We’re all about the value of hands-on play here at ThinkFun, with games and puzzles designed to challenge players to think with their hands, encouraging tactile learning and building new understandings and strategies by manipulating pieces. But why should the hands have all the fun?!
This week’s giant office-wide craft project to create two massive game [...]
This email just made my day – as a former teacher, I get such a thrill knowing our games and puzzles are not only encouraging students to open their minds, they’ve become the carrot (or in this case – candy!) that students looks forward to! When brain-building games feel more like PLAY and less like [...]
I am THRILLED to pack my bags for Knoxville, Tennessee next week for the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals! ThinkFun recently signed on as sponsors of this incredible organization, and we can’t WAIT to kick off a year of fun together with this amazing event! 20,000 people from all over the world are expected to descend [...]
This weekend’s 9th Annual MathDice Tournament was a tremendous success!
This year all 22 Arlington County elementary schools were represented, and we learned from coaches that making the team was more competitive than ever! At one school, 90 5th graders wanted a shot at one of the coveted 4 spots, and the school had to hold [...]
There is a buzz in the air around here… a buzz that sounds a whole lot like the clattering of plastic dice… MathDice!
This Saturday, ThinkFun will host the 9th Annual Arlington MathDice tournament, and 5th grade teams all over the county and practicing like crazy in anticipation of the big day! As I’ve shared in the [...]
Are you a teacher in the Chicago area?! I sure wish I was!
The Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) is coming to Chicago’s Navy Pier in just 10 days – and this fantastic family event includes a special conference designed just for educators!
The Play With Purpose conference hosted by Sharp As A Tack is an [...]
The following guest post is by Jaime Lassman, Director of Technology Integration and Curriculum at The Lexington School in Lexington, KY. I connected with Jaime after my presentation on Chocolate Fix at TEDxLex last month, and since then he and his colleagues have run with the idea and used creative technology to bring this great [...]
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 [...]
Sometimes it’s hard to give a quick, concise answer when I try and explain why I do what I do… which is why I’m grateful to little Joey R. at Pelican Elementary, whose letter I opened today.
What do our games actually DO?! I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Our company is [...]
Another great note from the ThinkFun mailbag – this one from a school that received a donation from our company and is using games to inspire and motivate!
Thank you for donating your educational games to our classrooms!
Our students love your hands on and interactive games… Our teachers do, too! Since receiving the [...]