Now that distance learning at school is over, the threat of the the COVID Slide alongside the Summer Slide in learning and retaining learned knowledge is a real threat. Setbacks from an extended time out of school from both remote learning and summer is a real fear for both parents and teachers.
According to a survey conducted by Varsity Tutors, about 68% of parents are concerned about their children falling behind grade-level expectations as a result of remote learning from the current COVID-19 outbreak.
There is plenty you can do with your kids this summer to help. Continue the education at home in a fun, hands-on way – get off the computer with these kits and toys that stimulate hands-on learning. These fun and engaging products can actually help kids through this current crisis and help them be more prepared for the next school year – no matter what that ends up looking like.
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STEAM Kits to Prevent COVID Slide
Magformers Basic Plus 14pc Set
This Magformers Basic Plus 14pc Set gives your child the opportunity to use their brain to figure out 3D structures from 2D nets. Kids will learn to build using combine, roll and pull-up techniques along with plenty of imagination. This kit helps kids develop color and shape recognition, fine motor skill, and problem-solving ability. Magformers help in brain development and critical thinking which will go a long way toward preventing the COVID slide for kids ages 3+
Kids ages 8+ will enjoy this STEAM Solar-Powered Rovers kit as they build solar-powered vehicles and devices that move using electricity generated from sunlight. Build 3 types of cars, a fan and even a solar robot.
Glow-In-The-Dark Science Lab
Kids can learn about light, phosphorescence, and glowing materials when they make their own glowing substances with Glow-In-The-Dark Science Lab. Kids can make glowing neon sidewalk chalk, glow in the dark flowers, glow sticks, and more with this fun STEM kit. Ages 8+
Kids ages 9+ can design and construct illuminated 3-D creations with LED lights with Creatto Kits. Make multiple designs including animals, decorations, and custom creations – your child’s imagination is the only limit!
Bicycle® Standard Index Playing Cards
Bicycle playing cards bring all ages together for fun, hand after hand. Give your children the art of playing cards together with Bicycle® Standard Index Playing Cards. Choose from all the classics to teach your child strategy and fun.
Even your little one ages 36 months + can enjoy learning this summer with Stick-O City magnetic play. Toddlers can enjoy a frustration-free play experience with the uniquely shaped 3D shapes, the magnets on the shapes find the right magnetic direction every time.
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