The following guest post is shared by Jennifer Cook O’Toole, Author of Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012). I met Jennifer a few months ago when she reached out to ThinkFun to share her experiences with our game and her interest in [...]
I’ve just returned from an incredible week at the TEDActive Conference in Palm Springs, CA… an idea-packed week that I spent learning, listening, exploring, and of course – playing! This year’s talks were as mind blowing as ever, and I’ll look forward to sharing my favorites as they are posted. In the meantime, I’m super [...]
An incredible email we recently received from a stroke survivor – We are thrilled to hear our game is helping in his recovery and has earned a place in his family’s Earthquake Kit!
Thank you for inventing the “Fifteen Puzzle” game.
As a 5-yr stroke survivor I find this, aided by other physiotherapy, continues to help. It [...]
An incredible letter recently made its way to my desk. A woman in Alaska wrote to share a remarkable story, one that reaffirms the brain building (and in some ways even life-saving!) power of play and reminds us that the games we create can do powerful things.
Her letter gave me chills!This isn’t the first we’ve [...]
The following post is by Jenn Choi, whose incredible Toys are Tools blog sorts toys and games by the skills they support, providing invaluable insight and tips on ways to use fun products to draw out meaningful learning! Jenn recently shared a fantastic evaluation of ThinkFun’s Cartoon It!, focusing on ways game play supports working [...]
I am thrilled to share another guest post by Kelly Rholes. Kelly is a fabulous Speech Therapist who integrates game play into her practice to engage young players and make learning fun and meaningful! In a previous post she described ways to use Zingo! to support her clients, and here she dives [...]
When describing my work at ThinkFun, I’m often asked where the ideas for our great games originate.
ThinkFun is incredibly fortunate to have expert puzzler Tanya Thompson as the Head of Inventor Relations! Tanya travels the world meeting with inventors, gathering prototypes, and determining which games are the best fits for the ThinkFun family.
Through our connections [...]
Emilio Esteban, Troop 913
There are seven ranks in scouting and the Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. A scout needs to fulfill over 350 requirements in his path to Eagle. Probably the most noteworthy of these is where the prospective Eagle needs to “plan, develop, and give [...]
School is out, and summer fun is on everyone’s brain!
While a vacation from projects and homework is welcome break, the lazy days of summer can do a lot of damage. Did you know kids lose an average of 2 months of math skills over the summer!? Low income students are at far greater [...]
This video made my day! A father teaching in Japan recently shared this fantastic video of his 5 year old daughter Nina working diligently through tough Rush Hour challenges. Her flushed cheeks and “tired brain” at the end are signs of a real mind workout!
I sent Nina’s dad a message congratulating Nina on her impressive [...]