Category: Games for Learning

Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 7

In the games that I’ve introduced so far in this series I’ve introduced some pretty powerful skill-building games designed, for the most part, for multiple players.  Today we’re going solo.   Do you have a tactile learner on your hands, one who learns best through the sense of touch?  Even if you don’t, this hands-on …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 6

Raise your hand if your family likes to laugh.  (Check). Raise your hand if you like to help them learn, too.  (Check). Now raise your hand if you love to be silly with your kids.   Even if you need a little help in that department, Game 6 in this series Why This Game is …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 5

Initially I saw this game and thought, “That’s nice, but it’s mostly good for story-telling and vocabulary building.”  Both skills are useful, but they don’t really make the cut for this particular blog series.   And then I dove deeper.   And then I fell head over heels for this brain-building, fun-for-kids, can’t-get-enough-of-it game!   …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 4

Game 4 in the series Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain addresses a skill that technically is not an official learning disability.   However, a student with slow processing speed is likely going to struggle to learn in some way or another.   And, in my experience, learning “disabilities” can often go …

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Why this Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 3

When it comes to teaching sight words in educational therapy, or in any educational setting, really, we either find ourselves a nice little premade set of flashcards, or we go through quite a bit of tedious cutting and writing and creating DIY flashcards of our own.  It’s not the least bit exciting, which is why …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 2

When I introduced Game 1 in this series, Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain, I also discussed the importance of visual spatial skills.  Of course, that’s just one area that children who have gaps in their learning abilities may have difficulty with.   Would you believe they may also experience difficulty with …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 1

When it comes to helping children overcome learning difficulties (a.k.a. learning disabilities, a.k.a. learning differences), my favorite way to teach, and typically children’s favorite way to learn, is by playing games.   Because some games can be so fun and effective at strengthening targeted learning skills, I decided that it was time for me to …

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