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 [...]
I am thrilled to share the following 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! Here she shares creative ways to use ThinkFun’s Zingo! game to target a range of different learning needs:
If working on [...]
The following post is by Laura Dodson, a mom to five wonderful boys. Last year, Laura, her husband, and their 2 sons adopted three boys from Uganda, and she shares their remarkable journey in her blog! Here Laura describes how language games have been tremendous tools in helping her boys in speech therapy!
2010 Toy guide for Differently Abled Kids
Toys “R” Us, Inc. has released the 2010 edition of the Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, featuring actress Holly Robinson Peete, mother of a son with autism, and 6-year-old Tommy Austing on the cover. Released annually, the guide helps parents of [...]
I am thrilled to share the following guest post by Pia Prenevost! In her blog The Crack and the Light, Pia shares her journey raising her son Jonathan who struggles with a severe speech/language disorder.
Teaching J-man To Play
Adorable. That defines my son J-man, with big blue eyes and those lashes that cosmetic companies would [...]
One of the highlights of my job are the emails and letters I get from teachers, specialists, parents, even kids, sharing their game experiences! The following post is from a Child and Adolescent Therapist in Texas who emailed me her story of using Rush Hour as a therapy tool, neat!
Finding New Uses For Rush Hour [...]
The following post is by speech-language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, featured on her Playonwords blog
Strengthen language skills through play!
SPEECH THERAPY GAMES: S’ MATCH BY THINKFUN
I use fun commercial games for speech therapy all the time. Some are valuable as a reinforcer after a turn of saying a sound, practicing [...]