The first few weeks back to school can be some of the most exciting yet turbulent times of the year for middle and high schoolers. So as brains and smartphones shift into overdrive, a parent’s ability to coach kids through digital drama is more critical than ever.
People choose to homeschool for various reasons, but their motive, to our best knowledge, is the same – to provide the best children’s education possible. Many myths surround the notion of homeschooling, but in our strongest opinion, it is a subjective decision.
It’s that time again. Back to school. Are you looking forward to the first day of school? Or am I the only parent that feels just as disappointed as most kids are about this? Admittedly it’s a bit overwhelming. The school supplies lists. Yes lists. The uniforms. Not to mention getting back into a much more structured routine which no doubt unfortunately leaves less family time. And for the kids less play time. It’s school all day. Then homework. And soccer practice. And soccer games. Preparing healthy dinners. And then there’s lunches. Then a bit of playtime, a book, bedtime. Repeat. No wonder why that sounds a bit daunting. I can feel my anxiety build a bit as I write these words. But you know we’ll get it all done. We will conquer back to school prep and finding a routine that works. We’re super parents in that sense.
National Children’s Museum in Washington D.C. is undergoing a huge makeover right now. Founded in 1974, the Congressionally-designated museum has served the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas, in addition to tourists from all over the world, for more than 45 years.
In the spirit of our Amazon Future Engineer program, which aims to increase access to computer science education for millions of students from underserved communities, Amazon is excited to support the National Children’s Museum leading up to its grand re-opening late this fall. Amazon is providing a $250,000 gift to help fund the fabrication and installation of Data Science Alley – an exhibit making data literacy accessible and fun—as well as helping to provide free museum access for more than 200,000 visitors in part through the new Virginia Access Program supported by Amazon.
Girls still aren’t getting into STEM. Despite so many headlines, initiatives, and investments, only 18% of U.S. computer science college graduates were women (U.S. Department of Education). That number was 37% in 1984. This can’t just be the effect of girls not being encouraged enough in math class.
Build your own mini Sumo battle-bots and face-off against each other in the ring. Designed to help children understand motion, engineering and physics. Compatible with the new 3Doodler APP, featuring templates, ideas and tutorials for both products, including the ability to doodle directly on your tablet or mobile device.