I recently heard one of our SimplyFun Playologists share that her personal goal was to recommend the right game, for the right moment and the right reason to each of her customers. What a beautiful way to share how our mission, building smarter kids and stronger families can become a reality.
SimplyFun is a young company with a big heart and even bigger dreams to make this world a better place through play. Our team of Playologists take pride in finding the perfect game that fits your family, classroom or occupational needs. And becoming a Playologist at SimplyFun means you can earn a significant income while making PLAY your life's work! As a Playologist you can personally contribute to the success of children and families everywhere, making a difference that will last a lifetime!
It is often the smallest things that can hold a child back, like not understanding alphabet sequencing or place holder value in math. Down the road those early stumbling blocks turn into bigger issues such as "I don't like reading" or "I'm not good at math." How sad to hear children (and adults!) use those words. At SimplyFun we want to give parents the opportunity to identify kids' challenges early. Family play allows parents to see where gaps may exist and take corrective action that help kids keep moving forward in their development.
Like me, I'm sure that you have observed families where communication if it happens, does so via text and email. Can we really appreciate the joy and pain of another person using just those tools? Or do we desire the kind of deeper connections to family and community that only personal face to face interaction can bring? Moments of laugher together are some of the most cherished memories that we make. It is so important that SimplyFun has designed its games to fit into your busy life and to be engaging for young and old alike so that you may experience those special moments with your loved ones.
Our award-winning products (over 50 awards in 2012) meet the needs of today's parents to connect with their children, and participate in their learning not as tutors but as partners. Play is such an important part of the academic, social and emotional learning processes that SimplyFun games are now finding their way into classrooms and learning programs across the country. But there is more to be done! You can help us give kids and families a step up towards success by making play an essential component of your daily life.
We invite you to join our SimplyFun family either as a Playologist sharing these award-winning products or as a Fan that enjoys SimplyFun play in their home and spread the word that PLAY is the answer!
Patty and Tibbar
Books are a great way to stimulate children’s minds and help them develop critical thinking skills. Books add value to your child’s life whether they’re board books or chapter books. A new study finds that children who grow up with books go further in school than those without books. The study reports that having access to a 500-book library extends a child’s education by an average of 3.2 years.
As few as 20 books are beneficial. The number of books a child has access to has a direct and significant impact on propelling a child to a higher level of education. The more books read, the greater the benefit.
Read the full article.
You Can Play for a Living. It’s true! We publish unique, award-winning games that help kids build educational and life skills while everyone has fun. Play is our mission … and our passion. Our products make learning fun and help you stay connected with your family.
And guess what? You can play for a living! When you join SimplyFun, you can build your own business, make a difference for your family, and join a community of moms just like you.
Learn more about how to play for a living by joining a SimplyFun team.
Should the focus be on making schools ready for children or making children ready for school? What about the merits of play versus worksheets? These are just a few of the topics that influential educators, principals, and superintendents wrestle with on a daily basis.
Assistant superintendent Steve Oates is focused on bringing play back to the kindergartners in his North Carolina community. He emphasizes making quality and welcoming play-based learning environments for his students and engaging their bodies in order to develop their minds.
Education Week featured Oates in its Leaders to Learn From column. We encourage you to look at some of the work he’s doing in his community!
Do you know the difference between fine and gross motor skills? It’s the size of the movement. Fine motor skills involve the careful control of small muscles in the hands, feet, fingers, and toes. Gross motor skills involve control of the arms, legs, head, and trunk.
Play is crucial to the development of children’s gross and fine motor skills. Through play, children perfect the dexterity and finesse of fine motor skills as well as nurture the muscle control that gross motor skills demand. Parents can support their children’s motor development by encouraging them to move their bodies through physical play, like in a game of catch, or creative play, like in arts and crafts.
Do you want to learn more about the types of play that help children develop fine and gross motor skills? Read the full article.