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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

Over 150 STEM Activities for Kids in Your Kitchen post image

In today's world, many parents (myself included) are sending kids to after school classes, summer camps, ... in the hope that kids will learn something that are missing from school. But one thing we forget while sending kids to these extra curriculum activities is there are a lot we can do right at home. Today we put together these cool STEM (science, technology, engineer, math) activities for kids that you can do in your kitchen. Kitchen science activities have always… Read More

Off screen with app – draw on egg

Egg painting with vinegar? You may wonder how. I am proud to say I invented it. It is a fun activity combining science and art, and it started with an art app we were using to learn drawing. You can say it is a STEAM (Science Tech Engineer Art Math) project. Here is the story and the procedure for it, so you can do it too. It is very easy, and all you need are crayon and vinegar, and of… Read More

9 STEM Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers post image

STEM (Science Technology Engineer Math) is in our everyday life. The more kids see them, the more they participate activities involving STEM, the more chance they will like them and be good at them. We have been sharing many STEM activities at iGameMom. Each time we try to share activities for a wide age range, from toddler and preschooler to school age. Today we focus on STEM activities for preschoolers and toddlers. One of our favorite activity is microwave Ivory… Read More

Learn Color Mixing with Computer Coding post image

Color mixing is always a fun activity for kids. Now adding computer coding and electronic engineering into the play, it will be more fun and more challenging. Today we share fun coding activities for kids to learn about colors and light. For kids who had some experience with coding and electrics, I highly recommend using Arduino and Breadboard. For kids who had no coding experience, I have recommendations for easier programs too. Arduino is a system that includes free software and Arduino board… Read More

10 Plant Science Experiments for Kids post image

We shared ideas of seed science experiments for kids a while ago. Today we will share plant science experiments you can do in your backyard or in your kitchen with kids. What do plants need to grow? Why not set up a science experiment to answer the question. Can a plant survive on orange juice rather than water? Choose two plants of the same kind; two containers, one filled with water, the other with orange juice. Put one plant in… Read More

Codecademy

Have you ever tried to teach kids computer programming? In my experience, computer programming is essentially another language, a language you use to communicate with computers. Just like any other languages, the earlier you start teaching kids computer language, the easier it is for them to be fluent at it. We introduced several apps teaching kids coding or programming. Hopscotch is one of my favorite.  Today I am introducing another free resource Codecademy. It is a website of free coding lessons… Read More

5 Crucial Computer Coding Skills You Can Teach Kids at Home post image

I used to write computer codes all the time. It was part of the job, although I had no formal programming training. I took an entry level class from a local college, and after that I pretty much learned on the job. To my surprise, I became one of the best programmer in my group, and became a go to person when someone needed help on program codes. I loved coding. I know it is important for today’s children to… Read More

Free Interactive Math and Science Lessons post image

Study Jam by Scholastic is a free teaching resource for teachers, homeschool families and students. It covers math and science contents for grade 3 to 6. The best part is the multimedia interactive feature. It is a great place to visit to review what kids have learned, or when kids stuck at a concept and need more help. Currently there are more than 200 science and math topics. You can search for topics by grade level, or by key words… Read More

16 Engineer Toys for Kids post image

STEM toys are popular. How to pick the right toys for kids to encourage their interest in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math? We shared some ideas on Coding Toys for Kids, today we focus on the E in STEM - Engineer. We picked engineer toys for different age groups, from preschool to high school. We also make sure to cover toys for different engineer fields, such as mechanical engineer, electric engineer, civil engineer. Snap Cubes is a great… Read More

Splash Math

A while ago, we put together a list of 10 reading programs that continuous offer free books. Today we have a list of free math programs that continuously offer free math practice games and lessons to kids. All programs are available online on computers, and also work on mobile devices like iPhone and iPad. If you want to learn more about each website, click on the website name for more information. 10Monkeys: a website that offers fun math practice with… Read More