Monday, October 1, 2012

Adding some fun to our school day…

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  This week’s Schoolhouse Blog Cruise topic is “Homeschooling with Games.”  Since I blogged about this last spring, I thought I’d revisit that post….

 

Our family has always loved board games. Over the years, we have accumulated a LOT of them. Many typical family/ party games have educational value…Scrabble and other word games, games that involve counting money (or even just counting spaces for little ones), or anything that uses the mind, like Scattergories, Pictionary, or Trivial Pursuit.

We’ve also purchased quite a few specifically educational games to supplement our home school. Here are just a few of them…

Science:

Elemento (Chemistry)

True Science (Trivia Game)

SomeBody (Human body)

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Geography:

Global Pursuit

10 Days in Africa, Asia, Europe games

TransEuropa

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Art Deck (Famous Artists rummy)

Rummy Roots (Greek and Latin roots)

The Play’s the Thing (Shakespeare)

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Knights and Castles (Medieval History)

Hail to the Chief (Presidential Elections, US geography)

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Additionally, I’ve often made my own games to reinforce what we’re studying. This takes a bit of time, but it’s the perfect way to review exactly what we’ve learned. Games are always a welcome alternative to a test! I’ve published many of these at Currclick to share with others….

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What are your favorite games?

Please visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog Cruise (up on Oct. 2) to learn more about homeschooling with games!

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