I loved playing board games when I was a child. My children love playing educational board games, mainly because they don’t realize that they are learning while they are playing board games. I think board games fit in perfectly with homeschooling!
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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. Educational board games, or board games in general, are a great way to practice skills.
Educational Board Games for Your Homeschool
There are so many board 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.
Kid-sized words and colorful pictures make it fun to match letter tiles to words on the grid. Players move their funny tokens up the score track as they score points. When all of the tiles have been placed on the board, the player with the most points wins!
Don't worry, your little ones won't outgrow this game; just turn the board over for the advanced level, where they come up with their own words. It's going to be letter-matching fun for everyone with Scrabble Junior!
Slide, collide and score to win the Sorry! Game. Kids draw cards to see how far they get to move one of the pawns on the board. If they land on a Slide they can zip to the end and bump their opponents' pawns – or their own!