Academic gameschooling is an actual thing.
What if I told you that homeschooling could be almost all fun and games? Would you believe me if I told you that we often over-complicate things? What if I told you that children learn through play and that you could be having a lot more fun in your homeschool if you took some time to gather around a game board?
It’s true, I promise!
Today, I am chatting about academic gameschooling. I’m sharing the best resources for homeschooling those core academic subjects.
When you’ve finished reading about academic gameschooling, I’d love if you could leave a comment with your best tips, tricks, and resources for covering those core academic must-dos!
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How to add more gameschooling to your homeschool routine
When it comes to gameschooling, the sky is the limit. There are absolutely no hard and fast rules. You can make gameschooling work for your unique family!
Here are some ways that gameschoolers use games in their homeschool:
- Use games as a supplement for your existing curriculum choices
- Homeschool traditionally but for four weekdays, gameschooling on Fridays
- As a way to practice social skills
- Use gameschooling as part of a larger unit study.
- Focus on one particular game and play it repeatedly to work on certain skills
- Gameschool as a way to occupy one or more students while you work 1:1 with another
- To have a day off from a particular subject
- As a way to connect with a child or teen
- Gameschool during school breaks and summer vacation
- As part of a co-op or gameschooling group
- To start or end your homeschool day
Academic Gameschooling: Geography
Gameschooling geography is a great way to make those facts stick. Gameschooling has helped my children to learn world geography and to identify states and capitals here in the U.S.
Geography resources for younger children:
Geography resources for tweens and teens:
Academic Gameschooling: History
Gameschooling can help to bring history to life in your homeschool!
History resources for younger children:
History resources for tweens and teens:
Academic Gameschooling: Math
For many homeschoolers, math can be a pain point at times. If you have a kiddo crying over his math book, gameschooling can change the entire atmosphere for the better!
Math resources for young children:
Math resources for tweens and teens:
Academic Gameschooling: Reading, Writing, and Language Arts
One of my favorite ways to use gameschooling is for stealth writing. Do you have a kiddo who avoids writing? I am raising my hand over here.
But guess what? Gameschooling helps!
Need another example? I’ll give you two more, but I could go on and on!
Reading, writing, and language arts resources for young children:
Reading, writing, and language arts resources for tweens and teens:
Academic Gameschooling: Science and STEM
One of our family’s favorite things to do is to go for a long, leisurely nature walk or hike and then come home and play a science-y game. It’s become a tradition of sorts!
Science and STEM resources for young children:
Science and STEM resources for tweens and teens:
Would you like to learn how to gameschool all of those elective subjects?
I’ve got you covered!
Are you in need of more gameschooling resources?
You may enjoy these resources:
- Gameschooling: The Ultimate Resource Page
- Gameschooling on a Budget: How to Play More without Breaking the Bank!
- 5 Absolutely Irresistible Games Kids Will Love
- Gifted Homeschool Curriculum: 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade