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2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

You know how we feel about the importance of making education more entertaining. Games can be used to explain various educational principles so earlier this year we put together a list of games that can be used for teaching science, history ...
Is the Ion Game Worth Its Salt?

Is the Ion Game Worth Its Salt?

By this time next week both of our girls should be settled into their new school schedules. They’re both at the same school this year, which won’t happen again until 2018 when our youngest hits high school. After a great summer ...
Tech It Up in Time For School

Tech It Up in Time For School

If you’re on Facebook, you no doubt have started seeing it. The barrage of photos of children of all ages holding placards to their chests as they stand in front of their homes. “First day of xxx grade, 2016”. Or maybe you ...
Bringing 1775 Into 2016 Through Games

Bringing 1775 Into 2016 Through Games

Finally! Someone gets it! We’ve been writing about games for years now, constantly suggesting (and pushing) families and educators to find a way to use them as part of a balanced curriculum. Look around your child’s classroom an ...
A Bag of Bags and Why I Tote Them

A Bag of Bags and Why I Tote Them

I hope I never get too old to learn something from my kids. From a young age, they’ve acted well beyond that of many of their peers. It’s not like they don’t have a childhood because they do. We find time for them to ride ...
Those Flipping Flags

Those Flipping Flags

A few weeks ago we went to a local trivia night with some of our board game friends. One of the subjects was flags. Specifically, current flags from countries around the world. When I was in middle school I lived in Europe, so I figured I h ...
5 Things to Pack for Space Camp

5 Things to Pack for Space Camp

Every year we spend time in Huntsville, Alabama visiting family, hanging out, visiting museums, catching a blockbuster movie and going shopping. For as long as I have known about Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Rocket City ...
Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

It’s the bane of every grade school child – learning their times tables. And techniques really haven’t changed at all over the decades. They still use a grid to study from, make homemade flashcards to practice and recite t ...