Every April, the world celebrates Earth Day with activities, concerts, tree-planting parties, clean-up events, and many different kinds of programs meant to engage people with the important work of the care and keeping of our planet.
We all know the feeling. A child or teenager asks a tough question, and not tough as in math tough—tough as in emotionally tough. And they’re looking up at you with questioning eyes and expecting an answer. Whether this happens in a classroom, library, or at the kitchen table, it’s a crucial moment that could make a huge difference in the life of a kid. Get some tips and hints on how to talk to kids about tough topics.
We’ve got a slew of STEAM activities and science ideas that are easy to do at home and can serve as the perfect bridge between restlessness and learning during the winter months.
The year 2018 has been a lesson in the power of young people to confront a social issue head-on and make their voices heard. We’ve seen walk-outs, demonstrations, marches, interviews, calls for action—teenagers are proving themselves a force to be reckoned with, and it’s an impressive sight, whether or not you agree with their politics.
Here at Nomad, STEM is often on our collective mind. Most of our books carry a STEM or STEAM designation on the back cover. For us, this means our books teach and encourage creative and critical thinking and problem solving.