Lessons from The Oregon Trail

Photo: Dana Davis

Like many this summer, we were finally able to venture out once again and travel — at least locally. So we decided to visit some nearby national parks.

from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/lessons-oregon-trail
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4 Fun Outdoor Activities to Target Fine Motor Skills

Playgrounds are great for gross motor skills, but fine motor skills are just as important. Fine motor skills are important everyday tasks, such as reaching, grasping, and hand-eye coordination.

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Building STEAM Skills Through Pet Ownership

Independence Day is here and summer break is providing plenty of time for new possibilities! Independence and independent thinking are critical skills for children to master as major components of STEAM education and success. Many families are considering how to use this summer season to promote independence in their children. 

from ThinkFun’s Education Blog http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/building-steam-skills-through-pet-ownership
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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
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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
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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
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