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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 situations that the code is… Read more

70 Autumn Science Activities for Kids to Do This Fall post image

I love the fall season. Don’t you? After the hot summer, kids can go out play without the steamy humidity. With the new school year beginning again, everything starts going into a routine. Plus the rich color of changing leaves, ripen fruits, and the autumn breeze, … There are a lot of fun things you can do with kids in the fall. Over time, we have collected many science activity ideas for kids, and a lot are great for this… Read more

7 Wind Science Experiments for Kids to Learn Wind Power post image

Today we continue our exploration of natural science experiments with kids. Do you have a lot of wind in your area? What makes the wind blow? How does wind power energy work? How can we use wind energy? Have you made any wind turbines or pinwheels? When it is not too cold, an interesting thing to do is to explore and learn about the wind with fun wind science experiments with kids. Fun Wind Science Activities for Kids to Explore… Read more

15 YouTube Channels of Fun Science Videos for Kids post image

YouTube has become a good source of educational materials. If you like watching science videos, you will love these YouTube channels of amazing science videos for kids. We shared 6 YouTube Channels for Hands-on Science Experiments You Can Do at Home. Today we share YouTube channels of fun science facts, explanations, and news. 15 YouTube Science Video Channels Explaining Science for Kids Bill Nye: although the channel has not been updated for a couple years, the content already there is enough… Read more

160+ Fourth of July Printable Math Worksheets post image

Many parents are concerned about summer slide. With the long summer, if kids don’t touch academic subjects the whole summer, they may forget many they learned during the school year. Since 4th of July is a big holiday during summer, I am putting together some fun July 4th themed math printable worksheets for kids from preschool, to kindergarten to grade 5. All are free, and all you need is to print them out. Free Fourth of July Math Worksheets for… 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

8 Simple Science Experiments with Bugs post image

We shared many plant science activities, such as ideas of seed science experiments for kids and flower science experiments for kids. Today we will share some simple science experiments with bugs and insects that kids will love. Easy Science Activities for Kids to Learn Insects The easiest to do is a bug search walking in the park or just in your backyard. You can set up a goal to find certain types of bugs, like cricket. Once you find any… 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

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 programmers 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 learn coding… 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. Science Experiments for kids to Explore Tastes Before any science experiments, let’s learn what is taste? How can you taste the food? For… Read more

Plant Identification Apps post image

Nature is the best classroom. There are so much we can learn just being outside in the nature. I am always excited by the idea that we have so many apps that can help us learn while we are out that we don’t have to carry those thick books with us. We recently shared 10 bird identification apps. We also have 10 apps about bugs for kids. Today we share plant identification apps. Plant Identification Apps Leaf Snap: a free… Read more

Science After Dark – fun science activities for summer night post image

During summer break, kids like to stay up late. If you are up to it, you may try some of these fun science activities after it is dark. In fact there are so many fun science activities you can do with kids at night. Here are some simple ideas. Have fun with science after dark. Science after Dark – Fun science activities for kids at night Stargazing: On a clear summer night, go out and spend time looking at the… Read more

LEGO Math Game of Coordinate Plane with Free Worksheets post image

Ordered pairs and the coordinate plane is an important foundation for so many higher-level math studies. It lays the groundwork for many topics in geometry and algebra, such as Pythagorean theorem, the distance between two points, slopes of linear functions. It also helps kids understand the coding game we designed. It is a math area that seems easy but takes practice to be good at. This LEGO movie coordinate plane game gives kids a hands-on opportunity to practice the ordered… Read more

Outdoor Math Activities for Kids post image

Math is every where in our life, even when you are outdoors. You can easily find things outdoor that are mathematical, or you can bring math outside. Kids will enjoy the fresh air, and more than likely they will learn better when they are relaxed and are doing things they like. Here are some fun outdoor math activities for kids. 13 Fun Outdoor Math Activities for kids Do you know how to estimate the height of a tree without reaching… Read more