Friday, June 17, 2016

Playing and Learning

"Play is a big part of how kids learn."

"For kids, especially kids under the age of 12, playing is learning and learning is playing.… So when we think about playing and we think about learning, the distinction between the two is very blurry and I think that as an organization, as an industry, we need to be a little bit more aware of that…
           Debra Levin Gelman

"Better games. Smarter kids."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Favorite Kids' Books

In designing educational games for kids, some of my inspiration comes from children’s books. Here’s four of my all-time favorites:

by Sandra Boynton
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Mouse Paint
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Make Way For Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey

I’ll never match this level of quality or appeal, but it’s nice to at least know where I’m aiming.

What are your favorites?