May

25

STEM Education VS Job Automation: The War For Our Children’s Future

Technology is adding to the capability of robots, while simultaneously removing the role of humans. STEM education will be the one put to the test when the most powerful governments of the future will be made of citizens that have a universal education in computer science.   When you were a young adult, did you have a job while you prepared for your career?   Perhaps you… Worked in a local warehouse packaging items? Managed the phone as an operator? Worked the projector at your movie theater? Processed photos at your town store?   These jobs have two things in common. They employed millions of people studying which then became talented CEOs, doctors, […]

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Jan

20

What is STEM Education? Homeschool Guide For Parents & Newbies!

So…. What Is STEM Education? If you read or watch the news, every once in awhile you hear about how American children are far behind other countries when it comes to math and science education. It’s not because these subjects are boring, it’s because American educators don’t know how to make these subjects fun for younger ages. That’s where you come in, Mom and Dad! You can make science and math fun. It’s important for your youngsters to have a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively called STEM. The younger you pique their interests, the sooner your children’s minds turn to solving problems related to interacting with […]

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Jan

04

[Infographic] Most Common Advantages of a Homeschooled Child vs a Public School Student

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool: That is the Question…. Studies have shown that there is a difference between homeschooled children and children in the public school system. While homeschooling not only produces well-adjusted adults, it gives the parents a chance to spend more time with their children. There are plenty of benefits of homeschooling your child, and this infographic will delve into those benefits and trends. It’s not to say that homeschooling is for every child, but it has produced some amazing results. Take a look at the animated infographic to get some more information about the most common advantages of a homeschooled child versus a public school student. […]

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Dec

01

The BEST Holiday Gift Guide For Brilliant, Science-Minded Kids

The winter holiday gift-giving season is upon us… … and that means shopping for the kids. As a parent with curious children who like everything, you may not know what your kids want or need this year. There are so many gifts and so little time, how do you come up with gift ideas? This is especially true if you have a Maker in your life. You know, the child who likes to disassemble your toaster oven and put it back together again just to see how it works? That’s a Maker. Unfortunately, a Maker can be difficult to buy for because you don’t want to buy something that may […]

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Nov

10

5 Awesome Toys That Can Help Develop Children’s Critical Thinking

Every parent wants to give his or her children every advantage starting out in life. Experts agree that children benefit most from creative play with math and science in their earliest formative years. Providing your kids with toys, such as those found inside a Creation Crate, help promote critical thinking skills that are essential to helping them get a head start on their education and their future. Here are five toys specially designed to help your children develop critical thinking skills. Magna Tiles (The Valtech Company) http://www.magnatiles.com/ While these are a bit on the pricey side, Magna Tiles are worth every penny. These magnetic locking tiles let your kids build […]

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Nov

01

5 of the World’s Most Brilliant Thinkers on The Importance Of Early Education

When it comes to early childhood education: (and were we being completely honest, education at all levels) The United States public education system is in need of a serious overhaul. Literacy for reading and mathematics trails the rest of the world by a wide margin. Despite vast spending on education, standardized tests and leaving no child behind, there has been little in the way of progress to bridge the achievement gap in the United States. While there is a vast plethora of scholarly research on what is and is not effective in educating young children during their most formative years, it seems that many school systems in the United States […]

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Sep

22

STEM Education. Where We Are, Where We Should Be, and How To Get There

The truth is, millions of parents every year surrender to the realization… “My child is more technologically advanced than I am” It’s okay to admit! Often wherever you find a parent troubleshooting a computer issue… nearby is a growingly impatient child that kicks them out of the seat and solves the issue! This difference in parents and children’s understanding of technology is often a comical conversation around the dinner table. What isn’t funny is the reality that millions of children are missing out on critical years of development in STEM education due to parents and teachers having little to no experience in STEM topics. Our government has done our youth a disservice when it comes […]

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