Check out LEGO Woman of NASA


LEGO Ideas | Maia Weinstock Ladies rock outer space! Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program, a.k.a. NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated —...

August 10, 2016 MindMake

Can Kids Learn More When They Exercise During Lessons?


Scientific American | Lisa Rapaport Children who received instruction supplemented with physical activity designed to reinforce teaching had significantly higher scores in math and spelling, study finds (Reuters Health) – Building exercise into lessons might help kids get better grades, especially...

August 9, 2016 MindMake

The Right Way to Bribe Your Kids to Read


The New York Times | KJ Dell’Antonia My children need to read this summer. They’re in the middle of a long vacation from school, and I want them to enjoy it — but I also want them to be...

August 8, 2016 MindMake

Early Childhood Education Matters & How To Make It Great


The Week | Pacific Standard | Dwyer Gunn By the time a low-income child enters kindergarten in America, they’re already woefully lagging their more advantaged peers  — 11 months behind in math and 13 months behind in reading, according...

August 6, 2016 MindMake

Teach Your Kids to DIY


Popular Mechanics | Timothy Dahl Direct your child’s curiosity into exploring how to use tools and make things. A child’s energy and curiosity make them ideal candidates for trying new things, including how to use tools and make stuff. Get...

August 3, 2016 MindMake

5 Things to Tell Your Kids About the Election


Common Sense Media The media plays a huge role in our political process. And with the 24/7 news cycle, it can be challenging to help kids make sense of all the information. Here are five things to talk about...

August 2, 2016 MindMake

How To Raise A Digitally Savvy Kid That Isn’t Always Staring At A Screen


Fatherly | Chase Scheinbaum Your kid is part of a whole generation that can swipe right before they can write. And because of that fact, you’ve become a little paranoid with how they interact with technology. It’s one thing to...

July 27, 2016 MindMake

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age


MindShift | Ki Sung The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and families. But that first week of school is also the time...

July 26, 2016 MindMake

Augmented Reality Technology Brings Learning to Life


Harvard Graduate School of Education | Deborah Blagg When middle school students describe something they did in school as “cool,” “exciting,”  and “fun,” educators who are more accustomed to hearing “Why are we learning this?” tend to sit up and...

July 23, 2016 MindMake

Outdoor Learning ‘Boosts Children’s Development’


BBC News | Mark Kinver Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children’s development but it needs to be formally adopted, a report suggests. Childhoods were dramatically changing, with fewer opportunities to spend time outdoors, researchers observed. The loss...

July 22, 2016 MindMake
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