How to incorporate gross motor play into your summertime fun routine

School is out for the summer for many families and what a year it has been for everyone. If your children are anything like mine, the excitement of no schoolwork is short lived. from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/how-to-incorporate-gross-motor-play-into-your-summertime-fun-routine via IFTTT

Logic Games: A Look at How We Got Here

At this point in educational history, no one would blink an eye if you said you were working on your logic skills. Logic, after all, is (rightfully) seen as a foundational critical thinking skill that helps us function effectively across many different areas of life. from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/logic-games via IFTTT

How one family practices STEM concepts at home

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. from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/how-one-family-practices-stem-concepts-at-home via IFTTT

How a speech-language pathologist uses Rush Hour to develop language and critical thinking skills

If you are using logic games in the educational setting or to support virtual learning, way to go! They are a great way to engage students in a fun activity that has some tangible benefits. from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/how-a-speech-language-pathologist-uses-rush-hour-to-develop-language-and-critical-thinking-skills via IFTTT

Living in the right here, right now: How to have adventures as a family

About five years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to move out of our beloved subdivision with paved roads, sprinkler systems and neighbors close by in search of more wide-open spaces for our four boys to roam. from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/living-in-the-right-here-right-now-how-to-have-adventures-as-a-family via IFTTT

Get outside! Teach kids about the environment with these simple backyard activities

We love the fresh air, sunshine and other benefits of nature, but we know it is a fragile system. And a big challenge? Finding ways to pass eco-awareness on to children.   from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/get-outside-teach-kids-about-the-environment-with-these-simple-backyard-activities via IFTTT

Teacher to Teacher: Simple Ways to (re)-Ignite Your Purpose

This past year in education has been one of the toughest I’ve had to endure while teaching 7th grade math. The countless zoom sessions, school mask mandate discussions, and the weight of the pandemic took its toll. Both personally and professionally, I am constantly thinking about my purpose – pandemic or no. These things haveContinue reading “Teacher to Teacher: Simple Ways to (re)-Ignite Your Purpose”

Screen Time vs. Green Time: How to get your kids off devices and into the outdoors

Have you ever heard of Nature Deficit Disorder? It’s a recent term that, in a nutshell, means we spend too much time indoors and too little time in, well, nature! from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/screen-time-vs.-green-time-how-to-get-your-kids-off-devices-and-into-the-outdoors via IFTTT

Help Your Children Develop Creative Thinking and Storytelling Skills with these 6 Tips

If your child is having trouble with writing while in school, there are a number of ways to help at home through storytelling. from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/help-your-children-develop-creative-thinking-and-storytelling-skills-with-these-6-tips via IFTTT

Bringing Simplicity Back to Childhood

I have fond memories of my days as a carefree kid. I recall playing tag with neighborhood friends, riding bikes up and down the sidewalks, and evenings of hide-and-seek, where I would always roll under the big pine tree that separated our house from our neighbor, Mrs. Eastman. Eventually, my brother and our friends caughtContinue reading “Bringing Simplicity Back to Childhood”

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