Blog: Bright Ideas

Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Creating Together

This post is the fifth and final in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For previous gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured play, space to create, unwrappable presents, and the innovator’s bookshelf.

 

Gift #5 - Creating Together

What’s more fun than watching your kid’s imagination go wild? Letting yours go wild with them! Finding projects that


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Books

This post is the fourth in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured play, space to create, unwrappable presents, and opportunities to create together.

 

Gift #4 - Books

We all know that books are gateways to the imagination. Whether you are setting up a reading space, searching for books to read


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Unwrappables

This post is the third in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured playspace to create, innovative books, and opportunities to create together.

 

Gift #3 - The Unwrappables  

The holidays come with many opportunities for gift giving, and kids often receive toys that are soon forgotten. Giving your


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Space to Create

This post is the second in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured play, unwrappable presents, innovative books, and opportunities to create together.

 

Gift #2 - Creative Space

Kids need physical space to be creative. Dedicating a space just for them lets them know that you value their creativity


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Free Time

This post is the first in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on space to create, unwrappable presents, innovative books, and opportunities to create together.

Each year, I struggle over what to give my kids for the holidays. On one hand, I want the holidays to be filled with wonder and excitement and anticipation.


Tax Tips

It's never too early to start planning for 2017—especially if those plans include finding clever ways to save. One such bit of cleverness is setting aside tax-free funds from your FSA to pay for summer childcare (like summer camp, for example). And if you don't have an FSA, you may still be entitled to a dependent care credit to offset your summer care expenses.

Some caveats (income, your kids'


Behind the scenes with our Science Curriculum Manager

The extraordinary people who make up the Galileo HQ aren't just superstars on the job. In fact, we're regularly impressed by their awe-inspiring extracurriculars.

One such Galileo team member, Science Curriculum Manager Lance Akiyama, just inspired our awe by publishing a book called Rubber Band Engineer, a how-to guide for making awesome engineering projects—slingshots, catapults, hydraulic


Oh, the Places Galileans Can Go!

Galileo isn't just an awesome place to spend the summer (although it is a really, really fun place to spend the summer). And it isn't just a camp that turns kids into innovators (although we do that, too). Galileo is also a community of some of the brightest, most passionate people you'll ever meet, from the first grader determinedly wiring his first simple circuit to the veteran staffer who


From inspired idea to crowdfunded reality: A visionary app from a visually impaired camper

Inspiration struck on a long, uncomfortable field trip. Emmanuel Bard, 13 and both visually and hearing impaired, didn't eat all day because he couldn't see the menu displayed behind the counter. Sometimes he can use an iPad or phone to snap a photo and zoom in, but this menu (like many of its kind) was obscured by lighting and impossible to read. "After that trip," Emmanuel said, "I realized


What you may not know about our Minecraft major (and why your kids will love it)

The Minecraft phenomenon is undeniable. With over 100 million registered users and unrivaled popularity, it's nearly impossible to ignore. And whether your kids are already obsessed with it or haven't shown any interest, you might wonder if investing in a week of Minecraft camp is worth your while.  

To get some insider perspective, we talked to Justin Alle-Corliss, the returning Mod Design with