Now that I am homeschooling Imonni, I’m always looking for fun ways to teach her. I’ve found that she very respective to games. As a child, geography and demographics were always the toughest subjects for me. I once thought the North and the South Pole were close to each other like Nevada and California. I think part of the reason the subject was so hard for me was because it was boring. Therefore, I thought I would go a different round when it came to teaching that subject to my daughter. Today’s tips are sponsored by SimplyFun, your expert for educational games for Kids; all opinions are my own.
Luckily now innovative games are being developed, that educate and entertain children and encourages them to learn a subject matter that they do not particularly love.
SimplyFun playtime and family bonding is essential for developing skills beyond formal instruction, such as thinking skills that support decision making, creativity, and strategy. All of their game content is independently reviewed to identify key skills developed and other content that ties to U.S. national and state core standards, as well as suitability for special needs. Below are some of our favorite educational games by SimplyFun, that we think are neat.
3 Educational Games for Kids by SimplyFun
1) Global Ranking
We were blessed to receive this game from SimplyFun and at first, I didn’t think my two teenagers would like it because it is for ages 10 and up. However, right when I pulled out Global Ranking my youngest son Houston hovered over me with excitement. Although the game tested my knowledge of Geography and Demographics, I found it very easy to play and enjoyed for the entire family.
Tap into your knowledge of geography and demographics to predict the ranking of 51 countries across 10 different categories. Comparing three countries at a time, players vote for the country they think best fits the criteria shown on the spinner.
Be the first person to think of a word that starts with the letter shown and say “Pass the Rooby Roo!” to collect a Rubie. The first Player to earn four Rubies is the Winner!
3) Star Gazer
Star Gazer game helps Upper Elementary aged children with strategic thinking, spatial reasoning, and quick pattern recognition skills.
Stargazers add, remove, and swap star tokens to create stellar patterns on the board. The player who earns the most points completing star patterns wins the game.
SimplyFun offers a full array of educational games for kids. What I love the most is they have a nifty online tool that can assist you in selecting the right products to fit your child’s specific need.