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Are you the creative type, who is tired of finger painting? If you’re in need of an art project upgrade, we’ve found some easy, unique ideas and pinned them to our Getting Crafty Pinterest board.

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January 18, 2018
Rachael Tom

Our Favorite Puzzles for National Puzzle Day

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Brainteasers

Do you have a puzzle to participate in National Puzzle Day, January 29th? The holiday was founded in 2002 by an avid puzzler and is meant to encourage everyone to enjoy a jigsaw puzzle, word search, crossword puzzle, or even a Sudoku puzzle! We love that puzzles can be done solo or with company, there isn’t a time-limit, and they are for people of all ages and various abilities.

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January 11, 2018
Melinda Contreras

4 STEM Activities for Winter

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM

Winter is in full swing and many of us are experiencing frigid temperatures. If you're staying indoors to keep warm, these four Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities will keep your little ones entertained. In addition to keeping busy, they'll be learning too! How can marshmallows help you learn engineering and necklaces help you learn code? Read below to find out!

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January 04, 2018
Dani Trotman

Doing Science With Your Cat!

Learning at Home

Dani Trotman is a psychologist, proud cat mom, and the human half of Science with My Cat. SWMC focuses on encouraging kids and adults alike to be involved with science through fun facts, interesting projects, and, of course, cute cats.

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December 14, 2017
Rachael Tom

ThinkFun Brain Games Holiday Gift Guide

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM, Brainteasers

Being on winter break doesn’t have to mean you have to stop training your brain! To give you a boost this holiday season, we’re providing a list with a variety of brain games for all ages. These games are fun, challenging, and bring loved ones together. They won’t fit into a stocking, but they will certainly look pretty sitting underneath a tree! Keep your mind sharp this holiday season with some of our favorite brain games!

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November 23, 2017
Melinda Contreras

5 Games for Head-to-Head Fun

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Girls & STEM, Brainteasers

At ThinkFun, we love games that allow players to exercise strategic planning, spatial reasoning, creative thinking, and problem solving while developing patience, persistence, and determination. We also love simple, speedy games that make for exciting head-to-head match ups! From tile snatching to gelato mixing, these five games make for some fun, friendly, fast-paced, competition. 

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November 16, 2017
Sheldon Soper

Using Card Games to Teach Basic Math Skills

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Girls & STEM, STEM, Brainteasers

Sheldon Soper is a ten year veteran of the teaching profession and currently serves as a junior high school teacher in southern New Jersey and as a writer for The Knowledge Roundtable, a free tutoring marketplace. His primary focus is building reading, writing, and research skills in his students. He holds two degrees from Rutgers University: a B.A. in History and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. He holds teaching certifications in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Elementary Education. Thomas has also worked as a tutor for grades ranging from second through high school in a wide variety of subjects including reading, writing, calculus, chemistry, algebra, and test prep. His core educational beliefs stem from the notion that all students can be successful; it is the role of educators to help facilitate growth by differentiating and scaffolding student learning on a personal level.

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