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What’s the secret of ultimate success in life?

As a parent, you have the power to influence your kid towards success. We’re not talking about pushing too far. We’re talking about positive parenting practices based on encouragement.

We all want our kids to grow into successful people and there’s nothing wrong with that.

But what’s success, really?

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September 19, 2019
Becky Hill

3 Ways to Leverage Games for Learning

Learning Through Play, STEM, STEAM

The beginning of a child’s educational years is paramount. A child needs someone to fight for them if there are academic struggles. There are countless ways to reach a child, games being one avenue. Not every child will enjoy games but for the child who does, games create a relaxed atmosphere where a child can learn without frustration and tears. A child will also have the opportunity to walk away with a happy face. There are simple board games that can be combined with dice, e.g., Surprise Slides and Math Dice Jr. There are games that can be played for sheer academic value, e.g., 7 ate 9. Lastly, logic games can be played to develop deduction skills, e.g., Cat Crimes.

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August 15, 2019
Becky Hill

Using Games to Grasp Math Concepts

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

With just a smidgen of creativity, most games can become useful tools to help a child grasp a difficult concept. Games can be used to help teach math, English, geography, and other subjects. Ninety-nine or Bust is a math game in which basic skills are repeatedly used. Deer in the Headlights is a regular game where cards are discarded but this game can be easily converted into a math game. Buying games like these do not have to cost a fortune.

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July 25, 2019
Curtis Dean

7 Benefits of Music Lessons for Children

Music Makes You Smarter, Instruments, Compose Music, Music Education, Orchestra, STEM, STEAM

It is essential that children have the hunger and will in them to keep learning new things. Childhood is the only opportunity they will have to invest freely in it. Although parents themselves make most of the decisions, those decisions are more likely to pay-off if they take their child's likes and interests into consideration.

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July 18, 2019
Lina Awshee

5 Travel Activities for an Action-Packed Summer

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

Summer is here and travel is on the rise! As a school-based Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L), I often get asked at the end of the year what types of activities are recommended during the summer. Specifically, parents often ask me for activity recommendations for travel during the summer months. 

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April 04, 2019
Alana Ripy

Celebrate Mathematics Month with Our Most Mathy Blog Posts!

STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEAM

April has just begun, and it also happens to be Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month! The goal is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics and statistics. Here at ThinkFun, we strongly believe in the power of learning through play which has led us to developing games that strengthen children’s math skills. For those of you who would like to celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, we have compiled and highlighted some of our favorite math-related blog posts that have been published in our education blog.

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March 07, 2019
Kristin Crouch

Libraries: Not Just for Bookworms

Learning at Home, STEM, STEAM

Having a birthday party for your child? The library can help with that.

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