The following post is by Wendy Smolen. Wendy is a regular guest blogger at Toy Whimsy and co-founder of Sandbox Summit®, a series of conferences that explore the synergy between play and technology.
The ABC’s of Educational Toys
It’s almost unavoidable. Every toy in your toddler’s playroom, from cell phone-shaped rattles to push toys to stacking blocks [...]
ThinkFun co-founders Bill Ritchie and Andrea Barthello may be moving into the infomercial-making industry! Check out this silly ad they created over the weekend!
*Note: This “infomercial” was created entirely in fun, certainly not the type of hard-sell marketing approach we take with our products! Sorry, but you won’t see Bill on QVC any time soon [...]
Travel plans in your future? Check out the just-released Zingo to Go, based on ThinkFun’s beloved Zingo! game!
Having visions of 72 plastic tiles strewn all over your backseat? Not to worry! The Zingo Zinger has been re-imagined into an enclosed Zingo Zoomer Car. The Zoomer holds image dice that, once shaken up, fall into place [...]
The following post is by speech-language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, featured on her Playonwords blog
Strengthen language skills through play!
SPEECH THERAPY GAMES: S’ MATCH BY THINKFUN
I use fun commercial games for speech therapy all the time. Some are valuable as a reinforcer after a turn of saying a sound, practicing [...]
Need inspiration to start your spring cleaning? Here’s a great reason to dust off that old collection of classic board games!
A recent article from KnoxNews takes a look at how classic games like Monopoly and Scrabble can serve as powerful learning aids! In the hands of a creative teacher (or parent for that matter), a [...]
A coworker recently passed me a link to the “100 Games Cupcake Game” (Cupcakes + Games = my two favorite words!) and, in the sugary fun spirit of Valentine’s Day, I had to share!
Each of the 100 Cupcakes is inspired by a particular game…
A few of my favorites…
There were some surprises in here [...]