The Gypsy Gameschooler is all about sharing board games to help you find the best ones for you and your kids.  I want you to (eventually) be able to look up any game and find a detailed review here, with a link to a play-through on our youtube channel, and be able to decide if it’s a game you want.  I post a new game review weekly, but sometimes add a bonus post mid-week.  I also have some other homeschooling resources (especially books) that have really helped us on our journey.

Here at Gypsy Gameschooler, you can look for posts organized by subject – science, math, history, geography, reading, writing, spelling, music, and so much more. There are individual game reviews and round-up posts, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s also easy to search for the game, subject, or topic you’re looking for. If all else fails, send me an email and I can help you out!

My family’s journey to gameschooling

I had decided to homeschool my kids before I even got pregnant. I didn’t really think too much on the “how,” except I wanted to delay formal education.  But then my son turned one year old and was instantly obsessed with letters.  Not wanting to miss this window of interest, I started teaching him his letters. What followed was more emphasis on learning than I had expected or wanted so early.  By 5, he was tired of doing math on Khan Academy, and we needed a change.

I’d been hearing about gameschooling since my son was about 3, but it took until he was 5 for me to finally look into it.  And I was instantly in love and hooked!  We began playing games for our math, and both my kids’ skills soared!  (My daughter was nearly 4 when we started.)  From there, our gaming has increased to encompass many different subjects, and we’re still having fun with it.

My background in education and pedagogy supports my obsession with play-based learning. I got my master’s in education from Michigan State University in 2013. In my classes, I learned all about motivation to learn, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, how people learn things, how to teach math and science, and more. However, don’t let this make you think you need an advanced degree to teach your kids! You don’t! I just went the long way before deciding to homeschool.

Welcome to gameschooling, and I can’t wait for you and your kids to have more fun together!