I loved playing board games when I was a child. My children love playing board games. The great thing is, I feel like board games fit in perfectly with homeschooling! We have a great collection already, and keep adding to them as birthdays come and Christmas comes around.
When you think about it what are you doing while you play a board game?
You’re learning, or your kids are! Math, language, history, science, logic and so much more can be practiced without your kids ever catching on that real learning is taking place!
When learning is fun, kids learn so much fast and retain that knowledge better. That’s part of the reason we do hands on science experiments all the time, we do them repeatedly.
Using Board Games to Learn
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These are some of our favorite games for learning – some are junior games listed here, some aren’t. I believe that all games can be played by kids, you just have to adapt it to your child’s level. For instance my 7 year old is almost too old for Monopoly Jr already because of her math skills.
- Monopoly Jr.
- Connect Four
- Guess Who?
- Chutes and Ladders
- Scrabbles Jr.
Other board games that we also have in house and love to play:
There are so many bard games out there. So many that I would love to have, but let’s face it, I’m running out of room to shore them.
What are some of your favorite board games to play as a family?
What were your favorite games to play as a child? I loved Operation, and it is completely different (in store) now than when I was a child, though Amazon is awesome and has the original.