The following post is shared by speech-language pathologist Eric Sailers of Expressive Solutions, a company that develops apps for learners with special needs. In this post, originally posted here, he shares some phenomenal insight about the power of game play to target and support specific communications skills.
If you are looking for a fun way to target social [...]
An Occupational Therapist in Puerto Rico recently shared this great feedback on using Cartoon It! with her patients!
I work as a certified occupational therapy assistant with kids 6, 7, and 12 years old. They loved Cartoon It! I recommend this for children with problems with visual motor integration and with form constancy, [...]
The following post is shared by expert Speech Therapist Sherry Artemenko of Play On Words. Sherry recently awarded Hello Sunshine! the Play Advances Language (PAL) Award in recognition of its uses as a language learning tool!
“Hello Sunshine,” New PAL Award winner, Shines In Preschool Speech Therapy
Toddlers can be a bit of a challenge in speech [...]
What can you teach with 72 plastic tiles?
As I’ve shared in past posts, it turns out a creative brain can tweak these tiles to teach just about anything – from genetics to family member names!
This latest post, shared by Tammy G. of the Fumbling Thru Autism blog, shares some fantastic ideas (and [...]
I am THRILLED to share the new Asperkids Collection, an exciting partnership between ThinkFun and Asperkids! Asperkids creator Jennifer O’Toole has curated a collection of games that support universal education skills for learners of all abilities, and below she shares a post on this initiative. Learn more about Jennifer and her incredible work with AsperKids [...]
As any teacher or parent of an emerging reader will tell you, there are certain key words that children must learn in order to become fluent readers. These words, called Sight Words, are words like “of” and “the” that appear frequently and are often not spelled phonetically. Children must learn to recognize and read these [...]
Toys R Us has just published the newest Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids! For over 20 years, this guide has served as a fantastic resources for parents, teachers, and therapists who work with children with a range of different learning needs.
Roll & Play (bottom right) is featured in the new Toys R Us Guide
A truly unbelievable email arrived in the ThinkFun inbox the other day. Liane suffered extensive brain damage, was even declared dead at one point, and had to relearn to speak and walk. Here she shares how a simple game played a vital role in her incredible recovery – grab a Kleenex before you dive into [...]
Several weeks ago, I featured a fabulous post by Jennifer Cook O’Toole, author of Asperkids: An Insiders’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome, in which she shared her use of our Rush Hour Jr. game with her own family! It’s always gratifying when readers particularly connect with certain articles , so I [...]
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 [...]