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 [...]
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 [...]
The following guest post is shared by Sanjli Gidwaney, the Country Coordinator for the incredible Design for Change USA organization! Sanjli first introduced readers to DFC in this 2010 guest post, and the organization continues to do incredible things to inspire creative social change – ThinkFun is thrilled to support them!
Children are not passive recipients of [...]
This story is shared by Lori Mullarkey, an incredible 7th Grade Math Teacher in Nebraska City!
Because so many students feel defeated before even giving math a chance in 7th grade, my classroom philosophy is to encourage students to like math more at the end of the year than at the beginning. I have found that doing [...]
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 [...]
Holy Smokes! I’ve just returned from an incredible week in Knoxville, TN at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals! This massive celebration showcased creative problem solving at its finest, bringing together over 20,000 kids and adults from 1,276 teams – 45 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 13 countries!
The Opening Ceremony featured indoor fireworks – the kids' [...]
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 [...]
An incredible letter recently made its way to my desk. A woman in Alaska wrote to share a remarkable story, one that reaffirms the brain building (and in some ways even life-saving!) power of play and reminds us that the games we create can do powerful things.
Her letter gave me chills!This isn’t the first we’ve [...]
Another gem from the ThinkFun mailbag! I loved this email and photo from Brian, a homeschooling father of 3. Brian writes:
“My wife and I have played several ThinkFun games at Mensa MindGames over the years, and we recently bought RushHour for our 3 kids. We’re homeschoolers, and your puzzles are part of our [...]
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 [...]