To say that the last year or so been unique would be an understatement. As an Occupational Therapist in a Public School, I had to quickly adapt and switch from in person learning to virtual learning. For parents, teaching their own children from home became a challenge. Being able to use household items to create new crafts and projects has been my “go-to” during therapy sessions.
Many parents start early in their efforts to turn their children into the next Marie Curie or Steve Jobs – well before high school or college. Given that the brains of children grow explosively and reach 90% of the adult volume by the time they’re in kindergarten, putting a lot of effort into early childhood makes sense.
School is out for the summer for many families and what a year it has been for everyone. If your children are anything like mine, the excitement of no schoolwork is short lived.
At this point in educational history, no one would blink an eye if you said you were working on your logic skills. Logic, after all, is (rightfully) seen as a foundational critical thinking skill that helps us function effectively across many different areas of life.
I once lamented to a friend about how my three kids’ “collections” drove me bonkers. Their rooms were cluttered with seashells, rocks, bones, insect casings, and more – all in little piles. As a person who dislikes clutter, it irked me.
If you are using logic games in the educational setting or to support virtual learning, way to go! They are a great way to engage students in a fun activity that has some tangible benefits.