A Garage of Their Own: Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s Jenny Young Gives NYC Kids Space to Build

A Garage of Their Own: Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s Jenny Young Gives NYC Kids Space to Build

An airplane pilot, a graduate of Purdue University’s mechanical engineering program and now, owner of Brooklyn Robot Foundry—one of the borough’s hippest destinations for the under-12 set—Jenny Young is no stranger to cross-eyed looks from a certain stripe of “traditionalist” who thinks that science is better performed by boys and men. 

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6 New Toys for Fostering STEM Skills

6 New Toys for Fostering STEM Skills

February has come and gone and with it, the Toy Fair in New York City, where toy makers from around the world unveil their latest offerings. The great news this year, for both kids and parents: STEM toys are hot! Aimed at enriching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical skills, STEM toys fun to play with, often promote open-ended interaction, and are a wonderful way to encourage your child’s interest and curiosity about the world.  What’s not to like about toys like that? Below, we round up seven new STEM toys for the preschoolers, little kids, and tweens in your life.

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Three Parenting Myths about STEM, Busted!

Three Parenting Myths about STEM, Busted!

With all the talk these days about the relevance and importance of STEM subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—it’s easy for parents to feel like they’re massively failing in making basic math- and science-related concepts interesting to their kids. 

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