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As homeschoolers, we incorporate lots of board games into our daily learning. Learning doesn’t need to be just flashcards or worksheets! There are so many games that will teach your kids things like math and counting currency or history and geography. Kids are more likely to retain information when they are having fun while learning. If you’re looking for the best educational games for kids, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a list of educational games for kids of all ages.
Educational Games for Preschoolers
I’m sure you’re tired of playing Candyland over and over again! I’m happy to tell you that there are lots of amazing games for the preschool crowd, many of them cooperative so no tears over losing. These were some of our favorites when our daughter was in the 3-6 year age range and a great way to start the love of games.
Logic games are great to play as a family. It will teach your kids how to strategize, an essential skill to have!
World culture and geography games are some of our favorites! I have an entire post on the best geography games, so make sure you check it out for a complete list of our favorites!
Let’s face it, learning math using pen and paper is quite dull. Want to teach your child how to count currency? It’s much more fun with a game where they can actually count the money vs. looking at it on paper. There are games that teach fractions, addition, etc. We love using games to teach math and I know you will too!
History games are a great way to learn about world history and specific events that your child may have read about in a book.
Science is one of the favorite subjects in our house and we do quite a bit of science experiments. Games are a great way to teach things like body systems, ecology and everything in between!
You’re in luck here because there are tons of games that teach phonics, spelling and pretty much everything to do with language arts!
Other Fun Games
In this section are games we love playing as a family. They’re fun, many incorporate strategy and learning but are not subject specific. I think everyone needs a nice big pile of these in their game closet for family game nights!
Do your kids have an iPad? I highly recommend Osmo! The starter set comes with games that teach math, spelling, problem solving, and lots of other things. We have also purchased their pizza game, which is great for teaching math since your kids will be making change and counting money. And the detective game will teach your child about the world landmarks, it’s my daughter’s personal favorite! Electronics don’t have to be mindless video watching, there are so many great game resources online!
Do you have favorite games that you play with your kids? Tell us below!