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Kids love games, but in this fast-paced digital world we live in, educational board games are often overlooked. Learning board games can be fun and useful tools in the classroom and in a homeschool setting.
Classic Educational Board Games
Introduce your kids to some old favorites, like Scrabble, which has players rearrange their chosen letters to find new words that can connect with letters of already played words and Pictionary, a game that has players convey the meaning of a word without using letters but instead by drawing pictures.
New Learning Games
Add some new educational board games to your old collection as well. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Board Game is a game taken from a popular television show. This game tests your knowledge of trivia based on a 5th grade level.
Board Games by Subject
Are the members of your family history buffs? If so, check out board games, such as Civil War Game by Learningames and other history board games, like the Lewis and Clark Adventure Game, Trail Blazer Game, and Professor Noggins Famous Inventions Game. Games are also great for reinforcing phonics, comphrehension, spelling, and math skills.
Board Games by Age
You can also try some early learning games geared towards specific age groups. Preschoolers love the Goodnight Moon Game, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game, and other board games based on books. Many elementary aged kids prefer Money Bags and Great States. Preteens and teens love Totally Gross and Perplexcity.
So, the next time your kids start complaining about school work, maybe it's time to take a break and have some fun together. They'll still be learning, but they'll be too busy to notice!