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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

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 science craft 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… Read More

Math Apps for Elementary Kids

Many families have tablets for kids now. It is important for kids to understand smart phones and tablets are learning tools, not toys. The best way to establish the concept is to install educational apps on the tablets, and show them how to learn with tablets. We have a page of Best Educational Apps for Kids by age and subjects. Today's list Best Math Apps for Kindergarten and Early Elementary Kids is on it too. I am sure there are a… 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 easy 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… Read More