School is in full swing and parents are back to being on homework duty. While it is never easy or fun to hold your kids accountable by constantly reminding them to complete his math problems and practice his spelling words every night, there are ways to practice the skills they are learning that may make the job more exciting. Use board games! Not only will you be able to spend quality time with your child, you can also incorporate what they are taking from the classroom into the game.
Here are a few games that make learning more fun:
Twister: Your child will practice his left and right and colors with this game. Twister is fun for everyone, but it can be a great learning tool for your young preschoolers and kindergarten children.
Hi Ho! Cherrio: This game is great for your young child who is just learning to add and subtract. Have your child add or take cherries away and count what’s left each time. It may also be helpful to have a piece of paper out to write down the equation.
Scrabble: Vocabulary words, spelling words, or reading can be practiced with this classic game. Your child will get points for the words he creates which will make the game seem more like a competition and not a spelling bee.
Yahtzee: Multiplication can be frustrating to learn for your elementary student. This game gives a great understanding of the skill, but disguises it with dice and a cup for a game friendly feel.
Pictionary: Vocabulary can be practiced by reading the name or description and drawing the object. Take turns guessing and drawing with your child so he is not only reading, he is also developing the meaning of the word too.
Reinforce what your child is learning in the classroom with games. Your child will not even realize he is doing school work!