February 2014: What’s New!

This month’s newsletter is all about what’s new. It’s got new products from Toy Fair, a new game review, and, best of all, a great article from Meryl Neiman about how teachers can help parents add play to their children’s lives.

A Newsletter for Teachers, Parents, and Librarians
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Feature Articles

Helping Parents Add Play to Their Children’s Lives

by Meryl Nieman
How can you, as a teacher, help your students’ parents understand and benefit from the power of play? Take a look at this fascinating article to find out. If you’re not a teacher, read it from the parent’s perspective. There’s plenty here for everyone.
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Toy Fair 2014

by Patrick Matthews
Every year the toy and game industries gather in New York to present their new products and ideas. What do you have to look forward to in 2014?
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Game Review: High Tail It!

by Patrick Matthews
I played this kangaroo-themed abstract strategy game with a bunch of fourth and fifth graders. How did they like it? Did it have any educational value at all? You’ll have to read my review to find out.
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Around the Web

How to Unplug

Looking for ways to unplug and get some more quality family time? Brian Turtle has the answers.
Check it out

 

Number Games and Math Skills

It seems obvious that number games would help build math skills. This research based article takes a scientific look at the issue.
Read more!

 

DIY, Toys, and Saving Lives

Here’s a fascinating article about how toys have helped with do-it-yourself solutions to huge save lives, and how they can continue to help.
Read more!

 


Have an Idea for a Story?

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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.

If there’s something specific you’d like us to write about, let us know! This newsletter is all for you, after all. Why not let us know what you are interested in?

Everything New

In the game and toy industry, February is all about what’s new.

This issue is dedicated to the very same thing. It’s got new products from Toy Fair, a new game review, and, best of all, a great article from Meryl Neiman about how teachers can help parents add play to their children’s lives.

Enjoy!


PODCAST!

Have you seen the Games in Libraries and Schools podcast? This month, it featured three episodes on games of physical dexterity.

Go check it out!


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