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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

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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July 12, 2018
Trevor Macduff

How to Apply Game Theory to Lessons Your Students Will Love

STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEAM

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

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

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

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

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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June 14, 2018
Kyla Shurtz

A State of Mind: "Learning is an Adventure!"

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

When I was a preschool teacher, my class would start every day by shouting “Learning is an adventure!” Then we would talk about the adventures of learning! Learning can be fun, scary, easy, hard, silly, sad, intimidating and crazy! Learning is truly an adventure because of the feelings we have while we are on our learning journey and because we are learning our WHOLE LIFE! But, how do we get our kids to see the world through the eyes of a lifelong learner? How do we instill this attitude in our children? The following tips have helped me to guide my children (both in the classroom and at home) in learning to love learning!

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