April 2014 Newsletter: New Ideas!

Spring is here, traditionally a time of new life and new hope. In our case, it’s also about new ideas, ideas like how to use play in social situations, or ways to learn your students’ personalities, or even how the America’s cup team used Q-bitz. Enjoy!

A Newsletter for Teachers, Parents, and Librarians
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Feature Articles

The Magic of the Floor

by Patrick Matthews
Have you ever had one of those parenting (or teaching) moments where you suddenly realized that you’ve done something right? I finally did, and it’s one that you can use, whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or both. I’ll give you a hint: it’s all about the floor.
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Learning Personalities through Play

by Reisa Schwartzman
Knowing a child’s personality can help in a number of ways. But how do you learn that personality? Play a game.
Read More!

 

Q-bitz on the Brain

by Peggy Brown
Multiple award-winning game designer Peggy Brown pays us a visit to talk about how our America’s Cup team used her game Q-Bitz to sharpen their brains.
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Around the Web

Forbes Top Ten

Forbes put together a top ten list of toys that help kids focus.
Check it out!

 

The Overprotected Kid

Have we been hurting our kids by overprotecting them? The Atlantic has an article that says yes, and then shows us what to do about it.
Read more!

 

A Game about Gang Culture

Here’s a story about a boy who created a board game to show everyone just what it’s like to live where he lives. Fascinating stuff.
Read more!

 


Have an Idea for a Story?

Let Us Know!

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?

The April of Ideas

Spring is here, traditionally a time of new life and new hope.

In our case, it’s also about new ideas, ideas like how to use play in social situations, or ways to learn your students’ personalities, or even how the America’s cup team used Q-bitz.

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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