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June 28, 2017
Rachael Rufino

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

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June 27, 2017
April Johnson

6 Games to Play This Summer

Kids And Creativity

School’s out and summer is here! While we like to spend as much time as possible spending time playing in and exploring the outdoors (have you checked out our latest summer learning series: the sun? ), we like to have a few games on reserve to play when the craving strikes! Without further ado, here are 6 games we picked that will ensure fun all summer long.

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June 24, 2017
Kacey Templin

Summer Learning Series Part 2: The Sun

Learning at Home, STEAM

Welcome back, Summer Series friends! This Wednesday was the first official day of summer for all of us in the northern hemisphere (even though it’s felt like summer for a while now), and that means beach vacations, barbeques and general outdoor festivities. Summer is also the time of year when the Sun comes out to play. This week, we’re focusing on all the fun experiments you can do while having fun in the Sun this Summer!

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June 21, 2017
Rachael Rufino

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! 

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June 19, 2017
Sophie Miller

The History of Roller Coasters

STEM

When asked about the origin of roller coasters, most people’s minds immediately gravitate (see what I did there?) to Coney Island in the late 19th century. And it’s true – the roller coaster as we know it saw its start at the iconic New York amusement park around that time. The Gravity Switchback Railway, a simple wooden ride with none of the precipitous drops that we’re used to today, was not the first operating roller coaster in America, but it was the one that first achieved large-scale financial success. People stood in line for hours to ride the coaster, and although it only cost 5 cents per ride, the profits were around $600 a day! While the Gravity Switchback Railway set the scene for the coasters that we know and love today, the history of roller coasters began long before 1884.

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June 17, 2017
Rachael Rufino

6 Fantastical Ways to Repurpose Toilet Paper Tubes

Kids And Creativity, Creativity

Happy National Week of Making everyone!  From June 16th-22nd, individuals throughout the U.S. are encouraged to celebrate innovation, ingenuity and creativity through the power of making!  Our favorite craft projects require an item that you already have at home, so don’t throw those tubes away.  To embrace the spirit of the week, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to repurpose toilet paper tubes, straight from our crafty Pinterest board.

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June 14, 2017
Rachael Rufino

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

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