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When I was in high school, I volunteered my weekends caring for preschoolers. Mothers would drop off their children for one child-free hour a week. After working with some of the children for several years, seeing their faces light up when they recognized me filled me with joy. But the way these children looked at me never really compared to the jubilation they felt when they heard their mother calling them at the end of that hour. Children were excited, even comforted, when their mother returned to pick them up. As it turns out, there’s a biological reason why a mother’s voice is a source of comfort. Researchers have discovered that a child’s brain becomes much more active when they hear mom speak, more so than when they hear other voices.

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May 25, 2016
MacKenzie Masten

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers from Visual Brainstorms

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers from our very own Visual Brainstorms set, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

If you like logic games, and fun online games in general, be sure to check out our Play Online section - my favorite is our game Code Master. In the meantime, make learning fun with these great brainteasers, and find the answers to last week's puzzles at the bottom. 

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May 19, 2016
MacKenzie Masten

Take a Bite Out Of Science Part 3: Devil's Food Cake

Learning Through Play

We hope you've been enjoying our posts on chemistry in the kitchen this past week! In honor of National Devil's Food Cake day, we want to tell you all about what it takes to make the perfect chocolate cake. 

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May 18, 2016
MacKenzie Masten

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers from Visual Brainstorms

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers from our very own Visual Brainstorms set, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

If you like logic games, and fun online games in general, be sure to check out our Play Online section - my favorite is our game Code Master. In the meantime, make learning fun with these great brainteasers, and find the answers to last week's puzzles at the bottom. 

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May 15, 2016
MacKenzie Masten

Take a Bite Out of Science Part 2: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kids And Creativity, Learning Through Play

Did you know that Sunday May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? We’ve got a great recipe for you and your family to make and some fun facts that will help instill science concepts in the minds of your children.

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May 13, 2016
MacKenzie Masten

Take a Bite Out of Science: National Apple Pie Day!

Learning Through Play

I love cooking, ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that food is a passion of mine. Now I don’t love cooking solely because I love food and the way it tastes. I love cooking because I really learned to appreciate food and how it works after learning the science behind cooking. Cooking is essentially an edible version of chemistry. There are chemical reactions that take place in your food as you heat them or add certain seasonings that change the complexion of the dish. You can take flour and transform it into a fluffy sweet cake thanks to the chemical reactions that happen when you add certain ingredients together. Cooking and baking are just tasty science experiments!

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May 11, 2016
MacKenzie Masten

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers from Visual Brainstorms

Learning Through Play, Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers from our very own Visual Brainstorms set, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

If you like logic games, and fun online games in general, be sure to check out our Play Online section - my favorite is our game Code Master. In the meantime, make learning fun with these great brainteasers, and find the answers to last week's puzzles at the bottom. 

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