Card games are great for low cost fun and learning! When I was very young, my Grammy taught me how to play gin rummy and a few other card games. I will always remember being amazed at how fast she could shuffle the cards! I had graduated beyond WAR and Go Fish. Grammy was an Read More
Make Your Own Match Game
Recently my niece and I had a fun afternoon making our own match game. I was gifted a set of blank matching cards and my girl and I divvied them up so we each had an even number. You don’t need a fancy store bought set though. Instead, you Read More
What’s In The Box?
Early learning (and school readiness) isn’t about knowing just the ABC’s and 1,2,3’s. It’s not only about what a child learns, but also about how they think, interact with their environment, how they see themselves and their community, and much more. What does playing “What’s In The Box” accomplish? Preparation: How to play: © Parent Read More
Peek A Boo
What does playing Peek-A-Boo accomplish? You can’t force skill development. Although there are typical developmental stages that occur usually at certain ages, you can’t force a child to develop a skill like object permanence. Think of it instead as providing the healthy environment that can stimulate this development. Remember that children are just not capable Read More
What does playing early learning games accomplish? When can you play Grandma’s House? Since this talking game requires no “props”, you can play anytime. As a bedtime ritual, getting ready in the morning, during a long car ride, instead of TV, while you are doing chores together while taking a hike-anytime you want! How to Read More