Visit our blog for STEM/STEAM resources, learning activity ideas, and inspiration focused on childhood learning in the Bellingham, Washington area, home of the Launching Success learning store. Teaching and parenting tips from Bellingham's learning store.

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Social-Emotional Learning Toys

A child's social-emotional development can be supported by a variety of toys and teaching tools.

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Toys for the Holidays

Shopping for toys is one of the most wondrous parts of the holiday season for adults, picking out presents the little ones will love. See our favorite toys for the season.

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Retro Toys and the STEM Lessons they Teach Us

There's more to retro toys than meets the eye. The most popular toys from the 60's are rooted in science, and serve as a gateway from play to STEM learning.

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Outdoor Learning Activities

For parents and teachers alike, a chance to leave the stuffy indoor learning settings for unique and immersive STEM experiences.

child teaching baby sign language to her toddler sister

Teaching Baby Sign Language

Children can learn sign language the same way they learn verbal languages like English: by example.