A boy and woman sit in the grass outside painting with a Sphero robot.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

A Guide to Remixing Your Kid’s Summer Schedule

After a long year of early morning alarm clocks, carpools, and after-school activities, summer is here! And while this school year was anything but normal, summer still represents a new sense of freedom from daily school schedules and morning routines. That’s why it’s important for your kids to maintain some type of structure for proper growth and development, even when they’re on summer break.
A boy and woman sit in the grass outside painting with a Sphero robot.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

A Guide to Remixing Your Kid’s Summer Schedule

After a long year of early morning alarm clocks, carpools, and after-school activities, summer is here! And while this school year was anything but normal, summer still represents a new sense of freedom from daily school schedules and morning routines. That’s why it’s important for your kids to maintain some type of structure for proper growth and development, even when they’re on summer break.
Sphero Webinar: Using Project-Based Learning to make at home and in the classroom
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Using Project-Based Learning to make at home and in the classroom

This 45-minute, free webinar will show you how to utilize project-based learning to engage children in the making process no matter where they are. Sphero Hero Nicholas Provenzano will showcase the work he has done with students in his Makerspace and when his school transitioned to remote learning. 
Sphero Webinar: Unlock Creative Confidence Through Invention
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Unlock Creative Confidence Through Invention

Watch this 45-minute webinar about inventing with littleBits. In this webinar, we will help educators empower their students to unlock their creative confidence through invention by learning about littleBits and the Invention Cycle.
A drawing of a simple circuit showing the power source and a loop to a light bulb.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

What is a Circuit?

In this blog, we’ll explore how circuits work and how you can start building simple circuits with littleBits to further explore the basic principles of circuitry and invent some cool creations along the way.
Sphero blue graphic with "Our Commitment to Change" in white letters.
Sphero NewsPaul Copioli

A Letter from our CEO

At Sphero, we stand with, and support, the Black community. We know that systemic racism exists in this country. We acknowledge we all need to do better. We acknowledge that Sphero needs to do better. 
A littleBits micro:bit adapter invention on top of a Sphero RVR robot on a desk in front of a laptop.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Four littleBits Inventions to 'Level Up' Your Learning with micro:bit

If you’re a current micro:bit user, we have exciting news to share with you. The littleBits micro:bit Adapter is available! Now you can now add your micro:bit to your littleBits circuits for endless invention possibilities.
Dad and kid sit outside together on a sunny day.
At HomeDrew Biskner

Four Unique STEAM-based Father's Day Gift Ideas

Like most holidays this year, Father’s Day is more than likely going to be celebrated a little differently. So, why not take it as an opportunity to make a unique and creative Father’s Day gift? Something that commemorates the year you’ve spent together and shows off some ingenuity will leave a lasting impression and make the best memories.
A teacher works with her class on a painting with Sphero robots at a table.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

#BeyondCode: How Sphero Fosters Creativity Through Computer Science

Creativity. It's been criticized, overlooked, and misconstrued. Of course creativity can translate to artistic talents, but you can also be a creative mathematician, historian, teacher, and yes, even a creative programmer. Sphero's STEAM Education program teaches coding and 21st century literacy, but it also goes beyond code and fosters creativity.
Young girl sits in chair while looking at a tablet.
At HomeMichelle Acaley

3 Steps to Improving the Quality of Your Kid’s Screen Time During a Pandemic

You don't have to feel guilty about screen time. In a matter of weeks, my five-year-old daughter went from having no experience with video calls to becoming our family’s go-to expert. The other day I overheard her explaining to her teacher, “You have to mute everybody to make the echo stop.” I’m impressed but not surprised.

Students work together to build an invention on top of a Sphero RVR robot.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Project-Based Learning Examples: 6 PBL activities for home or in the classroom

Here at Sphero, we absolutely love project-based learning. We keep it top of mind when developing new educational tools and make activities and games that actively encourage it. Our passion for project-based learning makes us excited to share our knowledge with readers during the quarantine. 
A girl sits at her desk and works on an invention with littleBits.
At HomeDrew Biskner

Three STEAM Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day

Mom. Mommy. Mama. Whatever name you call her, she’s truly a special woman. This Mother’s Day we know you want to make her feel extra loved. Why not show her with  an awesome and unique Mother’s Day gift that you invent? It’s genuine, personal, and engineered with love, specifically by you.
Teachers work with students in their classrooms using Sphero.
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

To Teachers, Love Sphero

First of all, Hi. We love you. We wouldn’t be here making robots and STEM kits if teachers like you hadn’t inspired us, pushed us, and encouraged us to bring enough gum for the whole class. So, thank you for that.
A girl and her mom work on STEAM-based activities with Sphero Mini Activity Kit at a table at home.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

STEAM Activities for Kids

As we move further along into this post-pandemic quarantine, parents everywhere are looking for ways to keep their child busy throughout the day. While binge watching television shows may be a solution for some, there are much better ways to engage your child. You can even help them gain new skills while staying at home.