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?