Do you use games to help with your child's learning? What kind of games have you found useful to your child? I have noticed that my daughter likes to play Hidden Object games and I have observed how well her reading has improved. I also have other games that all three of my children have enjoyed my brother had gotten each of my children board games for Christmas and I believe it was one of the best things they could have received this year. The reason why is that they have enjoy the games and they don't mind reading the little cards to go with the game their learning how to solve problems on their own and having fun without realizing their learning. Board Games are perfect for these reasons they can help with hand- eye coordination, social skills to math and language learning So for those of you who like Board Games you will enjoy I felt you will enjoy a list of free online games as well and I will list the best Board Games me and my family have enjoyed for you.
http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/ This site has a variety of Learning games.
http://www.hiddenobjectgames.com/ This site contains a variety of Hidden Object games for free arranging from hidden Alphabets to hidden zoo animals to hidden numbers and much more.
http://www.bigbrainz.com/This site is a Math Game you can download one your children will enjoy.
http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ Teach your Monster to read is a phonic game that kids will have fun learning the basics.
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html This site has Phonic games to have fun with as well.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html Have fun while playing Science and technology games.
http://www.coolmath-games.com/1-science-games This site contains both Math and Science games
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http://playinghistory.org/ Have fun with this link has several different games for History
1. Scrabble- has fun constructing words with these games children 8 and up will have fun with this game
2 Monopoly-Here is a fun game for all kids and adults it allows them to learn how to count money and buy property or be the keeper of the bank so fun with a family game night also they have this game online and there has been several different version of this game made if you are looking for a certain type of Monopoly go to their link and see which one you prefer http://www.hasbro.com/monopoly/en_US/
3. Sorry- This is a fun game
4. Operation- this is one of those fun games to find the right part you need .5 and up can play this game.
5. Chinese Checkers-this game is 5 and up
1. Select a player to go first. Choose a color and starting triangle for each person. ...
2. Jump pegs. ...
3. Move the pegs. ...
4. Take turns until a player wins. ...
5. You can jump a peg all the way across the board.
6. Take turns, with each player moving their pegs. ...
7. The game of Chinese checkers is based on a German game called Halma.
6 Checkers -Each player begins the game with 12 pieces, or checkers, placed in the three rows closest to him or her. The object of the game is to capture all of your opponent's checkers or position your pieces so that your opponent has no available moves. Basic movement is to move a checker one space diagonally forward
7 Chess-For those who know how to play chess do not need the instructions but for those of you who would like to learn how to play this site will be able to explain it to you http://www.chess.com/learn-how-to-play-chess
8 clue - The game of clue has always been fun to solve the big Mystery of who done it where and with what love this game
9 Life - Have fun with the game of Life
I hope you have enjoyed the list of links of games and Resources I have provided if you know other fun and exciting learning games or Board games and you feel they should be listed please let me know and I will add your game to the list as always I am posting new links all the time. These games are perfect also for family game night.