Top 25 Educational Toys for Preschoolers

When choosing the best toys for your classroom or for your child at home, remember that simple is best. Children will learn better in an environment that is not cluttered with toys, but instead in a space that is clean, simple, and with room for their imaginations. Here are our …

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50 Secrets Your Brain Wishes You Knew

50 Surprising Things About Your Brain We Bet You Didn’t Know 1. You use way more than 10 percent of your brain 2. No one is either “left-brained” or “right-brained” 3. Men and women don’t learn differently 4. Size doesn’t matter—or does it? 5. The size of our brains cause …

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Riddle of the Week #34: Two Wizards Ride a Bus

This week we take a look at a notoriously tricky math puzzle, one originally penned by English mathematician John Conway back in the 1960s. Apparently he was riding the bus home one evening when he encountered a pair of wizards. Last night I sat behind two wizards on a bus …

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Teen with autism is 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion

Max Park is a 15 year old on the autism spectrum who just became the 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion. Max is a speedcuber, a person who competes in cubing competitions by solving a Rubik’s Cube and other twisty puzzles in record time.  His best time in this year’s competition …

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Scientists slam ‘exaggerated’ benefits of brain games

The benefits of so-called brain games are “exaggerated” and evidence they improve cognitive ability are “weak to non-existent”, a group of experts has said. Consumers “naturally think these products will be helpful”, a report by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) found. But it warned that while the games …

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Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci Italian Colors at Night

When the Italian navy ship Amerigo Vespucci visited Boston, she was lit up with the colors of the Italian flag at night. Here she is in all her glory docked at the Boston World Trade Center. Only 60 pieces! How to play: Move and drag the pieces around just like a regular jigsaw …

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Giant puzzle solved

It took 18 months to complete a 33,600-piece jigsaw puzzle – one of the world’s largest. Solving one of the world’s biggest jigsaw puzzles was an 18-month labour of love for Warrnambool’s Ben Philpot. After spending almost a year doing the “easy stuff” on the 33,600-piece puzzle, his dad John Philpot decided …

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Words With Friends to be turned into a TV game show

The mobile word game has been consistently popular since its launch and publisher Zynga is hoping a TV show will be just as addictive. The mobile word game Words With Friends is set to become a TV show, following the news that its publisher Zynga has partnered with MGM Television. …

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