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3 Coding Games to Learn Shapes and Geometry post image

Can you teach shapes and geometry with computer coding games? Today I am excited to share a new program that I used to just do that. Teaching kids Coding has become a popular topic nowadays. We all know today's kids will grow up into a new world that computers and robots are essential parts of life. Even if they don't want to be a programmer to write computer codes, it is important to understand how programs and coding work, so… Read More

7 Kids Science Experiments with Apples post image

We love apples. Besides being nutritious fruits, apples can offer many more learning activities for kids. Today we share some fun kitchen science experiments for kids using apples. Many are very easy to do, and you and kids can still enjoy the apples after the experiments. Does apples float or sink in water? This is a simple experiment. All you need is a big bowl filled with water, and drop apples in it. Before you drop apples in the water… Read More

Coding Game Improving Kids Problem Solving Skills post image

If you are going through our computer coding series, by now, you have learned the 5 crucial coding skills someone needs to be a good computer programmer. You also practiced the skills of decomposition and thinking from different perspectives. Today, we talk about debug, finding and fixing mistakes. Debugging skill is essentially problem solving skill, because you debug when the code is not working. No matter how good you are at programming, you will always run into the situations that… Read More

Practice Morning Routine to Learn Coding Skills post image

We talked about how learning computer coding skills can improve kids’ executive functions, such as organization and staying on task. Decomposition is an important skill for a programmer, and it is also an important building block of executive function. We used a coding game to demonstrate how to break down tasks into smaller actionable steps. As an extension, we will showcase an example how to help kids practice decomposition using everyday life activities. All tasks have processes. With the Hot… Read More

7 Science Activities for Kids to Learn About the Moon post image

We have posted many science activities for kids. Today we share some fun science activity ideas for kids to learn about the moon. They can be part of your space or solar system unit study. I hope these activity ideas will help kids learn that science is in our everyday life, and encourage kids to have a curious scientific mind. The first thing you can do with kids to learn about moon is to observe the moon. Using these free… Read More

Coding Game Improving Kids Executive Functions post image

How can coding game improve kids executive functions? As I mentioned in the article 5 Crucial Skills Kids Need for Computer Coding, breaking down a big task into smaller manageable pieces is an important skill for any coders and programmers. It is called decompose. An important aspect of executive function is organization skill to streamline and to finish a project. Many studies have found that kids who can't finish projects on time are not lazy. Instead, they have poor executive… Read More

DIY Computer Coding Camp at Home post image

Why coding camp for kids? In today’s world, almost everything we do is connected with computers. Shopping, cooking, banking, … Computer literacy is essential for modern life. It is important for everyone to have basic understanding of how computer works, even if you are not planning to be a computer engineer. One big part of understanding computers is to understand how we communicate with computers. Computer coding or programming is basically the language we use to communicate with computers. Since… Read More

DIY Nature Science Summer Camp at Home post image

Are you looking for summer ideas? Summer is a great time to explore the nature. Will a nature science summer camp sound good? I put together a DIY nature science camp with 5 nature themes for 5 days. Each theme has multiple activities to accommodate different age groups. Depending on your time, you can also break them into one theme each week, since there are 5 to 10 activities for each theme. Nature Science Camp Day 1 - Wind Science… Read More

Coding Game for Critical Thinking Skills post image

Thinking from a different perspective is a critical thinking skill that is essential for kids to learn computer coding. In fact, it is essential to many jobs. There are many ways to help kids develop the skill. Today we share a coding game we developed that can get you started on training kids the critical skill of thinking from a different perspective. Today’s game is an extension of the Hot Dog Coding Game. The story behind the game is the… Read More

45 Science Activities for Kids to Learn the 5 Senses post image

We have been collecting ideas for science activities for kids to learn about the 5 senses. Today we put them all together at one place, and we will continue to add more to this topics. It is fun to learn about your body and there are so many to learn about the five senses. We try to include activities for kids of all ages, from preschool to kindergarten to school age, and many of these activities can be adapted to… Read More

Hands-On Engineering for Kids with Examples of Simple Machines post image

We always love toys that let you build and move. When the team of Tinybop told me they launched a new app Simple Machines, I had to check it out. Like the other apps from Tinybop, this is an exploratory app for kids to get hands on and to play with the simple machines in the app and to figure out how they work on their own. It is not just teach kids what simple machines are. Instead it uses… Read More

Science Experiments for Kids to Learn About Taste post image

We shared some cool science experiments for kids to SEE sound, today we continue our science exploration on the five senses with kids. We will study about the sense of taste with fun science experiments today. Why we can taste different flavors? Is tongue the only part of our body can taste different flavors? Let's find out. Before any science experiments, let's learn what is taste? How can you taste the food? For young children, they just need know that… Read More

16 Outdoor STEM Toys for Kids post image

When it is warmer, we all like to play outside. Play is the best way for kids to learn. What can we do to help them explore the world around them? These outdoor STEM toys are great for kids to enjoy outdoor and explore on their own at the same time. Gardening Tools for Kids: besides kids size gardening tools, it features a STEM early learning guide to help kids learn about nature, animals and promotes outside playtime! Outdoor Explorer… Read More

9 Science Experiments about Light for Kids post image

We shared some cool color science experiments for kids, today we share some more science experiments for kids to learn about one of the senses via eyes: science experiments about light. There are many kids can learn about light. Today we share some ideas for kids to learn about prisms, light reflection, UV light, fluorescent light, phosphorescent light, and bioluminescence light. Learn light reflection with some simple mirror activities. Another way to learn about reflection is by this magic water… Read More

Color Mixing with Coding for Preschool Kids post image

A while ago, we did a color mixing with Arduino coding and electric circuit. That activity is designed for older kids who already have programming experience. Today we share a fun activity for kids who have no computer coding and electric circuit experience. Kids can use RGB color codes to color a picture drawn in Microsoft Word. This is a digital way to learn about colors. With some help, kids as young as preschool can do it, as long as… Read More