We at Firefly Toys and Games believe that there is a distinct connection with board games and learning. Many games can be wonderful teaching tools, and can provide an educational experience for any aged learner.
In 2012, we (ThinkFun) teamed up with Mary Cay Ricci, author of Mindsets in the Classroom, to put our games to the test. Five specially selected games – ShapeOmetry, Chocolate Fix, Brick by Brick, Rush Hour and Math Dice Jr – were given to 53 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms within the Montgomery County School District in Maryland. In as little as a month, teachers starting seeing results – under-performing students were showing great potential and students who were functioning below grade level were improving their reasoning skills. After seven months, the success was even greater! Reasoning skills jumped as much as 21 percentile points, and students’ confidence and determination to succeed flourished. The teachers loved seeing their students learning through play, and students loved playing ThinkFun games.
- ThinkFun Toy and Board Game Company