THE WONDER NOOK: MAKE | TINKER | EXPLORE

 

The Wonder Nook promotes maker education for kids of all ages. This includes coding, tinkering, genius hour, and full-on building. We also encourage rich outdoor learning experiences -- the dirtier the better.Visit the Maker Education Initiative to learn more about the kids maker movement. Already committed? Browse the sections below for projects, ideas, and research.

Here's to the next generation of doers, makers, and creative risk-takers. We do real tools and mud pies. We tinker, code, and explore. We nurture big ideas and bigger deeds. We believe failure is a lesson rather than an end. Most importantly, we believe learning should be fun.


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Kids’ Idea Books: Sketching Wonder

Little minds concoct some really big ideas. Kids’ idea books are an easy way to encourage them. They are also an affordable, camera-free way to capture the wonder of childhood.

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 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

Electronics Projects Around the House
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Electronics Projects Around the House Electronic Jobs and Projects Aroun...
All About Circuits
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All About Circuits https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/education/
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