Does your family love playing games together? We do too! In fact, games are included in every one of our homeschool unit studies.
We’ve discovered the power of learning through play with engaging board games and card games. I give games like Yahtzee lots of credit for helping my daughter, Emily learn her math facts. Not to mention, games are a great way to build connections and develop a love of learning together.
Keep reading to learn more about how we add games to every lesson in our homeschool. Plus, get ideas on how you can add more games and learning through play while discovering some of our favorite games. Then, grab one of my unit studies with the games included!
Adding Games To Learning
Children thrive when they’re learning through fun and play! Homeschoolers have an amazing opportunity to incorporate a lot more fun and games into every lesson. Today, I want to encourage you to make the most of this opportunity by adding games to every subject.
Gameschooling can be a fantastic way to support your lessons. Plus, you’ll get the added benefits of making memories with your homeschooler while having tons of fun! We discovered the magic of adding games to learning almost by accident.
Our family has always enjoyed playing games together, but I initially viewed games as more of a fun activity than a learning opportunity. Then we hit a frustrating roadblock with math facts and Yahtzee swooped in and saved the day. It still amazes me how fast Emily learned her math facts playing games together as a family!
I’ve discovered that games can be a great way to introduce new concepts, practice skills your homeschooler is struggling with, and engage reluctant learners. They’ve even become an integral part of our unit studies!
Games As A Part Of Unit Studies In Your Homeschool
Research has proven that play is essential for our children’s healthy development. Learning through play encourages a child’s natural curiosity and wonder. Playing games together as a family is a great way to show your children that learning is a lifelong endeavor while making lots of wonderful family memories too!
For these reasons and more, we have embraced games as a part of our unit studies. Unit studies give us the opportunity to combine lots of different subjects with a topic that Emily is interested in or curious about. Learning this way keeps her engaged and invested in our homeschool lessons.
Unit studies are usually based on books and worksheets, but it’s important that every good unit study have lots of hands-on learning opportunities too. In addition to crafts and curated video playlists, all of our Waldock Way unit studies include games. There are games for every subject, including math and music!
Unit Studies With The Waldock Way: Games Included!
Games are an essential part of every Waldock Way unit study! I always include ideas for fun board games and card games you can play for extra learning.
Plus, every Waldock Way unit study includes printable games you can play at home without purchasing extra materials! You’ll find Top Trumps style games, bingo cards, matching games, and more in our unit studies to keep your students engaged and excited about learning this year.
Need more budget-friendly games? Check out my Game Night in a Bag printable bundle. It features lots of great games you can play with homeschoolers of all ages using just a deck of playing cards.
Try The Waldock Way In Your Homeschool
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Do you have a favorite game to play in your homeschool? You can discover some of our favorites in The Ultimate Guide to Games for Every Subject in Your Homeschool.
Special thanks to Jessica Waldock from The Waldock Way for this wonderful exploration of gameschooling with unit studies!