Great Educational Preschool Board Games

Next to books, board games are high on my list of educational “tools” for preschoolers. They make learning so much fun, teach good sportsmanship, and are a great way to spend quality time together. Below are some our favorite preschool board games. If you have others, please share in the comments section!   Build a Robot Game (Find out more or buy through Amazon…) I am pretty sure that this game was made specifically for my son. It is no wonder that it was awarded the Oppenheim Best Toy award. It has everything that a preschoolers like: a spinner, sturdy…

Ideas and Tips for Playing Cards with Preschoolers

Now that we have mastered Uno (see my post: Playing Uno with a Preschooler), we have moved on to other, more “sophisticated” preschool card games. In fact, playing card games has become one of my favorite activities to do with my preschooler. Not only is it a fun bonding experience, but he somehow manages to learn something new every time we do it. Advantages of Playing Card Games with Preschoolers: Fun way to spend time together Gives my preschooler the opportunity to practice; colors, numbers, matching, etc. Expands his vocabulary to include card-related words like shuffling, dealing, hand, etc. Provides…

Is it wrong that I am happy my preschooler lost at UNO?

There are rules to playing cards that go beyond the rules of the specific card game you are playing. There is a certain etiquette to dealing, playing, winning, and losing. There is a vocabulary; dealer, shuffle, draw, discard pile. The only way you can learn is by doing it. Last night, I set out to teach my son how to play UNO.¬†Before we started, I removed all of the Skips, Draw 2’s, and other funky cards as well as all cards that¬†were higher than 5. This left us with a more manageable deck and a lot less to teach/learn. So,…