I was sent two educational games from Learning
Resources. I was really pleased with
them both as I enjoy game playing at home with my boys, but given how we seem
to have less time at the moment I do prefer if games to have an educational
message within them. Obviously having
fun is essential too, otherwise eldest would never be keen to play them! It’s great when they are learning and it is
entertaining too, it entices them to spend time away from computer games!
for Word Families Game (£9.54); this was an ideal game to help eldest who
is seven with his spelling, he reads well, but when he spells he seems to
combine English and Welsh words into his writing. It looks interesting with the popcorn theme; both the boys
pretended they had a box of real popcorn trying to offer it to everyone!
wise it appealed to the boys and the game was easy enough to get the hang
off. Eldest and I played and the game
lasted quite a while, as every time one of us had the pop card we had to
return all our completed pieces into the box.
We then altered the play and tried using the spinner to see how many
pieces of popcorn we could have each time (between 1 and 3). You have to complete words, using _ook and
_ing and _old, which really gets the brain thinking and helps develop literacy
is a handy sized game to take on holidays, possibly not to the cinema unless
you want to share your popcorn!
second game we were sent was Auntie
Pasta’s Fraction Game (£11.94), my eldest son has not officially started
much work on fractions so this game is a nice gentle introduction into learning
about them. Eldest was very happy as he
won, he filled his pizza pan’s first.
It gave him more of an idea about the size of fractions, whole, half,
1/3 and ¼ because he could visualise it easily seeing it in pizza format. The game does offer an element of challenge
because other players can steal your pizza slice depending on what they spin,
unless of course you have a delivery box protecting your order.
shall be keeping an eye on what other games I can buy from Learning Resources
to keep helping with learning from home.
It is a website that teachers use themselves so you know it will support
their educational needs well.