Summer Travel and Play the Educational Way

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Unique, Children’s Products That Promote Learning When School is Out

- As the school year ends a new type of learning may begin. According the Thinkbutton, Inc., an on-line children’s store, paired with the right products, the laid–back summer days of play and travel offer as many educational opportunities as a traditional school setting.

Throughout the six years of research and testing products for her company, Margaret Smith, founder of Thinkbutton, has discovered an increasingly high demand for alternative, educational products during the summer months. Administrators of summer camp programs, libraries, and government children’s programs, as well as parents, are taking advantage of the three-month break from the often-times, limited schedule and testing rigors of the conventional classroom. This time of year provides the perfect opportunity to empower young minds with a more in-depth knowledge of nature, culture, and creativity.

“Whether children spend their summer days traveling, at camp, or at home, the opportunity to discover environmental responsibility, the power of written and visual expression, and the diverse array of people and cultures is theirs for the taking,” Smith comments. “Even a simple activity, like passing time in a car or playing in the yard, presents a world of knowledge that the classroom setting has limited time to explore. Through our product offering, we encourage educators and parents to uncover summer’s limitless, educational potential.

Summer Learning Product Examples:

Professor Noggins Card Game Series: an award-winning card game series that is great for car or air travel, as well as, any other quiet time. The series contains educational, engaging, and fun questions and answers on subjects like space, birds, mammals, prehistoric times, inventions and many more. Great for ages seven to adult and accommodates up to eight players.

Portable Magniscope: this hand-held microscope has a 30x lens that is great for scientific exploration on the go. It is ideal for backyard exploration, wilderness hikes or beach trips. The kit comes with instruction guide, specimen holders, MicroAquarium and dropper. Affordable enough for summer camp programs with a scientific edge!

Weather Station: build six different configurations with the 40 interlocking parts available in this kit. Introduces basic weather science concepts and helps develop building skills. Sure to get them outside and discovering.

Kids’ Multicultural Art Book: an award-winning selection of arts-and-crafts activities from around the world. Great for summer programs or lazy days at home, the activities provide cultural insight and creative fun.

Pottery Wheel: creating pottery is an exciting challenge for beginning artists and is sure to provide hours of imaginative fun. This is a great rainy-day activity that emphasizes patience, skill-development and individual expression.

Great Green Experiments Tube: a comprehensive and affordable kit that explores environmental issues and how we can protect the earth. The experiments are ideal for summer programs and backyard play. Easily packs in a suit case for away-from-home experimenting.

Dino Dig Play Day: an excavation kit that comes with a rock mound large enough for six budding paleontologists to tackle at once. Children can uncover snap-together bones or complete, miniature, prehistoric skeletons that may be identified with a field book. With goggles and tools included, this kit makes an engaging and exciting birthday party or summer program activity sure to spark any child’s imagination.

For more information about these and related products please visit or call 1.888.978.4465.

About Thinkbutton

Thinkbutton, Inc. was founded, in 2000, by Margaret Smith on a philosophy that inspires children to strive for more than just being smart. Thinkbutton’s product offering focuses on the extraordinary power of environmental awareness, creative expression and social understanding: all subjects that nurture young minds to grow into more compassionate, responsible, and tolerant adults. The company has grown into a trusted corporation that provides schools, child care facilities, national and international youth programs and private customers, from around the world, with unique, affordable products while offering impeccable customer service.

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