As smart phones, internet of things and robots proliferate and enter our everyday lives, STEM job opportunities are on the rise.
The best way to induce a kids interest in STEM field is to introduce STEM toys at an early age.
Beth Holloway, director of the Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University, says that toys that let kids design and build something are a great first step in inspiring them to consider
Robotics for kids competitions are taking schools across the world by storm, especially in USA. This is a healthy trend as jobs requiring STEM are increasing and these competitions encourage children to pick up STEM skills.
This trend is specially encouraging as most schools in USA put more emphasis on sports and extracurricular activities rather than on STEM education. There are many fund raising activities for sports and other events but very few for science
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My kids loved building blocks when they were young. So when I got a chance to check these modular robotics kits called Cubelets I was more than intrigued. And when I took a closer look I was blown off by the whole concept of this Read More
While I was playing with my 10 year old daughter, I was thinking how exciting and interesting she finds the toys of my 12 year old son. I am not referring to not just the new toys but even the ones he has out grown. And then I remembered my recent visit to the
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This super cute, robot toy is so small that it can comfortably function atop your tablet; but it can also scamper around on paper or game boards.
It is among the newest robots for kids and is shaped like a circular orb with
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Lego Mindstorms EV3 is an amazing upgraded DIY robot kit which inspire kids to build their own robot and then program the robot. It gives kids the complete experience, engagement and pride of building