Educational games for kids to combine play and learning!
A wide range of board games, card games, bingo games, memory games and tons of other games for kids have one common denominator: they give you valuable opportunities to spend quality time together, foster the bond between parents and children, and help everyone to learn new things in an atmosphere of fun. Find your favorite game and enjoy precious time together!
The best educational games for young children
Do you know how important it is to play with your toddler? The first educational games for 1-3-year-olds should obviously be age appropriate: with illustrations that are attractive to children, the appropriate level of detail and color, a small number of pieces and, above all, very simple rules. Most importantly, you shouldn’t even require toddlers to follow them! They have plenty of time to learn how to play the “right” way. During this early stage, just have fun together in different ways, using pieces of the game, making up your own rules, and modifying them on the fly.
For example, in the classic Banana Panda bingo game the players choose among the circles placed facedown to find the ones that match their boards. This game develops memory and perceptiveness. However, a toddler can use one board and a limited number of circles for matching to keep things simple. This is a great way to train hand-eye coordination and attentiveness, as well as learn new words, such as animal names and colors.
A memory game offers the same benefits and toddlers love to search through the pieces to find the ones that match. You can also play this game with a time limit! Let your toddler win and help him or her if needed. To test your child’s vigilance and provoke even more laughter, you can even make mistakes on purpose! It is important for your child to associate games with fun and an enjoyable way to spend time.
Playing with older children – educational games for preschoolers
The older the child, the easier it is for them to learn and follow the rules of a game. Our games, even those designed with little ones in mind, are actually very versatile and grow with your children. So they are suitable for ages 4-6. Moreover, older children and adults can join in the fun with younger siblings – these products make for excellent family games. A pre-schooler is also better at dealing with the difficult emotions associated with losing – each game is a great opportunity to talk about feelings and how to deal with them.
Older children have more knowledge and capabilities, and are ready for new challenges. Play memory games or dominoes with your pre-schooler by following the agreed rules. You can support your child by letting them win, although you may find out very quickly that it isn’t necessary at all! A friend of ours often plays memory games with her children. She enjoys it, but points out that the game has one disadvantage: in games of parents versus children, the kids almost always win no matter how well the adults play!
See how versatile the much-loved domino game is! For little ones, it’s a jigsaw puzzle: they can put two or more pieces together by choosing the right illustrations. Older children can gradually learn the rules of the game and play picture dominoes. Classic dominoes, in which pieces with the same number of pips should be placed end to end, are a great game for older children who are already starting to count – and this is a great way to support number learning.
A new dimension of educational fun: your own board game!
Properly selected by theme, games allow your child to broaden their interests and inspire them to acquire new information. The games support concentration, logical and strategic thinking, and patience. Moreover, as always, we encourage you to be creative. Create your own rules while playing with your favorite games or … make your own board game! With just a pinch of imagination, creating a customized board game is a breeze.
For do-it-yourself educational puzzle board games, prepare the pieces and dice, and assemble your favorite puzzles. Use the puzzles as boards that the players can navigate according to the rules you’ve agreed on. You can use Suuuper Size Puzzle Alphabet Train or Make-a-Match Puzzle Number Train for counting, or turn them into games that teach letters or numbers.
Learning and fun in one – educational games for young learners
Older children not only understand how to follow the rules of a game, but they also know what they like to play. Children attending school should be offered toys that support their interests and the acquisition and consolidation of classroom knowledge in an appealing way. It is also important to demonstrate that fun doesn’t require a computer or phone, and that knowledge is power!
Are you ready to play? Which educational games will you choose for you and your children? Play on!