Why Puzzles and Games? We're teachers at heart and our professional lives have afforded us the wonderful opportunity to apply our instructional skills in a wide variety of ways with adults and children. Engaging the different learning styles of children and adults requires using combinations of sound, sight, and touch, and we know that one of the best ways to engage all three is through some form of play. That's why games and puzzles have always been a key part of any learning experience we design.
How do you get a group of people to "break the ice" and start working together as a team? We've got one suggestion: Bambooga!
Bambooga is a human puzzle game where players use colored wristbands to bind their hands and feet to one another, leading to a sticky mess of people!
The goal of the game is to crawl, walk, scoot or jump one's way towards the finish line, all the while maintaining the connections that are determined by a shake of the Bambooga Shaker.
And, the game is made from recycled materials by an organization that supports women and children impacted by AIDS in Thailand. When we choose games and puzzles for our shop we not only care about what folks will learn/experience while playing, but also the impact the creation and purchase of these products can have on the world. In both cases, we're seeking positive outcomes!
What Makes Reach And Teach Puzzles and Games Different? Everything we do is geared towards creating a more peaceful, just, and sustainable planet. To that end, we also carefully select our toys, puzzles, and games to ensure that they help us and our partners in peace walk the walk as well as talk the talk.
We are committed to:
- Safe products (adhering to international safety rules)
- Sustainable materials (recycled or sustainably grown and harvested)
- Fair labor practices (living wages and decent working conditions)
- Low carbon footprint (materials and artisans living and working together)
- High quality long-lasting products (pass from generation to generation)
We are a certified green business through GreenAmerica (Co-Op America) and we strive to source our products and materials from other certified green businesses.
Here are just a few of the partners we work with to provide you with safe, green, sustainable, fun, and still reasonably-priced products:
Check out a few of the products we're featuring this month or see all of our puzzles and games.
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