The origins of our beloved Zingo’s name are not difficult to trace – climb one branch up on the family tree, and you’ll find the classic game of Bingo! While Zingo is designed to support early reading and language skills, I was thrilled to know its educational roots run deep – did you know the age-old [...]
What can you teach with 72 plastic tiles?
As I’ve shared in past posts, it turns out a creative brain can tweak these tiles to teach just about anything – from genetics to family member names!
This latest post, shared by Tammy G. of the Fumbling Thru Autism blog, shares some fantastic ideas (and [...]
Each year when I tell friends – especially those with kids – that I’m headed to Toy Fair, the first response is generally, “That sounds AWESOME, how do I get in?!”
Unfortunately for my game-loving buddies, this event is not open to the public. Learning the doors are locked tends to conjure up visions of top-secret [...]
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Valentine’s Day… ThinkFun-style!
As any teacher or parent of an emerging reader will tell you, there are certain key words that children must learn in order to become fluent readers. These words, called Sight Words, are words like “of” and “the” that appear frequently and are often not spelled phonetically. Children must learn to recognize and read these [...]
Happy Halloween! As you can imagine, a fun day filled with candy and dress-up is right up our alley here at ThinkFun! We’ve set the costume bar pretty high in year’s past, and this year’s celebration did not disappoint!
Check out some of the amazing ThinkFun-inspired costume creations in our office today…
It’s Roll & Play! Kirsten [...]
I hope you and your family are safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We were very fortunate not to bear the worst of it in the DC area, and I’m thinking dry thoughts for friends in areas harder hit.
At our house, Sandy meant an epic foosball tournament. In between rounds (or for me, [...]
The following guest post is shared by Allyson Zanetti, a biology teacher for at-risk students in a high school outside Detroit… the way she has taken Zingo!, a game originally designed for preschoolers, and transformed it into a tool to teach the principles of genetics is incredible!
Genetics with a Zing!
Teaching at-risk high school students can be [...]
I love hearing from creative fans who take a game and make it their own! The photo below comes from the Subity family, who, after hours of fun playing Zingo!, decided to personalize the game and create a family version called… SUBINGO! Here Caleb’s dad Sam describes their creation…
I’m attaching a picture of my son, [...]
The following post is shared by Malia, a former teacher and founder of the early literacy company Playdough to Plato! Malia reached out to ThinkFun after finding our games to be fantastic language tools, and she was eager to share them with her readers! In this post she shares her experience with Zingo! and What’s [...]