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Citizen Science Projects

  • Post By Lulu Manley
  • Date : January 6, 2020

Citizen Science Projects for the Whole Family Are your children curious and passionate about the natural world? Do they dream of becoming scientists? Here are a few ideas for helping your kids become real citizen scientists! Citizen science projects enable members of the public to participate in the scientific process. A wide range of volunteer […]

Artificial Intelligence

  • Post By Daniel Rieger
  • Date : February 11, 2020

With the arrival of the new year, LinkedIn has published its annual Emerging Jobs Report for 2020. The career touted as number one is Artificial Intelligence (AI), which showed an impressive 74% annual hiring growth rate over the past four years. While it may seem like something out of your favorite sci-fi movie, AI is […]

Ask Hope: Projects

  • Post By Daniel Rieger
  • Date : February 11, 2020

Dear Hope, My child has a project due for class.  Are there any great technology resources that you can recommend? Best, Hannah R. *** Dear Hannah, As we get further in the school year, your child may come home with a project or two that they need to work on or maybe even some extra […]

Screen Time Recommendations

  • Post By Lulu Manley
  • Date : January 9, 2020

Dear Hope, My kids just got their own laptop for Christmas. What is the recommended amount of screen time for kids? Sincerely, Justin R. *** Dear Justin, A new year brings a lot of excitement, new opportunities, and maybe even some new technology in your home.  While a new computer or tablet can be a […]

Holiday Gift Guide

  • Post By Lulu Manley
  • Date : December 7, 2019

Dear Hope, What are some good tech gifts for my kids this holiday season? Sincerely, Julia S. *** Dear Julia, Great question!  There are so many choices that it can be hard to sort through them. Here are some of my favorites: If your child is interested in electronics, Snap Circuits are a great entry […]

Unforgettable Gift Experiences for Kids: NYC + the Hamptons

  • Post By Lulu Manley
  • Date : December 4, 2019

As we hit the peak of holiday shopping season, it can be tempting to buy all the things for our loved ones. Parents want to give their children the very best, yet it can be difficult to sift through the massive amounts of consumer advertising to find that perfect gift for our little ones. Often […]

Mindfulness with Children: A Brief Introduction

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : June 25, 2019

View Full Schedule! Mindfulness is the purposeful practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness requires being aware of what is happening within and around you. Practicing mindfulness can help to relieve anxiety and promote happiness at any age.  There is a growing body of research which has pointed to numerous positive […]

Curiosity, Confidence, and Creativity through “Process” Art

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : June 19, 2019

View Full Schedule! What is Process Art? Process art focuses on the process of creating artwork rather than on any predetermined or planned outcome. The emphasis is on the experience of creating unique and original artwork. Process art encourages creativity and independence, along with the discovery of various materials, techniques, and tools. Child-directed, choice-driven No […]

Intro to 3D Printing

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : June 15, 2019

View Full Schedule! 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating a three-dimensional object from a digital model by gradually applying thin layers of material. 3D printing technology has taken off in popularity as it has become increasingly used throughout a wide range of disciplines and professions. This growing popularity stems […]

Inspiring Nonfiction Stories of Science and Innovation

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : June 4, 2019

View Full Schedule! Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist (2017) Ages 4-8 Shark Lady tells the story of Eugenie Clark, a zoologist, writer, professor, and deep-sea diver, from the trip to an aquarium where she first fell in love with sharks to her defying the odds […]

Fun + Engaging Board Games to Build STEM Skills

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : May 20, 2019

View Full Schedule! Prime Climb by Math for Love Ages 10+ 2-4 Players This award-winning colorful, mathematical strategy board game engages children and adults alike. With multiple ways to play, Prime Climb can be adapted to all ages and abilities as it builds deep and meaningful mathematical understanding and logic skills. The goal of the […]

Children in Nature: Nurturing Wellness and Promoting Learning

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : May 20, 2019

View Full Schedule! In the face of large amounts of time spent indoors and widespread use of devices and screens, many families are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of spending time outside. As a society, our family lives have become so over scheduled that little time remains for children’s unstructured, creative play in nature. […]

How is the “Maker Movement” changing education?

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : April 27, 2019

View Full Schedule! The maker movement is a multidisciplinary social movement, seamlessly blending aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with a central focus on creation. Although the maker movement is quite diverse and varied, there are several core values that guide the movement as a whole. The theories of Constructionism and Constructivism are […]

Getting to Know Growth Mindset

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : April 13, 2019

View Full Schedule! What is Growth Mindset? Growth mindset is the belief that one’s intelligence, abilities, and talents are malleable. When someone has a growth mindset, they embrace failure and mistakes as opportunities for learning and discovery. Rather than giving up when the going gets tough, growth mindset enables people to persist through difficulties and […]

7 Great Apps to Practice STEM Skills at Home

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : March 30, 2019

View Full Schedule! Here’s a list of our top picks for educational and engaging STEM apps for kids. We hope you enjoy trying out some of these fantastic apps! Scratch Jr. FREE – Ages 5-8 – Coding/Programming Scratch Jr. helps young children to learn how to code. Children program their own interactive stories, games, and […]

STEM to STEAM: Why the Arts Matter

  • Post By Bmanley
  • Date : March 16, 2019

View Full Schedule! In the ever-evolving world in which we live, where STEM fields seem to be on the forefront of innovation, we must not lose sight of the essential role of the arts and creativity. Over the years, numerous research studies have pointed to the inherent value of the arts in education. “Involvement in […]


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