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STEM in Action® Coding Mouse Exploration Review: How kids can learn the value of re-thinking and support multiple solutions

Both of my kids are very fond of remote-controlled toys, robots and they also love animals. Therefore, I got very excited when I found this Coding Mouse project. I wanted to make a review of it and here it is. I strongly believe that educational toys are the best! You and your kids get a […]

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Advice & Tips, Parenting

Children and science: Today is a great day to learn something new

Inceptive learning

I love to look around the web and find new inspiring videos. Below I have embedded a TED talk that I fell in love with, even though it is from 2012. It is still relevant. I think curiosity should be encouraged from an early age. That is, in my opinion, the key to continuous learning through […]

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Experiments

Science experiment: Plant tomato seeds with your kids

It is March and it is time to plant some seeds for the coming summer here in Sweden. This year, I have planned to plant tomatoes, potatoes, and white garlic. I decided to pick them straight out of the refrigerator, to show my kids that there is no need to buy expensive seeds from a […]

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Camps, Products

Spring Break Camps 2018: For kids between 8-13 years

Would you like to ignite your kid’s passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Are you looking for some inspirational, educational and online spring break camps for your kids between 8-13 this easter? If yes, then I think this is for you. This post is about spring break camps that aim to help kids […]

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Camps, Products

Summer camps 2018 for kids

Do you want to ignite your kid’s passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Are you looking for some inspirational, educational and online summer camps for your kids between 8-13 this summer? If yes, then I think this is for you. This post is about summer camps that aim to help kids to improve […]

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Parenting

What is Early Childhood Education about?

In my latest search for inspiration for this post, I came across the term Early Childhood Education and care (ECEC). Wow, that is exactly what many of my posts on this site is about, and I did not even know the term existed. LOL! So, I felt I had to dig into it. It turns […]

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Advice & Tips, Experiments

Monthly Science Kits For Kids: Why to subscribe?

I am always looking for inspiration for new activities I can do together with my kids. I have been thinking a while about subscribing on monthly science kits, just to introduce new experiments on a more regular basis to my kids. We do a lot of experiments, even without subscriptions of any kits, when I […]

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Experiments

Milk and vinegar experiment: easy, fascinating and smelly

Introduce a fun science experiment for your kids. Do you know what will happen if you mix milk and vinegar? This one is really easy, fascinating and smelly to do, and the ingredients do not cost so much. It does only take a couple of minutes, if you don’t count the days it needs to dry. Best of all, […]

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Lego® Technic 42059 Stunt Truck Review: How to learn by creative play

One thing both of my kids’ love is the Technic Lego® series. These kits offer a more advanced challenge for my kids to finish the complete build of the different sets, compared to the original build sets. I think the best part is that kids get hands-on practice by playing with the advanced, realistic technical functions of […]

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Advice & Tips, Recommended

Science Youtube Channels for Kids: 5 recommended

I am always trying to find different ways to present science to my kids, since I really want them to become interested in this field. I think it can offer so many different things for them in life, even if they don’t end up working with science or engineering as adults. Sometimes we do experiments, […]

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LEGO Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review: How to learn by creative play

I am a big fan of Technic Lego®. I love the challenge the kits offer my kids to finish the complete build of the different sets, compared to the original build sets. Kids get hands-on practice by playing with the advanced, realistic technical functions of the beams and plates, gears, axles, connectors and special parts, wheels, and tires and […]

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42068 Lego Technic Airport Rescue Vehicle Review: How to learn by creative play

One thing I love with Technic Lego® is that they offer a bigger challenge for my kids to finish the complete build of the different sets, compared to the original build sets. I also think that the best part is the reproduction of the advanced, realistic technical functions of the beams and plates, gears, axles, connectors […]

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Advice & Tips, Parenting

Teach kids problem solving skills: Ordinary parents 5-step guide

Have you ever wanted to help your kid a bit too much, when they have struggled to solve a problem? I know I have, especially when I have been in a hurry and felt I did not have the patience to wait. I think we all learn best from the everyday experience solving problems which are […]

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Ways to Give Feedback: Ordinary Parents Guide

Are you a “good job” junkie? Do you happen to label your kid with praise like “You are so smart!”? If yes, so what is the harm with that? According to research, that can actually be harmful. I think we as parents all should all reflect about which ways to give feedback, and what we […]

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Advice & Tips

Inspiring role models in science

Did you have any role models when you grew up? To be honest, I don’t think I really had any. I know my dream job was to become a pilot, since I have always loved to fly. But, I ended up as an engineer and that turned up well for me. There are so many […]

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Experiments

An experiment to do at home: What happens if you mix water, bicarbonate, salt and vinegar (or lemon)?

Introduce a very easy and fun experiment to your kids. This is something that can be done at home with things you most likely already have in your kitchen. It is really easy and does not cost so much. Put a glass with water on the table, bring out the bicarbonate, salt and vinegar (or lemon). […]

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Brain tickling science center in Sweden: Universeum in Gothenburg

I absolutely love to visit different science centers with my kids. I think it is one very excellent way to connect technical solutions with reality. Kids get hands on training in all kind of different experiments in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They will explore, learn and experience! One thing is for sure, […]

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Lego Technic 42053 Volvo EW160E Review: How to learn by creative play

One of the reasons I purchased Technic Lego® for my kids to my kids is that there is a bigger challenge for them to finish the complete build of the different sets, compared to the original build sets. I also think that the fun part is the reproduction of the advanced, realistic technical functions of […]

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Quotes about technology: What is an engineer and what do they do?

The topic “professions” is what my son is working on in school right now. He is eight years old and is in second grade. The kids learn a little about all classical professions like teachers, doctors, pilots, cleaners and so on. During the last meeting they held for us parents, my son’s teacher mentioned that […]

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Books, Products

Get your kids exploring science with comics

Do your kids enjoy reading comics? My son, who is old enough to know how to read loves it. He was totally overwhelmed the other day when he got a big pile of comics to read. Too bad that pile did not contain comics and still cartoons about science. I think comics and still, cartoons can […]

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