• Community,  Resources,  STEM

    Libraries: Beyond The Books

    I know that everyone knows the value of checking out books from the library. Finding endless imaginative stories and information in the texts while promoting responsibility and respect when borrowing/returning products on time are important. Teaching kids how to look up a book title or author using the library’s website, searching by alphabetical order, or learning the cataloging system is a beneficial skill that will help them gain independence. But is that all the library has to offer? NO WAY! I’m not sure if this is the case with all libraries, but our local libraries have a friends of the library program. People donate their used books and media or…

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  • Resources,  STEM

    Botley-The Coding Robot

    Have you guys heard of Botley? If you haven’t, I am here to introduce you! Botley is a coding robot created by Learning Resources. I just love Botley so much I want to tell everyone about him! Botley-The Coding Robot So Botley is little mini robot that kids can program themselves! He is an introduction into coding and programming and a completely lovable toy! We lucked out and picked him up at Toys-R-Us for a huge discount because of the liquidation sale. Botley usually costs $79.99 but we paid $32 for him. I didn’t know anything about him, but as we strolled through the barren aisles of the store, I saw…

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