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Apr 1, 2019

If things are fun, they gain relevance and children remember them and games are fun for us, too!  In this episode, Maria and Sheila discuss age-appropriate ways to incorporate games into our daily activities to make things more fun and educational for our children.


“The single most important skill that parents can acquire is playing.” - Lawrence J. Cohen


Learning happens so much more quickly through play than through any other method and with schools pushing for more and more academics, it's even more important that we incorporate play-based learning into our family time activities.

In this episode, we provide research and resources for age-appropriate games that are timeless and fun for the whole family.  Incorporating games into your family time will also help to develop and nurture the family culture that you desire.


Resources From This Episode:

Toddler/Preschool Games:

  • play silks
  • wooden blocks
  • puzzles
  • puppets
  • legos
  • magnatiles
  • chutes and ladders
  • snails pace
  • connect4

Card games for younger children:

  • Uno
  • Go Fish
  • Old Maid

Older card games:

  • 5 Crowns
  • Spoons
  • Egyptian War

Individual Games:

  • Perplexus
  • Labrynth
  • Puzzles
  • Solitaire

Learning Games for 6 and up:

  • Gobblet
  • Cathedral
  • Clue
  • Life
  • Apples to Apples
  • Battleship
  • Sequence
  • Rummy Kub
  • Yahtzee
  • Boggle
  • Mastermind
  • Chess
  • Checkers