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How to fail to make iceberg slime – beginners mistake

When my kids started to talk about them wanting to make iceberg slime at home, I actually had no clue of what it was. They tried to explain it to me, but I did not get it. So, I had to search for information on the web. It turns out it is a crunchy fluffy slime […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to gamify learning – Fun ways for your kids to learn new stuff

I guess you have heard about gamified learning before? In this post I will give you a couple of tips of how to gamify learning in your home, together with your kids. It doesn’t even have to be very technical or time-consuming. But first, what is gamified learning? One short description is that, it is an […]

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Why kids ask why? – How to emphasize their curiosity to learn

Buried In "Why" questions

Have you ever encountered a kid who asks WHY? If you are a parent, I guess the answer is yes. Like a million times. The reason children want to know why, is simply because they want to make sense of the world around them. This is a way for them to constantly learn new stuff. […]

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How to get kids interested in science? – 6 ways to create explorers for life

Explore The World

OK, so how is it done? As a parent, I think we all want to do the best we can to support our kids in their mission to understand and explore the world around them. I think it is very important to try to get your kids to see science as fun first and educational […]

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Parenting with tech – 13 advice to stay safe online

There are a lot of opions about modern technology and how much we should let our kids to be exposed to it, what is harmful, and what is good for them. In this post, I will write about my point of view in some very important topics about how to keep our kids safe online, […]

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Future dream jobs for kids – Engineers are cool

What is your kids dream job? I think a lot of kids have the “classic” dream professions. It is quite easy to imagine how it would be to work as a policeman, fireman, doctor, teacher, pilot and so on. Some kids might want to become a race car driver or an astrounaut. All mentioned professions are […]

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How to teach kids about coding and 3 reasons why to do it

I was one of the lucky ones in the 80’s to have access to a computer, a Commondore 64. It belonged to my older brother, and as soon as he wasn’t at home, I had my hands on it. My brother subscribed to a computer magazine, where they always published code for some small programs, […]

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Wireless technology

Wireless technology is something that we all get in contact with dayly. The kids that grow up today will find it totally normal and I don’t think they can even imagine a life without it. It has made a lot of things easier, like reading and learning about new stuff around the globe via the […]

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