As the back-to-school period approaches, you might be searching for ways to prepare your child for success — while keeping their eyes unglued from their beloved screens. One creative way is by finding games to enhance the skills they might be lacking or need to brush up on. To make your search easier, here are six "edutaining" games to get your kids excited about learning.
Scholastic Race Across the USA Game
This board game is an engaging way for children to learn about the United States. The whole family can join in on the fun and race to visit six states, collecting a "state card" from each one before returning to your home state to win the game. Recommended for those eight and up, the questions cater to the grade level of each player — allowing for a competitive and mentally stimulating challenge.
Mathematics can be one of the most challenging subjects in school — and as your kids advance in grade level, the difficulty increases. Help develop your child’s mathematical abilities with this fast-paced, yet addictive math game. Compete to find equations hidden among nine number cards and once the deck runs out, the person with the most cards wins. If you find the game too difficult for your young ones, the rules are adjustable to match their needs — with lower numbers mostly included.
Combine classic bingo with animals and colorful poop and you get a family-friendly game that’ll have you and your kids laughing. Beautifully illustrated with an array of animals and their uniquely-shaped poop, this game has your kids racing to win BINGO. With eight game boards to accomodate up to eight players, your kids will learn about the animals of the world in an entertaining, yet educational way.
Help boost your kindergartener’s confidence, while enhancing their reading comprehension and phonic skills. Super Words is an ideal game for kids who enjoy hands-on learning. Improve their ability to rhyme and think, while keeping them engaged with new words and sounds.
Write is an important skill to have when entering the classroom. Improve your child’s pen control and tackle their fear of making errors with Skillmatics’ I Can Write pack. The pack comes with 14 repeatable activities that will test your child’s ability to critically think, problem solve, and focus. They’ll learn about patterns, numbers, colors, and shapes — while gaining the ability to create and write their own sentences.
With 12 puzzle pieces, 200 puzzle challenges, and an illustrated puzzle book, kids, teens, and adults will enjoy this brain teaser. After picking a design from the book, players use 2D puzzles and 3D pyramids to place pieces into the correct positions — all while filling the empty spaces with remaining pieces. Depending on the level you choose, the difficulty level increases. Sort through hundreds of possible combinations to get the right one to complete the puzzle.