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I have long sung the praises of games in the classroom. As we begin our school year together, they help me get to know my students, understand their reasoning skills, and introduce healthy debate. Games provide excellent opportunities to move around the room and practice the soft skills necessary to be a productive citizen such as camaraderie, decision making, thinking on your feet, and the all-important: handling successes and failure gracefully. 

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September 27, 2018
Danielle Novascone

Building Confidence Through Play

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And, that’s it. Thanks for your time, folks. I’m kidding! Well, kind of, but I do have a few more ideas. Let’s discuss.

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September 20, 2018
Olga Popivker

3 Fun Ways to Learn the ABCs

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

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 Through Play, Learning at Home

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

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

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

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

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 Through Play, Learning at Home

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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