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Friday, May 24, 2019

Summer Learning With The Electric Motors Catalyst

The ultimate kit for young tinkerers to think outside the box

              I received a STEM learning kit to facilitate this post.

 School may be out for the summer but that does not have to be the end of learning. They say that when kids take a long break from school it can hurt their learning as they forget what they learned in school. So I like to keep my kids learning during the summer break. I want my kids to succeed in school and that to me means providing my kids with opportunities to keep learning. Summer learning does not have to be boring for kids with books and worksheets. There are many ways to make learning fun for kids with activities and STEM learning kits. I make learning fun for boys so they will want to engage with the materials that I provide them. My boys love robotics and creating things. My youngest has a knack for building things and wants to invent things. He was to be an inventor or engineer when he grows up.


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 One of the fun summer learning activity that I have for my boys this summer is a fun hands-on-STEM kit. The Electric Motor Catalyst kit from Tinkering Labs will teach my boys science, technology, engineering, and math. This exciting learning kit has over 50 parts in it and allows my boys to use their creativity to create over 16 inventions. The best part is the inventions don't take long to build everything is included in the box, even batteries. The STEM kit has examples that show kids what to build but it also allows for kids to build beyond those inventions.


Ten Challenges to get minds moving
 The STEM kit includes ten challenge cards with ideas to help kids think outside the box and take the include parts to make something like a machine to scramble an egg. I love that the challenges take 30-60 minutes to create as any longer seems to frustrate my boys. The ideas do not require kids to have any tinkering experience and are designed to get their hands and minds moving. 


A box of fun that teaches
 My boys were super excited to start creating with the Electric Motors Catalyst kit. The instructions were super easy for them and they did not need my help. I loved that they were able to work together and have fun. My boys stay busy for a long time and I loved that they were not on electric devices all morning. I was able to get work done while they created some cool machines that did everything from scrambling an egg to drawing a picture. Their gifted teacher would be proud to know that they were enriching their minds with learning during their summer break. This kit is just one of the many activities that my boys will do this summer to enrich their learning. We will also be visiting the children's Explora museum several times as we have a family membership. 



Storage bag included

 I loved that the learning kit came with a cloth storage bag so clean-up was easy. All the parts were available for my boy's next invention. The bag of parts then was easy to store in the box with the instruction books. The bag of parts was just the beginning of my boy's creation as they used their creative minds beyond the box and started adding other things to their inventions. Every time that my boys played with the Electric Motors Catalyst they came up with different ideas on how to build with the 50+ parts. 

What learning activities do your kids do in the summer?

10 comments:

  1. I love sets like this. They're a great way to make learning fun and exciting.

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  2. I work with kids and I think they would LOVE this. I have to get one for the school.

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  3. These look amazing. We are a homeschool family, I so could see my boys loving this! Great way to learn while having fun!

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  4. Sets like this really stimulate learning and creativity, and that's what's fun! My kids would love this

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  5. My kids love stem learning toys! Being able to put things together that work makes them super happy and excited.

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  6. What a great activity for summer! I should suggest it to my nephews!

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  7. These are such great ways for kids to learn and play. Even my girls love to play with electronics and motors. Great for all kids.

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  8. These look great. We always have little ones around, so could seeing them try it! The best way to learn is having fun!

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  9. Annemarie LeBlancMay 26, 2019 at 6:31 AM

    I think my nephew would be the about the right age for this toy. I like that it encourages creativity in children. I will get him this toy for his birthday!

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  10. What a cool toy! I think that this is an awesome idea to keep kids engaged and active over the summer months!

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