Tag Archives: learning games for kids

Who am I?

There are seven kids and each one gets a number between 1 and 7 (numbers are not repeated).  You see everyone’s number except for your own, which you have to figure out. At first the kids just sat there staring … Continue reading

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Take One or Take Two?

A few days ago I played the following version of a classic two person take-away game with Katie: There are n chips (we started with 5 :-).  On your turn you can take one or two of them.  Whoever takes … Continue reading

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More Magnetic Fun

I have already posted about how cool I think Magformers are, but I couldn’t stop myself from sharing Katie’s latest creation.  As foreshadowed, Katie received the 62 piece set for New Years, and so together with the 14 that we … Continue reading

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Starting Games

By popular demand, I will write a few posts about some games that Katie has enjoyed playing over the past couple of years. I would also love to hear about other people’s favorite kids games. We started playing ‘board’ games … Continue reading

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Dixit: The game of creative storytelling, bluffing, and guesswork

Which one of the following four pictures is best described by the word ‘Monster’? Would your answer change if you knew that the description was made by a five year old girl?  What about your spouse?  When playing the game … Continue reading

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Sleeping Queens: Katie’s favorite game!

Only a king can wake a queen and the goal of the game is to collect 5 queens.  A knight can steal a queen, but a dragon can save her.  A sleeping potion can put a queen back to sleep, … Continue reading

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Making kids comfortable with basic arithmetic

I am not a fan of drills and I think that making kids do daily worksheets with x addition/subtraction problems is the sort of thing that makes kids conclude that math is a boring subject.  That being said, I do … Continue reading

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