Incorporating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) learning in everyday play was the inspiration behind the Evolve design team when they set out to create an interactive programmable robot. “Our journey began in the spring of 2012 with the idea of finding different ways to play, learn and socially interact in an evolving digital world” says CEO, Nader Hamda. The result of … Continue reading Ozobot 2.0 Programmable Robot teaches STEAM through play
Schools, non-profit groups, and parents celebrate National Reading Day on January 22nd every year. Children are encouraged to develop a love of reading so they can become lifelong learners. Here are three ways to make reading fun for your family. Plan A Trip To The Library Imagine a bookstore where everything is free! A trip … Continue reading 3 Ways to Celebrate National Reading Day
SeaWorld Orlando kicked off the summer season this weekend with an energetic all-new nighttime show: Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night which will run through August 10, 2014 at Shamu Stadium. A friendly DJ host spins dance music from the 1950s to today and welcomes guests as they enter Shamu Stadium. The festive party atmosphere features colorful … Continue reading Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night at Sea World Orlando
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could create a 3D character or object from your imagination? The folks at MOSI had thoughts like that, too! So, the MOSI team collaborated with professors at the University of South Florida and the result is the all-new interactive exhibit – 3D Printing the Future which … Continue reading Printing the Future in 3D at MOSI
Hurricane season starts on June 1 and runs through November 30 each year. Fortunately, you can kick off your hurricane season preparations by attending the free Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo at MOSI on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9am-2pm. Proposed Schedule of Events: 10am Hear stories from people who experienced a disaster and from experts who will offer steps … Continue reading Be prepared, not scared! Hurricane Expo at MOSI
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo consistently earns the Best Zoo in the US designation from Parents Magazine by offering family friendly adventures and special, limited-time exhibits that educate as well as entertain visitors of all ages. The current limited-time exhibition, Sea Lion Splash, delivers on both counts! For $2 per person (plus the zoo’s general admission … Continue reading Sea Lions Splash at Lowry Park Zoo
With warmer temperatures in the forecast, now is the time to get outdoors with your family! To help with your outdoor explorations, tune in to PBS KIDS on Monday, April 7th for an eco-themed week of programming – “Explore the Outdoors!” The WILD KRATTS will kick off their third season on Monday, April 7th with the … Continue reading Explore the Outdoors with PBS Kids!
This Sunday, take the family to the Riverwalk at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa for Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine’s 7th Annual Summer Splash! This FREE family-friendly event is a great way to learn about the variety of day and sleepover summer camps offered in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Some organizations will be offering … Continue reading 7th Annual Summer Splash is Sunday!
Passports with Purpose was started in 2008 as a travel-inspired online fundraiser and raised an impressive $7,400 for Heifer International. Now, Passports with Purpose’s annual campaign is supported by a huge travel blogging community and, for the first time, includes Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine among its list of participants! The 2013 Passports with Purpose campaign goal … Continue reading Passports with Purpose
Just in time for Halloween fun, Disney Publishing has updated the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint & Play and the Sofia the First: Story Theater apps in iTunes. Kids will have fun helping Mickey and Minnie decorate the Clubhouse for a not-so-scary Halloween celebration with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint & Play app. Some of the festive features include … Continue reading Disney’s Not-So-Scary Halloween apps