Articles About STEM

These Gift Ideas Prove S.T.E.M Doesn’t Mean Boring

These Gift Ideas Prove S.T.E.M Doesn’t Mean Boring

Even before I was a parent, I was torn on what types of gifts to purchase for birthdays, holidays, weddings and other celebrations. I seldom asked for a list of preferred items because it was more important for me to find a gift that showca ...
12 Toys Your Preschooler Wants Under the Tree

12 Toys Your Preschooler Wants Under the Tree

Sometimes kids craft their wish lists based on commercials they see on TV or ads in the newspaper. Other times, parents simply know what their kids will like. We’ve put together a guide to some excellent gift ideas that are likely to ...
Back to School – CODE Programming Game Series

Back to School – CODE Programming Game Series

The end of August brings a lot of things. Hotter temps, vegetable harvests, slightly-yellow leaves and rain (especially if you live in Houston). It also signals the beginning of back-to-school season, and this year is a very special one in ...
Five 2017 Holiday Trends to Watch

Five 2017 Holiday Trends to Watch

Kids today don’t know how good they have it. I’m not referring to the selection of *things* they could have or the opportunities for travel, education, sports and arts. I’m talking about something much more important to a ...
My First Science Textbook Overview

My First Science Textbook Overview

As parents, we do things to entertain our kids, to engage with them, to bond and to show our love. It may be something as simple as playing games, making them breakfast in bed for no reason or taking them out for ice cream or a movie. But w ...
It’s Almost an Official Holiday – Prime Day!

It’s Almost an Official Holiday – Prime Day!

If I asked you what one of the most anticipated days of the year is, what would be your answer? I know when I was a kid, Christmas or my birthday were the top two days I couldn’t wait for. Of course the last day of school also ranked ...
Netflix and the Mars Generation

Netflix and the Mars Generation

Do you ever have those days when the planets just align and two different parts of your life sync? It happens for me every once in a while and whenever it does, I sit back and smile. When you’re interested in so many different things ...
Rocket Science at Marshall Space Flight Center

Rocket Science at Marshall Space Flight Center

One of the few things I miss about living in California’s high desert is the opportunity to be immersed in so much aerospace history. As home of Edwards Air Force Base as well as Lockheed Skunk Works, seeing F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fi ...
The Merging of Crafts and Technology

The Merging of Crafts and Technology

Time and again I hear parents complaining about how lazy kids are today. No, you don’t see them outside playing like we used to. I mean, really, why would they want to Kick the Can when they could be watching movies on the garage door ...
Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

We have said time and time again that games are more than just about killing time with family and friends. In addition to quality time and bonding, games are ideal for teaching all kinds of concepts. Last month we were invited on Paula Sand ...