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 am thrilled to share the following guest post by Joyce, the mom and writer behind the blog Childhood Beckons. Joyce and her son recently explored Rush Hour Jr., and here she shares fantastic insight on the treasure trove of learning opportunities that emerged through play!
The instant I laid eyes on Rush Hour Jr. I knew [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I’ve been a game lover my whole life – and there’s no question where I get it from!
As a very young child, visits with Grandma meant endless games of animal dominoes, then Chutes and Ladders, progressing to Rack-O, Boggle, and finally to her favorite – Scrabble! Once I was Scrabble-ready, I moved into [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This letter I received yesterday made me smile! A young Rush Hour fan lucked out when an enterprising brother decided to sell his copy of the game, and I love that he took the time to share his story!