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Educational Games From Logic Roots

Educational Games From Logic Roots

We’ve always said it’s never too early to introduce your children to the concept of learning through play. Let’s face it – kids don’t want to be in school. They want to be playing with friends and family whenev ...
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 ...
Puzzle + Abstract + Math = Skiwampus

Puzzle + Abstract + Math = Skiwampus

It’s no secret that we love playing board games in our house. That doesn’t mean we all prefer the same types of games. While I’m very fond of abstract games, you’ll find my wife drawn to any title that is puzzle-ish. ...
Ion Scientific Card Game Overview

Ion Scientific Card Game Overview

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 ...
1775: Rebellion Board Game Overview

1775: Rebellion Board Game Overview

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Last fall we were able to participate in an experiment to learn about clean water. It wasn’t part of a science project nor some homeschool assignment, but it certainly had all the qualifications to be part of an educational program. A ...
Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

As we’ve said quite a few times, each Friday we attend a board game held meetup at one of the local colleges. It’s open to the public and anyone interested is welcome. We’ve been bringing the girls along since the first ti ...
Technology and Toys for Learning

Technology and Toys for Learning

Although all of my kids were born in the 21st century, my little kids are so excited to be finally joining the 21st century – technologically. We have finally agreed to allow them tablets …according to my children they were the ONLY k ...