When creative thinking, development, values, and upcycling get together...

Meet the SmART games

A fascinating educational, hand-made game methodology, that integrates fine, gross, and sensory motor skills and also cognitive, emotional, and social skills into a single innovative package.

Kids learn how to create mind provoking games, that also serve as tools to practice motor skills, at home and in educational systems, as a team or as individuals.

Each game opens up a world of creativity.  As most of the games are interlinked in a typical way, when they are mixed together, the sky is the limit to the dynamic and learning out of enthusiasm they bring with them.

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Thinking out of many boxes in one book

An empowering and super creative activity book for the whole family, and for educational settings.

Meet the SmART game method that provides an empowering, exciting, challenging, and fun response to a whole bunch of developmental and value-based needs and enables every child to discover his or her strengths and develop in an enjoyable manner at his or her own pace.

Create together multi-faceted, recycling-based games, that combine practicing the most basic skills required for a proper cognitive, motor, social, and emotional fields of development, and spark your creative thinking!

    Meet the book:   

B SmART 'n PLAY

Play, explore, connect and have endless fun with games YOU create.

 

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Kids don't need much to create so much fun. The best learning occurs through an interactive experience.

 

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Bell’s knowledge and understanding towards children’s learning was remarkable. She introduced me to the educational games which she had just started to create. I tried these games with my son and noticed that I was able to retain his focus and attention a lot longer. My son and I found these games intriguing, fun and developing.

Bell, you have no idea how much these educational games have helped my son develop sound foundation in his early years. He has developed key skills such as social skill and cognitive skill which assist him in everyday life. Teaching my son through physical activities and games was the best way to engage his attention and for him to retain information and build his confidence - life changing "simple" little adjustments."    - Ruby Malhi

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Our pre-K students at Jack in the Box School in Closter were thrilled to play with “B SmART ‘n play” games with Mrs. Bell Telem Goudsmit! The children followed the steps allowing them to reach each level until the game was done. Each time Mrs. Bell visited, the same game was used in totally different ways paying attention to the differences and similarities of shapes and sizes, colors and locations. The game allowed the children to learn basic math skills along with a variety of thought and movement activities, creativity and most of all, fun. The children were totally engaged and fascinated. I admire Bell’s endeavor and hard work in creating basic games that will benefit many children. We can’t wait until the next book is published!

~ Sue Arlia  (Owner/Director)

 

This is a special book, with a rationale of astonishingly caliber, that introduces a new, fresh and different approach that integrates inquiry, arts and crafts, and movement and is suited for an era in which social skills are becoming a precious commodity, as are creativity and understanding of the variance that exists among learners and the learning environment.
The book teaches teachers and parents how to engage the child in a creative manner and in a positive atmosphere that suits his or her individual abilities. The games in the book are interesting, fun and easy to grasp, enabling parents to spend quality time with their children and encourage interaction between siblings, which is often lacking nowadays.
Dr. Israel Harari has been a member of the senior faculty at the Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute, Israel, for some 30 years, the past head of the Department of Movement and Sports, and the director of the Department of Teacher Education during the last decade of his work at the college.
- Dr. Israel Harari

"I heard quite a bit about the workshops and the creative games. Registering my two sons to the workshop during the holidays' break was a good opportunity to check what everyone was talking about. On the first day, the children came home so happy. The excitement of their experience was remarkable. At the end of the workshop, we discovered together the qualities and uniqueness of these games.

Nowadays, children do not use their imagination too often and everything is so available and easy to get. We found in these games and in this amazing method, a source of infinite creativity and a wonderful experience for all ages. Even my youngest son found himself playing with the older kids, with games they created.

I, as a mother, was privileged to be exposed to a magical world of a genius game. Simplicity, on one hand, and complexity, on the other, especially creativity and imagination, that are so lacking nowadays.

The book "B SmART 'n PLAY" is a real treasure and the children are very excited to explore it more and more." ~ Shira Cohen

"Dear Bell,
Thanks for the lovely and enjoyable activity.
Two hours of unending creativity and thinking outside the box taught me how to connect with my child and enjoy it and not through conventional box games.
Your patience and personal attention to each child contributed to the ability of all children to integrate and enjoy themselves sometimes individually, and sometimes together as a group.
There is no doubt that this isn't only an experience that leaves you wanting to do it again, but it also teaches how to look at the small and banal things around us and see the potential that exists in them to become a game, which is all fun." - Tal Steinberg

 

Bell's workshops are fantastic and each workshop is different. Every workshop is enriching and contributes to the children's development in a spectacular way!! My kids are young (3 and 5) and they both had a fabulous time. Each of them gained different things from the workshop. Bell manages to adapt her workshops to a variety of ages and enables each child to experience and succeed according to his or her abilities.

With simple materials, the children succeed in creating such special things in Bell's workshops and they discover that not everything that glitters shine brighter and that they are capable of creating very special things with the power of their thought and the challenges that they face. Aside from the fact that Bell is especially creative, her ability to listen, her giving and her assistance throughout the workshops are unique and so the participants' enjoyment and pleasure are especially great.” - Aluma Cohen-Netser

Social activities, here we come!

The human body is the most complex machine that was ever created. The face of the world constantly change, but not the most fundamental needs of the human being.

What is the contribution of social activities to the child’s development and why is it so important to encourage kids to be often involved in social activities?

All human beings are social beings, and children are no exception. It is important for a child to develop socially for them to competently interact with other beings.  By playing a child is encouraged to share ideas with others. Through teamwork, a child can appreciate others and relate well with them.

Feel the felt…and then, create

Sometimes, small details can make a whole lot of difference.

SmART games are more than your masterpiece: they are your new games. There are endless ideas to the activities you can play with them, and therefore, creating them well is the most basic step that we need to pay the attention to.

When we talk SmART, felt is one of my favorite materials to create with. Picking the right types of felt will increase your chances of loving your final product. Felt is a durable fabric that can be soft, flexible, dense and of the perfect thickness to work with happily . All you have to do is pick the right felt for you.

Services

  • Kids' SmART workshops and mini-camps for 5 to 12-year-olds
  • Parents-children's workshops and activities for 3 to 12-year-olds- plan, design, create and play together in a creative and fun environment. Connect through play and art, and take with you home plenty of new ideas, how to produce so much learning, development, and enjoyment with so little.
  • Enrichment programs in educational settings (preschools, elementary schools)- children play with original SmART games and create their own games as a group- they feel the power of together and use it to create unique and valuable games that activate their body, mind, and soul.
  • Games-creating workshops for parents and educators- creating multitasking SmART games to take home and activate the children in many creative ways. The adults enjoy creating and the kids can't wait to play.
  • "The power of together" yearly projects for educational settings.
  • Birthday parties- Pick a theme from a SmART list, and have a special birthday party, in which your guests activate their creative side in movement, art, and play with SmART games and activities. For 5 to 10-year-olds.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Address:
P.O Box 128, Closter, NJ, 07624

Phone:
201-6570323

Email:
bell@bsmartnplay.com

 

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