With kids and many parents at home, it's an ideal time to play some fun, educational games and connect with your loved ones.
What are the Different Types of Educational Games?
Some games reinforce educational lessons such as place value, basic writing, or part of speech, while others can serve as activities that strengthen areas of cognition such as processing speed, working memory, or executive functioning. So where can you find some new and engaging games?
Good Sensory Learning is a Great Source for Educational Games
Fun, multisensory games and playful lessons are at the heart of Good Sensory Learning, and to keep the prices down and assure speedy processing, all the products are available as digital downloads. Although this can require some printing, many of the resources can be used on a tablet and made interactive by utilizing Zoom or drawing apps. To learn more about this strategy, CLICK HERE.
This blog focuses on just a few of the many publications:
- Hey, What's the Big Idea: This fast pace game helps players quickly generate main ideas and details, vital concepts in both reading and writing.
- Piggy Banking: This fun board game introduces players to financial concepts such as bounced checks and rebates, develops skills for money management, and provides practice with word problems.
- Grammar Games Galore: Five card games make learning the parts of speech a breeze.
- Show Don't Tell Games: These descriptive writing games offer a great and effective way to teach reluctant writers.
- Word Shuffle: This fun game strengthens processing speed and language skills. Quickly, players understand and use figurative language, literary terms parts of speech, and grammar terms.
- Reading Games Bundle: This is a large selection of elementary reading games that work beautifully with any phonics or Orton-Gillingham based reading program.
- Executive Functioning Games Bundle: These four card games help to strengthen processing speed and executive functioning skills such as sustained attention, stamina, working memory, attention to detail, mental shifting and more.
- Place Value Panic: This fun, elementary math game helps students learn and practice place value.
- 5 Ws Detectives: This engaging elementary, writing game allows students to act as detectives and solve silly cases by defining the Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
If you would like to learn about some of the other games that are offered at Good Sensory Learning, CLICK HERE.
Are There Games I Can Play with My Kids When I'm Not Home?
If you are not with your family, you don't have to miss out on the fun. Just last week, I wrote a blog about five, free games you can play during online, Zoom sessions. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
I hope this inspires you to reach out to loved ones and play some fun games that benefit the brain!!
Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.
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