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Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It’s just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, but they’re joined by a great guest, Kim Moldofksy of The Maker Mom. We’ll be talking about interesting and fun things for kids to do this summer that will sneak in some STEM learning in the process. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about it a future episode, please let us know in the comments!
Summer STEM Projects
Making Makers: Kids, Tools and the Future of Innovation, by AnnMarie Thomas
A Tale of Two Subscription Boxes, by Kim Moldofsky, on The Maker Mom
DIY Maker Container
A split vote from third graders: These 8- and 9-year-olds like the creativity of cardboard boxes best, by Jennifer Mesich and Suzy Shultz, on Chicago Parent
50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do, by Gever Tully
5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do, by Gever Tully at TedxMidwest
Bytes of the Week
Here’s the truth about the ‘planned obsolescence’ of tech, by Adam Hadhazy, on BBC
You Can Now Have Your Portrait Drawn In The Style Of “Sweet Valley High” Covers, by Leah Groth, on Babble
On Fake Instagram, a Chance to Be Real, by Valeriya Safronova, on NYTimes
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