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9 Movies for Kids to Learn History of the Fourth of July post image

Summer is a time to relax for kids. However I still like to add some learning here and there whenever I can. With the 4th of July in the middle of summer break, I find some great patriotic movies for kids about the history of the Independence Day. These are movies kids can enjoy with the family and learn American history at the same time. Liberty’s Kids : It is a series of animated shows aimed at kids age 7… 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

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

Best Vocabulary Learning Tools for Kids post image

We had a best spelling learning tool for kids, and today we share our pick of best learning tools for vocabulary. Spelling tools focus on spelling, while vocabulary tools go beyond spelling. With vocabulary tools, kids also learn words’ definitions, pronunciations, and contextual usages. You may see some of the apps or learning tools are on both lists, but most are not. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids series. For the whole list of the series, please… Read More