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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 during...

Five Reasons to Get Your Kids to Play with Coding Robots

Have you ever worried that your kids spend too much time on various screens, from smartphones to televisions? Not are only you worried…researchers also connected delayed cognitive development in kids with extended exposure to electronic media. Although parents have...

What Parents Say About Toy Robots

Parenting is probably the hardest, yet the happiest, job in the world that you can never quit. Our job is to help our children find what they love, and guide and nourish them to become the person they want to be. Having noticed that my son (7yrs) and daughter (8yrs)...

How Can Kids Make Robots at Home

Nowadays, we see robots appearing in so many areas of day-to-day life. Educators find that getting kids to make their own robots is not only fun but an awesome educational experience. It helps children develop their interests in STEM subjects early in their lives,...

Which Coding Language is Best for Kids to Learn First?

Type “coding” in Google and you’ll get more than 232 million results in only 0.39 seconds. The top results are all about learning to code. Coding nowadays is not a subject that you go to college to study. More often, it’s one more important item that more and more...

Introducing Makeblock Neuron Artist Kit

Makeblock is pleased to announce that Makeblock Neuron family has a new member: The Neuron Artist Kit, a set of programmable electronic blocks designed to help children develop coding and design skills through play. This new kit, in addition to its sound effects,...

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