Make: it – Soldering Starter Kit – ($69.99) We have all been looking to our schools to put more emphasis on STEM subjects but what about at home? Are we ever committed to spending time at home to learning about how things work? The good news is that it is now easier than ever to understand how things work because we can make them ourselves! One way to learn is by soldering. When you solder, dads and even the kids can fix things around the house or better yet, make something fun. My son just made a blinking nightlight that can turn on by itself at night by soldering on wires and resistors all by himself at the Makerspace at NYSCI. Dads can lead the way of the STEM learning at home with this excellent soldering kit, co-branded by two of my favorite stores: RadioShack and Maker Shed.