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When school is out for summer, it's time to get the games ready for your on-the-go family. Game time can bring together family for conversation, keep your brain active and healthy, and alleviate frustration. Here are our recommendations for all of those moments summer may bring to your family.

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June 14, 2018
Kyla Shurtz

A State of Mind: "Learning is an Adventure!"

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

When I was a preschool teacher, my class would start every day by shouting “Learning is an adventure!” Then we would talk about the adventures of learning! Learning can be fun, scary, easy, hard, silly, sad, intimidating and crazy! Learning is truly an adventure because of the feelings we have while we are on our learning journey and because we are learning our WHOLE LIFE! But, how do we get our kids to see the world through the eyes of a lifelong learner? How do we instill this attitude in our children? The following tips have helped me to guide my children (both in the classroom and at home) in learning to love learning!

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May 03, 2018
Wendy Barlow

Using Games in Early Education

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM

"Mommy play with me?" Parents out there, how many times have you heard this? There are times when my 5 year old asks me this and she means her Shopkins, or her stuffed toys, but then there are times when she means games. Games!

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April 26, 2018
Melinda Contreras

Engaging Ways to Explore Color Theory

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

Did you know that a healthy human eye can see as many as 10 million colors? It’s pretty amazing that this range of colors can come from the three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow. As children start to gravitate towards certain colors and claim favorites, you can start to teach them about basic color theory, how to create their favorite color, or help create new colors! From shaking books to squishing hair gel, these are some of our favorite ways to engage children in exploring color theory.

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April 19, 2018
Elizabeth Stankevicius

What Can Children with Special Needs Learn by Playing a Game?

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

How in the world do I teach different concepts, work on motor skills, and provide opportunities for social/emotional growth? By playing a game!

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April 12, 2018
Rachel Grapes

Games for Diverse Little Learners

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

Playing games is not only a lot of fun but can also provide numerous benefits for people of all abilities!

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March 29, 2018
Mark Skoskiewicz

Mental Math Games On the Go

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

In a recent blog article, Think Fun wrote about the benefits of teaching money management to kids at a young age.

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