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The school year can be difficult for some children, especially if they prefer to play.  The years which require a child to study and/or do homework can be hard. When a child falls behind, oftentimes a tutor is required.What happens in those tutoring sessions? In years past, some tutors would often sit and do book work. One-on-one attention is an excellent learning environment, but some children have difficulty sitting. They prefer to play.

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November 15, 2018
Nupur Biswal

6 Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code

STEAM, STEM, Kids & Coding, Learning Through Play, STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home

With the advancement in technology, the ability to code is becoming increasingly important. There are so many benefits of coding for students that go beyond the use of a computer. Coding has become another form of literacy, like a new language but for computers. Living in the 21st-century, children are growing up in a digital era and coding is a skill that can be used every day.

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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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July 12, 2018
Trevor Macduff

How to Apply Game Theory to Lessons Your Students Will Love

STEAM, Learning Through Play, STEM Education / Play

Coach your students to greater success!

My son’s high school football team won the state championship his senior year. It was an amazing ride with lots of hard work, tense moments, and travel. As I spent all those years as a dad in the stands and sidelines listening to the coaches and watching them mold the team and coax just a little bit more effort out of the boys, I learned a great deal about teaching science. Er, I mean, I learned a great deal about COACHING science.

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July 05, 2018
Melissa Rosales

Executive Function Skills: The Concept Every Parent and Teacher Should Know

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

It is not surprising that some parents and teachers wonder, "What are executive functions?" As science and neuropsychology advances, it is becoming more common in child development literature, however, many are still unsure what mental skills comprise this function and how to develop these skills in their children.

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June 21, 2018
Carolyn Vibbert and Ronnie Cabrera

Stop the Brain Drain: Games for Summer Vacation

STEAM, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

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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