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March 2nd, 2009, 11:37 AM
Momma Jo's Avatar Monsters Ed
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I'm looking for some fun educational board games. What do you have? What do you recommend?
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March 2nd, 2009, 12:47 PM
Platinum Supermommy
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Just about any board game can be educational since almost all of them teach counting, taking turns, colors etc.
We started when my oldest was about 3 and we got him candy land and chutes and ladders, we also got him Boggle Jr.- I love that one. He now has Clue Jr. and Monopoly Jr. Oh, and also Scrabble Jr.

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March 2nd, 2009, 10:35 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Ditto! Pretty much anything is good. Games like chess are easy to teach, but hard to play. They teach thinking and strategy skills. Games like Go Fish or War using plain old card games are good for teaching numbers, colors, higher/lower, taking turns, and things like that. Monopoly is good for money and a wee bit of risk taking. Personally, I like Twister, but all it's really good for (besides right/left and colors) is a fun break. Pictionary is a fun way to encourage creativity, and if you have a child (like mine) who prefers to do anything BUT writing (), it's a great way to get them excited about holding a darn pencil! Hi-Ho Cherry-o is good for very basic addition/subtraction/counting (up to 10). Of course scrabble is a good game. With Ben (he's only 3), we wouldn't want to hold him to only 7 tiles. We'd just dump out the whole bag and let him choose any letters he wants. As long as he's coming up with words in a crossword puzzle-ish way, it's fine.
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March 3rd, 2009, 03:45 AM
Momma Jo's Avatar Monsters Ed
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Thanks Ladies. I'm looking at getting scrabble JNR, but didn't think of Clue, Monopoly or Pictionary Jnr I like the twister idea too
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March 3rd, 2009, 06:18 AM
Jenneve's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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We have Monopoly, Monopoly Jr., Clue, Sorry, Battleship, Mancala, a math game called Tip Top Tally, and 3 different Bingo games (numbers, addition/subraction, & multiplication/division), as well as regular cards & UNO cards. I'm sure there are more, but I just can't think of them right now. Those are the favorites here.
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March 3rd, 2009, 07:22 AM
Momma Jo's Avatar Monsters Ed
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I think I'll go shopping this weekend and see whats out there and start building up our collection. Thank you so much for all the input, you girls are FABULOUS
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March 3rd, 2009, 01:10 PM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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My kids like Tic Tac Twice and Face It a lot. They also love Uno.

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March 4th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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We order games from http://www.educationallearninggames.com/

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