On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a plane nicknamed Glamorous Glennis, an X-1 rocket plane built by the Bell Aircraft Company. At the time, it was a feat considered impossible. (Did you know the speed of sound actually... (Read More)
Summer may not officially begin until June 21, but most kids (and adults too, if we're honest) start anticipating it much sooner. Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial start, but with graduation activities and other end-of-year events... (Read More)
Did you know the summer slide has drawn the attention of educators for over 100 years? Research from as early as 1906 has addressed the concern. We often hear about how much learning students lose during the summer months. And lots of research has... (Read More)
Our programming at Bricks 4 Kidz® is built on the concepts that learning is fun and play is important for learning. And the research supports us.
In a study published in Developmental Psychology that examined pretending and learning, Shelbie L... (Read More)
How can I get my child more interested in academics? It’s a fairly common question. As parents, we want to make sure that our children are engaged and achieving. Sometimes, though, no matter how hard we try to help (or push) them to work a little... (Read More)
As a parent, you already know there are so many things kids have to learn. And those lessons aren't limited to academics. (Of course, those are important too!) What's clear is that a well-rounded education will have long-term benefits. Did you know... (Read More)
Have you ever faced a day feeling totally and completely unmotivated? Do you have any tricks to help get yourself going? For many of us as adults, at least some of our motivation is extrinsic: the kids have to get to school; you have a big... (Read More)
Olympians, no matter their sport, have one thing in common: they are committed.
True, Olympic athletes, all excellent athletes for that matter, have a talent that has been developed and honed to a high competitive level. But it's not the natural... (Read More)
You may have seen the reports discussing what tech giant Google learned when it decided to look at what makes its most successful teams so, well, successful. STEM skills have long been touted as the top priority. However, Project Aristotle, which... (Read More)