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Browse our testimonials from educators across the United States to learn how Rigamajig has sparked imaginations, creativity, and fun in learning environments.

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Kids love Rigamajig

The kids of Hubbard Woods Elementary said it as plainly as you can, "We love Rigamajig!"


Problem-solving through exploration

I think the idea of a library is and should be changing. We have quiet time in our library where literacy is key, but it is also open to classes and groups. It is not a 'shushing' place but a place of exploration and creation. Students of all ages, even adults, enjoy creating with Rigamajg. It is a perfect tool for libraries and makerspaces which allows for big creations fairly quickly.

Todd Burleson, IDEA Library Lab/Makerspace at Hubbard Woods School, Winnetka, IL

Kids in charge

Children do not separate imaginative play from cognitive thinking. Rigamajg gives children the opportunity to learn through self-directed, hands-on experience. Children develop social, physical, and cognitive skills through playing with Rigamajig. I love that Rigamajig allows me to take part as an active observer. Children plan, create, and reflect on their use of the kit without guidance- they are the masters of their own creativity.

Kelsey McCann, Explore & More Children's Museum, East Aurora, NY

Discovering the ABCs of engineering

It's been fascinating to watch how our engineers have been interacting with our new Rigamajig materials. The engineering and dramatic play in this learning center evolves on a daily basis. This week three engineers, unprompted, figured out that they could create letters with the Rigamajig pieces. Working together this group created the letters "H", "L", "A", and "O". They are now interested in creating an entire alphabet that they might photograph and from which they will create a poster.

Mark Bailey, PHD, Child Learning and Development Center, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Unlimited learning potential

I have weekly engineering challenges. Rigamajig has added a completely new dimension to them. During literacy time the students use Rigamajig to build scenes from a story or construct ways to solve the character's problems. At the writing station students then write about their creations and how they solved the problems. In math the students have used them for anything from practicing tally marks, powers of 10, and making patterns and shapes to composing, decomposing, and ordering numbers.

I feel confident Rigamajg could be used to reinforce any skill in the classroom! Not only does it help us with engineering, but it also reinforces inquiry-based learning. The possibilities are truly endless!

Byron Gilliland, Jefferson STEM Elementary School, Winona, MN

An exciting addition to STEM learning

STEM in the Lower School

Students in the lower school are excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). From working with the Rigamajig—a large-scale building kit for hands-on learning—to robotics, students work together in new and interesting ways. Watch our latest video to learn more about lower school STEM!

Posted by Dexter Southfield School on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Students in the lower school are excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). From working with the Rigamajig—a large-scale building kit for hands-on learning—to robotics, students work together in new and interesting ways. Watch our latest video to learn more about lower school STEM!

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

Strong and sturdy for childhood education

We have been delighted with the addition of the Rigamajg materials to our classroom. Our class at Bing Nursery School is play-based, where 3 and 4-year-old children choose from a variety of curriculum offerings. Their play was incredibly imaginative and their pieces became sculptures, machines, and additions to drama play.

We love how sturdy, strong, and manageable the pieces are, even for young children, and have recommended them to other early childhood educators. Elementary school teachers would love these for their classrooms as well. We love Rigamajig!

Peckie Peters, Bing Nursery School, Stanford University, Stanford, CA