Harness the Force with littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

littleBits just introduced a new kit with a Star Wars theme: The Droid Inventor Kit. We have been long-time littleBits enthusiasts in my family and we have enjoyed watching the company grow and introduce original electronic building kits for kids. With the new kit, you create and build a Droid using electronics Bits and control

Juni Learning: Online Coding Classes for Kids at Home

Juni Learning HTML Class

Over the past few years, I have watched the number and variety of coding classes for kids (outside of school) grow quite a lot. Kids can take classes in camps during the summer, participate in after-school programs during the school year, and even attend one-day workshops hosted at libraries and universities. There are coding classes

2016 Holiday STEM Gift Guide: What PLTW Educators Recommend

SmartGames IQ Link

Today I am excited to share a gift list that is focused on engineering and computer science and was developed by Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization that develops STEM curriculum for K-12 students across the US. I am always on a quest to find quality STEM products for my kids and there are

BostonTechMom’s STEM Gift Ideas

holiday gift

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about selecting gifts for your children. If you want to include STEM gifts in the mix, here are some of my personal favorites. I organized the gift recommendations into 5 themes so that you can see there are many ways to get your

Your Kids Will Rule Their Rooms With littleBits New Invention Kit


Today I’m sharing a clever new invention kit by littleBits called “Rule Your Room Kit.” As I have written before, we’re big fans of littleBits in our family. littleBits are electronic modules with tiny circuit boards that include functions like lights, sounds, sensors, and motors. littleBits are educational toys that help kids learn about electronics

Imagine, Create and Play With Roominate’s Construction Toys for Girls

Roominate sitting room, library and coffee shop

My younger daughter (10 years) is someone who likes to do art projects, enjoys building little habitats in shoeboxes, and likes to read and write creatively. When a friend sent me a link to a story about a new company started by two female engineering graduate students from Stanford who were creating engineering toys for

Olin College Grad Offers Engineering Tips for High School Students


I recently had the opportunity to meet Adela Wee, a graduate of Olin College of Engineering, at a local STEM expo where she was demonstrating an autonomous robot she designed and built at college. Her robot, WALL-E, is impressive– it’s a fully integrated mobile robot system that greets you and follows you based on hand gestures.