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TEDActive: My Week at Brain Camp

What do you get when you stir together 700+ brilliant minds from 50+ different countries for a week in the desert? You get the amazing brain gumbo that is TEDActive!

While I thought nothing could top the 2011 Late Night Game Suite experience… only to have the experience exceeded in 2012 with Giant Swish and a wildly [...]

William and the Windmill

I have shared several posts on the incredible William Kamkwamba, also known as the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, and I’m thrilled to share the next chapter in his amazing story.

A young innovator from Malawi who taught himself to generate electricity by building a windmill from found materials and scrap parts, William embodies what it [...]

Happy National Grammar Day!

Few things grate me more than poor grammar – as I reflected in this post, my 6th grade English teacher spent countless hours making sure we went forth armed with the rules for proper comma usage, and her crusade for grammatical correctness lives on in me!

Today is the day for freaks like me, it’s National [...]

Brain Buzzing? Must be time for TED!

I feel like a kid packing for summer camp!

My suitcase filled with games and toys may be to blame.

I am so excited to take my toys and head to Palm Springs this weekend for my third TEDActive Experience! For those unfamiliar, this incredible conference happens concurrently with the TED Conference in Long Beach, with 700 [...]

It's Valentine's Day... with a Zing!

Zingo valentine

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Valentine’s Day… ThinkFun-style!

Toy Fair or Bust!

With a verrrrrry ominous weather forecast looming, We at ThinkFun prepare to set out for Toy Fair in New York this weekend!  Several members of our team beat the storm and are setting up the booth today and tomorrow, while the rest of us hold our breath and hope that flights and trains make it [...]

Color Me Awesome!

The following message was recently shared with me by the wonderful Jennifer O’Toole, the brains behind Asperkids and author of this fabulous guest post on her special use of Rush Hour!  Her Color Me Awesome initiative is inspiring – click here for more!

So recently, I came across a coloring book called [...]

Happy National Puzzle Day!

Puzzlers worldwide are celebrating today… in case this missed your calendar, it’s National Puzzle Day!  Thankfully, ThinkFun’s resident puzzle expert (and head of inventor relations!), Tanya Thompson, brought this oft-overlooked holiday to my attention just in time – whew!

Need some inspiration?  Check out the great free puzzles in the Puzzles.com Puzzle Playground! Feeling crafty? A [...]

New Year's resolutions for body and brain

I recently shared an article with the Savvy Auntie community on ways to involve the kiddos in your life in keeping those get-healthy new year’s resolutions.  You can read the full article here, but one of the tips I shared was to help those resolving to keep their MINDS as healthy as their bodies in [...]

Happy Holidays from ThinkFun!

It has been a very festive week here at ThinkFun, capped off by the annual White Elephant Holiday Gift Exchange!  While we ThinkFunners work in harmony for 364 days of the year, this annual gift swap is a day for stealing, scamming, and cheating – all in the festive holiday spirit!  Check out photos [...]