Spot It!

/ March 25, 2024

Spot It! is a quick, fun game perfect for kids and adults of any age! If you have a wide range of ages to keep occupied, a family get-together, or even just a few minutes while you wait at a

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Wildcraft

/ March 11, 2024

I purchased Wildcraft when I was first starting my herbalism studies. The company that makes it, Learning Herbs, has a wide variety of educational materials for kids and adults, at a variety of price points, and it’s all excellent. If

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Cooperative Games

/ January 11, 2024

My family loves cooperative games! They’re a great way to get lots of gameplay in while you work on strategy, logical thinking, relationships, and sportsmanship, too. We do have to be careful that one person (I’ll admit, I’m the usual

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Pre-Reading Activities

/ April 21, 2023

When I was pregnant with my oldest, I always said we’d delay reading. I’d read enough about the benefits of delaying formal education and wanted my kids to play for their first several years. However, my son had different ideas.

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Tell Tale

/ April 17, 2023

You know how little kids can just tell these wildly imaginative stories without even trying? Or is that just my kids? Well, I’m not like that. I need some help. Tell Tale is perfect for giving me the help I

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Engineering Ants

/ July 11, 2022

Do you want to introduce your younger child to STEM topics? While there are tons of great books and documentaries, nothing beats hands-on application. Engineering Ants combines fun with engineering and problem-solving for young kids. This post may contain affiliate

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Where the Wild Things Are

/ June 27, 2022

Are you like me, and do you love games based on your favorite books and movies?  If you do, and you have little ones, Where the Wild Things Are is a great addition to your collection!  I’ve heard it’s similar

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What Time Is It?

/ June 20, 2022

While digital clocks are more common than ever, analog clocks are still out there. Plus, I think they give a good visual representation of time that can be helpful. However, it can be tricky for kids to learn, which is

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Preschool Games

/ June 18, 2022

Generally, when most people think of board games, they think of games meant for teenagers or adults. Monopoly or Sorry! if they’re more mainstream, Ticket To Ride or Catan if they’re more into games, or Pandemic, GloomHaven, or any of

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Auntie Pasta’s Fraction Game

/ June 9, 2022

Fractions can be a strong point of contention among many students and their teachers. Teachers and parents know how important fractions are, but often, kids struggle with them. This is where Auntie Pasta’s Pizza Fraction Game comes in! Introduce fractions

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Botley Coding Robot

/ June 9, 2022

Okay, no, Botley is not a game.  It’s a programmable robot, perfect for preschoolers through early elementary.  Robots, programming, and STEM/STEAM not only are hot topics in today’s world, but they’ve been keen points of interest in my house.  So

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Color Mix-A-Roo

/ June 9, 2022

Color Mix-A-Roo is the perfect game for toddlers and preschoolers working on their colors! My daughter is 6 now and still enjoys the game. Unfortunately, it appears to be out of print, but it can still be found on eBay.

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Eye Found It!

/ June 9, 2022

While games for preschoolers are getting more common, there aren’t as many of them as for older kids. The Richard Scarry’s Busytown version of Eye Found It! is great for young kids, while other versions of Eye Found It! can

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Goldie Blox STEM Kits

/ June 9, 2022

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and has been all the rage lately. Goldie Blox STEM kits help with at least Science and Engineering. If you’d like to introduce your preschool or early elementary student to STEM topics,

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Robot Turtles

/ June 9, 2022

Do you have a young child who loves robots, coding, or even turtles? Are you wanting to introduce your child to coding in a friendly, fun way? Look no further than Robot Turtles! Robot Turtles is a great off-screen introduction

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Silly Sentences

/ June 8, 2022

Do your kids need extra practice reading? Or how about some practice with grammar? Silly Sentences is a great game for kids to practice these language arts skills, and have a lot of fun, too! This post may contain affiliate

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BOB Books

/ June 8, 2022

No, BOB Books are not a game, but they are great for teaching small children how to read.  I see lots of early literacy questions in various homeschool groups and forums. I thought I would share here how I taught

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Happy Hats

/ June 8, 2022

Happy Hats, created by the creators of Bob Books, is a great little game for young readers.  Unfortunately, my kids outgrew it long before I thought of writing this blog, so I have neither pictures nor a gameplay video for you,

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I Sea 10!

/ June 8, 2022

I Sea 10! is a fantastic game for helping young children work on counting, addition and subtraction, and especially making 10. You know, learning that 6+4=10, or 3+7=10. Really knowing how to make 10 makes it much easier to add

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Math Explosion

/ June 8, 2022

When I first opened the box to Math Explosion, I was dismayed at its cheapness.  The box is such that the only way to store all the game components in it, is for the volcano to be folded, which can

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