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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.

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May 13, 2021
Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Logic Games: A Look at How We Got Here

Learning Through Play, Brainteasers

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.

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April 29, 2021
Lauren Weber

How one family practices STEM concepts at home

STEM Education / Play, STEM

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.

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April 15, 2021
Ashley D'Ippolito

How a speech-language pathologist uses Rush Hour to develop language and critical thinking skills

Learning Through Play

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.

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April 08, 2021
Sara E. Trim

Living in the right here, right now: How to have adventures as a family

Learning Through Play

About five years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to move out of our beloved subdivision with paved roads, sprinkler systems and neighbors close by in search of more wide-open spaces for our four boys to roam.

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April 06, 2021
Todd Michaels

Get outside! Teach kids about the environment with these simple backyard activities

Learning Through Play

We love the fresh air, sunshine and other benefits of nature, but we know it is a fragile system. And a big challenge? Finding ways to pass eco-awareness on to children.  

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March 25, 2021
Scott Phillips

Teacher to Teacher: Simple ways to (re)-ignite your purpose

Learning at Home

This past year in education has been one of the toughest I’ve had to endure while teaching 7th grade math. The countless zoom sessions, school mask mandate discussions, and the weight of the pandemic took its toll. Both personally and professionally, I am constantly thinking about my purpose – pandemic or no. These things have allowed me to reexamine my purpose as a teacher and given me motivation to finish the school year strong. I hope it does the same for you.   

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