Karla says, “Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro is a great way for budding designers to learn to think outside the box… (It actually does come in a box but you know what I mean!) …and to know what questions to ask. So what is it? I wasn’t sure myself at first. I thought it might be a beginning graphics art course, but no. The best way I can describe it is that it’s an open-ended game to develop creative thinking skills.” Read the rest of her review at Roads to Everywhere.
Arijess says, “Since my 15yo has always been interested in animation and art but has disliked official art lessons, Extraordinaires Design Pro looked interesting to me… Basically, it is a game that teaches product design. It assumes that you are the product designer and you are designing something for a client.” Read more of her review at Homeschool Chumash.
Meg says, “Are you looking for a high school art program that is unique, has enough content for an elective credit, encourages creative thinking, AND is affordable?? Look no further than The Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro!” Read the rest of her review at Homeschool Gameschool.
Samantha says, “Extraordinaires Design Studios is geared for ages 8 and up and will have your child coming up with mind-boggling inventions.” Read the rest of her review at As They Grow Up.
MaryAnne says, “Eight-year-old Johnny LOVES this design studio! He has designed something every single day this week! Johnny has said several times that he wants to be an inventor when he grows up. The Extraordinaires Design Studio is an excellent way for him to hone his innovative design skills!” Read more of her review at Mama Smiles.
Brittney says, “I love that [Extraordinaire’s Design Studio] is more than just drawing a designated object. You’re not following someone else’s how-to to get to a cookie cutter finish. It’s an exercise in allowing personal creativity to take over, which is why I think it’s perfect for the child who likes to sketch new ideas, create, invent, and imagine.” Read the rest of her review at Mom’s Heart.
Kimberly says, “I love finding great things to use as part of our homeschooling that will encourage creativity at any age. Recently we received the Extraodinaires Design Studio case to try out and its been just what my son needed. He has a very creative side, but when it comes to drawing and anything crafty he was lacking confidence.” Read the rest of her review at Natural Beach Living.
A guest post by John Fiore. When the Creativity Hub set out to make a plaything that would introduce young people to design thinking, they ultimately created The Extraordinaires Design Studio®, a wonderful combination of empathy, design, and self-esteem building that invites every child to do much more than just draw. As part of Timberdoodle’s Fifth Grade Curriculum Kit, The Extraordinaires Design Studio® can easily be integrated into a variety of subject area activities to support or extend values-based curriculum goals. Writing and Empathy Every great design idea starts with a meaningful purpose. The larger-than-life clients depicted on the double-sided Extraordinaires’ character cards have larger-than-life […]
If I said things to you like, “To play they need to think, work and be creative…It can be played over and over with nearly endless combinations…This would also work well in a camp or classroom situation!” that sounds like something you’d want to know more about, right? Me too! Well you can. Those are all statements from Renee over at Little Earthling Blog, and she’s talking about her thoughts on Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro. She has much more to say about it over on the full review on her blog, as well as a plethora of fun pictures of them […]
Over at Chasing Supermom, she worked with her kids to review the Extraordinaires Design Studio, and it sure seems like they had a great time with it. We’re just going to share a little of their experience here with you; you’ll have to click over to her blog to view the full review (but trust us, you want to). “As my kids were using the product for the first time, I noticed how many skill sets they were employing as they worked. Creative writing, critical thinking, story-telling, reasoning, and art blended so seamlessly.”