My nephew just turned 3, and I can tell he’s inherited my sister’s (and my) love for reading. I got my love of books from her, so it makes sense that she’d pass it down to her oldest child. Whenever I see him, I make sure to have an ample stash of picture books that will draw his interest and that he’ll enjoy.
As he’s getting older, though, I want to make sure the books I buy have a good message for him. For example, I try to buy books with female main characters because I don’t ever want him to think that boys don’t read books about girls (a harmful stereotype that fosters sexist attitudes). And as an advocate for young people learning about STEM and becoming interested in STEM fields, I want to make sure that he is exposed to these ideas at a young age. The last time I went to visit, I researched STEM-focused picture books I could read with him. These books would make great gifts for the children in your life or are perfect to read with your own children.
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8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.