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The Importance of STEM Education

You’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education in and out of your kid’s school. Why is it so important? On top of that, what on earth is STEM education anyway? Read on to find out! STEM Education First, let’s start with the definition of STEM. It stands for Science,...

Top Five Coding Languages for Kids in 2019

Kids are leaning to code, which isn’t news any more. With the rise of STEM education, more and more parents are paying attention to helping their kids explore their interest in STEM subjects, such as coding. As exciting as it sounds, where do you start? What are some...

Coding for Kids: The Ultimate Guide for Parents

Worldwide, the popularity of coding for kids is on the rise. Especially with coding and computer programming being used in a variety of industries to help with automation, it’s not surprising that this is a trend. Coding is becoming a common skill, instead of a...

Five Reasons Python Programming Is Perfect for Kids

In our previous post, we discussed the top five kids’ coding languages. Among those five languages, Scratch is mainly developed for kids ages 8 - 16. Python, another very powerful language, is more suitable for somewhat older kids with or without any coding...

20 Best YouTube Channels for Your Kids

According to Family Zone, in 2016, kids 8 years of age and under spent 65% of their online time on YouTube, and kids 9 – 12 years old spent 38% of their time on YouTube, watching videos. Every single day, there are 576k hours’ worth of videos uploaded to YouTube. With...

Let a Robot Keep Your Kid Company During Summer Vacation!

Spring break has just ended, and your kids are back in school. But just when you think school is going to keep your kids busy, here comes summer break, right around the corner. Let’s be honest. It’s always a little bit of a struggle during summer break. Your schedule...

Experience AI and IoT with a Smart Educational Robot!

When it comes to the future of technology and how it changes our day-to-day lives, AI and IoT are two inevitably hot topics. We see that AI and IoT are mentioned and used more and more in our daily lives, but how do we help kids start learning about both of them early...

Introducing MotionBlock

Makeblock is pleased to announce the release of a new transformable robot: MotionBlock. This fully programmable robot is designed for young learners (ages 14+), and is suitable for use at home or in the classroom. It is now available for purchase on the new Makeblock...

Girls are Now Powering the Future of STEAM!

All around the world nowadays, the future of STEAM seems to be brighter than ever. More and more people are realizing the significance of STEAM’s influence on the future of all of human society. STEAM education is making its presence felt in classrooms not only for...

Every Job Is a STEAM Job

From our affinity for social media and our close friendship with smart devices, we live in a STEAM-related world. STEAM industries are woven closely into every strand of our lives. It’s not hard to image that STEAM occupations are among some of the most in-demand and...

The History of Educational Robots

Just like Rome was not built in one day, it took generations for educational robots to evolve and become what they are nowadays. According to research, our ancestors have been building mechanical figures ever since ancient Greek times. In 1206, a Muslim engineer and...

Five Life Skills That Students Learn from STEAM Education

According to UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund), "life skills" refer to psychosocial abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. The skills can...

Learn the Difference Between STEM and STEAM

For a very long time, educators and parents have been focused on promoting STEM education and discussing the potential benefits it could bring to kids’ growth and development in many ways. However, it’s time to incorporate art into STEM concepts, according to...

Beginners Teaching Beginners to Code : Parents and Kids

The trend to introduce schoolkids to coding at an early age is exploding. More than ever, teachers and parents are talking about coding for kids both at school and at home. A Gallup poll indicates that 90% of parents would like computer programming to be taught...