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Everything You Need to Know About STEAM Education

Did you know that Nobel Prize winning scientists also happen to be 17 times more likely to be painters than the average Joe? They are four times more likely to play an instrument too, and 12 times more likely to write poetry. After all, Leonardo da Vinci skipped between art, science and engineering. Galileo penned […]

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The Importance of Reading with Children

At at time where screen-time is at record levels, reading with children is sometimes being forced into the backseat (1). In this article we identify 7 reasons why reading with children is so important. Plus, we have put together a collection of our favourite OKIDO stories from squirrel boy for you to enjoy! 1. EMOTIONAL EMPATHY When transported […]

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Science For Kids: Make a Straw Rocket

Make a Swooshing Straw Rocket Make some swooshing rockets and discover how things are propelled by air pressure. See how far you can make your rocket go! 1. Gather together all the things you will need: Sticky Tape Card Straw Pens 2. Roll a piece of paper into a tube. 3. Use the sticky tape […]

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Art Learn Through Play: Pendulum Painting | OKIDO

Make A Pendulum Painting This activity can get very messy, so make sure you have an old table cloth or some newspaper on the floor. If the weather is nice, do it outside – you’ll have more space to swing your pendulum, too! What you will need: Two chairs Broomstick String Paper Cups Old table […]

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Skittlescope Experiment

Science For Kids: Make a Skittle Kaleidoscope

Make a Skittle Kaleidoscope Follow our step-by-step instructions to make some sweet art using all the colours of the rainbow! You will need: A plate A bowl A jug of water Some skittles 1. Arrange the Skittles around a bowl on your plate. 2. Carefully remove the bowl. 3. Pour some water into the circle […]

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Craft Learn Through Play: Make a Paper Creepy Crawly

Paper Play: Make a Paper Creepy Crawly You will need: Card Straw String Pens Tape Scissors 1.Draw some big creepy-crawlies on your card and cut them out. 2.Cut two short pieces of straw and stick them onto you bugs back. 3.Thread about a metre of string through the two straws. Knot the ends. 4. Tape […]

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STEAMer of the Month: OjO

In the first of our blog series celebrating our STEAM education pioneers (that’s  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) we chat to OjO who have big plans for 2019… Tell us a little bit about what you do? OjO is a pioneering London-based toy brand, striving to bring STEAM skills to the early years through […]

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Vegan Recipes For Children

Vegan Recipes for Children to Eat and Make

Did you know that it’s Veganuary? During the month of January, families across the UK stave off meat and dairy products in order to limit their impact on the environment. Veganism is a way of living which doesn’t involve the consumption or use of any animal products, including those that have been tested on animals. […]

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