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When my baby and I play, I try to make it fun and educational. I think the best way to learn is by either trial and error or doing hands-on projects. When a person does something on their own, it’s the best way to learn. What I find interesting is while playing or teaching something to my kiddo, I always find a different way or another idea while doing so.

 

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September 13, 2018
Sara Platt

Fostering Perseverance in Problem Solving

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

An easily overlooked but essential life skill is perseverance. It is defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary as: "Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition." While fostering this ability in a child may seem daunting, our guest blogger has provided her four favorite ways to tackle this subject.

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September 06, 2018
Cristina Lucas

10 DIY Activities in the Spirit of Maker Faire

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

Have you heard of World Maker Faire, also known as “the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” to be held on September 22 & 23 in NY? Or Maker Faires, in general? If not, here’s the scoop!

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August 30, 2018
Alana Hackes

The Evolution of ThinkFun's Math Dice

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

ThinkFun has come a long way since its inception over 30 years ago and its games have also evolved over the years. Math Dice, for example, is one of our most popular mental math games! The concept came from a child and has grown into a nationwide activity enjoyed by teachers and students across the country. Here's a look into the evolution of one of our most beloved games.

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August 23, 2018
Tracy Emond

Opportunistic Teaching Outside the Classroom

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

As an educator and a mother of four, I find that everything becomes teachable. Frankly, these 'unexpected moments' become the ones that they most remember.

At first, beginning the mindset of the 'teachable moment' may feel strange, or you might find that you have been doing it all along.  I thought I would share some of our family learning adventures to help spark that 'teachable moment' in your home.

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August 09, 2018
Natalie Tapia

“No, that’s mine!” Fun Ways to Teach Your Preschooler About Sharing

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Does that phrase sound familiar? Although children at the preschool age are discovering their independence and establishing their identity, the concept of “sharing” doesn’t develop until about the age of 5. To add to the stress, these young minds often have no concept of time, so waiting for their toy to make its way back to them after giving it up can be frustrating for young children. However, help is on the way! These super fun and creative tips will turn them into a pro at the art of sharing in no time!

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July 19, 2018
Jen Starr

5 Tech Tips for Better Classroom Management

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM

Technology has become an inseparable tool in education. Learners need to be exposed to technology as early as when they start school through integration of technology in classroom activities. With the fast advancement of technology in the contemporary world, students expect to have the chance to use the tools of technology in their learning process.

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