Posted on Apr 02, 2012 | Comments 0
There are a lot of learning games that you could get for your school children. In fact there are so many that choosing one might become overwhelming. In case you would like to find the best, you just have to think about the abilities of the little one.
1. Wit’s End Junior
This is for the age group of 8-12 years and 2-6 people can play it. There are a lot of things that the kids can learn from this game, including history, geography and science.
There are also some skills that they can develop, like reasoning, concentrating and sequencing. It also represents a challenge because the kids have to think about riddles and rhymes. There are 160 cards in the game that come with more than 1,200 questions.
2. Stare! Junior Edition
This game is for ages 6-12 and for 2-6 players. The main focus of the game is concentration and memory. The players have to look at a picture for 30 minutes and then they have to answer a series of questions regarding the picture. There are 160 pictures and 960 questions.
3. Sequence for Kids
This game for learning is for the age group 3-6 years and for 2-4 players. Just as in the previous case, the game focuses on memory and concentration, but also on strategy. The players have to pick cards and place chips on the board according to the cards. The main point is to get four chips in a row. There are other sequence games as well that older children can play.
4. Rush Hour
The minimum age for this game is 8. The game is great because it teaches children reasoning and logic, it develops critical thinking, problem solving, and strategy development. The goal of the game is to get the car out of the traffic jam. The game gradually becomes more and more difficult, and there are 40 cards to work with. For younger children there is the game Traffic Jam Junior.
In this case the minimum age required is 7, and the game is for 2-8 players. The game focuses on language skills and spelling. Each player gets a number of letters that he or she has to use in order to create words. The player that doesn’t have any letters left wins the game. The advantage of it is that it isn’t as frustrating as Scrabble.
Boggle is a game for children of at least 8 years old and for 2-6 players. The game teaches children about vocabulary and spelling while developing special visualization. During the game there are letters dropped into the grid and the players have to find as many words as they can in a given time period, making sure that the words they find are worth as many points as possible.
Playing learning games is fun, and the best thing about them is that they can easily become a family activity, promoting family bonding. Remember that playing games is a great activity for lazy Saturdays.
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