Back-to-School/ Educational Games by Pressman Toys and JAX Games

School is starting very soon and we have ideas for some fun back-to-school/educational games by our friends at Pressman Toys and JAX Games.

Learning should always be fun and something kids and adults enjoy. We love games that can help reinforce skills that children have taken a break from over the summer.

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Female Student HS Team Wins First Place in 2018 International Spellman HV Electronics Clean Tech STEM Competition

Two female high students representing Plainview-Old Bethpage-JFK High School of Plainview, NY – Audrey Shine of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, New York and Danielle Kelly of Friends Academy, Locust Valley, New York – landed first place among top 10 finalists around the U.S. and the world after competing in the international Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition on July 12, 2018, the only outcome-based STEM competition of its kind in the world. Teams of high school students from five nations, including four from the United States, three from Singapore and one each from Australia, Ireland and Peru, participated in the 7th annual event held at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY USA. The competition’s sponsor, Spellman High Voltage Electronics is the world’s leading provider of high performance, custom and standard DC high voltage power converters.

(SHVE CT Shine and Kelly: Pictured from left to right is Dr. Ray Ann Havasy, Director of The Center for Science Teaching & Learning with 2018 Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition first place winners Danielle Kelly of Woodbury from Friends Academy and Audrey Shine of Plainview from Plainview Old Bethpage-JFK High School, and Dr. Loren Skeist, President of Spellman High Voltage Electronics.)

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iD Tech Summer Camps on Long Island- 2018

What Spending a Summer at STEM Camp Can Do for a Child’s Future

Preparing for the future is no easy task, largely because it is unknown. While we can never know exactly what the future holds, there are enough clues and trends to help us start painting a picture of what it could look like. For example, it’s clear technology is driving today’s world, and will continue to impact the years ahead—to an even larger extent, at that. We also know that in 10 years, there will be more technology jobs than there will be qualified people to fill them.

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Howtoons Kits

Howtoons has a kit for every child who loves to create and learn the science behind it. Each kit comes complete with a mini comic book and all the materials you need to create the specific project of each box theme. Kids end up with a tangible project they built themselves and we absolutely love it!

Unlike other subsciption box plans you can either subscribe to Howtoons and get a new box each month or you can purchase the specific box you want for the child in your life. HOW COOL, right?

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Our 2017 Holiday Top Toy List

There are so many great toys this Holiday season and we have put together a list of our favorites.

We have incorporated toys into this list that we have actually played with and recommend for the child in your life. My family and I feel these toys deserve to be on the list since they are fun and creative!

(these toys are in no particular order)

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iD Tech Summer Camps on Long Island

iD Tech is the world’s #1 summer tech camp for kids & teens ages 6 – 18! At iD Tech, they offer day & overnight summer camps.

Perfect for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, and more.

iD Tech has specific programs for girls, teens, tweens, and young learners, too.

iD Tech has offered you a money saving promotional code below for their summer camps located here, on Long Island. You will find the code below:

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How Machines Work- Zoo Break!

Written by bestselling author David Macaulay

Children will love this interactive book about six simple machines: the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley. There is hands-on interaction that will excite young readers from the cover of the book where they can spin gears to make the Sloth character go up and down to the pop-ups and flaps that fill the pages throughout the book. It will be on that your children will grab to read over and over again.

Did I mention it is a STEM book written for ages 7 to 10 years old, too? David Macaulay did a great job putting the fun back into learning with this book.

how machines work cover

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