Newsletter: Preparing for a New Year

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Web Site  | Free Games  | Game Reviews December, 2014

Feature Articles

Why play?

by Reisa Schwartzman and Marni Segal

Reisa and special guest Marni take us back to the basics of why play is important, how it can be used in therapy, and what happens if people don’t play. Marni is an expressive arts therapist who specializes in play therapy.

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Laddering up with play

by Patrick Matthews

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.

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Around the Web

The board game in the board room

Business in Scandinavia are turning to board games to give themselves a competitive advantage.

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Bringing peace to the cafeteria

Could board games be the secret to bringing peace to school room cafeterias? I sure hope so!

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Remembering how to play

Feel like you or youf ramily may be getting to serious? This article in the guardian talks about how board games can not only bring families together but also keep them in touch with how to play.

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Under Construction!

The Games for Educators site is in the middle of a major overhaul. Some features (like the GameFinder) are still being worked on. Please stay with us while we improve the site for you!


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We’re always on the lookout for good stories, whether they’re game reviews, or ways teachers or parents can use games, or even discussions of the educational benefits of games.


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Preparing for a New Year!

As December draws to an end, this month’s articles take a fresh look at the value of play.

We hope you have had a fantastic 2014, and look forward to many months of playing in 2015.




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