6 Ways to Create Puzzles in TinyTap

Creating puzzles with TinyTap

By Ellen Weber   So often we think of puzzles as just a game to play, or something to keep the kids busy for a little while, but did you know that puzzles play an important role in a child’s development? Some of the skills they learn through puzzles include fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, visual perception, spatial orientation/directionality, language skills (such as using descriptive vocabulary and following directions), problem-solving, understanding part-whole relationships, attention/concentration, and memory, as well as character … Read More

Celebrate National Crossword Puzzle Day with Tap n’ Type

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By Ellen Weber   December 21st is officially National Crossword Puzzle Day! Why not take this opportunity to add crosswords to your classroom arsenal?   With TinyTap’s newest feature Tap n’ Type, it’s easy to create customized crossword puzzles to practice spelling words, reinforce vocabulary, teach understanding of visual and verbal directions, add fun to literacy centers, create cooperative group projects, or substitute an interactive game for the same old boring paper-and-pencil homework.   Here’s how in 4 steps, so easy even your students … Read More

Creation Inspiration: Family Tree

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  Make the most of family time this holiday season and create a TinyTap game about your family tree. Research your roots, create a digital family tree, and share it with your family for everyone to cherish. Holidays are the perfect opportunities to record interviews with relatives, scan those old photos you’ve been meaning to digitize, and preserve your family’s history.   Pro tip: Help your ancestors jump off the proverbial page by using TinyTap’s “jump feature” – link each name or photo … Read More