LEARN: Beat Boredom With Board Games

Do our kids know how to really entertain themselves or have they learned to use electronic devices to fill the void of engaging themselves with family and friends? Have their social skills become numbed with video games, TV and music plugged into their ears?  When free time does come on those rainy or too-hot days, […]

LEARN: Developing Emotional Intelligence with Board Games

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What Is Emotional Intelligence? We have heard of the importance of emotional intelligence at work, but what is it?  Emotional intelligence refers to having the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. The three areas involve: being emotionally aware, being able to harness emotions to think and […]

SPOTLIGHT: Albert Einstein & his Contributions to STEM

Who was he? We’ve all heard about him- his name is basically synonymous with being a “genius”, after all…But who was Albert Einstein? Born in Germany in 1879, this man (and Nobel prize winner) would go on to become one of the pillars of modern physics. According to him, his fascination with science was rooted […]

LEARN: The What & How of Different Stages of Play

According to the dictionary, play is the act of “engaging in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” As it turns out, though, play does have a purpose, and (as obvious as it might sound) it’s important to remember that not all play is the same!   So…why exactly does […]

SPOTLIGHT: STEAM Games You Didn’t Know You Wanted (Until Now)

1. Build Your Own Video Game The perfect gift for any kid (or adult, honestly!) interested in gaming, game development, or technology! 2. Future Coders Robot Racers An amazing and fun introduction to the world of coding- as a game! 3. IQ Buider Build incredible structures with this construction set- test the limits of your […]

LEARN: Experiential Play- What, Why & How?

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            When I look back at what I remember best from being a kid, it’s always the things I experienced. What’s Experiential Play? Experiential Play is playtime that gives people the chance to learn through experience and reflection. Instead of having strict rules, Experiential Play allows each person to explore […]

SPOTLIGHT: Meet The STE(A)M Influencers Of Today

White lab-coat, glasses, and… how old again? The scientists of today are a bit younger than you might expect! Each of these exceptional young people has made an amazing contribution to the fields of STE(A)M. Click the link to learn more about them. 1. Gabriel Dayan, 19 One biology class in high school led Gabriel […]

ABOUT: Just Add Sun & What Makes This STEAM Kit Amazing!

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Our Just Add Sun Science Kit includes a variety of activities that are incredibly fun- from nacho-making to thermometer-building.  There’s something in it that’s guaranteed to entertain each member of the family! But, what makes Just Add Sun into the perfect gift for anyone whom you want to encourage a budding love of science and […]