11 Best Coding Robots to Teach Kids to Code (for all ages!)

CrowBot BOLT vs. Makeblock mBot Neo

Teaching your kids how to code when you don’t know how to code yourself can seem intimidating. Luckily, there are coding robots for kids. Even if you don’t know anything about coding yourself, your kids can learn the fundamentals of programming with these codable robots. And the best part? Coding robots make learning to code … Read more

The controversial use of artificial intelligence in STEM classrooms

student using virtual reality AR at school with a talking teacher.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in STEM classrooms has been quite controversial lately. This has been a hot topic for educators and policymakers. As AI becomes more common and easy to use in schools, concerns about ethics, algorithmic bias, and the changing role of teachers have come to the forefront. While some schools practice … Read more

How to Explain Coding to Kids: Simple Strategies for Young Minds

My son learning coding with a Raspberry Pi

If your kids are interested in coding or just have a few questions about it, you’re in luck. Coding opens up a new world for kids. Learning at a young age only gives them a jump start into the future.  Think of coding like LEGO blocks. Each block represents a command or a line of code, and when you connect … Read more

What is STEM? What You Need to Know

Students in a classroom.

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is more than just a group of subjects. It’s a way of integrating these crucial areas into a holistic approach to learning and problem-solving. As I explore STEM, I envision it as a fusion recipe that blends four basic ingredients to prepare students for the jobs … Read more

xTool F1 Laser Engraver Review: Performance and Precision

xTool F1 laser cutter review.

The xTool F1 is for those who want a portable and powerful laser engraver. Power to engrave and cut a ton of different materials. Along with robust, easy-to-use software for the first-time laser owner, the xTool F1 proves it’s worthy of consideration. In this full review of the xTool F1 laser cutter, I’ll go over … Read more

Introduction to Laser Cutting for Kids: Basics & Crafts!

Introduction to Laser Cutting for Kids.

Laser cutting is like using a super-thin, super-focused beam of light to slice through materials like a hot knife through butter, except it’s so precise it can create intricate designs and shapes. It’s a method that has changed how things are made, from huge ships to delicate jewelry. Picture a computer guiding a powerful laser … Read more

Best STEM Subscription Boxes for Kids: Hands-On Reviews

Best STEM Subscription Boxes

STEM subscription boxes are a fun and engaging way for kids to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. You can think of these subscription-based kits as mini classrooms sent straight to the home, giving children a hands-on approach to learning. Each month, they receive a new box filled with STEM activities and projects designed … Read more

Coding for Kids: How Long Does It Take to Learn Coding?

Coding for kids

Well…it is not going to be overnight, but it’s going to be a fun journey! That being said, it also does not have to take years – your kid does not have to have graduated college to code at least something! It really depends on how old they are, how much of an interest/aptitude they … Read more

10 Ways to Supercharge Your Child’s Science Skills

Ways to Supercharge Your Child’s Science Skills

When one holds their baby for the first time, it never occurs to them that they might have a science mastermind at their bosom. Scratch that- the wild tufts of their post-nap hair made your little angel look like Albert Einstein for a second. Children no sooner come to the world than their innate love … Read more

How to Choose a STEM toy for Every Age Kid

STEM toy buyers guide

STEM toys kids build a foundation of real-world problem-solving skills using creativity, logic, and collaboration. STEM toys challenge young minds with them, giving little thought to learning. You can say they are detractions the same way playing sports are a form of exercise. Playing while learning is the best way of learning. Our STEM toy … Read more