Open-ended creativity is filled with mistakes and mishaps and gives permission to get it wrong before you nail it, before you even know what it is.
Learn how to make a multiplication fact flip book for fact practice or as a handy reference while your child is working to memorize the multiplication tables.
We all want our kids to have less screen time. But you can harness their desire to use devices into learning adventures through learning apps that can support your homeschooling efforts.
I, EEME Dad, make hands-on kits to teach kids robotics, electronics and coding. Here are my thoughts on how to teach kids coding. As an infant, we learned our first language by speaking as soon as possible. We slurred our words. We spoke the wrong phrases. But that’s...
Besides all the fabulous learning reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS, another great reason is fun? These can help make learning (or review) more fun for our middle schoolers. Great for summer review, or for use in a homeschool setting, BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS are packed full of information and fun for middle schoolers.
Ways to engage with technology in your homeschool. Find out different strategies for incorporating technology into your homeschool instruction.
Stepping away from the mathematics textbook and looking at all the math connections there are in nature is an eye-opening experience. Looking for and finding math lessons in nature is an art and science that will really benefit your students.
Rather than always reaching for a worksheet or workbook, try one of these 5 suggestions to teach basic counting skills in a fun, engaging, non-threatening manner!
We have a harder time staying home to homeschool than we do finding opportunities to socialize. The real challenge is deciding what homeschool extracurriculars are our best “yes”. As a busy homeschool family, how do we decide what extracurriculars to get involved in?
Do you wish you children spent more time outside in nature? The benefits of outdoor play cannot be underestimated. Read on for 5 ways you can get your children outdoors.
Make learning fun with games, apps, services and more. We know that the more interested kids are in what they are doing the more likely they are to retain the information. So make learning fun with these resources.
Minecraft may be fun and exciting, but it’s also a great tool for teaching kids about problem solving, creativity, and more!
It's the time of year when you're thinking about what gifts to provide for your children and I'm sure as a homeschooling mom you are searching for ideas that are both fun, hands-on entertainment but also can be used for unexpected learning. Gift kits are a great way...
Are you looking for ways to breathe some life into your homeschool? Ways to liven things up without adding in a lot of prep time for yourself? What if I told you that technology has you covered?
Pumpkins, cooler weather, crunchy leaves…Autumn is such a fun and exciting time of the year. Now that the heat of Summer has subsided and you’re settling into a normal, daily homeschool routine, it’s the perfect time to add in something new. Hopefully this list of Autumn STEM activities will get you and your family excited!
Mention robotics and my 40+ year old mind goes to Rosie The Robot, the Jetsons’s housekeeper. I used to love that cartoon. My young mind could just imagine the automated life of the future with robots doing all my chores. Fast forward to 2017. Where is Rosie? She hasn’t shown up in my house yet. While we might not be interacting with our robotic housekeeper on a daily basis, robots do play a huge part in our modern way of life.
I’m not sure we could successfully homeschool without LEGO® bricks. (I write this jokingly, but there is some element of truth to the statement.) LEGO® learning can take place across all subject areas, ages, and interest levels. LEGO® bricks will speak to a child when nothing else will, and sometimes they help make a break-through to understanding in a critical math or science concept.
The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare (“to contrive, devise”) and ingenium (“cleverness”). Today, engineering is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In anticipation of Engineers Week next month, I’m delighted to share with you 25 activities and resources to help you teach engineering concepts to teens.
With such a huge focus on STEM education these days, today I want to focus on the engineering aspect of STEM and give you some ideas for teaching Engineering to young kids. Why teach engineering at a young age? Kids love building things and are natural-born builders! You have probably noticed that already in your own kids. They love blocks, tinker toys and LEGO bricks. The great thing about this is they are already excited and ready to learn more about it!
Imagine providing a subject in your classroom that your students can’t wait to study. Tell your kids they can learn how to create their own computer games, apps, and websites and watch their eyes light up. You will not have to twist any arms to get those homework assignments finished. Instead of sitting around playing video games, your students could be learning the skills necessary to write their own!
This list may be just what you need to kick your summer into scientific overdrive! As a parent, you’ll love having these handy go-to experiments and ideas right at your fingertips. Your kids will love getting messy, getting wet and I am betting that delicious S’more challenges will probably be their favorites.