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Straight from the pages of OKIDO magazine, these fun experiments and 'learning through play' activities are perfect for curious and creative children to learn about science.

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100 issues of OKIDO magazine

From kitchen-table idea to globally recognised children’s brand spanning publishing, broadcast, public engagement and S.T.E.A.M. education.  November 2021 sees OKIDO celebrating 100 issues of the quality arts and science magazine for children aged 3-7: OKIDO magazine. The World of OKIDO Almost 15 years ago, two South-London mums set up OKIDO Studio from a flat in […]

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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 STEM Learning Through Play

Children are motivated to play, but when they do, they’re not just entertaining themselves; it’s one of the main ways that they learn. In fact, play is considered so important that the UN identified ‘the right to play’ as one of the cornerstones of its ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child.’ Play can aid […]

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Science For Kids: Making Science Fun for Children

From gravity to medicine, science has led to the discovery of – well, everything! OK, maybe not everything, but a whole lot more than we give it credit for. Science is based on curiosity; when children want to learn more about the world around them, it’s science that often holds the clues they need for […]

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Messy Monster washing his hands

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Turn Children into Scientists with Indoor Activities

As concern about COVID-19 spreads, some of you will be staying in at home with your small scientists and looking for safe ways to keep their brilliant brains ticking over. We believe that every home can be turned into a scientific research centre, artist’s studio, space station and more. So while we wait for today’s […]

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hidden science behind electricity

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Reveal the Science of Electricity for Kids!

In winter, when the days are getting shorter and darker, OKIDO explores the hidden science behind electricity.  We use electricity every day, it powers our machinery and during the festive season, electricity helps to illuminate our homes, streets and even our Christmas trees. Our December issue is bursting with stories, games, experiments and activities that will […]

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Children learning about science

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Fun Ways to get Kids Interested in STEAM Learning

STEAM subjects can really help to prepare children to be able to tackle environmental issues in their future. But sometimes, these lessons can fail to capture the imaginations of young people. For this month’s guest blog, Rachel Hall, Managing Director of online educational resource Busy Things, to give 3 ways to get children interested in STEAM learning. […]

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