Play with Plinko

 

Plinko? Sounds like a funny word ? Do you know what a Plinko actually is?

It was originally a game used at “The Price is Right ” tv show to win a prize at random. However building your own “Plinko” is also a great activity for children to develop their focus and critical thinking. You will use recycled materials such as cardboard and popsicle sticks to build a board and add obstacles. Once the board is ready you can drop a marble at the top and hope for a good score at the bottom.

Here’s a quick video that we put together to show you what it is. Try this at home! Click here – https://youtu.be/5-QfqJYUT9o

Here’s a little trick. But, Sshhhhh….don’t tell anybody! The secret lies in the position of the obstacles that will make each plinko different and exciting. So next time you play with your children, try different configurations and combinations, drop the marbles several times and note down the scores.

This is an excellent exercise for children to collect and analyse data while having fun. Not just that! It can be played as a multiplayer game and this is a sure win for a perfect weekday or weekend night together at home.

Come and play plinko with us. We have this and more at the upcoming Open House this Saturday.

Register here – https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/imagin8ors-open-house-ages-3-10-tickets-32142647524

 

11 Opportunities in 2017 to inspire the Joy of Learning!

2017 has us fully in its grip. Vacation blues have been shrugged off, school is in full flow and more than a month has gone by, already!

Yet as we look ahead, 2017 holds so much potential. We live at a time of flux. Trends in technology, automation, demographics are dramatically altering the assumptions we have lived our lives on. There is so much to see, do and ponder on.

How do we, as parents and educators, help our children make sense of the world they are growing up in? How do we build future relevant skills and knowledge? How can we equip them to be agile, confident, life-long learners right from an early age?

With these questions in mind, we at Imagin8ors have curated a calendar of fun learning opportunities in 2017 that you could use as a springboard to stoke your child’s curiosity, to explore ideas and issues at a deeper level, to ask questions and spend time seeking answers, or just to let your hair down and play together.

 

The moments highlighted in our Joy of Learning Calendar are carefully chosen to help your child discover a broad set of interests from nature to stories to math to astronomy; to help you nurture character traits like curiosity, focus, resilience, and a love of learning; and to build an understanding of using technology in an active and purposeful way.

So go ahead, mark the dates and stay tuned to our blog and Facebook feed! We will be sharing specific activities around each learning moment and would love to hear if you have any ideas to share back with the community!

Lets fill 2017 with the Joy of Learning!

Wish to have this calendar for keeps! A printable version is also available. Simply email us at [email protected]/ or whatsapp us at +65 81200702 and we will be happy to send you a copy.

These are some sources that we have tapped into to curate the calendar. Do let us know if you think we should add any other moments or days to this list!

February 26 : Tell a Story Day –  https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/tell-a-fairy-tale-day

March 2: Dr. Seuss Day – https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dr-seuss-day/

April 22: Earth Day – http://www.calendar-365.com/holidays/earth-day.html

May 13: Scratch Day – https://day.scratch.mit.edu

June 8: World Oceans Day – http://www.worldoceansday.org

July 8: Math 2.0 Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/math-2point0-day

August 19: World Photo Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/world-photo-day

September 28: Ask a Stupid Question Day – https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ask-a-stupid-question-day/

October 4- 10: World Space Week – http://www.worldspaceweek.org

November 13: World Kindness Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/world-kindness-day

December 5-11: Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/in

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