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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

150 Free Winter Math Printable Worksheets post image

Although cold, winter is such a fun season full of excitement. The first frost, snow, icicle, ... For north those in hemisphere, there is also Santa, reindeer, Christmas lights. How to help kids study while they are going through so much excitement? We collected free winter themed math printable worksheets for kids. They are fun for kids, and easy for teachers and parents. We have collected math sheets for preschool to middle school. Hope you find them helpful. These are… Read More

9 Winter Math Activities for Kids post image

Our posts about winter science experiments for kids are getting very popular. If you have not yet, make sure visit those posts. We just did some Pine Cone science the other day. It was fun. Today we have winter math activities for kids. During winter, kids have a lot time staying inside, which is perfect for some fun learning activities. Here are some fun winter math activities for kids from preschool to elementary school. 1. Hot chocolate math is a great one for… Read More

How to Help Kids Learn Algebra Concepts post image

Many kids run into difficulties in middle school math, or more specifically, when they start to study algebra. Algebra has some fundamental differences from the arithmetic math. To help kids’ transition from arithmetic math to algebra easier, it is a good idea to help kids learn fundamental algebra concepts when they are young, so when they officially start learning algebra they are ready for it. Today we introduce a fun app that help young children to learn algebra concepts –… Read More

8 Amazing Science Experiments with Ice Kids Love post image

There are so many fun things you can do with ice. No matter it is in summer or winter, it is always fun for some science experiments with ice. If it is winter, you can find ice outside. If it is summer, hope you can still make some ice in a refrigerator, and they bring some cool sensation to your hot days. These ice science experiments are all amazing to do and to watch, and your child will beg for more… Read More

fraction math games

Math is an important subject in school and everyday life. It not only helps us understand and calculate numbers, but also helps us on logical thinking and referencing. Sometimes math can be boring. It is great if we can make math fun for kids, so they will enjoy learning this important subject. Luckily there are many fun math games available, be it online, or an app. How to choose math games for your kids? Here are some good math games… Read More

7 Tips for Teaching Kids Cyber Safety post image

Cyber safety is an unavoidable challenge we face every day, especially as parents, no matter how old are the children. With so many devices at home and school, from computers to mobile devices, kids can get on the internet easily and it is hard to know what they do and what they see online. What can parents do to ensure online safety of our children, so they are not staying on screen too long, they are not giving out password… Read More

Bobo Explores Light

We have put some best app lists based on kids age and subject, if you are interested in those lists, please visit Best Educational Apps for Kids - Grouped by Age and Subject. In the past several months, iGameMom reviewed many science apps for preschool kids. We can't wait to share the Best Science Apps for Preschool Kids. Please note, we had a list on science app for preschool kids already, that list is focused on natural and animal science… Read More

6 Simple Science Activities Kids Love post image

Do you like science? Do you do science activities with kids at home? Today we share simple science activities you can do with kids, and most take little preparing time, and almost all of the activities require minimum materials.   Turn off the light at night, and explore the shadows Explore features about water and ice with simple activities Make a parachute and learn the science of float Set up an experiment making the egg fly Make a LEGO drawbot Watch… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding post image

We have posted several lists of Learning Tools for Kids. Today we continue on the lists, adding Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding. Computer programming is becoming a more and more essential skill for today’s kids. Even if they are not planning to become a computer programmer, it is important for them to know how computers work and be more comfortable when interacting with digital machines. I am glad to see many organizations recognize the need and developed… Read More