COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

As we open our doors again, we have updated many of our policies and procedures to reflect the realities of life with COVID-19. Our goal is to keep everyone, including students, families, and staff, safe and healthy, while still providing high quality educational...
Summer STEAM Activities for Kids

Summer STEAM Activities for Kids

Are you looking for summer STEAM activities for kids? After 3 very long months, we are finally open for in-person clubs and camps! Because we realize that not everyone will be comfortable sending their kids to the office, we also still have online options available....
Just What is a Pongo, Anyway?

Just What is a Pongo, Anyway?

This post was written by Miss Chrissy. We are often asked where the name “Pongos” originated. It comes from the Genus name for the orangutans: Pongo. It’s not Pongo’s, as some folks sometimes write it, but rather Pongos. In other words,...
We Are Online!

We Are Online!

When everything closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, we decided to beta test some of our programs online. So far, they’ve been working out very well! Virtual Clubs We currently have several live, instructor-led versions of our most popular clubs. Our Minecraft,...
Toys We Tried: Ozobot Bit & Evo

Toys We Tried: Ozobot Bit & Evo

We evaluate STEAM toys on a pretty regular basis, to see if they might fit into the programs at Pongos Learning Lab. If the adults think they’re promising, we’ll let the kids try the toys, to make sure they’re not just educational, but also fun! We participate in some...
(Games and) Toys We Tried: Robot Turtles

(Games and) Toys We Tried: Robot Turtles

We evaluate STEAM toys, and games, on a pretty regular basis, to see if they might fit into the programs at Pongos Learning Lab. If the adults think they’re promising, we’ll let the kids try them, to make sure they’re not just educational, but also fun! We participate...
Fluffy Slime Recipe

Fluffy Slime Recipe

We love making fluffy slime! It’s relatively easy to make, even with younger kids, and it tends to smell pretty good if you can find the right shaving foam. This has become a favorite at our birthday parties and Girl Scout badge workshops (Home Scientist badge)!...
Play Center Update: Little Learners Lab Memberships

Play Center Update: Little Learners Lab Memberships

Members get unlimited access to our play center, or Little Learners Lab, when we’re open for drop-in play. For the next few weeks, the price for our monthly Little Learners Lab membership is only $29/month per child. If you’re coming at least once a week,...
Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Are you still looking for something to get your kids for the holidays? We have some ideas that you can still get in time for Hanukkah or Christmas if you use Amazon Prime! Some items are also available in stores. Please note that we are Amazon affiliates, so...
Homeschool Clubs for 2020

Homeschool Clubs for 2020

We added some more clubs for our homeschool friends! Each one needs at least 4 kids to run, so please tell your friends. Arts & Crafts Club (Grades 3-8) – Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00amCoder Kids Club (Grades PreK-2) – Mondays, 10:00am-11:00amCoder Kids...
Tentative 2020 Club Schedule

Tentative 2020 Club Schedule

We’re changing things up a bit for 2020! Instead of 90-minute clubs and 4-week classes, we’re moving everything to 1-hour clubs. Kids can join a club at any time. Gamer Club will be moved to a monthly basis, and we’re going to do some weekend...

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