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Roll & Recover!

When a member of the ThinkFun family went in for a recent surgery, our design team put their creative brains to work.  While chicken soup and flowers make perfectly lovely get-well gifts, we got a bit carried away and created an entirely new game to aid in his recovery!

Following on the heels of our tremendously successful [...]

Avoid the Dreaded B-Word: 10 Ideas to Fight Tween Boredom

I was recently invited to share a post with the Savvy Auntie community with ideas for summer fun, and I thought I’d repost here in hopes you’ll be inspired to make the most of these last few weeks of summer!  Here’s a link to my original article, which I’ve re-posted here:

Keeping kids entertained as the lazy [...]

A Love of Game Play Runs in the Family…

I had a very informative email exchange with a customer recently who shared great insight on what he looks for in a game and the ways he sees his daughter’s thinking skills improving through play.  It’s clear Marcel has passed on a love of brain games to his little girl, and I’m pleased to share [...]

ThinkFun & Learning: A S'Match Made in Heaven!

The following post is shared by Tracy E., a homeschooling mother of 4 and former classroom teacher. For years Tracy has used ThinkFun games both in the classroom and with her own children, and here she shares her favorites – and the benefits she’s observed!

 

I discovered ThinkFun games years ago when I first became a classroom teacher. [...]

Calling all Savvy Aunties...

As a proud auntie myself, I was honored to share this recent “Aunt Camp” article on playful summer learning with the Savvy Auntie community!

If you’re new to Savvy Auntie, this site is the first and only community for Aunts – a group that includes Aunties by Relation (ABR), Aunties by Choice (ABC), Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and all women who [...]

Rush Hour: An Autism Adventure

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 [...]

Wake Up Your Brain with Swish!

Another lovely message from the ThinkFun Mailbag!  This mom in Michigan shares how her family uses our Swish game as a daily brain warm-up!

 

Hi there,

I just wanted to send a quick “thank you” for the hours of entertainment your games and puzzles have provided our family — kids and adults alike!

Your company is so aptly [...]

Drop Everything and PLAY!

The following post is shared by David Burk, a friend from TED and wonderful supporter of ThinkFun games who has clearly passed on his passion to his two children!  David and his family have created a “drop everything and play” tradition that I’m pleased to share here – hopefully it will inspire you to find new [...]

Sneaking in the Good Stuff with Games that Teach!

The following guest post is shared by Kimberlee Jost, mom of 2 game-loving girls and a fantastic advocate for the power of playful learning! Kimberlee’s blog shares her family’s adventures as they navigate their way down The Driveway of Life!

When I was a little girl, I fondly remember playing games. Game time often occurred after [...]

Playing Puzzles Builds Artisanship

The following post is by Neil Denny, a collaborative lawyer, trainer and author.  Neil lives in Bath with his wife, two children, and their guinea pigs – he originally shared this post on his blog Get Artisan. You can follow Neil on Twitter.

 

June 11, 2012

I spent yesterday afternoon exploring my geeky games, toys and puzzle collection with [...]