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CindyK
09-14-2009, 03:06 PM
I will be gone next week. DH said that if I made plans, he would do school with the kids. I am thinking of planning lots of different games for them instead of "normal" studies. They are planning some outings, so I think games can fit in between easily.

I have the Peggy Kaye Games for Math and Writing. I don't really want to read all of them to find stuff.

Does anyone have favorite games they would suggest? It can be from websites whatever, not necessarily from those books.

Thanks!

Heather W
09-14-2009, 05:09 PM
May I make the suggestion that they just play games? Games do not have to be educational to reinforce learning. That's from Ruth Beechick herself!

Scrabble
Scrabble, Jr
Clue, Jr
dominoes
zooreka
chess- D is old enough and J knows all his pieces and can set it up so maybe M would dig that

war (addition and subtraction war for D)

Carcasonne

Labyrinth

Scrambled States of America

Sequence

Do you have any of those?

AndreaD
09-14-2009, 05:13 PM
I don't have those books- but here's A few games my 7 yr old enjoys-

The biggest hit when he was learning to read was Hot Wheels Phonics (http://deansacademy.blogspot.com/2008/04/doodles-school-and-hot-wheels-phonics.html) scroll down to the bottom of the post- and it explains ds's homemade game.

A fun Math one is Countdown (http://www.amazon.com/Cadaco-Scholastic-Countdown/dp/B000066542/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1252962349&sr=1-3) You don't need to buy the fancy game board- we found ours on clearance somewhere- but you just need cards that have 1-10 on them. You roll 2 dice, and add, or subtract (multiply and divide if you have learned them yet) the 2 numbers on the dice. So if you roll a 6 and a 3, you could add them, and put down your 9 (or turn the card upside down) you could subtract and put down a 3, etc. If you roll an 11- your opponent starts over, and if you roll a 12, you start over.

CindyK
09-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Oh, there will be much chess and no scrabble here. DH HATES Scrabble. And lots of checkers. I think Math checkers would be a big favorite.

Those are some great ideas (well, other than Scrabble :roflol:)

Lori D
09-14-2009, 08:09 PM
From the Peggy Kaye books we enjoy the bubble numbers, Tapatan, Nine Men's Morris, and Yut.

We also have a great time with Dominoes, the Game of Life, and Sorry.

This is a great site for math games- this link takes you to various versions of war (the card game)-
http://letsplaymath.wordpress.com/2006/12/29/the-game-that-is-worth-1000-worksheets/

Have fun!!

ETA: Okay, so looking at your kids ages, I think that these might work better-
http://letsplaymath.wordpress.com/2007/07/10/tens-concentration/ and from Peggy Kaye- Number Ladder. Still Tapatan, but Nine Men's Morris and Yut might be too much. Dominoes- still fun. Life and Sorry- not so much. Sorry I jumped the gun there. :)

CindyK
09-15-2009, 07:02 AM
Thanks Lori. Actually they love to play Sorry. We need to help DD a bit with the counting, but she likes to play. Life they like to set up the board and do their own game. :roflol:

I will check out those pages in the Kaye books.