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In the past few months, we’ve taken looks into the lives of several homeschoolers in our ThinkFun community to see what that experience has been like for those parents. This month, we wanted to hear another side of the story, so we spoke with an adult who grew up homeschooled. A current college student and graduate of homeschooling, Joseph seemed an excellent candidate to provide some insight into what a homeschooling experience can be like.

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January 21, 2017
Kacey Templin

Pros and Cons Series Part 3: Should Cursive Be Taught in School?

STEM, STEAM

This post is part of a new blog series where two authors present the pro and con side of a relevant topic – this week, that topic is whether or not cursive should be taught in school. If you like (or dislike) the format, or just want to get involved in the conversation, please leave a comment below or on our Facebook page!

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January 18, 2017
Rachael Rufino

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

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January 14, 2017
Kacey Templin

Pros and Cons Series Part 2: Tablets Vs. Textbooks

STEM, STEAM

This post is part of a new blog series where two authors present the pro and con side of a relevant topic – this week, that topic is tablets versus textbooks in the classroom. If you like (or dislike) the format, or just want to get involved in the conversation, please leave a comment below or on our Facebook page!

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January 11, 2017
Rachael Rufino

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers from Visual Brainstorms

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers from our very own Visual Brainstorms set, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

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January 09, 2017
Rachael Rufino

3 Easy Enrichment Methods to Start Now

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM, STEAM

It’s difficult thinking up new ways to keep children interested, stimulated and occupied day-to-day.  In fact, the same can be said for all cognitive beings.  Preventing boredom in children, adults and even animals can reduce stereotypic behaviors (such as nail-biting, hair-twirling and pacing) and have profoundly positive effects on their quality of life.  By introducing new stimuli, you are providing a person or pet with an interesting, and sometimes challenging distraction. 

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January 07, 2017
Mike Ritchie

Pros and Cons Series, Part 1: Standardized Testing

STEAM

This post is part of a new blog series where two authors present the pro and con side of a relevant topic – this week, that topic is standardized testing in American education. If you like (or dislike) the format, or just want to get involved in the conversation, please leave a comment below or on our Facebook page!

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