A few years ago, I was talking to my then 6-year-old son. He was in the midst of first grade and learning how to read. I was beyond excited for this stage in his life. I had dreamt of having him sit on my lap to read one of our
Stories stick with us, and they spread from person to person through the Internet, the news, and conversations in grocery store lines. I started reading books on my own in elementary school, and today I try to read a book a week. Stories fascinate me—this may be why I became
Summer vacation seems like an inextricable part of culture in the United States. Sleepaway camp, sports activities, and lazy days of relaxation seem synonymous with childhood. While the summertime offers many enriching opportunities for children, possible gains are often offset by proven educational losses. Research shows that students lose literacy
I recently spent a day with some of my Genius Plaza teammates at BookExpo America (BEA) –the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. The 2017 edition took place over three days at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. As someone with one foot
Today the world observes Mother Language Day This year’s celebration is devoted to education. At Genius Plaza we celebrate diversity in languages, background and experiences and join today’s celebration for Mother Language Day. We will continue to focus on our mission of igniting the genius in every child with culturally
The Classic Chalkboard Game with an Edtech Twist: Hangman by Genius Plaza brings the classic game to a digital format! The app is a fun game that offers the option to play existing games created by Genius Plaza educators, OR having teachers, students, and parents create their own Hangman games.