Today I am sharing some helpful gameschool resources for homeschoolers who wish to add more play to their day.
Educational board games are amazing learning tools. If you want to learn how to teach with games in your homeschool, here are my tips for those just starting out.
Play More with These Helpful Gameschool Resources
First, be sure to join our free 31-Day Gameschool Challenge
Click the image below to register for our free challenge and add more play to your day:
Also, consider joining our Gameschool Community
Meet kindred spirits and learn from each other in our online FB Gameschool Community:
Start small: Recommended basics for beginner gameschoolers
It can be expensive to build a game collection, but one needs not wait until your game closet is full to enjoy games with children. Truly, all you need is an imagination and desire to play. Add a deck of cards, dominoes, or dice and you are good to go!
Inspirational gameschool resources
If you are looking for some inspiration, here are some of my favorite resources for families who want to learn with games:
Educational games available for download
The following sites offer free educational game printables:
- Let’s Play Math
- Math Geek Mama
- Pre-K Pages
- Stir the Wonder
- Teach Beside Me
- Teaching Mama
- The Measured Mom
- This Reading Mama
- Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
- Triumphant Learning
Are you looking for more gameschool resources?
- How to Choose the Perfect Game
- How to Build an Amazing Game Collection on a Budget
- Game Closet Organization
- Finding Time to Play
- 10 Tips for a Successful Family Game Night
- Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling with Games
- Gameschooling: Learning Through Play
Looking for ways to pair high-quality read alouds with educational games?
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What is your homeschool plan for today? Share in the comments! . This morning, we have sub-zero temps and lots of wind, so it will be books and games by the fire. And bacon corn chowder in the crockpot. . And all the coffee. . And all the twinkle lights. . And holiday music. . Do you know what I like to do on our gameschooling days? I like to pick a stack of games we haven’t played recently… and some that we are obsessed with. . I leave the stack out and we see how many we can get through. It takes all of the pressure out of decision making (and sibling squabbles). . Plus, I can sneak in subjects I want to work on without the kids knowing! Want to read more about these games and others we adore? Follow the link in my profile. . . . . #ihsnet #homeschool #homeschooling #gameschool #gameschooling #games #boardgames #play #playmatters #playallday #playtolearn #learnthroughplay #childhood #childhoodunplugged #familytime #familyfun #fun #learning #education #edchat #homeschooler #kbnmoms #kidbloggersofig . . https://www.facebook.com/mylittlepoppies/photos/a.1431194013829070.1073741828.1430943337187471/1848837252064742/?type=3&theater
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram