Learning Tools for Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

Does your kid think learning tools are boring and dull? Well, out-of-the-box thinking is crucial for school, work, and life in the 21st century. These entertaining apps and games are chock-full of zany activities to push your kids to think outside the box -- and since they’re online, you don’t have the hassle of putting Legos back in the box. In addition to stretching their vocabularies and STEM knowledge, your kids will develop creative-thinking and problem-solving skills. Once they’re ready to apply their out-of-the-box thinking to the real world, they can use these Apps, Games, and Websites for Inventing.

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Super STEM goodies will enchant budding tinkerers.
URL: http://umigo.org/
(2013)
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Intriguing indie game combines music with puzzle-solving.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
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Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
The ultimate puzzle game for imagination and creativity.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)