Celebrate National STEM Day with National Geographic Kids Books!

National STEM Day is November 8th and National Geographic Kids is celebrating in a BIG way with new releases that inspire and allow kids to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math -- and have fun doing it!

Holiday Giveaway: Robobaby by David Wiesner, Three-Time Caldecott Medal Winner + robot building kit

I am so excited to share a new picture book from triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner: Robobaby. In this hilarious gem, it’s big sister to the rescue when a new baby is delivered to a family of robots and the adults are flummoxed by technical difficulties. 

About the Book: A new baby's arrival is a big moment in any family, even a family of robots. Award winner David Wiesner captures the excitement and fanfare when baby Flange appears—as a crate full of components. The adults bungle the process of assembling Flange, with catastrophic results. Big sister Cathy, with her handy toolbox and advanced knowledge of robotics and IT, hasn't been allowed to help, but in the ensuing chaos she calmly clears up the technical difficulties and bonds with her new baby brother. 

Robobaby is an eye-opening blend of the familiar and the fanciful that is laugh out loud funny. Gorgeously illustrated, it joyously celebrates girl ingenuity and maker culture in a fantastically fun way.

Give the Gift of STEM Creativity with Klutz Games

STEM is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. It has become increasingly important to expose your children to STEM education as early as possible. That's why I love that so many games are being created for children that do just that.

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When I received the Klutz Maker Lab: Circuit Games Build & Play 5 Games! to test out, I was excited because we would have the opportunity to build and play five different circuit games. Here is a little snippet about the game:

STEAM Toys to Beat Summer Slide

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My hope each and every summer is that my children avoid the summer slide which is not forgetting everything they learned the previous school year. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. I love to have educational toys on hand during the summer in hopes of beating summer slide.

Celebrating National Engineers Week with Ellie, Engineer

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Did you know National Engineers Week is February 18 through 24 this year?

Ellie loves to build. She’s always engineering new creations with the help of her imagination and her best friend Kit. Unfortunately, with Kit’s birthday just around the corner, the French-braiding machine Ellie built turns out to be more of a hair-knotting machine. What’s Ellie going to do? Luckily, the girls overhear Kit’s mom talking about Kit’s surprise – it must be the dog she’s always wanted! Ellie is struck with inspiration: she’ll build Kit the best doghouse ever! The project quickly becomes more than just a present for Kit – it builds a bridge between Ellie and those bothersome neighbor boys, as well as the other handy girls in her class.

Encourage Girls' Early Interest in STEM with buddingSTEM

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We tell our girls they can do anything. Be anything. So, why is it so hard to find clothes for young girls who aspire to explore the universe or dig for dinosaurs? Or for girls who just like trains? buddingSTEM offers a complete line of girls' clothes celebrating science, space, dinosaurs, and other things all kids love! 

Join the movement to encourage girls' early interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and exploration. Let's validate our girls’ interests in these subjects from an early age, and celebrate their opportunity to grow up and make a difference in STEM fields where women are underrepresented today.