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February 22, 2018
Melissa Miller

Bringing Laughter into the Classroom

Learning Through Play, STEAM

Science can be intense! Just like camping…. IN-TENTS!

But did you know that humor and the act of laughing, can help you learn?

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February 15, 2018
Dimitra Neonakis

Geology Rocks!

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

Dimitra Neonakis always had a love for science and nature, but came late in life to formal science education. With degrees in visual and performing arts and an environmental monitoring certificate, Dimitra brings her A game to STEAM education. Dimitra has designed and classroom-tested science activities for formal and informal k-12 and collegiate science education since 2005. She works both with at risk and neurodiverse populations as well as typical students. Students fondly refer to her as Ms. Dee and Ms. Frizzle and they all agree that science is fun!

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February 01, 2018
Melinda Contreras

The Evolution of ThinkFun's Rush Hour

Insider, STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEM

Rush Hour is ThinkFun’s most successful game to date, delighting families for over 20 years! Adults that grew up with the game proudly gift Rush Hour to their children, nieces, nephews, and grandparents alike.

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January 25, 2018
Rachael Tom

5 Art Projects for Every Age

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

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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