Plants are the foundation of our food web. Every living thing depends on them. Plant growth is stimulated by the sun and rainfall. We must understand the importance of plants and how they are of vital importance to our planet – plants clean our air, help prevent erosion, they provide habitats, help keep our environment steady, and they can even provide important medicines. We must protect our earth, and we must teach our kids how and why plants are important early on. Start simple and explain the very basics so our kids grow up learning the importance of plants in our world.
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The earth is remarkable; the only planet in our solar system to hold life. However, our planet is also changing at an alarmingly fast rate. It is our duty to teach our children how to love and cherish the environment we’ve been gifted. The best way to do this is through education. The best time to do this is when they are young. It is hard to narrow down all the topics that go into protecting our earth. This experiment isn’t designed to impose all the woes of the environmental issues on young minds, but more so they can think critically about the importance of our environment and the world that surrounds us.
Water is all around us. It affects every facet of our lives. We need water for survival; 80% of our bodies are made of water. But where does water come from? The warming of spring and summer provides the perfect time to get out and explore the water around us. While we are enjoying the lazy days on the lake or the rushing waves of the ocean, stop to take a few minutes to educate your little one on the importance of water and where it comes from.
Easter is a special time for kids. The magic of the Easter bunny, hunting for Easter eggs, and the beginning of warm weather can make for some special times. However, it can be difficult to find gifts and items for your kids for this occasion, especially after the Christmas and holiday season. Daily Mom has you covered though, with unique gift ideas for the Easter holiday. We have everything – toys, books, treats, and more! Check out the best gifts for kids this Easter in our 2017 Easter Essentials Guide for kids.
Today’s youth will be required to know and employ certain skill sets beyond anything we’ve expected from previous generations. As such, it’s up to us as parents and teachers to provide fun ways to easily learn skills such as programming logic.
With that in mind, STEM Lab Games has created a new learning system for kids called Little Engineer that uses an augmented reality with interactive play to teach STEM concepts to children. This game is both creative and logic based so kids are able to exercise both sides of their brains. And while parents are encouraged to play along, the single player design allows kids to work independently, thus instilling stronger problem-solving skills that will be required of them for the rest of their lives.
We’ve been playing Little Engineer for a few weeks now, and we are quite impressed with its ability to not only teach problem solving, but the basic principles of programming while also incorporating STEM learning. Read on to learn more about this incredible new learning system.
In this day and age of environmental awareness and conservation, you often hear adults talking about leaving a better planet for the children who are going to inherit it… but is anyone talking to those kids about how to love and protect the planet and the life it sustains? Actually, yes, someone is! Junior Explorers Inc., a Brooklyn, NY-based edtech social enterprise, is dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards by developing products and digital experiences that connect kids to the planet. There has never been a greater time – or a greater need – to connect kids to nature and wildlife.
Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!