Keep summer fun while introducing a lifetime love of learning and discovery by adding these five strategies into your summer routine. Whether it's conducting science experiments, coding, building structures, exploring the arts, or embarking on educational field trips, fostering a love for STEAM will not only benefit their academic growth but also equip them with essential skills for the future.
Studies have shown that children who do not engage in educational activities during the summer months can experience a learning gap when they return to school in the fall. We've put together a list of ways to keep your child curious and learning about S.T.E.A.M. subjects all summer long.
Play-based learning improves cognitive development, encourages creativity and imagination, develops social and emotional skills, improves language development and most importantly it's fun and engaging. Learn more about the benefits of learning through play.
Calling all LEGO® fans far and wide, January 28 is your day to celebrate International LEGO® Day! Most parents know the joy and excitement that the world's most popular toy can bring but did you also know this ubiquitous toy provides a wide range of benefits for children's development.
Snapology's play-based STEAM camps are unique and designed with unique campers in mind. But how do you know if Snapology summer camps are a good fit for your child this summer? Read on to find out.
When the sheer joy and anticipation of summer inevitably turn to cries of boredom, dive into this list of fun activities. Not only will they keep kids entertained, but they might also learn something in the process!
Themed seasonal walks are a great way to explore and celebrate the natural world with your children. This spring scavenger hunt is a fun, easy way to incorporate STEM learning into quality family and nature time. We’ve included some questions and lesson prompts to share with your little scientists along the way.
In this hands-on spring STEM challenge, you will work together to build a bird’s nest to hold as many Peeps as you can! With just a few household items, your child can build their very own bird’s nest while building STEM skills along the way.
Leprechaun traps are a fun, creative STEAM activity that you and your kids can do for little to no cost. Use household items and toys to create your own crafty trap. Here are 30 awesome leprechaun trap ideas made by Snapology fans.
Random Acts of Kindness Day falls on February 17, but we think kindness should be shared every day of the year. We’ve pulled together a list of 50 random acts of kindness that you can start crossing off with your kids today, or any day you feel inspired to practice being kind!
Staying motivated year round can be tough for little learners. Snapology wants to help your family start the new year off strong! We've put together five tips to help you keep your kids motivated all year round.
Though the concept is simple, it’s no surprise that gratitude is a difficult skill to master. Teaching our children to be grateful and to express their gratitude is an ongoing lesson, but one well worth it. Here are five ways to begin expressing and sharing gratitude with your children this month.
Afterschool enrichment programs provide the hands-on learning experiences needed for students to play, grow, and explore outside of the classroom. Interest and demand for quality afterschool programs is at a national all-time high. These programs have been shown to spark students’ interests in STEAM subjects and equip them with skills, knowledge, and confidence to follow their curiosities towards a brighter future.
Seed bombs are a fun, easy project perfect for children and adults to do together as a way to welcome spring and learn about the environment. The finished product makes a great gift for Earth Day and Mother’s Day, too!
In this series of Franchisee spotlights, we are asking some of our Snapology franchise owners to share their experience of trying to not only survive but thrive during this difficult time. This week we talked to Snapology of St Pete owner, Daniel Adam. Daniel shared his struggles, successes, and how he knew that owning his own business was the right move for his family.
As kids begin to head back into schools it is clear that we still have a lot of work to do to make up for what has been lost over the last year. Afterschool enrichment programs are going to be more important than ever. Supplemental enrichment programs not only provide a safe space for children after school hours, but they also build important and life-long skills. At their core, these programs offer educational enrichment, but just as importantly they encourage and build confidence, team work and the social development skills that have taken a huge hit during the pandemic.
There's no limit to what women can do. Check out our list of books featuring girls and women in STEM to educate and inspire your children.
Pairing socio-emotional lessons with academics helps create a well-rounded, dynamic educational environment for children to expand, explore, and become confident in.
Students are struggling. Schools and parents are trying their absolute best to keep our kids on track but it is clear that the “Covid slide” is real and some students are falling far behind. It is easy to understand the impact on social skills caused by the pandemic, but we should also consider how this unusual school year may be impacting the long-term academic progress and engagement of students.
Ashley Davis has been with Snapology for over five years, starting as a part-time teacher and growing into her current role as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Snapology — a position that encompasses all of the curriculum and training resources given to Snapology’s teachers (or “Snapologists”). We sat down with her to learn about what it’s like to work at Snapology, the company culture, and how they hire.
Looking for new kid-friendly traditions to adopt this holiday season? We have 12 cool ideas that are sure to bring on the holiday spirit and start your countdown to Christmas 2022.
Throw an unforgettable virtual birthday party for your child with the help of Snapology.
Try incorporating some informal, hands-on science fun into your household with family games, household and backyard experiments, and seasonal walks like this fall scavenger hunt! We’ve included some questions and lesson prompts to share with your little scientists along the way.
Help your child succeed with e-learning by incorporating fun breaks.
Whether you plan on staying at home or venturing out this Halloween, we want to help you keep this kid-centric holiday silly, spooky, and safe. Check out some of these awesome ways to celebrate Halloween safely with your family this year.
Setting your child up for success at home is simple with these 10 tips.
One of the most common concerns among parents who are choosing to homeschool, or try their hand at a virtual or hybrid schooling situation is the desire to ensure their children are still able to socialize with friends and classmates. Enter, Homeschool Pods.
Snapology is now offering play-based S.T.E.A.M. summer camps online. Choose from 3-hour morning and afternoon camps or 1-hour mini camps designed to keep children ages 4-14 learning, playing, and interacting safely with their peers.
A safe and successful school year will depend on the collaborative effort of schools, families, and communities. Now more than ever, schools will need to team up with educational enrichment providers for virtual and in-person programs to meet the changing needs of their students and staff. Here's what that may mean in your district.
Getting students back on track after nearly a half year spent outside of the classroom sounds like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways we can help ease students back into the swing of things as fall approaches. Here are five manageable ways to help students readjust for the school year ahead.
In this series of Franchisee spotlights, we are asking some of our Snapology franchise owners to share their experience of trying to not only survive but thrive during this difficult time. This week we talked to Snapology of Amarillo owner, Bobby Payne. Bobby shared his struggles, successes and even some interesting side projects he has been working on.
Being a successful franchise owner takes determination and drive, and a little creativity doesn't hurt either. At Snapology, we are lucky to have successful owners all over the world. We want to share their success stories with you through a series of franchise owner success spotlights. This month we are chatting with Shannon Russell.
Let's celebrate Earth Day with some fun, hands-on activities and learning prompts.
In honor of Black History Month, we want to celebrate some of the most influential and visionary African American men and women in STEM history. These remarkable African American scientists, engineers, physicians, mathematicians and inventors have dedicated their lives to advancements in STEM fields. By breaking racial barriers, battling injustice, and paving the way for black opportunities and growth, these individuals serve as inspiration for the next generation of innovators and leaders and for the future of STEM in America.
Being a successful franchise owner takes determination and drive, and a little creativity doesn't hurt either. At Snapology, we are lucky to have successful owners all over the world. We want to share their success stories with you through a series of franchise owner success spotlights. This month we are chatting with Aaron Hagebak.
The spooky season is finally here! Check out these awesome STEM Halloween costume ideas that are sure to turn heads!
“STEAM” and “STEM”...These words plaster the walls of educational institutions, libraries, and museums everywhere. One of the biggest curriculum introductions and implementations to date has been STEAM education.
Slim budgets don’t always allow for outfitting a classroom with necessities, let alone enhancements. It is no secret that year after year, teachers reach into their own pockets to purchase supplies for the classroom. In fact, teachers spend nearly $500 on average for classroom supplies, instructional materials and professional development. To ease a bit of the burden many retailers offer special discounts for teachers and administrators. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best discounts available for teachers to help keep some of that hard-earned paycheck in your pocket!
As the summer season ends and the fall school year creeps upon us, are your children prepared for the upcoming school year?
A quick Google search of “the best slime recipes” often results in Borax being listed as the primary ingredient in slime. Using Borax presents some potential dangers including skin, eye and respiratory irritation. Plus, who had Borax just sitting around?
Hello Summer! We have finally made it to June—the long days of school are quickly winding down as summer camp season gears up. At Snapology, the summer camp options seem as if they are endless with an abundance of programs that are sure to pique your child’s interests.Snapology summer camps not only provide your child with memories that last a lifetime, they also build life-long skills that will benefit your child for years to come.
Starting your own business is risky. It is not for everyone, but for those who have the drive, it can be a risk worth taking. Buying a franchise minimizes some of that risk. You start off with a proven model of success and make it your own. At Snapology, our owners have made the leap of faith and are accomplishing amazing things. We continue our series of owner success stories below with a highlight of Jessica Stasi, owner of Snapology of Long Island City and NYC.
Owning you own business is not right for everyone. While buying an established franchise certainly gives you a head start in building success, the real work starts when you decide how you are going to make that brand your own. Being a successful franchise owner takes determination and drive, and a little creativity doesn't hurt either. At Snapology, we are lucky to have successful owners all over the world. We want to share their success stories with you through a series of franchise owner success spotlights.
This Valentine's Day we are showing our love for STEAM with these super fun Valentine's Day cards.
Do you have a science, tech, engineering, art or math fanatic in your family, or are you looking to inspire one? We’ve rounded up a dozen top STEAM/STEM education inspired gifts to spark your child’s creativity and desire to learn. These gifts are so fun, the kids won’t even realize they are learning!
Our little monsters scored big in the candy department this Halloween- we’re talking pillowcases splitting at the seams! If you are like us, the thought of your kiddo eating all that candy is scarier than any ghost or goblin. To help you out we have rounded up some of our favorite alternative uses for those fun size treats.
Early childhood is an important time in our children’s development. During this time, their brains are quite literally able to absorb knowledge. Make sure you set your kid up for success.
For building communication skills and practicing STEM literacy, there’s nothing better than a little competitive spirit
With cold weather at our doorstep, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to entertain the little ones indoors. Here are 4 easy options you should keep in your back pocket this season.
The summer may be coming to an end soon, but your kids don’t want to hear that! These stimulating experiences will have them locked-in for hours on end.
It’s important to cultivate your child’s interest in STEM subjects. A great and fun way to do that is through Snapology’s LEGO Robotics classes!
Robotics is a fascinating field of study, but it can be daunting to someone who’s new to the practice. Classes are a great way to introduce your child to the wonders of robotics, and have them itching for more!
Make 2018 the best summer ever by checking out these great summer camps offered in Reading, PA! Whether you’re thing is STEM, art, or outdoor activities, there’s a camp for you in Reading!
Fun and Exciting camp opportunities in Atlantic County for the summer!
Take the kids out for the day and explore these great kid-friendly activities in and around the Greater Pittsburgh Area!
Wonderful Wintry Projects for Everyone
LEGO® bricks are one million toys in one and, no matter what generation is playing with them, kids just can’t get enough of these fantastic toys. Snapology is an amazing new business that encourages children to build and use their minds through camps and classes using LEGO® bricks, technology and other interactive learning tools.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) provides the foundation of our entire world. The most in-demand (and highest paying) careers are often in STEM-related fields.
Snapology was created by two sisters, Lisa and Laura Coe, who observed the love their children had for creative play using building blocks and other materials that snap together. The idea of offering enrichment classes and camps to teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics, art and literacy concepts excited them given both of their backgrounds in mathematics and science.