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The Perspective from a Plastic Ice Cream Truck

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 [...]

Let Boredom Ring!

The other day, two very different articles crossed my desk on the subject or boredom.
First, one of my favorite dad blogs posted “Top 10 Phrases That Will Reduce a Parent To Tears” – sure enough in the number 8 spot was…. “I’m Boooored!”

Which got me thinking… why is it that these [...]

Age is just a number...

Another gem from the ThinkFun mailbag!  I loved this email and photo from Brian, a homeschooling father of 3.  Brian writes:

“My wife and I have played several ThinkFun games at Mensa MindGames over the years, and we recently bought RushHour for our 3 kids.  We’re homeschoolers, and your puzzles are part of our [...]

8 Nights of ThinkFun!

I recently connected with Hilary, one of ThinkFun’s fantastic Facebook fans, who shared a fun new approach she and her family were taking for the Hanukkah holiday!  This year, she and her husband decided to keep Hanukkah simple with a focus on family togetherness, and they gave a new ThinkFun game to their sons each [...]

Walking the Line

I am thrilled to share the follow post by Sue Coates, better known as The Desperate Housemommy! A former elementary school teacher, Sue is now a full-time mom of 3 beautiful kiddos who love a great game!  Here Sue shares her thoughts on the power of play, and the important role games play as her [...]

A Homeschooling Mama on a Mission!

I am thrilled to feature the following guest post written by Amy, a missionary and homeschooling mom of 3 who uses games to enhance her curriculum.  Amy is the fantastic mom behind the Missional Mama blog which I encourage you to check out – and you can follow her tweets here!

Here Amy shares the [...]

Family Game Night... with a Zing!

The following guest post is shared by Sarah Hill, the mom behind the Raising Redheads blog which features her three adorable children.  Last year in a post called Zingo! Monday, Sarah featured video of her youngest daughter Gemma naming Zingo images rapid fire.  Here she shares more on how the Hill family continues to make [...]

Stop Summer Brain Drain!

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 [...]

Take the Smart Summer Challenge!

So much has been written about the importance of keeping kids engaged through the summer months to prevent learning loss, and this is a fantastic and fun initiative aimed at doing just this!  Three fantastic bloggers (the moms behind teachmama, PinkAndGreenMama, and NaturallyEducational) have teamed up to create the Smart Summer Challenge, a [...]

“World’s Most Embarrassing Dad” Finally Makes Teenage Son Laugh

This clip on the ABC morning news made me laugh out loud.

In the turbulent throes of identify formation, teenagers are petrified of a misstep that could label them uncool, and no one causes humiliation like parents can.  After his son Rain complained that dad waiving to his school bus was “embarrassing,” this creative papa decided [...]