Today is Dictionary Day

  Today is Dictionary Day and it commemorates the birth of Noah Webster, creator of the American Dictionary of the English Language. Wesbster’s work influenced American education and the way we use language. He was born in 1758 in Hartford Read More >

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Wordy Word Is Here!

We’ve been waiting for many months for this baby to arrive. Wordy Word is one of the first word skills games created by our Brain Workshop. Wordy Word is a fast-paced, high pressure word game that calls on you to Read More >

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Discover Some Brain Benefits of Reading

As the weather starts to get cooler, I feel the pull of my couch and the desire to curl up with a good book.  In a previous blog I mentioned that reading literature on a regular basis engages the hippocampus, Read More >

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A New Twist on the Puzzle (Literally)

We know that puzzles are good for strengthening the organization, fine motor tasks, and visualization areas of the brain.  Many studies have found that people who exercise their mind with jigsaw puzzles may have a smaller chance of being affected by Alzheimer’s, Read More >

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Colorfall Sneak Peek – Dominoes meet Design

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the huge dominoes displays people would build and knock down.  The cascading tiles seemed to move in waves and there was something really satisfying about the sound they made when they Read More >

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Manager’s Holiday Kickoff

Once a year we bring in all of our store managers from across the country for our Holiday Kickoff meeting.  It’s a chance for people in this fast-growing company to see each other face to face, and an opportunity to Read More >

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Fiddlesticks!

Our hands and brains share a very special relationship. They are constantly talking to one another, whether we realize it or not. Our hands are happiest when they can deliver information for our super computer brains to process. Next time Read More >

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Positive Thinking Day!

This blog was original posted on April 15, 2011. It seems like a perfect fit for today which has been dubbed Postive Thinking Day. Just a few decades ago scientists believed that the brain was fixed and unchanging. Thanks to Read More >

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Coming Soon: Touchy Feely – UPDATED

UPDATE – Touchy Feely is here and was just featured on the Today Show’s segment on Bridging the Generation Gap! We have many great products on their way to our shelves in the next few weeks. Normally we would wait Read More >

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A Personal Story About Literacy

Tomorrow is International Literacy Day and rather than give you statistics and facts, I thought I would get a little personal with the topic. The moment is deeply etched in my brain.  I was home for Christmas break one year Read More >

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