In this modern era, technology has changed the way we teach and learn. We rely heavily on the internet for information and gadgets and screens for tools and communication. A total change from the 90s, where we\u2019d need to get to the library to research on a topic, and borrow our friends\u2019 notes to copy (yes, by hand!), that\u2019s the price to pay if we weren\u2019t paying attention when teacher\u2019s writing down her notes on the blackboard! Come to think of it, the 90s weren\u2019t too long ago!\r\nWinds of Change\r\nUndeniably, technology has become a necessity rather than a luxury; with the help of technology, children are learning and developing way faster than we can say \u201chave you finish your homework?\u201d Having said that, technology can only go so far without proper parental guidance; these days, parents recognize the importance of being present every step of the way as their children grow and are willing to invest time and effort in bringing out their children\u2019s best.\r\n\r\nReady or not, we are now living in the Experience Age, where children, parents, and educators are adapting to an era defined by the need for an experience that inspires creativity, spark collaboration, and connect people. Thankfully, we do not need to take on this challenge alone as more and more technology leaders are stepping up to partner with parents by offering affordable and accessible tools to help our children shine. One such leader is HP Malaysia, who aims to #reinventlearning with the help of modern-day technology.\r\nMulti-Sensory Learning Experience\r\nWhile we all agree that online learning is the future, where anyone of any age can learn any subject with just a tap of the finger, we mustn\u2019t overlook the magic of sensory play either, especially for younger children aged between 5-12 years old.\r\n\r\nDo you know that the ages of 5-12 is the most crucial stage to develop a child\u2019s creativity and learning skills? This is the time when children look at the world with the eyes of an explorer and they would fully utilise their five senses to figure out their surroundings.\r\n\r\nSensory play helps to build nerve connections in the brain, encourages the development of motor skills and problem-solving skills, and supports language development. This explains the need for print-based education where parents are able to offer physical learning tools and materials using technology and walk through the learning process alongside their children as they absorb the experience like a sponge, helping them to develop crucial life skills.\r\nExplore & Shine\r\nOver the long weekend holiday, we decided to slow things down and take some time to bond with the kids by folding paper planes. Yup, you read it right! Folding paper planes! But do you know what makes a paper plane fly effortlessly?\r\n\r\n \u00a0\r\n\r\nOur soon-to-be 5-year-old has been crazy about paper planes; unfortunately, we haven\u2019t been able to fold one that actually flies smoothly! So while scrolling through the HP Malaysia\u2019s Little Makers (Family Edition) website, I was thrilled to find one of the 8 challenges available was the \u201cPaper Plane Physics\u201d. With simple instructions and explanations, we finally learned the science behind flying a paper plane and the different forces that get a paper plane to fly and land. Needless to say, we now have a very happy little boy who has been exhausting our supply of rough papers to make that \u201cperfect\u201d paper plane since we started!\r\n\r\n\r\nMaking Little Makers\r\nIf you have curious little ones at home, the HP Little Makers Family Edition Challenge is just what you need to keep their little hands and imagination busy!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWith the HP printer, you can print out your Little Makers challenges by using the HP Smart App available on Google Play and Apple Store.\r\n\r\nHP Malaysia is having a contest from now till 23rd November 2019 and they are giving away RM10,000 worth of HP prizes only by completing one of the Little Makers challenges and upload your best family photo either on their website or on your social media accounts. Don\u2019t forget to hashtag it #HPMY #HPLittleMakers #HPDeskjet #ReinventLearning.\r\n\r\nFollow these 4 simple steps to participate!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAll the 8 Little Makers Challenges such as Around the World, Paper Plane Physics, Look at the Stars, and many more are available for download on https:\/\/hpmalaysia.com\/littlemakers.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNow, with the convenience of mobile printing via HP Smart App, parents need not look any further as you can now easily encourage print-based education right at home!\r\n\r\nSo go on, take up the HP Little Makers Family Edition Challenge, encourage learning, and make memories with your little ones today!