2018 Holiday STEM Gift List: What PLTW Educators Recommend

PLTW STEM Gift List 2018

Today, I am sharing Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) STEM gift list for 2018. I like PLTW’s gift guide because it is developed by an organization that develops STEM curriculum for students across the US. Here you will find a mix of educational toys, games, and kits that will pique your child’s interests and get

2017 Holiday STEM Gift List: What PLTW Educators Recommend

PLTW 2017 STEM Gift List

If you are looking for toys, games, and kits that will ignite your child’s interest in STEM this holiday season, take a look at Project Lead The Way’s 2017 STEM Gift List. I shared their gift guide last year and the response was very positive. I was happy when I received their new gift list; here

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

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

littleBits DIY Electronics: Perfect for LEGO-Loving Teens

littleBits and LEGO

I’m all for hands-on engineering activities that kids can do at home, and my latest “cool tech” find is littleBits.  littleBits are simple electronic modules that, when combined, can create complex systems. I learned about littleBits from a recent Popular Science article, and when I did my research, I knew they sounded perfect for my LEGO-loving, 13-year-old