Here are additional links and resources we have found fun or useful. Please feel free to browse, and let us know if you have a link we should share here!

For Parents

 

  • The World Council for Gifted & Talented Children (WCGTC) is a worldwide non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children. Its membership includes educators, academics and researchers, parents, and other individuals interested in promoting gifted and talented children and their educational and developmental needs. The organization also hosts a well-attended annual conference.

 

 

  • MIT Educational Studies Program: Splash! For one weekend in November, thousands of high schoolers flood MIT’s campus to take lots of short classes on anything and everything, to provide a brief introduction on all kinds of topics or to engage in an in-depth seminar or workshop.

 

For Children

  • littleBits: littleBits is an opensource library of electronic modules (tiny circuit-boards each with specific functions) that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun. No complex engineering knowledge or programming abilities are required. Their website also has a vibrant community to display projects created with littleBits and provide inspiration for new ways to combine these pieces.
  • DIY.org: DIY is a free site allows kids to gain skills, meet kids making cool projects, create their own portfolios, and earn embroidered skill patches for completing challenges.
  • MIT OpenCourseWare: Get materials from more than 2000 classes for free, and join over 100 million individuals accessing MIT courses online.
  • American MENSA for Young Mensans, one of the fastest growing segments of Mensa’s membership. Learn about member benefits and how to apply.
  • GoldieBlox: These engineering toys for girls combine stories with simple engineering concepts to “disrupt the pink aisle!”
  • Intellidrops: This is an app that allows you to discover educational content hidden throughout your day-to-day activities. As you travel to the grocery story or the mall, you may come across Intellidrops, applying educational content that is relevant to where you are.
  • Zentangle: A method of relaxing through creating an abstract drawing using structured patterns. It requires very few supplies and can be as complex or simple as you like. Instructions are here.

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