Lemon Life: 4 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids Using Lemons

We’ve all been through a lot this past year. With summer upon us, our bag of tricks to keep kids occupied can be running low. So, when life hands you lemons, as the saying goes, make lemonade. You can do a lot with a simple bag of lemons and get your kids involved too! 

from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/lemon-life-4-summer-fun-ideas-for-kids-using-lemons

Summer Themed Crafts with Household Items

To say that the last year or so been unique would be an understatement. As an Occupational Therapist in a Public School, I had to quickly adapt and switch from in person learning to virtual learning. For parents, teaching their own children from home became a challenge. Being able to use household items to create new crafts and projects has been my “go-to” during therapy sessions.

from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/summer-themed-crafts-with-household-items

How parents can best support life-long learning in their children

Many parents start early in their efforts to turn their children into the next Marie Curie or Steve Jobs – well before high school or college. Given that the brains of children grow explosively and reach 90% of the adult volume by the time they’re in kindergarten, putting a lot of effort into early childhood makes sense.

from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/how-parents-can-best-support-life-long-learning-in-their-children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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