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Easy ways to get kids excited about STEM

They’re the subjects of the future: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Our kids are growing up in a rapidly changing world – and an exciting one too. So, you’ve got a little one interested in science – how best to nurture that? We aim to provide the edtech to help, plus some more ideas below… Experiment […] Read More

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Top Tips for turning Screen Time into Family Time

Screen time as family time? It’s not such a difficult thing to imagine – especially when mobile phones and tablets are so integrated into both our lives and our children’s. And screen time actually offers some unique insights into your child’s development and abilities. A simple join-the-dots game could indicate motor skills, while a story-based […] Read More

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Social Skills without Social Media?

Raising a happy and sociable mini-person in the digital age can be a bit of a media minefield. We’ve put together a few ideas on how to balance the fun of digital with real-world social skills…   Earlier this month, the Guardian reported that in a BBC survey ‘more than three-quarters of 10- to 12-year-olds have […] Read More

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🌺 Artie’s World: A Journey into the Jungle! 🌺

When it came to designing new zones for Artie’s World, we chose the opposite of the first, Arctic Adventure. It was time to dream of more tropical climes and introduce 15 new, unique animals to help children recognise shapes and improve their motor skills. Cue, the Jungle Journey. Without further ado, here are the latest animals you and your children can […] Read More

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The Artie’s World Update Is Here ✨

Hurrah! It’s time for all-new adventures with our little artistic hero, Artie. The update to our latest app, Artie’s World, is now live on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. So, what are you waiting for? Click here to discover the newest map packs…   So, what can you expect in Artie 2.0? Firstly, […] Read More

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Minilab goes to the Explorers Fair!

    Last week, we travelled to Nottingham from London to take part in the first ever Explorers Fair. From Broadway Cinema’s creative studio, Near Now, and part of the Festival of Science and Curiosity, the Explorers Fair brought together exhibitors from diverse STEM backgrounds. Coding, microscopy, virtual reality and of course astronomy! We presented Professor […] Read More

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Artie’s World is coming to YouTube!

Hello everyone! Exciting news – our first draw-along demo videos for Artie’s World are now live on YouTube. And Artie’s Village is just the beginning…   Artie’s Village is the free to play stage from our dot-to-dot drawing children’s app, Artie’s World, and provides the perfect introduction to drawing complex objects from simple shapes. Watch your child […] Read More

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