Monday, May 14, 2012

5 Days of Educating with Games


Games are such a fun way to be able to learn and review skills. I believe there is so much to be learned from games, from life skills to academic skills.

Today we will talk about the life skills. 

Any game your child plays is going to have some learning experiences built it. 

Sportsmanship (how to lose and how to win)-  You can teach your child good sportsmanship by having them win and lose some games.  Show them that it is fun either way.  Teach them to be a gracious winner and not to be a sore loser.

Character (to play fair and by the rules)- This will fall into play with sportsmanship. Teach your children that it is the most fun if everyone plays by the rules and no cheating goes on.

Interaction with others – They get to communicate and interact with others.  They learn to play with people of all different ages.

Patience (to wait while others take their turns) – This can be a really great trait to have.  Help your children to practice this while they wait for you to set up the game, or they wait while you take your turn. 

Memory (to remember how to play the game)- There are certain rules or ways to play that they will have to remember. 

Clean Up (to put away the game when they are done)-  Part of playing the game is picking it up too. Don’t let your child run off and play with something else while you pick up the game.

The rest of the week I will be focusing on specific themed games.

Day 1 Life Skills

Day 2 Reading games.

Day 3 Science/ History Games

Day 4 Math Games

Day 5 Some of our Favorite Games

I know there are many of us blogging for the 5 days and so I am going to try and keep my posts short and simple.

 


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4 comments:

Mary said...

What a great topic! Can't wait to see the upcoming posts. I love today's post- being a good sport is so important.

Joelle A. said...

So true! Looking forward to reading more!

Tim @ Families Again said...

Great thoughts and ideas. Looking forward to the rest of the week!

Tim from the Crew

Mrs. Mandy said...

Just a heads up that your JBC review linky sent me to this post.
Great post btw, wish I could have done 5 days too but with new baby it's been crazy.

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