ThinkFun posted an article in their Education Blog about the Benefits of Toddler Play, including a cool little chart showing their “Top 10 Benefits of Play, Toddler Edition.” Check it out at: http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/benefits-of-toddler-games-early-childhood-education
Last school year, L&N Specialties invited teachers and their students to participate in a contest to create trivia questions for the Economics and Inventions versions of their I DECLARE series of games. Congrats to Sontag Elementary for having 14 of their students have trivia questions included!
Guest columnist Jeanette Coleman writes this month about games and people with Dyslexia, complete with game recommendations and guidelines for teachers and parents alike. If someone in your life (or classroom) has dyslexia, you need to check this one out.
Researchers say playing board games twice a week increased brain speed scores of students by a staggering 27 – 32%! http://www.yourneighborhoodtoystore.org/play-together.asp
Rising EdTech Platform Combines Gaming and Technology to Encourage Literacy In YouthOver the last year, a new web platform called Night Zookeeper has helped over 100,000 students develop their writing, reading and creative thinking skills. Night Zookeeper team’s World Creative Writing Month initiative generated over 1 million words of original content written by kids in 131 countries. Developed by former school…
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. Albert EinsteinLast night I had a conversation with my 20 year old son about if it was more important to be happy in the moment or to have a meaningful life which will bring you long…
When people think about games, they usually imagine gathering with their friends and having a good time. As educators, we like to take advantage of this setting to sneak in learning concepts. However, games can also be utilized for health-based purposes. In particular, games are a platform to significantly improve skills and needs of people…
The case for letting kids design their own play… Giving kids less leaves them room to contribute more. Read all about it at FastCompany.
Many mathematical and problem-solving skills go hand-in-hand with card playing. Arlene Harris talks to the experts about Snap, Gin Rummy and some other old favorites. Click here to read more!
Educational games may be the story of the day, but was it always this way? In this article, Lindsay Brennan Alukonis gives us a look at educational games in Colonial Williamsburg.