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Bank Holiday with the Kids: Ideas and Activities

If you’re in England like us, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the bank holiday this weekend! But even if you’re from further climes, school is still out for another week or two. Now, how to get the kids ready for back-to-school season? Wake up sleepy brains! It’s normal to warm up before physical […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… Meteor Showers

There are two well-known meteor showers visible in the sky from late July until mid-August. But what makes these tiny rocks light up our night skies every year? The Prof is on hand to explain all, and it starts with asteroids and comets… Asteroids Asteroids can be found anywhere in the solar system, but you’ll […] Read More

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Coming Soon: Galactic Genius with Astro Cat 🚀✨

Want a sneak peek of the top secret app we’ve been working on with Professor Astro Cat? Packed with puzzles and fascinating space stickers to collect, get ready to put your brain to the ultimate test… in Galactic Genius with Astro Cat. In our most exciting and challenging app yet, you’ll find 6 mini games […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… What’s The World Made Of?

  Hello, explorers! This week, we asked the smartest cat in the alley to share a bit of wisdom that you can pass on to your curious little ones. We challenged Professor Astro Cat to answer a common but complicated question: what is everything made of?   Atoms Firstly, in short, the whole world is made […] Read More

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4 Activities Inspired by Professor Astro Cat

This weekend, why not explore the planets and discover how different in size they are? Or even create your very own planet? It’s not as ambitious as it sounds – Professor Astro Cat says so! Here are some simple but exciting science experiments you can do with a quick food shop, a calculator, a cardboard box, […] 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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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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