Looking for a gift that will get your child off the couch, away from a screen and potentially learning over winter break? We’ve found a few educational games that are sure to excite and keep the kids busy this year.
Disguised as a treasure hunt, uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game is a multi-award-winning children’s literacy game that gets kids physically active as they read clues and search to find a hidden surprise. Open the uKloo box and discover 54 clue cards, a Picture Helper reference poster, 12 blank Surprise cards and 12 blank Write Your Own Clue cards. The edu-tainment game has been proven effective for early readers, reluctant readers, ADHD, ADD, and children on the Autism Spectrum.
For more advanced readers, try uKloo’s Riddle Edition. This thinking game is the next-step for youngsters to reach even higher reading levels. Parents lay riddle cards around the house to create a trail leading to a surprise. An enclosed hints booklet can be accessed if the child gets stuck. If the child is really stuck and needs the answer they must reflect upon it – in a mirror! Parents decide how many cards to use, which cards to use and leave out, and what type of surprise will best motivate the child. After all, who knows their kids best? Game includes 75 riddle cards, a Hints Helper booklet, a Secret Answers list, Write your Own Riddle cards pad, Surprise cards pad and tips to write your own riddles.
If your child is learning to count money, then have a little fun with it in this all new Exact Change card game. The goal is to play all of your cards first. You can discard cards by matching the color of the last card played, by matching the currency value (play a penny on a penny), or by making EXACT CHANGE. Making exact change allows you to discard multiple cards that add up to the value of the last card played. If the last card played shows a quarter, you can make exact change by playing two dimes and a nickel…allowing you to discard three cards in one play!
How about learning to tell time? Kids won’t need to ask what time it is after playing this fast paced, cooperative game called Perfect Timing. They set their game clock to the right place in time. Players work together to move the hands of the clock and get it to read the time on the 12 clock cards. If the time is passed on a clock card, that clock busts! Match the clocks without busting three times and everybody wins! The whole family or an afterschool playdate will enjoy solving this challenge.
For kids who are working towards fluency in math, try Lightning Fast Math! Without counting on their fingers, kids solve simple arithmetic equations in their head while playing cards. Players flip over a card from the draw pile; keeping the card they flipped face up in front of them. All cards have a number, color and math symbol. When two players have a card with a matching color and math symbol, they go head to head to see who can solve the problem first. For example: if two players have blue cards with plus symbols, the first player to add the numbers on the cards and call out the answer wins the other player’s card. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
Finally, everyone in the house will want to try this jumbled crossword brainteaser. Part word game, part crossword puzzle, WordQ is actually 40 great puzzles in one box. Great for solo play or while traveling to Grandma’s house for the holidays. This is the ideal stocking stuffer for the crossword lover! Various levels allow for challenging gameplay!
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