Stephanie Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, which conducts independent reviews of kids' toys, points out that our nation’s children are falling behind in both math and science as compared to other nations. The US ranks 25th in math and 21st in science out of the top 30 industrialized nations (according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development.) This is reason enough to brush up on these skills! Stephanie has compiled a list that includes top-rated logic games that target the areas of math, science, geography and task-completion. We are honored to have two ThinkFun favorites, Zingo! 1-2-3 and Rush Hour (physical game and app) included!
The key, according to Oppenheim, is to give kids confidence and competency in the educational areas where they are lacking. And it sure doesn't hurt to make it fun! Watch Stephanie Oppenheim talk about smart toys on TODAY here!