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Riddles for Kids - good for brain growth

Strangely, I can recall re-telling the first riddle I ever heard over and over. (“What’s black and white and red all over?” which, in hindsight, is more of a verbal riddle than a written one)! Mostly though, I find riddles to be perplexing. Usually, the answer is obvious, but until I hear it, I’m completely in the dark. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t experience a quick shot of euphoria when I have that moment where the light bulb goes off before everyone else around me. With that in mind, I occasionally look around for riddles for kids to see if my son can pick up on them. (Plus, I feel smart because I can actually get them right sometimes)!...

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Fall-Theme Puzzle Game for Kids 4-6 (Free Printable)

I can't believe we are already so close to heading back to school. Summer was busy and fun...just the way I like it. To celebrate my favorite season, we created a fall theme brain game for kids ages 4-6 (Free Printable). Download the free game. It covers lots of academic skills that are good for pre-kindergartners as well as kindergarten level children. Let’s take a deep dive into some of the skills you’ll find in our free Fall theme brain game for kids ages 4-6.  How to Play the Game: This game is best enjoyed with one of our Escape Room Game Kits. Kids love solving the puzzles >>> to get the codes >>> to open the locks >>> and...

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5 Problem-solving activities kids can do at home

We love encouraging creative problem-solving in our kids. Here are some play-based activities kids can do at home to build problem-solving skills. Our kids are not confronted with too many hurdles at a young age.  However, we believe that play is important to inspire creative problem-solving in your little one. But, learning can get boring at times unless you change it up. So, we incorporate creative problem-solving elements into standard games and toys around the house. This can be a fun way to stimulate a child’s imagination and promote problem-solving skills without a child even realizing it. Here are some play-based activities that are tweaks on traditional toys or games. 1. Treasure hunts I loved treasure hunts as a kid. Running around trying...

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How to Teach Your Child Problem-Solving Skills at home

All parents worry about the idea of their children navigating the world on their own. And, nowadays, you probably have a harder time teaching your kids how to solve problems effectively. It can be difficult to build problem-solving skills in your child when there is little opportunity for her to struggle or practice independent play. In prior generations, children were all over the neighborhood playing (without parents). In doing so, they learned about how to interact with others and figure things out. Now, information is available at the push of a button. However, kids still don’t have much practice putting their judgment to use. After all, rather than sending them out into the world to play with other kids and...

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3 Ways to make our escape room games last longer

Even though Blimey Box Escape room games are awesomely fun and academically engaging for kids, it doesn’t mean you can’t change it up every now and again. Here are three bonus Blimey Box activities to incorporate into your games (to make them last longer). These are simple ways you can add a new twist to the Blimey Box escape room games. Additionally, I know some of you are like me and want a little more peace and quiet in the morning to enjoy your coffee and the EPL (Go, Liverpool)! via GIPHY When possible, I like to stretch out the time it takes my son to solve the Blimey Box and so I wanted to give you some ideas on ways to lengthen the game (and...

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