Verizon is aiming to prevent some of summer’s inevitable learning loss, encouraging parents to use the educational games on its Thinkfinity.org website to help kids polish their math, science and language arts skills during summer vacation.
Thinkfinity is an interactive educational platform that provides thousands of free resources for use in and out of the classroom and suitable for children in kindergarten through the 12th grade, partnering with organizations including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Smithsonian Institute to create various games including rocket launching and comic strip designing that encourage learning throughout summer vacation.
“The increased emphasis on math and science learning in school can create anxiety for parents and students alike,” said Rose Stuckey Kirk, Verizon Foundation president. “That’s why Verizon’s Thinkfinity.org education platform provides innovative yet fun ways for students to understand the sometimes difficult subject matter. We offer a collection of easily accessible games, videos and podcasts appropriate for all grade levels and that takes the stress out of learning and puts the fun front and center. The more a student enjoys learning, the more he or she will comprehend the subject.”
Parents and students interested in the various games Thinkfinity offers can visit the website at www.thinkfinity.org/games-and-tools.