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I once lamented to a friend about how my three kids’ “collections” drove me bonkers. Their rooms were cluttered with seashells, rocks, bones, insect casings, and more – all in little piles. As a person who dislikes clutter, it irked me.

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October 22, 2020
Mark Coster

STEM for Kids: 5 Ways to Make Science and Math Fun During Home Learning

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, STEM

If you’ve got your kids home for the foreseeable future and want to enhance their STEM education, but are unsure of how to do it in a way that retains all of the fun and the educational value, look no further. Read on to know five different ways to engage your children in STEM while home learning!

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March 26, 2020
Megan Glenn

All Dolled Up and Ready for STEM

Learning Through Play, Girls & STEM, STEM

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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