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No one loves independence more than the founding fathers, except for maybe busy teachers, parents, occupational therapists, and fireworks vendors in July. Independence is also the dream goal that many teachers and parents want for their children. But how can we navigate the road the independence while avoiding a meltdown, power struggle, or last-minute science fair project that is half-built at 2AM the night before the deadline? Here are six simple tips that you can begin using today on your road to independence, while still enjoying the ride.

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April 04, 2019
Alana Ripy

Celebrate Mathematics Month with Our Most Mathy Blog Posts!

STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEAM

April has just begun, and it also happens to be Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month! The goal is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics and statistics. Here at ThinkFun, we strongly believe in the power of learning through play which has led us to developing games that strengthen children’s math skills. For those of you who would like to celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, we have compiled and highlighted some of our favorite math-related blog posts that have been published in our education blog.

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March 21, 2019
Ray FitzGerald

Bringing History to Life Through Time Traveling Lessons

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, Learning Through Play

It's too often that students are placed at their desks and lectured for hours about topics that neither inspire or interest them. They later get tested or quizzed on these lectures and labeled with a grade to rate their engagement with the content. The only purpose this serves is to rank students and teach them that test scores are the only way to gauge learning. But what if you could connect every day lessons to the real world — or a world that existed long before any of us were around to witness it?

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March 07, 2019
Kristin Crouch

Libraries: Not Just for Bookworms

Learning at Home, STEM, STEAM

Having a birthday party for your child? The library can help with that.

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March 05, 2019
Rachael Tom

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!

As mentioned last week, this is our final brainteaser blog post! Scroll down to find three brainteasers for this week, the answers to last week's brainteasers, and the answers at the very bottom to this week's brainteasers.

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February 28, 2019
Dimitra Neonakis

Creating Poetry from Science and Nonfiction Text

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

Ever wonder how to sneak a little creativity and literacy into your science lessons without departing too far from your curriculum? Blackout poetry is a great way to use science, creative nonfiction text, and magazines to create found poetry masterpieces with your students.

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February 26, 2019
Rachael Tom

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!

This week we're thrilled to bring you three more brainteasers, along with the answers (see below) to last week's brainteasers! It is also with a heavy heart that we announce next week will be our final Brainteaser blog post. We have enjoyed sharing these puzzles with you since our very first Brainteaser blog post August 24, 2015 and they have certainly evolved over time. Today marks the 172nd Brainteaser blog post we've published! Our Education Blog will continue to post new content each week and brainteasers will still be shared on our social media channels. Thank you for puzzling with us here and without further ado...we present this week's brainteasers! 

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