ThinkFun: Could easily incorporate signs in play, great idea! RT @bluebearwoo @izziwizzi My kind of toy.Feel it should include baby signing! #playfest
ThinkFun: Need a laugh? "20 Scotch-Tape Portraits Bring Out the Hilarious Little Kids Living Inside Grown-Ups" via @BabbleEditors http://t.co/WDYSSig7
ThinkFun: @roryoconnor @TheGameAisle @anitamurphy Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing (and playing with!) you all at the show!
ThinkFun: Thx for sharing, great photos! RT @galiberti Fun educational toys from @ThinkFun http://t.co/06NcwdOc Swish Jr & WordARound Kids loved them!
ThinkFun: @izziwizzi Wow! Thx for letting us know, unfortunately we can't make this evening's chat but please send ?s our way, will respond asap!
ThinkFun: Hooray! Hope you had fun with our fun family game! RT @gracemanning: Zingo time #gamenight http://t.co/zYl4oIyG
ThinkFun: Nice review of a fun learning game! RT @toptoybox: Zingo review @LauraCYMFT Great game for early literacy http://t.co/LYdmgivg @coiledspring
ThinkFun: A fantastic new Color Me Awesome initiative from our friends at @asperkidstweets - check it out! http://t.co/wxcnkBXM
ThinkFun: @thegameaisle Thanks Kim, looking forward to seeing you at the show! Safe Travels! #tfny13
The following message was recently shared with me by the wonderful Jennifer O’Toole, the brains behind Asperkids and author of this fabulous guest post on her special use of Rush Hour! Her Color Me Awesome initiative is inspiring – click here for more!
So recently, I came across a coloring book called “Nerdy Baby,” which is all sciencey fun. My daughter Maura (for whom coloring was hard) fell in love with historic coloring books featuring mythology and medieval fashion….and suddenly she WAS coloring BEAUTIFULLY (which showed up in handwriting!)…and inspiring friends to get to know her favorite topics just by sitting together and creating.
Meanwhile, I’ve also just taken to sponsoring a group of artists and artisans on The Asperkids Treasury on Etsy (glass supernova magnets and Hogwarts arm warmers and handmade fairy garden pieces and carved wooden toys and cookie cutters in the shape of molecules!!!) – two of my loves, beautiful handiwork and witty humor, both supporting the Asperkids cause.
And here’s where those two notions intersect:
In all that kerfuffle…(we’ve put the cart a bit before the horse, as the popular interest was already VIRAL)….I am sponsoring an international project to publish the “COLOR ME ASPERKIDS AWESOME” geek chic coloring book DRAWN BY Asperkids.
The book itself is not for little kids, probably aimed more 8-adult. And this is no saccharin stuff – we’re talking nebulas, historical fashions, atomic structures, pteranodons, grammar humor…all things beloved by Asperkids. Unapologetically awesome.
Asperkids up to age 18 are eligible to submit an original B&W line drawing depicting their own clever, “colorable” interpretation of science, art, literature, history, or “geek chic” mash up.
Then, Asperkids, LLC (and publisher) will evaluate entries based upon creativity, accuracy of concept, wit, and clarity, and will choose 40-50 to include in our final published product (artist’s name and home country will be shared, but no monetary compensation is involved).
I’m going to donate a portion of the proceeds to arts programs for spectrum kids…And yes, one of my artisans is even going to make up crayons (like Tardis Blue) to market alongside.
Submissions are already coming in hot and heavy (due date is 3/1) – and the buzz is just electric. Thank you for sharing and supporting what will, I think, be a fantastic (and FUN) product that celebrates the lighter side of Asperger’s.
Jennifer O’Toole, Author. Aspie. Advocate. Mom.
Creator, Asperkids LLC www.Asperkids.com
Get involved! Please submit PDFs by email to email@example.com.
ThinkFun: Woop Woop! Only 5 DAYS until @ToyFairNY begins. We can't WAIT to share our latest and greatest new games! #tf13 #tfny!
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ThinkFun: A great fan photo of Roll & Play in action! @chirpingmom tweets "Really fun game for little kids by @ThinkFun... http://t.co/tUCphQij
ThinkFun: Thx for sharing, love the photo! “@chirpingmom: Really fun game for little kids by @ThinkFun #rollandplay http://t.co/aIHCEFLe”
ThinkFun: We love these creative ideas for indoor winter play! Is a game of laundry basket bumper boats in the cards for... http://t.co/3Wja8mnQ
ThinkFun: Make math come to life with ShapeOmetry! #win this great spatial challenge for your family or students - #giveaway http://t.co/xQQyXWc0
ThinkFun: "Clever Ways to Teach Sight Words" - Fantastic post & tips by speech therapist Sherry Artemenko of @Playonwordscom http://t.co/mQVXiHW2
ThinkFun: @InnerChildFun thanks for the shout out, hope you and your game-loving family had a wonderful puzzle-filled celebration :)
Puzzlers worldwide are celebrating today… in case this missed your calendar, it’s National Puzzle Day! Thankfully, ThinkFun’s resident puzzle expert (and head of inventor relations!), Tanya Thompson, brought this oft-overlooked holiday to my attention just in time – whew!
For all you word puzzlers out there, I had some fun creating my own ThinkFun-themed word search today with some of my favorite game and puzzle titles (here’s a great site if you want to make your own!)… give it a try!