Books, Children Books, Education, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, STEM Learning

Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

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Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

By: Mike Vago

Need more ideas for the kids this season? How about a book that will take them on a journey through space. Follow the rocket with each turn of the page, around comets and planets and learn while they explore.

Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

The book is for ages 4-8 and you can actually manipulate the rocket. It is 14 pages long and makes a great gift idea!

Education, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, STEM Learning

Pet Me Multiplication and Division Math Board Game for Kids

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Logic Roots Pet Me Multiplication and Division Math Board Game

Anthony is in the 4th grade and knee deep into multiplication and division, They have been working on dividing 2×4 digits and multiplying large numbers as well. Having tools to practice at home is crucial. The first week of class he was so bummed when he kept bringing home homework papers filled with 1×1 multiplication problems. “Mom! This is easy. Why do we do like hundreds of these problems every week?”

Last week as he was doing his multiplication homework I reminded him about how upset he was wit the redundant work he had the beginning of the year. “The reason you did those over and over again was to make multiplying 1 digit at a time easier. Now that you are multiplying 3-4 in one problem it makes it faster and bit easier to learn to solve.” Now he got it.

division practice

It’s a lot of work sorting out those long division and multiplication problems at this age. Pet Me is here to help. It makes it so much more fun to practice math then those boring white sheets of papers with letters in black to solve with a pencil. He still has to do his homework sheets but just before bedtime we do our “fun” learning time.

math game

Pet Wonderland is full of adorable puppies, kittens and parrots. The theme of the game is a walk in the park. You will win many hearts as you feed them and meet them all. The goal of the game is to win the most hearts. It is about dividing food and love up equally.

Other players check the math and make sure each player is distributing evenly to the animals they encounter. Then sometimes you get an uneven equation and have remainders left over. It is all about landing on spots where the animals are not already adopted (fed) and claim them with hearts earned.

Pet Me game

Pet Me is one of several math games by Logic Roots and is great for ages 8+. There are more choices for this age and younger. You can find math sheets too for age-appropriate and subject practice.

You can buy on Amazon too!

Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, STEM Learning

Kids Outdoor Toy for the Holidays

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Kids Outdoor Toy for the Holidays

Kids Outdoor Toy for the Holidays

A Kids Outdoor Toy for Christmas? Rain, sun or snow when that toy lights up and soars through the air after jumping on a pad the kids can care less the season. Even I have had a blast (pardon the pun) with the Stomp Rocket. I had it set up in minutes and it is always ready to pull out and play with now.

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LED rocket toy

This is the Stomp Rocket® Ultra LED. It comes with 4 rockets with a small switch to turn on LED lighting. Great for the long nights at the campground and summer evening fun as well as when we lose the sun early in the winter days.

There are 2 other Stomp Rockets – Stomp Rocket JR with foam rockets that glow in the dark and Dueling Stomp Rocket® with a launchpad that allows 2 rockets to launch at once. The dueling launchpad is great for siblings and multiple kids at play together.

You can find Stomp Rocket® toys at many retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, Toys R Us, Amazon to name a few.

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STEM Building Kit for Kids

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STEM Building Kit

With toy and educational products focus turning to the incorporation of STEM play, none have quite the features as the Brixo building blocks kit. The STEM building kit for kids makes a fantastic gift idea. Why?

STEM Building Kit for Kids

STEM refers to Science where we build, observe and experiment. Technology in early play ca be found in products that use bluetooth or smart device contact. Engineering in play is when you incorporate robotics and LED lighting/sound. Last, Math is about concepts and results. Brixo has all of this in one kit. They will have so much fun they forget they are actually learning!

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In the video above, you see Brixo building in action. These bluetooth-enabled electric bricks are LEGO compatible. With Brixo, your blocks can now move, spin, light up, and more. Anthony is going on 10 and his LEGO’s have been in a tote hardly touched for about a year as he grew out of the LEGO phase a bit. Now with this Brixo kit the tote is down from the racks and he is building again.

The kit comes with all you need to bring your bricks to a STEM life. Then once you use the kit which allows you endless building possibilities, you can download the app to control the creation. Build a car and use your device to move it and now your child built there own remote controlled car. Use your device and app to power a windmill or make lights turn on in a village and have moving platforms. Whatever your child decides to build will now move, light up and become a controlled masterpiece. Buy your now at http://brixotoys.com/

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New Children’s STEM Book – Veronica and the Volcano

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New Children's STEM Book - Veronica and the Volcano

New Children’s STEM Book – Veronica and the Volcano

By: Geoffrey Cook

In August we moved to a new town here in Washington State. Our town lies beneath Mt. Rainier, a volcano. With a 9 year old son who now has to get used to lahar siren tests the first Monday of every month and has lahar escape drills he has been very curious about volcanos. This book may have been written for STEM learning for girls but Anthony is thoroughly intrigued. He has already agreed to donate his copy of this book to his classroom so other 4th grade kids can read it to in our town.

The Story

Ten-year-old Veronica lives in a high-tech, gadget-filled house on the slope of an active volcano. When she leaves on a quest to find rare white volcano pearls on the far side of the biggest volcano of all, Mount Mystery, she leads her father, her best friend Maddy, and her friend’s dad, the blustering Captain John, into a series of incredible adventures. But when the colossal volcano erupts, fears wins an election, and Veronica must square off against a fear-mongering villain: the Man-in-White.

Want to read Chapter 1? Follow this link to the book site!

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5 STEM Books For Boys Under $10 – Giveaway

5 STEM Books For Boys
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5 STEM Books For Boys

Boys and science! They love to explore and we love when they learn. Books are one of the best tools to encourage the learning of STEM so I found 5 top-rated STEM books that elementary age boys will love

Nick & Tesla Book Series

In this series there are 6 books. Nick and Tesla are twins living with a Scientist Uncle. In some adventures they learn more about what the true nature of their parents past work. You can learn how to make a rocket launcher and other fun projects. It has a heavy focus on robotics. Each book is over 200 pages in a chapter style book with a few images throughout.

  1. Book 1 – High Voltage Danger Lab
  2. Book 2 – Robot Army Rampage
  3. Book 3 – Secret Agent Gadget Battle
  4. Book 4 – Super Cyborg Gadget Glove
  5. Book 5 – Special Effects Spectacular
  6. Book 6 – Solar-Powered Showdown

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

This popular book is a New York Times Best Seller about a boy who brought electricity to his Malawian Village. This young Inventor read books in his village library after a devastating crop season left his family hungry when electricity failed them and he built a windmill changing everything. Book Link!

Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra

This story is set in a haunted house and by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division they will explore all that the house has inside. Book Link!

If I Built A Car

For the beginner reader is this popular book is about Jack’s adventures of building a dream car and has a rhyming flow inspired by the style of Dr Seuss. The car he plans to design includes safety features, a pool, a robot driver, and the ability to go underwater and fly through the air. Book link!

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison

If you have a child who loves to read you have most likely heard about the Who Was series of books. My son loves the Thomas Edison book in the series. A great way to learn everything about known Inventors, Authors, Sports Figures, Political Figures and more people who have inspired us. Book Link!

giveaway

1 lucky reader will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card to start your child off with some STEM learning. I am personally hosting and sponsoring this giveaway and will send an e-card to winner at the email entered on the entry. Ends 10/10. Gift Card will be is US dollars. Good luck!

Blog Giveaway- Find more here!