How The Fidget Game came to life… 📖✨story time ✨
I am Brandi and I am the creator of The Fidget Game!
I have had the great fortune to teach students all over the world. First in Canada then in rural Thailand. From there I spent years in Vietnam before teaching students in Bali then Bahrain and the United States.
After finishing my Masters degree specialising in The Science of teaching reading. I was on my way to start my PhD in education but instead decided to jump into teaching in a classroom right away.
When I started teaching, I noticed in my classrooms the spark and excitement to learn wasn't there. This was heartbreaking to me.
Shouldn't learning new things be fun and exciting? Why has learning become so stressful and exhausting?
I was then on a MISSION to make learning more engaging and fun for all my students! I spent hundreds of hours researching proven methods to teach children skills fast and effectively with a great understanding that game-based learning is proven to increase knowledge and understanding in children by 25%.
So I created over 40 games during my 7 years as a teacher and found this ONE worked over and over again! It made sense because this game is backed by a ton of evidence- based research.
After teaching for 7 years in 6 different countries and teaching all different grade levels from Pre-K to grade 3, I noticed one common theme every year. Parents were 😩STRESSED 😩 trying to teach their kids to read at home. I really didn’t understand why because at school their children were learning to read and enjoying it! I then realized 🤨 parents aren’t trained teachers, they don’t just whip up fun, engaging lessons for their children at home every night after they juggle all the hundred other duties parents have. 🤯Then during the pandemic I saw the desperation from parents… stressed their kids are behind, stressed they aren’t doing enough, stressed they aren’t being enough.
I then put together the most effective learning games I knew to get children reading at grade level FAST that is backed by evidence- based research and proven to WORK.
I am now determined to create games that make learning stress free at home and in classrooms! This allows children to retain information at a higher level and learn with more confidence.
In 2021 we were voted #1 reading game in the USA 🏆 and we can’t wait to help more children become strong readers to improve both reading and confidence!
I have created 6 additional card packs to go along with The Fidget Game to improve other grade level skills including:
1. ( Kindergarten) Addition and Subtraction ➕➖
2. (Grade 1&2 ) Addition and Subtraction
3. Telling Time🕦🕕🕚
4. Uppercase and Lowercase Letters 🔡🔠
5. Shapes and Colors 🟪🔵🔻🔸
6. Counting and Numbers 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣
I hope to continue to make learning at home and in schools stress free and fun for all the parents, teachers and children out there!
Thanks for all the support!
All my love,