the body. Every part is interactive: the heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, the skin feels, and eyes see. It is designed for children to discover what we’re made ofContinue reading “Resources: Human Body”