Think of a huge science fair, an eclectic craft show and a cutting-edge technologies trade show all packaged up as a fun, family-friendly celebration of creativity and innovation. Now you get the idea of what a Maker Faire is like. Maker Faires grew out of the maker movement which started formally in 2005 when Dale […]

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Play. It’s the work of kids. It inspires imagination. It’s how kids learn. And it’s the inspiration for the movement of the decade, the maker movement, a celebration of all kinds of creativity. Dale Dougherty, the founder of Make: magazine, which over a decade ago coined the term “making” and launched the maker movement, says it all […]

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The maker movement depends a lot on makers’ generosity with their ideas and skills, and the internet puts much of those shared resources right at our fingertips. These ideas can be the spark that ignites new ideas and innovative risks, inspiring kids to create. Here are five sites that will inspire kids with project ideas and […]

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Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn, like many children’s hospitals, has an active playroom, where child life specialists provide expressive arts and open-ended play opportunities, as well as board and digital games. Kids play here or take toys, crayons, books, Wii consoles and other activities back to their rooms. The playroom at Maimonides.     […]

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