MakerStudio, by ThinkFun, is the most surprising building kit to come around in a while. Take a look at our review to find out why!
Can a party game also be educational? Why yes, yes it can.
The idea of combining math-building with learning the flags of the world seems crazy, doesn’t it? Well, sometimes it’s the crazy ideas that work the best. Check out our review of FlagMath, by the 7puzzle company.
School is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. Parents are educators, too, and summer is the perfect chance to find out just how much your kids can learn while having fun. Check out this issue’s great articles by Bill Ritchie and Catherine Swanwick!
Newsletter #74: Spring has Sprung!
After an extended absence caused by technical problems, the newsletter is finally back. For us, it is very much like spring: a new beginning after a difficult season. Celebrate with us by checking out our fantastic articles. Thanks for all you do as educators and parents, and thanks for caring enough to bring fun into your students’ lives!
The elimination diet isn’t about losing weight, but about losing screen time. Reducing or eliminating screen time can do wonders to improve your relationship with your kids. I know it has for my family. Here’s a testimonial from a blog called Preschool Engineering.
NewsMax just ran an article on ten games that help improve memory. They’re fun and mostly free, and a great reminder that educational games aren’t just for kids. They help us stay sharp throughout our lives. Here’s the link.
[Editor’s Note: There’s a great memory game that NewsMax apparently missed, written by yours truly and published by ThinkFun: Distraction]
This month’s articles take a fresh look at play. The first is all about the value of play, how it helps us and what happens if we stop doing it. The second is focused on the amazing power behind the relationship between a person’s interests and that person’s expertise. Enjoy!
Which comes first, interest or expertise? Is a Scrabble player good at spelling because she plays Scrabble, or is she good at playing Scrabble because she’s good at spelling? The truth is it doesn’t matter. There’s crazy power in the relationship between interest and expertise, and it’s time we started taking advantage of it.
Springfield’s Parents as Teachers program is teaching parents games and activities for them to become better educators.