Homeschooling Board Games

I was given the game Kilter in exchange for an honest blog review. 
 

 As a homeschool parent, I’m always on the hunt for ways to make learning fun for my kids. It is an unwritten requirement that homeschool parents have to go beyond the typical lesson plans. If they don’t then everyone suffers. I personally love using various forms of online educational games.

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However, I also enjoy many hands on old school types of games too. So, when we were given the chance to pick a game from SimplyFun for review I was excited. I originally picked out Clover Leap  for our household because our kids need all the extra help they can get in language arts. It looked like a really fun game for them to play.

We got the game Kilter, which focuses on teaching kids about predicting possible outcomes. It is a fun family game, and it definitely leads to a lot of laughs.  I like the fact that we can change it up and play different variations of the game. Kilter has won the Mom’s Choice Award and the Mom’s Best Award. It also won Oppenheim award too.

My mother-in-law was itching to play this game from the first time she saw it. She literally snuck and had Jimmy open it while I was away with Delbert. They were playing it when we got home. So, Delbert had to jump into the fun. They ended up playing this game for a couple hours while I was cooking dinner. Then my fourteen year old nephew came over and saw the box, and he got the boys to play the game too while I was doing blog work. They ended up playing the game for well over an hour too.

This game is great for keeping kids off all ages entertained. It’s perfect for those days when it’s rainy outside or just to darn cold to enjoy the great outdoors. One of these days, I’m going to fix me a cup of steaming hot flavored coffee and get comfortable and play this game with the boys too. The pieces are big enough that even Zeva gets to enjoy the fun too. She gets great delight watching the sides tilt back and forth.

If you’re looking for games to entertain your little ones with educational value behind it, then check out SimplyFun’s website. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube.

What ways do you make homeschooling fun in your household? 

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Crystal

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

14 comments on “Homeschooling Board Games”

  1. Wow thanks for the review. I’m going to start to homeschool my daughter and eventually my son because the educational system is so bad here in Las Vegas. I’m glad you are doing reviews that helps with educating children.

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    • There are so many ways to make homeschooling fun. I have many blog posts on it that you may want to check out. I’ve got many more coming in the near future too. Plus I also write some things that are helpful on 3 Boys and a Dog too.

  2. A game that entertains a wide variety of ages? Where do I sign up for that?! Kilter sounds AWESOME. I’m putting it on the kids’ Christmas list right.this.minute! I’m sold!!! –Lisa

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    • It seems to be a huge hit in our home with all the family. I honestly was skeptical when I saw it. However, Del knew everyone would enjoy it right away.

  3. We are not a homeschooling family, but my husband & I like to teach our kids tons. Board games are an excellent way to do that! We like Monopoly, Scrabble & Yahtzee!

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  4. We are still trying to get our 4-year-old to sit still for a game. But, I have been adding some to our holiday wish list. I think some of these may have to be included.

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  5. How fun. My boys are really big into games right now so I will check this one out. Thanks!

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    • It’s fun, but I am looking forward to getting my hands on some more educational types of games from this company to review.

  6. Homeschooling using board game is an awesome method. Usually I play Mathopoly with my kids and they really like it!

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  7. You are absolutely right! crystal. Children are much interested in learning the lessons through fun gaming. The online games for knowledge serves as the best part in imparting the education to the children. I found many games of words, and for the children in the kindergarten identifying the images of animals, things etc. In these games the children are much interest because of their user-friendly graphical views. I agree with each and every point of yours. Thank you for sharing a great blog!

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