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Remember the title Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus?

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March 12, 2020
Becky Hill

Math Time Should Be A Happy Time!

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM

Math time should be a happy time!

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February 20, 2020
Becky Hill

Play, Play, Play to Learn Multiplication Facts

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM

Learning multiplication facts can be a mundane task. Finding ways to learn the facts, while eliminating stress, is ideal!

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January 23, 2020
Andreas Nintos

Check My Brain: The Neuropsychology of Rush Hour

STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEM, Brainteasers

A self-regulating mechanism (SRM) is in place (or it’s not) every time we face a challenging situation. Take the annoying -- or utterly frustrating -- experience of being stuck in traffic.

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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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