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It would take a few pages to list the Best Family Board and Card Games, but I hope the list provided here will give you hours of fun and learning with your family.
Games provide many opportunities for academic practice at every age and stage of learning.
"Preschoolers and elementary aged students greatly enjoy games! Although parents often cringe at playing games like Candyland (ugh!), there are great lessons for kids in these simple games. Here are just a few reasons to play:
- Taking turns When you get down to the basics, playing games is about taking turns. Small children benefit from learning this skill. The earlier the better!
- Counting Basic gameplay usually includes counting.
- Sorting Some games ask kids to sort objects as part of the gameplay. Sorting is a great math skill that teaches kids to discriminate.
- Reading Although there are many games for pre-readers, these games still help preschoolers practice pre-reading skills. As your children age and play more complex games, there is more reading to practice.
- Decision Making Even games without much strategy require making simple decisions.
- Math Operations Whether you are playing with money or making a decision about a play, simple math comes into play.
- Group Interactions Learning the etiquette of group play goes beyond taking turns and includes learning to interact with other players in various ways." Bright Ideas Press
Teens are developing their complex reasoning ability. Choose games that will help their strategic thought, and you will see improvement. Playing with older children and teens gives parents a challenge. Are you up for it?
Playing games with your children has more than academic benefits. It creates discussion, fun, stress relief, and time to relax and enjoy life together. Family time should always be a priority. Like I say to my family, "I want to do something together that builds relationship, I don't want to sit around a screen and just breath the same air."
Build relationship and have fun learning at the same time!
Read more about helping your children strengthen their brains with games. Watch your Child's Reading, Math, and Confidence Soar by Playing Games Free
Animal Upon Animal- 2-4 players, ages 4 and up
Blink- Ages 4- Adult- Brain strengthening
Candy Land- 2-4 players, ages 3 and up
Chutes and Ladders- 2-4 players, ages 3 and up
Go Fish- 2-6 players, ages 4 and up
Memory- 2-6 players, ages 3 and up
Trouble- 2-4 players, ages 4 and up
Ages 5- 10
7 Wonders- 2-7 players, ages 8 and up
Aggravation- 2-6 players, ages 6 and up
Battleship- 2 players, ages 7 and up
Blokus- 2-4 players, ages 5 and up
Boggle- 1-8 players, ages 8 and up
carcassone- 2-5 players, ages 7 and up
Chess- 2 players, ages 6 and up
Clue- 2-6 players, ages 8 and up
Dominos- 2-10 players, ages 5 and up
Dutch Blitz- 2-4 players, ages 8 and up
Get Bit- 3-6 players, ages 7 and up
Guess Who- 2 players, ages 5 and up (attention to detail, being able to recall characteristics and attributes of a person, and strategy)
Guesstures- 4-99 players, ages 8 and up
Jenga- ages 6 and up (Strategy, critical thinking, and small motor skills are needed to win this game.)
Kerplunk- 2-4 players, ages 5 and up
Money Bags- ages 7 and up
Money Match Me Cards- ages 6- 8
Pandemic- 2-4 players, ages 8 and up
Parcheesi- 2-6 players, ages 5 and up
Pass the Pigs- 2-10 players, ages 7 and up
Pit- 3-8 players, ages 7 and up
Qwitch- 2-5 player, ages 7 and up- Brain strengthening
Qwirkle- 2-4 players, ages 6 and up
Qwixx-2-5 players, ages 8 and up
Roll For It- 2-8 players, ages 8 and up
Scrabble- 2-4 players, ages 8 and up
Sequence- 2-12 players, ages 7 and up
Sorry!- 2-4 players, ages 6 and up
Spot it- 2-5 player, ages 6 and up- Brain strengthening
Stare Jr 2nd Edition- 2- 1- players, ages 6 and up- Brain strengthening
Stratego- 2 players, ages 8 and up
Sushi Go!- 2-5 players, ages 8 and up
Tenzi- 2-4 players, ages 7 and up
The Allowance Game- 2-4 players, ages 5 and up
The Game of Life- 2-6 players, ages 8 and up
Ticket to Ride- 2-5 players, ages 8 and up
UNO- 2-10 players, ages 6 and up
Yatzee- 2-10 players, ages 6 and up
Ages 10 and up
Apples to Apples- 4-10 players, ages 12 and up
Catch Phrase- 2-16 players, ages 12 and up
Caverna- 1-7 players, ages 12 and up
Clock Patience- 10 and up
Dominion- 2-4 players, ages 13 and up
Money Wise Kids- ages 7-12
Forbidden Island- 2-4 players, ages 10 and up
Puerto Rico- 2-5 players, ages 12 and up
Risk-2-5 players, ages 10 and up
Set- ages 8- adult- Brain Strengthening
Settlers of Catan- 3-4 players, ages 10 and up
Splendor- 2-4 players, ages 13 and up
Stare- 2 or more players, ages 13 and up- Brain strengthening
Terra Mystica- 2-5 players, ages 12 and up
Trivial Pursuit- 2-6 players, ages 12 and up
Head Full of Numbers by Learning Resources- 2-4 players, 5 and up
Thinkfun Math Dice®- 2 and up players, ages 6 and up
Tenzi Dice Game by Tenzi- 2-6 players, ages 7 and up
Farkle by Legendary Games- 2 and up players, ages 8 and up
Monopoly by Hasbro- 2-6 players, ages 8 and up
Math for Love Prime Climb- 2-4 players, ages and 11 and up
CASHFLOW by The Rich Dad Company- 2-6 players, ages 14 and up
Pick a game and ask your kids to play!
Enjoying the journey,
Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 31years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and five adorable grandchildren. Three of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams
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