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When it comes to students in any given classroom, one size doesn’t fit all. Every student has different learning styles and sensory needs, which can be challenging for educators to create an environment that is conducive to learning for each and every child. While barriers to learning may be more blatantly obvious for students with learning differences, there are many other students who would benefit from a more universal design for learning.

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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 12, 2019
Danielle Novascone

6 Simple Ways to Enhance Learning Through Play

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

Here is the awesome thing about playtime--your kids are continuously learning as they explore. Playtime for our youngsters is their school time. It’s their chance to be creative, discover, experiment and problem solve. As a speech-language pathologist, I am often asked what parents can do to enhance a child’s learning during playtime.

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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 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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May 30, 2019
Alana Ripy

Top 5 Sci-Fi Board Games

STEM Education / Play, STEM

Tired of the same old board games? Are you looking for an exciting board game that pushes the boundaries between reality and fiction? The world of Sci-Fi, otherwise known as science fiction, can provide just that. Sci-fi board games transfer us to another world and can be fun for everyone! For those that are on the hunt for the next best sci-fi board game, look no further. Here are the top 5 sci-fi board games!

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