10 Tips for Choosing Educational Fun Games + a GiftDecember 4th, 2012
10 Tips for Choosing Educational Fun Games and 3 Holiday Gifts for You…
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Fun Educational Games for the Holidays and Beyond!
I think most parents are similar to me…we all want the best for our kids. We want them to have down time during their vacations but we don’t want them to lose the momentum of learning either. Because of this, when my kids were still in school I would think hard to come up with ideas for how to keep my kids learning and having fun. And the ideas I came up with had to be good for more than just over the holidays but year round. Again, as a parent during the holiday season especially, just like you, I wanted to keep my kids engaged and I wanted them to have fun. I found the best way to keep my kids engaged was to take a look at educational games. So, how do you choose educational fun games?
How to Look at Fun Educational Games
Let’s put that decision on how to choose what is best for your kids into context first. There is actually a parallel for you to think about educational fun games. If I were to say to my kids what do you want for a snack, chances are they would say chips, cookies, or candy. If I were to ask them what they want to drink they would more often than not say Kool-Aid, soda, or another sugared drink. Then I think about what I would give them for a snack if I didn’t ask them. The snack I would choose would be focused on nutrition. The snack might be a piece of cheese with an apple or almonds with a piece of fruit. That is because as a mom I’m concerned about feeding my kids healthy foods that will build their bodies. The same principle applies to how do your kids spend their time playing. When my kids are playing I want them playing a fun game but also a game that will help them to stretch their imagination and or their skills.
You know as well as I do that some games are flashy and can even be addictive but do little for learning or feeding kids’ curiosity or help them develop. However, really great educational games can help your kids develop and grow and learn just like nutritious food does. So to avoid the glitz and get to the nutritious games, we have 10 tips to help you out.