The Best Games for Preschool
Preschoolers have way more energy that most parents
do. It's just a natural fact. When bad
weather comes along and you can't take your
younger children to the park to play as often, you may
want to find games to play indoors. Not only will it mean
some great memories and time together they can learn while
they are at it.
If you’re like most people, you remember playing board games
with your brothers and sisters, maybe even your parents.
This was before nights where families played games together
became known as “Family Fun Night” or “Family Game
Night”. You may remember hours spent playing
Chutes and Ladders, or
Sorry. Maybe your family had Operation for when you
got older, then you most likely graduated to games like
Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit.
Those games are still around if you want to share them with
your children, but you may also want to find newer games to
play with them. These are some of the best games for
preschoolers that are recommended by experts and parents
Goodnight Moon Game – This is a game based on the popular
preschool book by the same name. Made by Briarpatch, it
is recommended for children 3 to 6 years old. The game
encourages the use of matching and remembering where things
are. Children playing do not have to be able to recognize
letters or numbers, so it’s good for very young children.
Everyone wins in this game so you don’t have to worry about one
of the children being a poor loser.
I Spy Preschool Game, also developed by Briarpatch, is
based upon the book series “I Spy”. It’s a matching game,
but there are five ways that it can be played. It can
also be played with rhymes. It was designed for 3 to 6
year olds and is an award-winning game.
Chutes and Ladders – This board game has been around for
years. Children move their game pieces up and down a
board of 100 spaces that has chutes (slides) and ladders that
the pieces land on. The game teaches beginning counting,
taking turns, and the concept of losing.
Spongebob Bingo & Dominoes - A lively and fun game
based upon the loveable Nickelodeon character Spongebob
Squarepants. The bingo game comes with 4 bingo cards with
the most popular characters...Spongebob, Sandy Cheeks, Patrick
Star, Gary, and Mr. Crabs on varying colored circles. Use the
spinner to find out where you lay the game chips. The dominoes
also star the characters inlcuding Plankton.
Magical Gems Fishing Game Disney
Princess - A fun game for little girls and their
young brothers. With the Disney Princess Magical Gems Fishing
Game by Cardinal Games, use the magic wand to catch the moving
Gems. Boards rotates as magic gems open and close. Includes -
Motorized game Board, 21 gems and 4 Fishing Wands.
Of course, there are other types of games to play with your
preschooler. Children love to play games that allow them
to move. Duck, Duck, Goose is one game that children
enjoy. It teaches children to take turns and how to
listen carefully. Another game you can play with your
preschool child is Simon Says. Remember that game?
You listen to what “Simon” says and do it. If “Simon”
didn’t say to do something and you still do it, you’re
out. This is a great game to teach taking turns and
listening, and is a game you can play with your child.
Many experts recommend not allowing your young children to
play computer games because it doesn’t develop a young child’s
imagination. However, there are other aspects to a
child’s mind that needs to be developed as well. Of
course, you don’t want to plop your infant in front of a
television or computer screen for long periods of time every
day. However, there are many good quality computer games
your child can play that will encourage their thinking,
introduce them to learning concepts, and teach them skills
they’ll need in the future.
The best games for preschoolers come in a variety of formats
– board games, active games, and computer games. Your
task as a parent is to find the best games for your child and
to help them enjoy them.
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