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. 
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.
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.
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. 
Sphero RVR navigating a tape maze on the floor of a house.
At HomeRichard Perry

Social Distancing STEM Project

When our school closed and we moved learning to online at home, I started looking for a way to sustain cooperative interaction with my students during these times of responsible social distancing.  I landed on remote coding.
Young boy and father sit at desk while learning off a laptop together.
At HomeDrew Biskner

How to Celebrate “Take Your Kids to Work Day” While Working from Home

Today is National Take Your Kids to Work Day. Under normal circumstances, it would be a time for you to bring your kids to the office to give them a glimpse into the working world, teach them something new, and share experiences together. Obviously, this year things are a bit different. 
A teenage boy since at a desk at home coding with a Sphero BOLT.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Sphero's Guide to Learning at Home

With so many of us working and learning from home right now, we want to support our community with easy access to quality educational content and other resources to help keep kids actively engaged and learning from the living room. 
A girl and her family sit at the kitchen counter at home learning and coding with Sphero BOLTs.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

STEM at Home: A Parent's Cookbook to Teaching STEM

If you have a child in school, you’ve probably seen or heard the term “STEM.” STEM is a term used to describe the study of four academic disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math. While children have always studied these subjects, STEM brings them together in new ways through an interdisciplinary approach to education.