Rory’s Story Cubes – what a great idea! I discovered Story Cubes the other day when I stopped to get a coffee at
Story Planet, an ingenious space-themed hybrid of coffee shop, creativity hub, literacy writing centre, and boutique store for all things related to the story. Books and games were displayed on shelves along one wall. Read more
My “kids” are adults now. When they were young, I’m sure they would have loved playing the Early Reader Treasure Hunt App by uKloo. I discovered the app the other day when I saw my friend’s children playing it on her smart phone. The FREE app is the digital version of the very successful multi-award winning Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game for young children.
A couple of years ago I attended my niece’s graduation ceremony. She had just completed an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. I sat in the balcony and looked down at the long line of students waiting to go up on the stage to get their diplomas. My niece was one of a handful of women in the line up. Where were the rest?
Chris and Will Haughey are two brothers that used their innovation skills to create a new game based on classic wooden toys. They called the new toy Tegu and their new company Tegu Toyworks.
Have you heard the saying “If you can’t find it build it”? Well, that’s what 5th grader Maddie Bradshaw of Texas, United States did when she couldn’t find fun magnets for her school locker.
Do you have a favourite recipe? I bet you do. Maybe one for chocolate chip cookies! Imagine not having a recipe to guide you. What would you do? Just throw things together and then hope for the best? Well, that is what people did for centuries until Fannie Farmer came along. Thank goodness for inventions by women.
We have all been there – forgot to charge our cell phones or smart phones and can’t make that important call or text. It’s frustrating!
In 1994 Chris Hass was just nine years old when he invented a basketball that could teach players where to put their hands when shooting.
“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” – Jim Henson
I am glad that Jim Henson invented the Muppets in 1969. My favourite puppets are the Muppets – all of them, from Kermit the Frog to Miss Piggy!
Today on its home page, Google says “Happy Birthday” to Gideon Sundback, the innovator who perfected the zipper! The zipper had already been around for a long time, but it was clumsy to use and came undone easily. Mr. Sundback fixed the problems by coming up with a new and innovative design.