NEW Science Activity Book for Summer Learning

Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot Science for Summer

We found a fun science experiment book that is perfect for learning over summer vacation. ('Cause we don't want to see any summer slide around here.) It's Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot, Awesome Science Activities You Can Do at Home by Kendra Muntz, illustrated by Matt Carrington. Get it?-- "molecule"! Cute, right? And it is cute with cartoon-like illustrations and … [Read more...]

3 Fun Summer Writing Activities with Bubbles

Adorable little girl with soap bubbles

Want to sneak in writing this summer? I've got it 3 ideas that are going to be fun for you and your kids! You'll need: a bottle of bubbles, ingredients to make your own bubbles, paper and markers. 1. Use Your Five Senses Now you want to get the bubbles blowing and the writing bubbling . . . As your kids blow bubbles, start the writing process of brainstorming. … [Read more...]

Should You Download SylvanPlay Apps?

Playing SylvanPlay Apps

Yes! You're going to want to download SylvanPlay's 9 FREE apps. Why? Because they're fun, educational, and high-quality. My kids loved the SylvanPlay apps - especially Sushi Scramble - and they're the pickiest testers. I was impressed with the SylvanPlay app's beautiful graphics, the easy usability, the this-is-so-fun-I-can't-stop quality, and the embedded learning within … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Bracelet

March 14, Albert Einstein's birthday, also marks the world-wide celebration of the number Pi π. Why? 3-14 is how we write March 14 in the States. 3.14 is Pi! So cool, right? (If you need a quick refresher, to get the area of a circle, measure the circle's radius, square it, and multiply it by Pi. Area = π x r2 ) Pi is an irrational number. It's digits … [Read more...]

5 Mischievous Leprechaun Science Experiments for Kids

St. Patrick's day science

Yes, there are leprechauns about on St. Patrick's Day. And, they're up to mischievous science experiments for kids. Last week at the Steve Spangler Laboratory, I learned all about those tricky leprechaun experiments for St. Patrick's Day using the Steve Spangler Leprechaun Science Kit. You're going to love these! (Don't forget to tell your kids the leprechaun story … [Read more...]

Get Kids Excited about Science and Math with New Apps

math and science apps for kids

Let's get our kids excited about math and science learning using technology! How about taking some of these apps for a whirl. See how your kids respond. Toca Lab Another addictive Toca app, this one about science and the periodic table of elements. Use the lab equipment to create, play and experiment with each of the 118 element (that are cute little monster-looking … [Read more...]

Learning to Program Empowers Kids (and It’s Easier Than You Think!)

program with Scratch

Remember how great MaKey MaKey was for confidence & innovative thinking? MaKey MaKey gave us the idea to program our own game using Scratch. Scratch is a website from MIT specifically for kids. Kids can program stories, games, and animation. And, it's so much easier than you might think! Watch a Scratch Tutorial It's frustrating to try to figure out Scratch without … [Read more...]